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October 7: Guest Lecture with Richard Bartle

Lecture topic:

„How MMORPGs Enable Players to Become and to Be Themselves.”

About the lecturer:

Richard Allan Bartle is a British writer, professor and game researcher, best known for being the co-creator of MUD1 (the first MUD) and the author of the seminal ‘Designing Virtual Worlds’. He is one of the pioneers of the massively multiplayer online game industry and also well known for the ‘Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology’ that is based on his character theory which classifies players of multiplayer online games into categories based on their gaming preferences: Achievers, Explorers, Socializers, and Killers.

October 7, 6PM – CGL Campus Schanzenstr. 28, Room 204

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Student Games Showcase July 15


The end of the Semester is approaching, which means our students are gathering their last energy resources to finish up games!

On July 15, the bachelor course will have their final presentation of the semester projects. The Cologne Game Lab would like to invite everyone to enjoy the public Get Together afterwards, where those projects as well as some of the games from the Master students will be showcased. Enjoy an evening filled with innovative ideas, interactive prototypes and playful spirit!

Drinks will be sold for small prices. Students will talk to you free of charge!

July 15, 6 PM – CGL Campus Schanzenstr. 28, Room 204

June 15 – Games for Change Europe Festival


For the first time in the history of Games for Change, games aimed at social impact are not only considered cultural artefacts but also prove commercial success. Through titles like “Valiant Hearts”, “Never Alone” or “This War of Mine”, the entire world has experienced new ludic perspectives on serious topics.

As co-host of the 2-days Games for Change Europe Festival in Paris we invite you to walk with us along this new path in the landscape of video games. Meet developers, teachers, activists, social entrepreneurs and other decision makers to discuss the key topics such as disability, autism, child soldiers, climate change or public health. Learn about the latest video games with social impact and take the opportunity to meet our guests in an open and friendly environment!

Find out more on the Festival Website