News Games & News Competence

A growing number of people receive their information about politics and world affairs completely from social media. Traditional news media are continuously losing their customer base, especially among younger generations. However, there is no editorial team behind Facebook and its competitors guaranteeing journalistic quality and verifiable statements. Developments like fake news and alternative facts are politically charged. At the same time, there is a profound lack of projects and materials that help promote news competence and enable people of all age groups to autonomously evaluate the quality of sources.

The Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur (Digital Game Culture Foundation) invites all interested parties to participate in a 48-hour Game Jam to find creative and engaging solutions for this challenge. Our goal is to develop news games and games with a strong focus on news competence especially for children and young adults.

We are very excited to announce that Prof. Monika Grütters, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will be the patroness of this Game Jam.

More detailed information about the event will be displayed here later.

This event is sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The Game Jam is organized in cooperation with Games Academy and Maschinen-Mensch. A Safe Space Policy is in effect for the entire duration and on all event premises. Catering (vegan friendly) will be provided.


The event begins at 5:30pm on Friday, 6th April 2018, and ends with an open exhibition featuring all created games on Sunday, 8th April 2018, starting 6pm.


Games Academy Berlin
Rungestraße 20
10179 Berlin

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Sponsored by

With keynotes from

(c) Eric Jannot

Prof. Eric Jannot has more than 10 years of experience in the games industry as designer and manager and a strong expertise in development of serious games. Since September 2017, he is responsible for the Game Design of the University of Applied Sciences Europe course as academic head at the Hamburg campus .

(c) Karolin Schwarz

Karolin Schwarz works as a social media editor and journalist for Correctiv, Jäger & Sammler (funk) and others in Berlin. In February 2016, she initiated the project Hoaxmap that is devoted to debunk fake news and rumours about refugees. Together with Lutz Helm, she was nominated for the Grimme Online Award.