If games form the top of an iceberg, notgames provide the remainder. Videogames are an incredibly versatile creative medium. Beyond the confines of competitive play, a wealth of experiences awaits us. From deep psychological probing to whimsical lighthearted joy, this year´s Notgames Fest intends to illustrate the breadth of human existence captured in interactive art. No more hiding behind the young age of the medium or despairing about humanity’s addiction to empty fun. It is time to wield this formidable tool for the pursuit of beauty in its myriad forms.
— Michael Samyn, Tale of Tales
NOTGAMES FEST 2013
August 19-23 at the Cologne Game Lab
After the great success in 2011 and right in time for the big games events in the city, the Notgames Fest returns to Cologne with a five days exhibition curated by Tale of Tales and the Cologne Game Lab.
In addition to the main exhibition and social events, this year´s Notgames Fest will feature an expo-playground for advanced prototypes where game designers can show their work-in-progress to a broader public.