Alexandra Schmidt

Alexandra Schmidt is doing her Master’s teaching degree at the University of Hamburg right now with English and Biology as her main subjects. Before she enrolled in media engineering at  ...

Alistair Aitcheson

Independent game developer based in Bristol, UK. Alistair Aitcheson specialises in games and installations that encourage physical activity, social interaction and performance. His projects have  ...

Aljoscha Jelinek


Amelie Künzler


Andreas Hedrich

Andreas Hedrich
As the initiator and spokesperson of the Initiative Creative Gaming, Andreas Hedrich has been pleading for the creative use of video games in education and to make digital gaming culture visible  ...

Arne Busse


Baumann Bergmann Pokinsson


Carina Steffen-Schwering

Carina studied cultural sciences at the University of Koblenz and culture and media management at the University of Music in Hamburg. During times, when she isn’t entertaining her own  ...

Carola Veit

Carola Veit was born in Hamburg and is a registered jurist. Since 1991 she is member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and chairperson of SPD Rothenburgsort. Moreover, […]

Christian Huberts

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Christiane Schwinge

christiane schwinge
Christiane Schwinge holds a degree in pedagogy and works as a freelance media pedagog in different areas of education. She is founding member and speaker of the free and nonprofit […]

Christina Kutscher

christina Kutscher
Christina Kutscher studied English and German and is soon about to start her Master degree. Besides she is an editor, media pedagogue and writes on her blog At PLAY17 she is […]

Christina Metzler

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Claudia Meiners

claudia Meiners
Claudia is one of the co-founders of PLAY and the Initiative Creative Gaming. She loves the festival and everything it comes with. She doesn’t play that much, but her favorite […]

Colette See

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Corinna Schaffranek


Daniel Zils


Dom Schott


Elham Nizam

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Gunnar Krupp


Heiko Idensen

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Heiko Wolf

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Helge Albrecht

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Hinnerk Köhn

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Ines Bott


Jana Schiedek

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Jill Mao

Jill is studying her Master’s degree in educational sciences at the University of Hamburg. Currently she is working on her thesis that focusses on (lifelong) learning in and with virtual  ...

Johanna Otte


Johannes Deml

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Karin Liau

Karin Liau
Karin Liau studied at the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg and finished her artistic degree with french horn as her main subject. She is on stage in and around […]

Katharina Appel

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Katharina Körner


Katherine Oles

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Kathrin Joswig


Katja Hofmann




Linda Kruse


Marcus Munzlinger

Marcus Munzlinger

Matthias Kempke


Matthias Löwe

Matthias Löwe
Matthias Löwe is engaged in workshops, talks and festivals in association with the Initiative Creative Gaming to establish an artistic and creative use of games. As an interaction designer, he is  ...

Matthias Uzunoff

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Matti Seydel

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Pia von Bargen

Pia von Bargen

Robin Hädicke


Sabrina Berkhane

Sabrina Berkhane

Sascha Wiersch

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Simon Pontius

Simon Pontius studied Media Systems at the HAW Hamburg and works for a local software company as IT-Consultant. He is a passionate photographer and publishes regularly photos and videos on […]

Simone Grünewald


Sofia Kats


Svenja Anhut


Theresa Hahl


Thilo Lübker

For the Initiative Creative Gaming Thilo undertakes workshops, supports other related events and is Head of Production for the locations of PLAY17. He invents own games, sneaks his way around  ...

Thomas Kunze

Thomas Kunze is the founder of the Games Institute Austria and the registered association Spielmacher, which focuses on the use of games, video games and game-like methods in new contexts […]

Tolke Weinhold

Tolke studied and worked in design and since 2010 in art direction. After more than five years of learning in the various categories of advertising she took a sabbatical to […]

Valentina Birke

valentina birke
Valentina Birke works as a freelance media pedagog with the Initiative Creative Gaming and campaigns the creative and critical use of games and sees games as a form of expression. […]

Vera Marie Rodewald

vera marie
Vera Marie Rodewald is a media pedagog in Hamburg. She is also a research assistant for media education at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburgand lecturer at the Leibniz University in  ...

Verena Cojic

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Victoria Helene Bergemann

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Yamina Paul


Yves Regenass

Yves Regenass