Established institutions of Hamburgs gaming scene open their doors to let you give you an exclusive look into the creative spectrum of professions revolving around video games.


The Friends at PLAY are events by partners that are docked onto the festival and which broaden the activities and perspectives.

Further Education

The further education workshops of PLAY are targeted at teachers and pedagogues, who are involved in various educational contexts. Participants of those workshops are given the possibility to  ...


Impulses are entertaining talks by speakers from diverse backgrounds. They shift your view onto new aspects of games culture and encourage personal exchanges.

PLAY Exhibition

Since the beginning of time, the unknown and fearful is formed into something. From the symbolic black nothing of a frightening Night, we imagined the wildest fantastic figures: Monsters,  ...

PLAY on Stage

Play17 Creative Gaming Festival
From roundtables like the Artist Talks or the Insert Moin Podcast Sofa to interactive show programs – PLAY provides a stage for discussions, games, and, of course, lots of fun.

Speakers’ Corner

In the Speakers’ Corner at PLAY19 everyone will be heard! We are looking for your ideas, projects and topics around the digital gaming culture. You have something to tell and […]


How do your monsters look? How do they sound? What stories do you tell about them? Whether character design, storytelling or let’s play – get active in the workshops of […]