Events : Next Level

Next Level

Festival for Games 2017

November 9 2017 – November 12 2017

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Next Level has arrived in Düsseldorf. After the successful edition in 2016 the Games-Festival will be hosted for the second time in the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, the exhibition rooms will be transformed into an adventurous digital journey: the most up to date games and trends of the gaming industry, interactive art installations, party format and workshops will bring fans and professionals together in this playful digital culture.
On top of that the Next Level Talks and lectures will be a platform for visitors and professionals to exchange cross platform ideas about the gaming potential in art, learning and economy.

Next Level – Festival for Games is hosted by NRW-ForumKULTURsekretariat together with the NRW-Forum and other partners

Festival for games
Welcome to the NEXT LEVEL!

Where are the games in culture and society?
How do they find their way into educational institutions?
How will you become a game designer? And is it more difficult
to become a female game designer?
Experts from the educational- and business backgrounds
will provide insight and information.

In the digital laboratory, you learn everything about laser cutting,
Makey Makey or Tape Art. In the open maker Space,
all ages can try out 3D printers, develop your own games 
and create cool robots from everyday objects.

Let your inner pig out in the Pig Simulator or search for food
in an interactive ant colony, fight as Jed i-knight, troll around on a
real trampoline, give everything in the eSport tournament 
or hang out on the Möbius-Loop - Main thing, you have fun!

In what world would we live if history took a different turn?
How strongly does the Internet influence our concept
of real places? And how do you leave this damned Escape Room
as quickly as possible?
Come to Next Level and figure it out!

You want to develop games under professional guidance?
Then log on to the multi-day game jam. In addition,
Illustrators and 3D artist will give an insight in their work.

See the Program Flyer (German) --> ( PDF)

and the detailled programme (German)

For a detailed schedule overview click --> HERE

and here for the Timetable

we <3 Machinima

21:00 - 22:00

A film evening in the Black Box in the context of Next Level - Festival for Games 2017

With films from Lawrence Lek, Paolo Pedercini, Georgie Roxby Smith, Wai-Keung Hui & Thomas Hawranke

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Opening hours

Thursday: 16:00 - 19:00

Friday: 8:00 - 2:00

Saturday: 9:00 - 21:00

Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

More info can be found at or facebook

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