Spiel Schön. Exploring the Beauty of Austrian Games.

Spiel Schön. Exploring the Beauty of Austrian Games.
March 14, 2018 Robinson

Spiel schön!

Exploring the Beauty of Austrian Games.


presented by Open Austria & Playful Solutions

Framed by the world’s largest game conference – the GDC – we invite you to a special evening, celebrating the beauty of games developed in Austria. Under the motto “Spiel schön” we exhibit recent video games that are not only beautiful in their visual design, but also show that Austrian games deserve attention.

Join us for an evening of games! Explore three examples of contemporary award-winning Austrian games on various platforms and enjoy stellar visuals on canvas in a gallery atmosphere supported by classical Austrian live music. Use the opportunity to exchange ideas and questions with developers on-site and discuss the potential future of games with Austrian academic researcher Johanna Pirker.

From the global award-winning Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules), a soul-searching puzzle adventure that tells a story of life, loss, and hope over TheLion’s Song (Mi’pu’mi Games), a narrative adventure game set against the backdrop of early 20th century Austria, to Frost (kunabi brother), an immersive and tactile touchscreen experience of countless swarming visuals – what these have in common is not only their stunning aesthetics but also their Austrian origin. A special feature is Bongfish with their Game Remix Print that add a colourful note to the Austrian gaming scene.

Come and have some wine, accompanied by classical live music with a twist, play the games or check out the visual art, talk to the developers and participate in a puzzle revolving around the games provided by RedBull Mind Gamers.

Silicon Valley based government initiative Open Austria, Vienna-based creative agency Playful Solutions are hosting the event are hosting the event supported with interactive live visuals by Tagtool.. Austrian games researcher Johanna Pirker from TU Graz (University of Technology) will provide opening remarks.




Come, and spiel schön!

PS: Please make sure to RSVP, space is limited.