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Exploring Berlin’s Gaming Hotspots

24th June 2024

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Berlin, a city renowned for its rich history and vibrant cultural scene, is also one of Europe’s central hubs for the gaming industry. As a prospective BIMM University Berlin student studying in our Creative Technology faculty, you’ll find yourself in a city that offers a huge variety of opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of gaming.

Whether you’re a game designer, developer, or simply a gaming enthusiast, Berlin has something to offer. Here’s a look at some amazing game places in Berlin that you should definitely visit.

Computerspielemuseum (Computer Games Museum, Berlin)

Located in the trendy district of Friedrichshain, the Computerspielemuseum, or Video Game Museum, is a must-visit for anyone passionate about video games. Opened in 1997, this museum is one of the first of its kind in the world, dedicated entirely to the history and culture of video games.

The museum boasts an impressive collection of over 300 exhibits, including rare consoles, classic arcade machines, and interactive installations. One highlight is the original ‘Pong’ machine from 1972, which you can play! There’s also the world-famous ‘PainStation’, a game that combines the classic gameplay with real-life pain penalties for losing points.

For those attending an Open Day at BIMM University, you’ll receive a free ticket to the museum, allowing you to make the most of your visit and dive deep into the fascinating world of video game history.

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OffWorld Gaming Berlin

OffWorld Gaming Berlin is another fantastic destination for gamers. Divided over three areas, this unique gaming lounge, esports arcade and café has access to 100+ gaming seats featuring PlayStation 5 consoles, water-cooled RTX3080ti rigs, 150″ audience screen gaming, 27″ Samsung Odyssey G and Buttkicker chair engines.

It’s the perfect place to explore a diverse game library, as well as all the newest multiplayer titles, and has a great sense of community where you can meet gamer friends just as passionate as you are!

Games Ground

Games Ground is both a trade fair for gaming professionals and a festival for the gaming community, held annually in Berlin. The three-day festival features three stages and multiple networking areas where visitors can attend panels, keynotes, and workshops led by industry giants like CD Projekt Red, Wooga, Paintbucket Games, Lighthouse Games, Techland, Square Enix, and Rovio.

The festival’s community programme offers interactive stage shows, various gaming stations, Indie Islands, and segments dedicated to cosplay, pop culture, and XR. With a special focus on inclusivity, diversity, and innovation, the Berlin Gaming Festival captures the full spectrum of gaming culture and economy.

It’s an exciting event for industry professionals, hobbyists, professional gamers, and pop culture enthusiasts alike, making it an essential experience for BIMM University Berlin students passionate about gaming and its future.

Lighthouse of Digital Art

Just a stone’s throw away from BIMM University Berlin’s games facilities, the Lighthouse of Digital Art is a cutting-edge gallery that explores the intersection of art and technology. The gallery showcases a variety of light projection projects and offers visitors an immersive experience.

As you explore this renowned digital art gallery in a trendy Berlin neighborhood, you’ll realise how easy it becomes to switch off from daily life and let the installations guide your emotions, and you’ll find a wealth of inspiration for your own creative projects!

Embracing Berlin’s Gaming Culture

The city offers a unique and enriching environment for aspiring game designers, developers, and creative technologists. By immersing yourself in Berlin’s gaming culture, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the industry and be better prepared for a successful career in creative technology.

So, get ready to explore, play, and create in one of the most exciting cities for gaming in the world!


Ready to kickstart your career in the video game industry? Applications for September 2024 are open. 



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