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German computer game award in the muddy brook : games as a cultural asset

It must not be always Action: "muddy brook" from the game forge bildundton factory has been awarded as best German computer game. The creators of the Games set in a fictional Schwarzwald-Idyll, have received on Tuesday evening in Berlin at the presentation of the German computer price game the with 110 000 Euro maximum prize money of digital, Minister of state Dorothee Bär (CSU). "Muddy brook" also received the award for "Best production".

the plot of The Adventure game kidnapped in a German province of idyll in the year 1967. The American students Hans Tannhauser, it brings in the fictitious muddy brook. After it is stolen from a treatise on quantum physics and to the paleoanthropologist Gretchen Lemke, here goes the adventure.

But not only the curious history features of the game: The developers of bildundton factory modeled the background all by Hand and photographed you. Using photogrammetry, the scenes were converted into three-dimensional views that make up the extraordinary atmosphere of the game. The physicist out of the game is synchronized by Jan böhmermann.

For the 700 guests from business, politics and culture of a different question in focus was: How is it with the 50-million-Euro-game promotion, which is noted in the Federal budget in 2019? 4.4 billion euros in sales, the games industry was, according to Game, the Federal Association of the German Games industry, in Germany in the last year, nine percent more than in 2017.

funding pot, out of a total of 50 million Euro

However, while Germany for years as an internationally important market for consoles, Apps and digital in-game content grows, the money comes only rarely in German productions. According to the Game, only five to six percent of the sales at the German games developers. To change this, had taken the Federal government in the budget talks in November 2018 with a funding pot of a total of 50 million euros to the budget in 2019. Since then, it had become quiet.

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"We want to support games 'Made in Germany'," said transport Minister Andreas Scheuer. The program is a two-stage promotion: projects up to 200 000 Euro could start immediately, for games with higher production, promotion of the completion of the EU notification from standing, the vote in the Federal government. SPD-Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil said he was "pleased and grateful" to have the support now , together with Scheuer. This was in addition to the concrete financial support is also a Signal for "recognition and appreciation" of games as a cultural asset. (with dpa)

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