The first Games for Change Festival Australia and New Zealand is hosted by the RMIT University and the GEElab. Jens M. Stober gives there a talk "Behind the Games Frontiers & 1378(km)". Games for Change takes place at the new RMIT Design Hub in the heart of Melbourne from 15 to 16 November 2012.Visit Games for Change
The GEElab Europe is a research Institute of RMIT University (Australia). It is located in Karlsruhe (Germany). Jens M. Stober is reseachrer and postgraduate at the GEElab. The Institute investigates videogames and their potential use in daily life or business.Visit GEElab
The installation based game shade can be controlled by the movement of the head. In a virtual world the user can look around only by moving his head. He is navigating with a gamepad on three projection screens. The stereoscopic 3D panorama projection starts a short immerive journey into an unknown world. This world is only defined by shadow and light. Additional stage lights illuminate the real world and generate an extended virtual reality.
At this year's International Computer Game Conference Cologne "Clash of Realities," Jens M. Stober, co-founder of gameLab Karlsruhe, reports about the development process of the serious game "Frontiers". He is a member of the Austrian artist group “goldextra”. The game development process will be presented and the topic "Critical Games" will be discussed. Following a discussion begins on the topic: "Indie vs. Mainstream - Beyond Entertainment ". The conference will be held on 23 to 25 May 2012 in Cologne. The conference is organized by the Institute for Media Research and Media Education at the University of Cologne and the Cologne Game Lab in collaboration with Electronic Arts.
In the exhibition at this year's AMAZE-Festival in Berlin Jens M. Stober will show his work "1378 (km)". A premiere for Berlin. To see from 26 to 27 April 2012. More information about AMAZE INDIE CONNECT 2012 can be found online.AMAZE-Festival
Within the Game-Hommage “bargain-hunter” from Jan Cordes and Jens M. Stober, the players can buy works of art in the halls of the art KARLSRUHE. In the first-person-shopper-game, one has to buy with bundles of cash art in a hall of art KARLSRUHE. Not the maximum amount money is restricted, but time determines the game. Time is limited. Within that given time as many works of art must be bought by throwing bundles of money on them. Each work of art has its own specific price - the higher the more points. Another way the player is to sign the works with a thick felt-tip pen. This modification of the artwork can increase or decrease the value.PLAY
At the CeBIT 2012 Jan Cordes and Jens M. Stober, students of media art at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe show in cooperation with the Karlsruhe young startup company "inreal Technologies GmbH", a specially developed work for the Virtual Reality. The two media artists were given the opportunity and the confidence to investigate the new technology of "inreal" in an artistic and demonstrative application at the IT-fair. Shown at the CeBIT in Hall 15 Stand A26 at inreal Technologies . CeBIT takes place from 06 To 10 March 2012 at the exhibition center Hanover.
In the gaming area, "Games @ Learntec" of LEARNTEC at the Exhibition Centre in Karlsruhe, the two serious games "1378 (km)" created by Jens M. Stober and "Frontiers" created by “goldextra” are shown. In the spirit of the 20th Anniversary of LEARNTEC, as well as focusing on serious games, the two games are presented by the GameLab Karlsruhe, the Institute for Post Digital Narrative and the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe. LEARNTEC takes place from 31 January to 02 February 2012.More about 1378(km)
Decoration Shooter (Schmück-Shooter) is a 3rd-person-christmas-shooter mini-game. As Santa Claus you have the mission to decorate disgruntled Christmas-trees. Christmas tree balls and gifts can be fired. Only if the moving trees are decorated enough they are happy and stop to follow Santa Claus. The mini-game was created by Jens M. Stober and Jan Cordes using UNITY3D. Interesting side issue: the trees in the game have just 1378 polygons!PLAY
GameLab Karlsruhe as part of the Institute for Postdigital Narratives of the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (HfG) is guest at the Next Level Conference II in Cologne. Co-Founder of GameLab Karlsruhe Jens M. Stober talks about the topic: “Computergames, Art and Sedition – about the Serious Game 1378(km)”More about
In 1378(km) the player is set at various inner-German border sections. The player has the choice of taking on the role of an East German border guard or a refugee of the Republic. In scenarios of the respective border section between the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, which are reconstructed in detail, the dramatic situation can be experienced at first hand.More about
The Global Contemporary – Artworlds after 1989 is an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Karlsruhe (MNK) of the Center for Media and Art Karlsruhe (ZKM).
Jens M. Stober shows his work 1378(km) there.More about
The Lucifer Effect is an exhibition at DOX Prague in Czech Republic. It is inspired by the book with the same titel of the American psychologist Philip Zimbargo and wants to show how people can surprisingly easy turn to evil. The works “Frontiers” and “1378(km)” are shown there.More about
Through the movement of the hand the viewer can navigate in a virtual world. The extra-wide panoramic image is an interactive stereoscopic 3D projection. “3D4” opens a window and starts a short immersive journey into an unknown world. The simulation is calculated in real-time powered by CryEngine3.More about
Frontiers leads its players towards the borders of Europe. It portrays a refugees’ itinerary from the sub-sahara region to Europe. The players face up to four different border situations and can initially decide between the role of a refugee or a border guard: They get to know the border zones and the life behind it from both sides – in the Sahara, the city of Ceuta, the beaches in southern Spain or the port of Rotterdam.More about
A competition with a long tradition. Every two years selected German art students show their works in a competition. In 2011, the 20th Time. The works are shown at the Art and Exhibitions Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn. It is shown “the best, most interesting, irritatin, most notable young artists have to offer at present in Germany. Jens M. Stober shows his work “1378(km)”.More about
From 13th to 17th July 2011 the first Festival of Author-Games (SPIELSALON) takes place at Kassel Kunstverein. The “Spielsalon” reflects new artistic developed computer-games in a theoretical and practical way . Is is an event of the University of Art Kassel supported by the Hessian Movie- and Media academy. "1378(km)” is one of the shown works.More about
The Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM) is regarded as biggest institution for media art in the world. In the local media museum you can find the Serious Game “Frontiers” by “goldextra” since the year 2010. It is located in the permanent exhibition “world of games” on the second floor.More about
Threshold is built of with two door frames with attached light barriers. These are counting all persons that go through the frames. Screens are mounted on top of the frames. Several pictograms and symbols are shown on the screens. Depending on the choice of transition the users trigger the light barriers. The collected data is represented as statistic on a web page in real-time.More about