space.games.film

In the nineties, space games were very popular to many home computer players. But in the 2000s, the genre disappeared from the game market with no apparent reason. The genre of space simulation was considered extinct.

Now we are experiencing a renaissance. Particularly the independent scene is dedicated to this type of games. In the wake of the crowdfunding sensation “Star Citizen” by “Wing Commander” creator Chris Roberts, exciting computer and video games are being made especially in Germany, such as “The Long Journey Home” by Daedalic, “X4: Foundations” by Egosoft and “Everspace “By Rockfish Games.

“space.games.film” is not a making of and not a game report. The film wants to give an insight into the scene. It shows the people and characters behind the games. Furthermore, we will take a look at the history of space games with developers and game specialists like GameStar editor Michael Graf and the director of the Cologne Game Lab Prof. Björn Bartholdy and we will examine the mechanisms and peculiarities of the genre.

  • Dominic Grünberg
    Film by
  • Patrick Jäschke
    Film by
  • Gregor Scherer
    Original Soundtrack
  • Johannes Schelle
    Original Soundtrack
  • Sebastian Niekamp
    Original Soundtrack
  • Sebastian Furlan
    Original Soundtrack
  • Ian Meitner
    Translation
  • Björn Bartholdy
    Protagonist
    Cologne Game Lab
  • Michael Graf
    Protagonist
    GameStar
  • Andreas Suika
    Protagonist
    Daedalic Entertainment
  • Michael Schade
    Protagonist
    Rockfish Games
  • Bernd Lehahn
    Protagonist
    Egosoft
  • Rob Cunningham
    Protagonist
    Blackbird Interactive
  • Chris Roberts
    Protagonist
    Cloud Imperium Games
  • Kai Rosenkranz
    Protagonist
  • Timo Ullmann
    Protagonist
    Yager Development
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    space.games.film
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 23, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, Germany
  • Language:
    English, German
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2,35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
  • Steam
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography

Game documentaries and more: games.film produces documentaries about the computer game scene and other topics from the world of digital and analogue games. In addition to our feature length documentary about space games, „space.games.film“, we produce additional formats, amonst others for GameStar Plus. Our next feature length project is already in the works.

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Director Statement

We are professional filmmakers – and nerds, fans and geeks. With “games.film”, we combine our work as filmmakers with a hobby, which we are very passionate about: computer games.