This event is about virtual food. The special exhibition – The digital kitchen – You (don’t) play with food at the Computer Games Museum Berlin deals with the importance of food and groceries in computer games.
With the advent of modern mass media, the representations of food that surround us every day have changed completely.
Cooking shows, food blogs and nutrition trends on the one hand and social media such as Instagram (#foodporn) on the other hand overload us with food views.
What can you expect in the special exhibition – The digital kitchen?
The computer game also takes up the subject of food in a variety of ways. Fruits, burgers or sweets not only function as appetizing design elements in games of skill, puzzle games and art games. In many games, food is also used to replenish life energy.
Kitchens can be found as settings in various game genres. This ranges from platform games and adventure games to action titles and cooking simulations, where players experiment wildly with ingredients. Business and management simulations, on the other hand, enable you to set up your own restaurant.
In terms of game mechanics, games also deal with the need for food as a tension-generating element. They do this, for example, when the character has to be saved from starvation in a barren environment.
The representation of food and its preparation in computer games is as diverse as the medium itself. The interactive exhibition THE DIGITAL KITCHEN – YOU (DO NOT) PLAY WITH FOOD approaches the topic and invites its visitors on a journey into the world of virtual delicacies.
The most important information about the special exhibition – The digital kitchen – You (don’t) play with food
When: 1st of July 2021 – May 2022 / Mon – Sun, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Computer Games Museum, Karl-Marx-Allee 93a, 10243 Berlin
The special exhibition is included in the regular admission tickets.
Regular: 9 €
Reduced*: 6 €
Family: 19 € (max. 5 pax, max. 2 adults)
Children: Free up to 5 years
*6 to 17 years, students, pupils, Azubis, volunteers, retired, owners of a volunteer card of Berlin and Brandenburg, recievers of ALG II and social welfare recipients, severely disabled people from 50% MdE – upon presentation of the appropriate ID