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GameHotel Festival - November 2 & 3, 2024 - A paradise for gamers

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Welcome to the GameHotel on Lake Sempach! The Hotel and Conference Center Sempachersee has come up with something special for all gaming enthusiasts in collaboration with the Paraplegic Center. On November 2 and 3, 2024, you can expect an unforgettable gaming experience that offers not only fun but also plenty of information.

GameHotel 2023

Lots of
Activities

The GameHotel extends over two days and offers a wide range of activities. From exciting tournaments in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Tekken 8 to racing challenges in the special racing zone and tennis VR challenges on the VR court, there is something for every gamer.

Focus on accessibility and inclusion

This issue focuses on accessibility in games and inclusion. The GameHotel is actively committed to creating an inclusive gaming environment. You can look forward to free-to-play areas on the topics of accessibility, retro, racing, sport, fun and fighting.

Culinary delights

The GameHotel Festival 2024 also leaves nothing to be desired in culinary terms. Three restaurants offer a variety of culinary delights that are specially tailored to the gaming theme. Immerse yourself in a world of delicious drinks and dishes that reflect the gaming culture.

Programm-Highlights

Saturday

13:00 - 13:45 How can I become a game developer? 
14:00 - 14:30 Introduction to accessibility in games 
15:00 - 16:00 Talk round "Accessibility in games - status quo" 
16:00 - 16:45 Gaming without borders
17:00 - 17:45 E-sports in Switzerland just the beginning or already at the end? 
18:00 - 19:00 Live Coaching Super Smash Bros.
19:00 - 19:45 8Bit Sound von David Pfluger

Sunday

13:00 - 13:45 What is gaming and how do I deal with it? Interactive talk with Let's talk gaming
14:00 - 14:45 Use of AI for accessibility
15:00 - 15:45 Have fun playing again Talk
16:00 - 16:45 Adaptive Controller: Plug'n'Play? 
17:00 - 18:00 What does it take to be successful as an influencer? Talk with 4 successful influencers

Influencers can be observed at work in the streaming studio and questions can be asked.
There will also be 4 areas:

Free to Play

Various well-known games can be played with accessible settings:
- Prince of Persia (Hoher Kontrast Modus und PlayStation Access Controller)
- Forza Motorsport 5 (with sign language support)
- Synapse (Eye Tracking)
- The Last of Us (blind mode)
- Village romance (one-handed control)

Cosplay retro board games

4 cosplay stands with workshops on topics such as:
- Sewing costumes
- Building armors
- Coaching for performances
- 3 selfie points: Back wall and decoration with different themes
- People can have their photo taken in front of it with cosplayers

Retro

- Mini arcades of well-known games such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, TMNT etc. 
- Arcade stick and retro consoles

Board games

- A large selection of board games is ready to be played.
- The Gameorama team from Lucerne explains the games to visitors.
- Klask tournament on Sunday.

Onda Bar

- Variety of gaming snacks + drinks
- Handheld lending station 

Auditorium

- Tournament area for Tekken 8 and Super Smash Bros
- Free to Play area

Racing Zone

– Racing Seat
- Daily challenges

Tennis E-Sport

Playing tennis in VR with wheelchair tennis player Giuliano Carnavoli

The play area around the Lago Bar is open until midnight

Free to Play

- Multiplayer fun for everyone with Nintendo Switch games
- Fortnite PC stations for fans

Culinary delights

- Culinary gaming offer in the Vivace Restaurant
- Special gaming drinks at the Lago Bar

The GameHotel at the Lake Sempach is not just a place to play games, but also a place to exchange ideas, learn and share experiences. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of gaming and experience an unforgettable time!

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