The first regional mentoring program for innovative indie video games

DigiTelling is a project developed by the Goethe-Institut Kroatien and the Institut français de Croatie, within the framework of the Franco-German Cultural Fund and in cooperation with the Edu4Games initiative. The Franco-German Cultural Fund was set up in 2003 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty; it encourages and supports cultural cooperation initiatives that are managed jointly by both the French and the German diplomatic networks in a third-party country.


By the end of 2020, program participants will be mentored by selected experienced professionals from the German (Cologne Game Lab, Cologne) and French video game industries (ENJMIN, Angoulême and Spielfabrique, Strasbourg) and/or academia. In addition, German and French experts will, through their experience, contribute to the implementation of the Edu4Games initiative by six constituents of the University of Zagreb to develop the first public video game design graduate study program in Croatia.

The goals of the project are to design strong interactive stories that encourage player empathy, to enable mentoring of all the artistic disciplines that make up a video game (music, visual art, animation) and to assist with marketing, presentation and distribution of video games.

Upon completion of the program, there is an opportunity to present and promote the video games, in both German and French language versions, through a network of German and French cultural institutes abroad or at specialized gatherings in the countries mentioned.

Selected Projects

COLUMNAE: A Past Under Construction

Moonburnt Studio (Srbija)

Mine VR

Prune Games (Hrvatska, Srbija)

The Gap

Sara Lukanc & Jan Gortnar (Slovenija)


14.06.2021. / projects
DigiTelling - project presentation and video games experts panel at Animafest 2021

Goethe-Institut Kroatien and the French Institute in Zagreb presented video games developed as part of their project DigiTelling and organized a panel of experts from the video games industry at this year's edition of Animafest. more...

09.11.2020. / events
Edu4Games at 18th Zagreb Film Festival

Edu4Games project manager assoc. prof. Davor Švaić participated in the panel of the 18th Zagreb Film Festival titled 'Croatia as a player in European co-productions'. more...

14.05.2020. / projects
DigiTelling – 1st module of the mentorship program

The first module of the DigiTelling innovative indie video game mentorship program will be held online from May 12 to June 30, 2020. more...

20.04.2020. / projects
Selected participants of the DigiTelling video game mentoring program

A German-French-Croatian jury has selected participants of an innovative indie video game mentoring program that is part of the DigiTelling project. more...

20.04.2020. / projects
Collaboration with the DigiTelling project

Organized by the Goethe-Institut Kroatien and the Français de Croatie Institute, the first regional mentoring program for innovative indie video games has been launched as part of the DigiTelling project. more...



Goethe-Institut Kroatien
Ulica Farkaša Vukotinovića 2
10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
Institut français de Croatie
Preradovićeva 5
10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska
Trg Republike Hrvatske 5
10000 Zagreb, Hrvatska

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