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Berlin is a city rich in culture and history – sometimes dramatic, sometimes happy. The relationship between history and the creative pulse of the city makes it unique for visitors and residents alike. 2014 was a milestone year in that history. Among the major historical events celebrated, the most important was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Berliner Dom (Cathedral) with Television Tower to the right
As night falls earlier and earlier in autumn and plunges the city into darkness, Berlin is transformed into a wonderland of colorful “light art” for the annual Festival of Lights Berlin from October 10 - 19. For 10 days each October, famous historic city landmarks, monuments, buildings and places are illuminated with artistic light installations. Converting the city into what feels like a gigantic exhibition space, international and local artists present their ideas, stories and messages into artful displays using 3D art, projections, video art or illuminations.
Earlier this week, we released a redesign of the hit game Roll 5 - for desktop and tablets! The streamlined redesign now features:
- Full screen mode
- Larger text display
- New chat functionality
- Bright and clean color scheme
- New multiple rounds
The Brandenburger Gate
October 3 is celebrated as Germany's Day of National Unity or Tag der Deutschen Einheit. Today marks the 24th anniversary of the official reunification between the German Democratic Republic (popularly known as East Germany) and the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) as a single and united country.
On September 10th 2014 Nicolas Cannasse introduced the developers community of Berlin to the cross-platform toolkit Haxe.
Each year, just as the leaves are beginning to change color and fall, thousands of sporty runners flock to Berlin for the annual Berlin Marathon. The event, spread across two days, begins on Saturday with the Bambini Run, a 500 and 1,000 meter run for children, a mini Marathon and Inline skating marathon. On Sunday, the main event takes place with wheelchair users, hand bikers and elite runners or individuals seeking to achieve a personal best. Of course, no sporting event in Berlin would seem complete without the participation of GameDuell team members. Stefan, a Java Developer with GameDuell since 2005, running his 4th Berlin Marathon completed the course in 03:58:47, a new personal best time. Christian, a flash game developer, also running in his 4th Berlin Marathon, who’s worked on the hit game Belote, completed the run in 03:08:17.
The monthly free game calendar is underway at GameDuell! For the entire month of September, players will be challenged by the Joker to a free daily duel! Each day a different game will pose another challenge. If players defeat the Joker, they can earn free GameDuell currency which can be used to play other duels.