An update from

As you can see, not much is happening on our social media channels. still is just us, Patrick and myself, and right now our focus is on work for other clients outside the gaming industry. We’d love to do films about gaming again, but we simply cannot afford more of our free time for it. Because of that, our social media channels will continue to stay quiet. But we hope to be back some day and are always happy to hear from you!

As for, well, to put it bluntly: it hasn’t paid out for us. Like, not at all. We’ve invested a ton of time and our own money, but our shop doesn’t even pay for itself so far. The experiment of releasing a free version for everybody to watch and hoping for people to buy us drinks in our shop failed spectacularly. Or our film simply isn’t good enough. Whatever the case: thank you very much to all of our supporters! It really means a lot to us.

But let’s stay positive and have a look at the great things that happened during that time (besides the fact, that I became a dad 🙂 ). We got to know fascinating people, we went to interesting locations, and we had fantastic conversations. The game developing community worldwide is truly a very special one and I am glad, that we were a part of it. I will never forget the incredible hospitality that we were greeted with pretty much everywhere we went. And then there are the fans and the gaming community. We had exciting discussions at the indie arena booth during gamescom and the premiere. I remember talking to a guy who traveled to Cologne all the way from Munich, his main reason not being gamescom, but the premiere of our film! We got and continue to get great feedback for it. Some go so far to say that it is, and I quote: “a very important piece of film for gaming history”. I can truly say that I am very proud of what we have achieved with the extremely limited possibilities we had. Just two guys who wanted to make a film about space games.

Let’s go on to the latest update. Some people simply don’t like to read subtitles, some find it more comfortable to watch a dubbed version. And now you can watch in English! I put in some (or actually quite a few) extra hours and made a new version of it with complete English voiceovers. Because they’re AI using Amazon’s Polly, they’re far from perfect. Also I had to manipulate them a little since there were only three usable voices for the five German speaking main protagonists. Please keep that in mind.

Watch the film in English on YouTube.


I want to thank everybody again, who helped us on our journey, especially our main protagonists:

  • Thank you Björn Bartholdy! We could have continued to talk forever after the interview, but eventually had to come to an end. Your insights gave the film an intellectual edge.
  • Thank you Michael Graf! Our journey together was way longer then just with and went on with other cool projects. Never loose your enthusiasm!
  • Thank you Andreas Suika! Documenting such an emotional part of your life was truly moving. I’m glad that we got to be a part of it.
  • Thank you Michael Schade! I won’t forget the incredible friendlyness we were greeted with at Rockfish Games when we first arrived. We felt like being a part of the team.
  • Thank you Bernd Lehahn! We didn’t witness a game being made by a team while we were at Egosoft. We witnessed a game being made by a family.
  • Thank you Rob Cunningham! For taking some extra time and then some more. Being in the (now old) studio with my wife was a very cool experience.
  • Thank you Chris Roberts! We are just two guys who wanted to make a film. And you are just a guy who wants to make a game. Talking to you on and off camera is inspiring.


That’s it from us. Now all that is left to say is: enjoy, take care, stay healthy, and let’s see what the future holds for us all. 🙂

Schnick & Schnack Podcast Nerdstar TV

Schnick & Schnack – Podcast with Dominic

This morning I was a guest at a very relaxed podcast of NerdStar, and with the two fantastic hosts Maci and Daniel, I talked about It was especially great that one of our protagonists from the film, Andreas Suika, took part in the twitch chat and thus was also “present”. and how the documentary was made in the first place were not the only topics. We also talked about science fiction, space games, fantasy, sci-fi TV shows and the film industry in general. After the podcast the film was then broadcasted in the stream.

The podcast episode can now be watched in the Twitch-Stream (where you can also read the chat) and later also listened to on Spotify (under “Radio NerdStar”).

Finally, here is a very nice quote from Andreas from the Twitch chat, which acknowledges and moves us in our work as documentary filmmakers: “My heart warms every time I see it. The film has touched my life very much. It captures an emotional moment of my life and I’m very grateful for that!” Shop

We have a shop now!

So far we have been distributing on Vimeo and eventually on Steam. However, these two sales platforms have not been very well received. Through a survey we were able to assess where the difficulties lay. After a lot of thought and careful consideration, we decided some time ago to create a new opportunity to distribute The result: our own shop!

Here you can buy the movie and the soundtrack. The shop also invites you to a bit of browsing. In some places there are little hidden pop cultural references. Except in the cantina, where they are not hidden but very obvious 😉 And if you like what we do, we would be very happy if you support us by buying us a digital drink in the cantina.

For those who don’t know who we are and what we do, we have set up an extra page and named it “Starbase” in reference to the film. You can also reach it directly under: social media channels on (almost) all channels

Okay, given the sheer amount of social media channels we’re not even close to being everywhere. Every person has their own preferences, both in terms of which network they like and what they want to see. We can’t and also don’t want to cover everything, especially since there are still only the two of us.

For now we prefer to limit ourselves to writing elaborate blog entries and use the social networks from time to time to post things other than So here’s a short list of our channels and what we do there.


  • Facebook: Links to new blog entries
  • Twitter: Links to new blog entries, tweets for entertainment
  • Instagram: For entertainment
  • YouTube: Our trailers, videos not exclusively made for customers
  • Vimeo: Our trailers
  • Discord: Our chat platform, links to new blog entries


A more detailed description of our activities on the different pages can be found here.

No matter which channel you prefer, feel free to contact us! 🙂

GameStar Interview Dokuteam

An interview with

This time there is an interview with us instead of from us. We were interviewed by Michal Graf from GameStar magazine, for which we have already done a few documentaries. Now it was our turn to stop hiding behind the camera and answer questions. Of course we talked about the GameStar documentaries produced by us, but also about how Michael and we got to know each other and therefore about

The unfamiliar position in front of the camera was not really appealing to us both, as you can see at one point or another. What do you think, how did we do? If you have a GameStar Plus account, you can watch it here for yourself. 😉