The Virtual Berghain Trainer

I wonder if there is any other club in the world that has people so invested into getting in or not like Berghain. The notorious door policy of the famous techno club, the long lines, the much feared getting-bounced-part. All of this kind of created a whole genre of internet entertainment all dedicated to (ironic or serious) tips on how to pass the strict door men, how to dress and how to behave inside. For us old Berliners this has taken almost comical proportions, but I can’t help it, I still enjoy all of these little projects and articles about it, even though I personally haven’t gone to the club in years.

So here is yet another one, but quite interesting, as it used new technologies that I haven’t seen yet in this form. It’s a virtual Berghain trainer that simulates the door situation (minus the long cues and the actual bouncers of the club) through an interactive video…

What is interesting about it, is that the website records your voice and video and analyzes your reactions, measuring certain emotional aspects of your responses and than decides if you get in or not. The metrics used to calculate how well you pass the tests should definitely not be taken too serious, but from a entertainment point of view this is an original and fun little game with a big Berlin bonus.

Enjoy the game over at the Berghaintrainer website! And let us know in the comments below how many attempts it took you to finally get in 😉

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Frank is the founder and editor-in-chief of iHeartBerlin. He takes photos, makes videos, and writes texts mostly about what's going on in Berlin. His vision and interests have shaped iHeartBerlin since its conception back in 2007 - and he hopes to continue bringing you the best of Berlin for many years to come.