gamecity:Hamburg, as part of Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, is the contact partner for prototype funding in Hamburg and manages the process.
A consultation appointment is mandatory and is recommended at least two weeks before the respective submission date in order to be able to resolve any arising questions timely and prepare potential applicants for their application in the best possible way. Appointments with the corresponding gamecity:Hamburg contacts can be arranged by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application period for the first funding round in 2020 runs from March 31 - May 25 2020 (11:59 pm).
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What can be funded?
The purpose of funding is to develop marketable prototypes of digital games.
For the purposes of these guidelines, digital games are interactive electronic works, i.e. software that is based on a game idea, game rules and game objectives, responds to user input, generates moving image content, serves educational or entertainment purposes, and is intended for publication, in particular, computer and video games.
A prototype is a playable version of the digital game to be developed, which gives a realistic impression of the game mechanics, the USPs, and technical implementation.
The funding for prototype development is available as a non-repayable grant on a de minimis basis:
- The grant can cover up to 80 percent of the assessed development costs but may not exceed EUR 80,000 per individual project.
- Within the scope of the funding, the applicant must budget for and provide evidence of his contribution of at least 20 percent of the eligible development expenses.