More initiatives of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft
More initiatives of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft

Deadlines for Awards etc.

From now on you can find here all upcoming deadlines for awards and the like, which might be interesting for the Hamburg games industry.

June 28 - Red Dot Design Award - Brands & Communication Design

Relevant Categories: Apps, Interface & User Experience Design, Film & Animation, Sound Design

Award Ceremony: November 01, 2019

Further Information

June 30 - Creative Gaming Award

Categories: Most Creative Games, Most Innovative Newcomer

Award Ceremony: November 16, 2019

Further Information

June 30 - animago AWARD 2019

Relevant Categories: Best Still, Best Visual Effects, Best Game Cinematics, Best Character, Best In-Game Graphics (New Category), Best Young Production, Jury's Prize, ...

Award Ceremony: November 02, 2019

Further Information

July 12 - German Design Award

Relevant Categories: Audiovisual, Interactive User Experience, Apps, Game Gesign, ...

Award Ceremony: February 07, 2020

Further Information

July 31 - iF Design Talent Award


1. „What iF your design were to help James Bond during his next mission to save the world?“

2. „What iF we had to stop sometimes?“

3. SAMSUNG DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF: „Design for Collaboration – new concept of collaboration tools and solutions for the augmented workplace.“

4. MINISO DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF: „End poverty in all ist forms everywhere by 2030.“

Award Ceremony: October 31, 2019

Further Information

August 06 - Kreativ-Transfer

                Financial support for creative and games industry events

                (period from January 1 to June 30, 2020)

                For Indie developers and Indie Studios only

                Finalists: Five Weeks after the closing date

Further Information (in German)

August 30 - XCR nextReality Contest 

                Relevant Categories: Interavtive Entertainment (VR/AR-Game), Interactive Business (B2B only),                                   Young Talent (students and pupils only), Best Innovation, Community Award 

Award Finalists: October 1, 2019

Further Information


Prototype Funding 2022: 398,000 euros for six projects from Hamburg

In the 2022 funding round of the Gamecity Hamburg Prototype Funding program the awarding committee decided to fund six prototypes for digital games by Hamburg-based devs and studios with a total of 398,000 euros. Congratulations to all recipients - we are already excited to see all projects grow and take up speed!

Games Lift Insights with Cassia Curran on May 24

Join our Games Lift Team and Cassia Curran, Founder and Strategic Advisor at Curran Games Agency, for insights into our Games Lift Incubator program and a workshop about games market analysis for indies on May 24 at 4:30 pm. The event will be held online and in English.

Apply now for Games Lift 2022

From May 9 to June 14, you can apply for our Games Lift Incubator 2022! Take the chance to bring your game ideas and concepts for digital games to the next level!

Successful premiere of Pitch Level Up

At our first new event format "Pitch Level Up" more than 80 participants got some valuable insights and tips from our industry experts on pitching and on optimizing their pitch decks in talks and 1:1 feedback sessions at the Hamburger Ding.

Three Questions to: Unechte Sachen

Unechte Sachen are a young team that met while studying in Darmstadt. Now they are in Hamburg working hard on their VR project "Puppet Play", in which you can create your own little movies and let your imagination run wild. We had the opportunity to do a quick three-question interview with Lukas Hort of Unechte Sachen.

Hamburg-based applike group receives 100 million euros investment

The Hamburg-based company-builder applike receives a major investment from shareholder Bertelsmann. Applike focusses on the mobile app value chain and is, among others, the parent company of the hyper casual studio Sunday.

Road to gamescom 2022: Apply until May 17!

For this year's hybrid gamescom, Gamecity Hamburg once again starts its Road to gamescom program: We offer up to 6 physical and online booth packages at the Indie Arena Booth at gamescom for Hamburg-based studios, publishers, teams, and devs. Apply until May 17!

Bring your Pitch to the Next Level!

Pitching is an integral part of game development - whether you're looking for a publisher, funding or other support for your project! This is why we're launching our new event, the "Pitch Level Up", to help you make the best of your pitch. Join us on May 3 to get expert feedback on your deck and learn more about the art of pitching.

Deep Silver FISHLABS win "Best German Game" Award

The Best German Game comes from Hamburg: Congratulations to Deep Silver FISHLABS for winning the Deutscher Computerspielpreis (German Video Game Award) in the category "Best German Game" for their dark space-shooter "CHORUS" released in December 2021.

Recap: Portfolio Slam #4: Game Art

What an evening! On March 29, three up-and-coming Game Artists presented their portfolios on stage at the Portoflio Slam #4: Game Art. Read our short recap of the event and see a few photos here.

Three Questions to: Octofox Games

The team of Octofox Games consists of five former students of the Games Master at HAW Hamburg who have been working together for a couple of years already. They were among the first teams to receive 80,000 euros through the Prototype Funding Program and have since worked on a prototype for their couch-coop game "Wild Woods". We asked them about their experience.

Hamburg's games industry offers 3-week school internship

On the initiative of the industry association game Hamburg, three games companies are offering a comprehensive three-week internship program for 20 9th grade students at Hamburg schools at the end of June. Applications are possible until April 29!

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