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


Three Questions to: Dom Schott, Creator of the Podcast OK COOL

Dom Schott has been a part of the German games journalism scene for some time already, but the last few years brought big changes for him: he joined the team of The Pod on a regular basis, moved to Hamburg and started his own podcast: OK COOL. We took this opportunity to reverse the roles and ask him about his work for a change.

3 years of Games Lift: Getting better with age

Three successful years lie behind the Games Lift Incubator. Before we start the fourth one, we take a look back. Our alumni have a lot to show.

2022 in Review

2022 was a big year for us at Gamecity Hamburg as we saw the return of in-person events, a new convention in Hamburg, great projects in our funding programs and so much more! We want to take the last slow business days of the year as an opportunity to look back and offer a sneak peek at what's ahead of us for 2023.

Three Questions to: Elbphilharmonie concert hall about their online escape game

Hamburg's famous Elbphilharmonie concert hall recently released its first game - yes, you've read that correctly: Together with the Hamburg-based digital agency Pop Rocket Labs, they've developed an online escape game in which players must save a classical concert by solving puzzles. We've talked to Julika von Werder from the Elbphilharmonie's marketing team about the background of this project.

Bytro Labs tests 4-day week: Interview with founder Tobias Kringe

Hamburg-based studio Bytro Labs tests out a studio-wide 4-day work week from October to December this year. We talked to founder Tobias Kringe about this decision, how it affects way of working and what they hope to gain from it.

Federal Games Funding: Applications open again from January 1, 2023

Good news for the German games industry: as of January 1, developers and studios can submit applications for the federal funding for video games. The funding for 2023 amounts to 20 million euros, and it is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Goodgame Studios Reaches One Billion Euros in Sales with Empire Series

Congratulations to Goodgame Studios for reaching more than one billion euros in sales with their "Empire" series. The franchise includes four titles at this point and is played by over 220 million registered users, making it a great success for the Hamburg-based studio.

Hamburg Games Conference 2023: First Speakers announced

The Hamburg Games Conference returns on March 1 & 2, 2023 with the topic "Invest in Games". Now the first games industry experts are confirmed, who will share insights and best practices in talks, keynotes and panels around the main topic, as well as on dev, funding and start-up topics.

Games Lift Incubator: Grown together

The graduation pitch has marked the finale of Games Lift Incubator 2022. All five teams got to present what they achieved in the last three months. Not an easy task – but everyone came well-prepared. The setting was relaxed, the presentations strong.

Recap: Games Compass 2022

On November 23, InnoGames and Gamecity Hamburg invited decision makers from the games and digital industries of Hamburg and beyond to their jointly organized, exclusive networking event Games Compass.

Road to Hamburg Games Conference 2023: Apply until January 30

For this year's Hamburg Games Conference, Gamecity Hamburg once again opens its Road to program: We offer a number of physical showcasing spot packages for Hamburg-based studios, publishers, teams, and devs. Apply until January 30!

Hamburg Games Conference: Focusing on the topic “Invest in Games” on March 1-2, 2023

The Hamburg Games Conference will return as an on-site event in a new location in Hamburg. The conference theme "Invest in Games" will shed light on current and future developments in the international games industry.

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