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

Games Germany: Alle unter einem Dach

Die regionalen Player der deutschen Gamesbranche wachsen zusammen: Sechs Gamesförderungen und weitere sieben Netzwerkinstitutionen bündeln ihre Aktivitäten und Auftritte in der Dachorganisation „Games Germany - Regional Funds and Networks“. Bei den Nordic Games in Malmö wird Games Germany erstmals unter dem Label auftreten.

Zuerst gab es die Förderungen: Viele Bundesländer gründeten nach und nach diesen Baustein zur Finanzierung für die Gamesbranche. Dann kamen die Netzwerk-Einrichtungen: Um eine Infrastruktur zu gründen und diese weiter zu entwickeln, helfen diese Einrichtungen bei der Professionalisierung und Sichtbarkeit sowie bei der Vernetzung innerhalb der Gamesbranche und mit anderen Branchen wie Film, IT und Design. Um die Vernetzung auf andere wichtige Märkte innerhalb Europas und mit Amerika und Asien umfassend und effizient auszudehnen, werden 13 Partner Games Germany – Regional Funds and Networks (www.games-germany.de) gründen.

Gemeinsam decken die Partner FFF Bayern, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, gamearea-FRM (Hessen), gamecity:Hamburg, Games/Bavaria, games:net berlinbrandenburg, Game Up!Rheinland Pfalz, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mediennetzwerk NRW, MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, nordmedia – Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen und WERK1.Bayern fast ganz Deutschland ab.

Games Germany – Regional Funds and Networks bietet allen Gamesschaffenden Informationen zur Förderung und Finanzierung sowie zu Entwicklungs-, Produktionsbedingungen und zu Publishing in Deutschland. Darüber hinaus unterstützt Games Germany – Regional Funds and Networks die deutsche Gamesindustrie bei ihrem Auftritt auf den großen nationalen und internationalen Messen. Angelehnt ist das zugrundeliegende Modell an Focus Germany, der Dachorganisation der acht Länderfilmförderungen in Deutschland.

Der erste Auftritt von Games Germany - Regional Funds and Networks findet am 17. Mai 2017 auf den Nordic Games in Malmö statt. Bei einem Empfang präsentieren sich Vertreter der zwölf Institutionen und stellen die Dachorganisation vor. Die Games Germany Reception findet am 17. Mai 2017 von 18 bis 20 Uhr statt.

Offiziell startet Games Germany - Regional Funds and Networks im Rahmen der gamescom in Köln (22.-26.8.2017).

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Games Internship: Insights into Hamburg's Game Studio

We accompanied the 20 students participating in this year's 3-week school internship and saw what they had already learned and worked on during the past weeks. This time we stopped by at their first day at Deep Silver FISHLABS and got a great lesson on game design.

Guides to the Games Industry: Interview with Christopher Dring from GamesIndustry.biz

Games business outlets: They are our guides to the business but barely guided to. Well, not anymore! In a short article series, we will be your guide to the real guides of the games industry, portraying some of the major B2B outlets that are essential readings in the industry. First up, GamesIndustry.biz and Christopher Dring, Head of Games B2B.

Queer Games Bundle 2022 - our Top 5

Pride Month 2022 is almost over and so is the sale period for Queer Games Bundle 2022 on itch.io. After a successful premiere in 2021, the Queer Games Bundle once again presents lots and lots of games by queer game makers, aiming to support queer creators and celebrate the diversity of their games. We had a look into the bundle and share a few of our favorites from it here!

Three Questions to: RetroBrain R&D - Working on the Intersection between Gaming and Eldercare

The Hamburg-based company RetroBrain R&D is exploring the fascinating cross-section of an easy-to-use game console for the elder generation that has not come into touch with video games so often yet, while also functioning as a medical device that increases their physical and mental fitness.

Games Influencers From Hamburg You Should Know In 2022 - Influencer Guide Pt. 1

Influencers can be an enormous help for developers and gaming startups. With their help, you can put your game on the map and reach an even wider audience. But first, one must get to know the local influencer landscape so let’s have a look at five of the most successful games influencers from Hamburg.

New Feature: The Company Index

We've got a new feature on our website: The company index, listing over 200 companies from Hamburg's vast games industry landscape - check it out!

Pride and diversity: Links, tips and resources

Diversity has become a central topic for the games industry and information, attention and networking are important in this context. On the occasion of Pride Month, we collect events, resources and organizations that can be interesting for LGBTQ+ game developers, employers or allies to start digging deeper into the topic.

Games Lift: Good for you?

If things go well here, we like to keep them going. That is certainly the plan with our Games Lift Incubator. After two successful runs, preparations for the third are well underway. We are still open for teams with a strong vision and ambitious goals. But there’s only a few days left.

Three Questions to: Explorlings - makers of the child-friendly game "Sheeplings"

The Hamburg-based studio Explorlings has a special mission: developing apps for a responsible and gentle introduction of children to the world of digital devices. Lately, they released their first game "Sheeplings" - we took the opportunity to ask Bernhard Mies, CEO and founder of Explorlings a few questions.

Celebrating Pride Month

Gamecity Hamburg celebrates Pride Month June with positive examples of LGBTQ+ related games, a new Gamecity Impulse talk and more.

Games Lift Incubator - The Alumni's Experiences

The Games Lift Incubator is going into the third edition in 2022 already, so we took the opportunity to ask three alumni of the past two years about their experience with the program. These are three very different projects so we were especially curious about their impressions. You can currently apply to the 2022 edition of the Games Lift Incubator until June 14. We hope these reports on the Incubator will help you with your decision to apply.   

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!

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