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

Großer Erfolg für Goodgame Studios

Das hat gepasst! Goodgame Studios, einer der großen Spielentwickler in Hamburg, meldet einen neuen Hit: Mehr als zwei Millionen Spieler in den ersten drei Wochen nach Release bedeutet den besten Start bisher bei Goodgame Studios überhaupt - Big Farm: Mobile Harvest. Die Hamburger melden sich damit zurück in der Erfolgsspur.

Begeisterung bei Goodgame Studios: Das kürzlich veröffentlichte neue Spiel “Big Farm: Mobile Harvest” hat den erfolgreichsten Start der Firmengeschichte hingelegt. Obwohl erst drei Wochen weltweit verfügbar, haben doch bereits über 2 Millionen Spieler die Bauernhofsimulation auf ihrem Smartphone installiert. Und, noch wichtiger, sie haben offensichtlich auch viel Spaß am Spielen. “In Sachen Spiel- und auch Bezahlaktivität erreicht “Big Farm: Mobile Harvest” mit Abstand die höchstens Werte, die wir jemals gesehen haben.", sagt Dr. Kai Wawrzinek, CEO und Gründer von Goodgame Studios.

Nach nur drei Wochen haben bereits Millionen von Spielern aus 234 Ländern angefangen, einem geerbten Bauernhof wieder neues Leben einzuhauchen und sich dabei gegenseitig in Kooperationen zu unterstützen. Da “Big Farm: Mobile Harvest” eine Menge kooperativer Funktionen enthält, ist eine lebhafte Community der Schlüssel zum Erfolg. “Wir freuen uns unheimlich, dass die Resonanz so positiv ausfällt. Unser Team wird mit regelmäßigen Neuerungen und aufregenden Events für lang anhaltenden Spielspaß sorgen.” verspricht der verantwortliche Studioleiter Simon Andrews.

Viel Zeit zum Feiern bleibt allerdings nicht. Der weltweite Start des neuen Strategiespiels “Empire: Millenium Wars” ist bereits für Anfang 2018 geplant und das Spiel wird in Sachen Komplexität nochmal deutlich aufwendiger sein als “Big Farm: Mobile Harvest”. “Es gibt noch viel zu tun, aber das Team ist auf dem besten Weg den Zeitplan einzuhalten.” sagt Simon Andrews, dessen Studio auch für diesen Titel verantwortlich ist. “Angesichts des aktuellen Rückenwinds durch die Kehrtwende in diesem Jahr sehe ich gute Chancen, auch im nächsten Jahr ein erfolgreiches Produkt am Markt platzieren zu können.


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.

Games Lift: Team Marty aim outside the box

The heroine may seem young and hot-headed, but there is an experienced team standing behind her: Babsi Bullet is an action-packed puzzle platformer for touchscreens. Team Marty are pouring their hearts into the game – and real craftsmanship.

Games Lift: Team ACAS get along with nuts and sledgehammers

Few games look as disarming from a distance: About Cannons & Sparrows is a metroidvania that starts with a small cannon hatching from an inconspicuous egg. The seasoned animation pros of Team ACAS may not have a finished game yet, but they do have a strong vision.

Three Questions to: Soapbox Interactive, working on "Rocket Science GONE WRONG"

Soapbox Interactive aim high: With support of the Gamecity Hamburg Prototype Funding, they have not only been working on a multiplayer first-person shooter with new game mechanics - they are even developing their very own game engine. Now, the team is celebrating its next funding success: They have been accepted into IFB Hamburg’s "InnoRampUp" program, aimed at particularly innovative start-ups from Hamburg.

From Prototype Funding to a Publishing Deal: Tiny Roar and Daedalic Entertainment partner up for Wanderful

A partnership forged in Hamburg: after receiving 80,000 € in prototype funding for their cozy worldbuilder (then called HEXAGONE) from Gamecity Hamburg, Tiny Roar just announced the game will now go by the name Wanderful and is being published by Daedalic Entertainment! An early build also premiered at the new Polaris convention on the last weekend of October. Here's all you need to know about this upcoming indie darling from Hamburg.

Games Lift: Elin Meinecke on sowing diversity

One person is behind farming sim RPG Evergreen Garden: Elin Meinecke is solely responsible for the art and game design of her project. She brings a degree in illustration to her work in the incubator – and inspiration from her garden.

Recap: Road to Polaris 2022

The Polaris Convention, Hamburg's new community convention centered around gaming, e-sports, and Asian pop-culture, attracted around 10,000 visitors to the Hamburg exhibition halls for its first edition from October 28 to 30. Gamecity Hamburg participated with a joint booth, where we featured five indie developers from Hamburg though our Road to Polaris program, presenting their game projects to a broad audience.

Three Questions to: rose-engine - Makers of the Sci-Fi Horror Hit SIGNALIS

Yuri Stern and Barbara Wittmann have been creating games together for 8 years now, on October 27 their Hamburg-based studio rose-engine is releasing their latest game SIGNALIS. Published by Humble Games, this dark Sci-Fi horror game with its retro optic has already stirred up quite a buzz in the international gaming press. We took this opportunity to ask them about collaborating for so many years and how the match with their publisher came to be.

Games Lift: Team Metacore is up for a challenge

Their hands are full. Their goals are big. But that is no reason to fret for Team Metacore. During our conversation, finding good answers comes to them as easily as sharing a laugh. The mood might make it into their project.

Games Lift: People make the Incubator

The Games Lift Incubator can only exist because many experts support it, teach and coach in it, and keep networking in it. Over 35 veterans from all areas of the games industry are with us. We have asked them why they are doing it and what keeps them coming back.

Road to Polaris - five Hamburg indies at the convention

Polaris Convention is approaching - 3 days with numerous key players and artists from gaming, e-sports, cosplay, and content creation from October 28 -30. Through our Road to Polaris program, we present five indie developer teams and their games at our joint Gamecity Hamburg Booth and enable them to be part of the Polaris.

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