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

Hamburg Games Conference 2020: "How to make money with games"

In all three cinema halls of the Zeise cinema, the cutting edge event of Hamburg's digital industry will focus on the main topic "Digital revenue models in games - how game developers will earn money with their content in the future" via talks, panels and on-site live let's plays.

Experienced industry experts such as Jonas Antonsson (Raw Fury), Ed Valiente (Thunderful), Lenka Kaciakova (Wooga), Claudio Lins (Cornfox Brothers, Producer of Oceanhorn 2), Patrik Wilkens (Spil Games), and Carsten Fichtelmann (Daedalic) share their knowledge in keynotes and panels about business models of the future, leadership and corporate culture, Apple Arcade and increasingly important markets such as onboard entertainment and live-streaming.

In order to perfectly reflect the new concept with three parallel tracks and a business area, the Hamburg Games Conference is moving to the Zeise cinemas. In addition to the keynotes and panels in Cinema 1, there will be a rich in variety program with live let's plays from well-known streamers on current games from German developers such as the highly praised "Through the Darkest of Times" in cinema hall 3 and exciting insights, learnings, and knowledge sharing for start-ups and founders in cinema hall 2.

The Hamburg Games Conference is hosted by GRAEF Rechtsanwälte in cooperation with gamecity:Hamburg and organized by Super Crowd Entertainment.

Tickets for the Hamburg Games Conference are available at Eventbrite: Tickets

If you purchase an “All Access” ticket, you get access to the Conference’s Business Area, Expo, Streaming Area, Catering and the Gamecity Treff.

If you purchase an “Essential” ticket, you get access to Talks, Expo and Streaming Area, but you have to get an additional ticket for the Gamecity Treff.

The Gamecity Treff is supported by our sponsors InnoGames and Bytro Labs.

Get your tickets now!

Program Gamecity Treff on February 27:

4:45 p.m.  Admission Pitch and Match

5:00 p.m.  Pitch and Match

5:30 p.m.  Admission Gamecity Treff - Networking with delicious snacks and drinks

6.30 p.m.  Welcome & industry news by Dennis Schoubye, Project Lead gamecity:Hamburg together with InnoGames

10:00 p.m. End of the event

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Photo: Selim Sudheimer

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

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Queer Games Bundle 2022 - our Top 5

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

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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

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Pride and diversity: Links, tips and resources

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Games Lift: Good for you?

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

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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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