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Hamburg Games Conference 2022: First speakers & Trailer

The Hamburg Games Conference sets course for new markets – with international experts from academia, games industry and public funding institutions already confirmd as first speakers for the hybrid event on March 2 and 3, 2022. Also: New trailer gives a peek into the extended hybrid event concept!

The conference’s program under the overarching topic "Moving Markets" on March 2 and 3, 2022 will revolve around the challenges and opportunities of the international games industry. You can join either on-site in Hamburg or from anywhere in the world via a custom developed, playable online conference platform. Discounted Early Bird tickets are available until December 17: https://bit.ly/HGC22.

Joost van Dreunen (New York University), Alex Nichiporchik (tinyBuild Games), Kerstin Schütt (Twisted Ramble), Jakub Stokalski (11 bit studios), Jared Gerritzen (IllFonic) and Jana Grünewald (Kreativ Transfer) are confirmed as the first speakers for the conference program. More will be announced shortly.

You can find more information about the speakers and their talks on the Hamburg Games Conference's website.

An additional conference track will be dedicated to the topic of "Games Funding" with news and best practices regarding Germany’s federal government games funding and regional funding offers of the federal states, such as the Games Lift Incubator and prototype funding in Hamburg.

Want a sneak peek of what awaits you at the Hamburg Games Conference 2022? The new trailer showcases a new central element of the hybrid event’s concept: The virtual cruise ship, which serves as an interactive conference platform playable in the browser, will call port at various international games hotspots. In line with the conference theme "Moving Markets", you'll be able to explore different international markets and get to know the conference's partner companies and speakers from these markets.

There will also be extensive networking and matchmaking opportunities, both online via the conference platform and on-site at Hamburg's Zeise cinemas.

Get more information and tickets on the Hamburg Games Conference website: https://www.gamesconference.com/

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