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

Hamburg offers online service to report hate speech

Hate speech isn't an easy topic - but one that every provider or operator of online communities should be aware of. To make it easier to inform the proper authorities about harassment and hate speech, the city of Hamburg now offers an online service for companies to directly report such activities.

When standing up against hate speech in online communities, one of the most important steps is to quickly bring criminal offenses comitted online to prosecution by the proper authorities. Hamburg's Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection aims to assist companies in keeping their communites safe. In order to achieve this, they set up an online service to be used by companies that run or use online communities to enable them to quickly report hate comments and harassment incidents that come to their attention.

Through the online service, participating companies can file criminal charges directly with the Hamburg public prosecutor's office with little effort by filling out the necessary forms directly on the online platform. Also, screenshots and small video files can be uploaded to document the reportet activities. Those reporting criminal charges can do so anonymously via their company's account. If - as in the case of insults, for example - a formal criminal complaint is required, this can be downloaded, signed by hand and uploaded again or photographed.

The Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection also offers free online training sessions for companies that consider to start using the service. The next training will be on June 23, 10 - 12 am. To register for the training, please contact the Ministry directly via e-mail at ohnehass@justiz.hamburg.de.

You can find all information on the reporting service, the project "OHNe Hass" and the training offer on the website of Hamburg's Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection: https://www.hamburg.de/bjv/ohne-hass/  (Content provided in German only)

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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!

Games Lift Insights with Cassia Curran on May 24

Join our Games Lift Team and Cassia Curran, Founder and Strategic Advisor at Curran Games Agency, for insights into our Games Lift Incubator program and a workshop about games market analysis for indies on May 24 at 4:30 pm. The event will be held online and in English.

Apply now for Games Lift 2022

From May 9 to June 14, you can apply for our Games Lift Incubator 2022! Take the chance to bring your game ideas and concepts for digital games to the next level!

Successful premiere of Pitch Level Up

At our first new event format "Pitch Level Up" more than 80 participants got some valuable insights and tips from our industry experts on pitching and on optimizing their pitch decks in talks and 1:1 feedback sessions at the Hamburger Ding.

Hamburg-based applike group receives 100 million euros investment

The Hamburg-based company-builder applike receives a major investment from shareholder Bertelsmann. Applike focusses on the mobile app value chain and is, among others, the parent company of the hyper casual studio Sunday.

Three Questions to: Unechte Sachen

Unechte Sachen are a young team that met while studying in Darmstadt. Now they are in Hamburg working hard on their VR project "Puppet Play", in which you can create your own little movies and let your imagination run wild. We had the opportunity to do a quick three-question interview with Lukas Hort of Unechte Sachen.

Road to gamescom 2022: Apply until May 17!

For this year's hybrid gamescom, Gamecity Hamburg once again starts its Road to gamescom program: We offer up to 6 physical and online booth packages at the Indie Arena Booth at gamescom for Hamburg-based studios, publishers, teams, and devs. Apply until May 17!

Bring your Pitch to the Next Level!

Pitching is an integral part of game development - whether you're looking for a publisher, funding or other support for your project! This is why we're launching our new event, the "Pitch Level Up", to help you make the best of your pitch. Join us on May 3 to get expert feedback on your deck and learn more about the art of pitching.

Deep Silver FISHLABS win "Best German Game" Award

The Best German Game comes from Hamburg: Congratulations to Deep Silver FISHLABS for winning the Deutscher Computerspielpreis (German Video Game Award) in the category "Best German Game" for their dark space-shooter "CHORUS" released in December 2021.

Recap: Portfolio Slam #4: Game Art

What an evening! On March 29, three up-and-coming Game Artists presented their portfolios on stage at the Portoflio Slam #4: Game Art. Read our short recap of the event and see a few photos here.

Three Questions to: Octofox Games

The team of Octofox Games consists of five former students of the Games Master at HAW Hamburg who have been working together for a couple of years already. They were among the first teams to receive 80,000 euros through the Prototype Funding Program and have since worked on a prototype for their couch-coop game "Wild Woods". We asked them about their experience.

Hamburg's games industry offers 3-week school internship

On the initiative of the industry association game Hamburg, three games companies are offering a comprehensive three-week internship program for 20 9th grade students at Hamburg schools at the end of June. Applications are possible until April 29!

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