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

The Hamburg Games Conference: Program highlights and top speakers 2020

Highlights and top speakers 2020

With Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg's Senator for Culture, inaugurating the eleventh Hamburg Games Conference on 27 February, the three halls of the Zeise cinema will be the venue for lectures on the challenges and opportunities for digital revenue models for games, panels with top-class speakers and an attractive supporting program:

Speakers from established games companies such as Wooga, Rockfish Games, Daedalic, Azerion, Cornfox & Bros, Raw Fury, FDG Entertainment, Thunderful Publishing, Axel Springer, Rocket Beans, PietSmiet and The CodingMonkeys will share their knowledge on the topic of "Digital revenue models in games - how games developers will earn money with their content in the future".

All information about the program as well as tickets can be found at www.gamesconference.com

Conference TICKETS

Gamecity Treff TICKETS


Opening speech from Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg's Senator for Culture

Dr. Carsten Brosda

(Copyright: Bertold Fabricius)

We are very pleased that Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg's Senator for Culture - together with the organizers Dr. Ralph Oliver Graef and Dr. Christian Rauda as well as Dennis Schoubye from gamecity:Hamburg - will personally inaugurate the 11th Hamburg Games Conference. The Hamburg Senator for Culture's greetings at 10:30 a.m. underlines the importance of the Hamburg Games Conference for the digital industry and emphasizes the importance of games as a cultural asset over and their economic relevance for the region.

Michael Schade, CEO and Co-Founder at the Hamburg based studio Rockfish Games, gives the keynote at Hamburg Games Conference 2020: With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Schade delivers his insights on how to be successful on the games market – from funding to developing to selling a game.

Michael Schade

Apple Arcade: The next big hit for mobile developers?

In fall 2019 Apple launched Apple Arcade, a new subscription service, that differs widely from the established rules of mobile gaming – the games work offline and contain no ads or microtransactions. Sounds great for players, but is it also a sustainable business model for developers?


100 million new players by 2030: Games in onboard entertainment

Onboard entertainment is well established on (long-distance) flights – and will become an important feature of electric cars in the foreseeable future. Tesla already has a number of games implemented, while plenty of other car manufacturers are working on similar solutions for their onboard entertainment. This panel is dedicated to this exciting new market segment.

How do I earn money with my games?

You have plenty of choices to make when developing a game in 2020: Should it be a physical retail release? Sold via Steam? Or on GOG without DRM? What about the Epic Games Store? And will a console port be worth it? Or does it have to be on iOS and Android? Our experts talk about how and where to actually make money with a game.

Building a company people love to work at

"There's free coffee and water" - great! What might have been enough a few years ago to get employees excited about his company, no longer draws them out of their shell. Especially fast-growing companies must not lose sight of the needs of their team. Of course, companies must be modern, efficient and successful. But they must also adapt to social developments and their employees. With flexible working models, transparency, respect, and perspectives. What does the workplace of the future look like and what are companies already doing to attract - and retain - their employees? Lenka Kaciakova (Vice President HR at Wooga) and Arno Heinisch (Managing Director of Rocket Beans) talk about these exciting questions for the most popular employers of the future.

How influencers want to play

An important aspect of the coverage and ultimately the sales figures of a game is the appeal it has for big influencers. Let's Plays and other features on the channels of high reach influencers are ideally worth cash money. But what must a game offer to stand out from the crowd? How important are twitch integrations and similar options? Mikkel Robrahn, COO at PietSmiet and influencer fisHC0p report.

[[youtube_PIQfcvpntyI]]

Tickets for the Hamburg Games Conference are available at Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/HGC2020-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.


Gamecity Treff Tickets: https://gamecitytreff2020.eventbrite.de

News

Games Lift 2021 - Accelerating Now

The preparations are done. Now comes the fun part: The 2021 iteration of our Games Lift Incubator has begun in full. Workshops are in session. Read more in entry #2 of our Games Lift Incubator Log.

Recap: Road to gamescom 2021

With the Road to gamescom program five studios and developers from Hamburg presented themselves at the digital Indie Arena Booth Online, a virtual online multiplayer, where visitors could walk around in the creative world of the "Summercamp of Doom" to play, chat, and find out more about 120 indie games at 13 different online worlds.

Kick-off for Games Lift Teams 2021!

It’s on: Yesterday, we kicked off the intensive phase of Games Lift Incubator 2021 together with the five dev teams from Hamburg. For the next three months, the teams will be able to fully concentrate on their game ideas and attend workshops and individual mentoring sessions with international industry experts.

Next Game Starter Event: Project Management

Meet three project management professionals from the games industry to learn what they would have liked to know when they first started out. Live on September 07, from 6 pm (CEST)

Prototype Funding: Application phase starts now!

Apply now for the second round of Prototype Funding 2021: Up to 80.000 euros per project for the development of prototypes for digital games. The application phase runs from August 30 to October 18, 2021. Workshop on how to apply on September 08!

New Video Series: Indie Dev Insights

In our new series "Indie Dev Insights" we talk to indie devs and industry experts from Hamburg about topics that concern indies apart from strictly development topics - like marketing, sales, funding, organization of a team or publishing. First episode out now - more to come!

Meet Hamburg at the gamescom 2021!

From August 25-27 the world’s biggest games fair is on: gamescom 2021! For the second time, gamescom will be a purely digital event. Read here about where and when to find games from Hamburg at gamescom 2021!

Games Lift Incubator: these are the five teams 2021

Five up-and-coming game developer teams from Hamburg convinced the awarding committee with their project ideas, pitching their way into the Games Lift Incubator 2021. The incubator program starts on September 9 and aims to prepare the teams for the challenges of developing and marketing their games projects in the international markets – through start-up funding of 15,000 euros per team and an intensive three-month workshop and mentoring program under the guidance of international industry experts.

Gamecity Impulse: next event will focus on building gaming communities

In our online event series "Gamecity Impulse" Gamecity presents talks and discussions about the topics of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. In our third session Manuel Manhard will discuss how to build a respectful and caring gameing community.

Goodgame Studios celebrates 10 years Goodgame Empire

Goodgame Studios is a leading developer and publisher of mobile and browser games in Hamburg, specializing in the free-to-play sector with over 500 million registered users worldwide and part of the Stillfront Group. This year, the company celebrates ten years of their game Goodgame Empire, which is still ongoing and growing. 

Skillz invests 50 Million Dollars into Hamburg-based Exit Games

Mobile games company Skillz is investing $50 million for a minority stake in the Hamburg-based company Exit Games.

Road to gamescom: Five Hamburg Indies at Indie Arena Booth Online

Five indie developers and publishers from Hamburg will receive booth spaces on the multiplayer trade fair platform Indie Arena Booth Online as part of the virtual gamescom 2021 through our "Road to gamescom" program.

More News
Cookies are used to make this website work and to enhance your experience.

To learn more about the types of cookies this website uses, see our Cookie Policy. You can decide for yourself which categories you want to allow. Please note that based on your settings, not all functions of the website may be available.

Cookies are used to make this website work and to enhance your experience.

To learn more about the types of cookies this website uses, see our Cookie Policy. You can decide for yourself which categories you want to allow. Please note that based on your settings, not all functions of the website may be available.

Your cookie preferences have been saved.