Gamecity Treff meets Polaris 2023
Pictures from the evening
Gamecity Treff meets Polaris 2023
With the Polaris taking place from October 13-15, we were looking forward to seeing familiar faces from Hamburg and industry guests travelling here for the convention.
At the Gamecity Treff, we met up with about 300 like-minded people from the Hamburg games industry, made new connections and unwinded after the first exciting day of Polaris. Everyone was welcome to network, got to know new people from the industry, had a few snacks and drinks, and enjoyed the evening.
A very special thanks to our sponsors AWS for Games, InnoGames and Photon!
About the Gamecity Treff:
The Gamecity Treff started in 2003 (!) as a networking event to bring together Hamburg’s games industry and is still going strong with more than 200 participants per event. These informal events aim to promote the networking and exchange of information within the industry. The Gamecity Treff is organized by the location initiative Gamecity Hamburg, whose mission is to improve the general conditions for companies and founders of the games value chain in the city, to support them in their further development and to anchor Hamburg in the public perception as one of the leading games hubs in Europe. At the same time, we promote the exchange of knowledge within the sector and with other industries.
More info: https://www.gamecity-hamburg.de/
About the Polaris Convention:
The community convention in northern Germany, Polaris, invites you together with their partners into a playable amusement park. Experience a program around gaming, eSports, Asian pop culture, art and food on multiple stages, meet your favorite creators, explore the artist ally and play through the fair with the companion app. With a unique mix of topics, Polaris brings diverse communities to the Hamburg exhibition halls from October 13 - 15. Over 250 great exhibitors, the biggest German influencers, as well as international e-sports teams will be cavorting on 20,000 m2. That means stage shows, tournaments, workshops, food, cosplay and much more over three days.
More info: https://polaris-con.de/en/
About AWS for Games:
AWS for Games supports studios and devs with different technical solutions, such as cloud game development, game servers, live operations, analytics, security and AI.
More info: https://aws.amazon.com/gametech/?nc1=h_ls
Founded in 2007, InnoGames is one of the biggest mobile games companies in Germany and an important part of Hamburg’s industry. Their game “Forge of Empires” recently surpassed 1 billion euros in lifetime revenue.
About InnoGames: https://www.innogames.com/de/
Photon provides the market with high-quality multiplayer solutions that are used in popular games such as Among Us. In addition, their services are also used in other industries by companies like VW or Airbus.
More info: https://www.photonengine.com/
Code of Conduct - Safe Space
Gamecity Hamburg is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
● Any comments (written or verbal) that reinforce social structures of domination (related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion)
● Sexual images in public spaces
● Unsolicited sexual advances
● Advocating for or encouraging any of the above-mentioned behavior
Should you feel uncomfortable to any extent throughout the duration of our Gamecity Treff, please approach a team member of Gamecity Hamburg or any of the personnel at the venue with the safe word “Hoolahoop”. You will be escorted away from the situation - no questions asked.
Participants asked to stop their harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If said person fails to comply, they will be expelled from the event and excluded from future iterations.
If you need to talk to us after the event, don’t hesitate to write to Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com and we will get back to you.