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

Awards for future developers aged 13 to 16 and 0 to 25

Attention future developers: Soon there will be two awards for young people aged 13 to 16 (GamesTalente) and 0 to 25 (mb21)

GameTalente

Up to 15 July you can apply to GamesTalente with your project. Teams from 1 to 3 people aged between 13 and 16 can participate. There are almost no limits to your creativity in the type of project: writing, drawing, coding, prototyping, recording sounds, all that is allowed (only a few rules for the file format have to be respected).

All participants have the chance to win one of 50 gamescom tickets.

The top 50 participants with the best projects will be invited to the GamesTalente Academy in Berlin. There you can spend a week developing your own games with professionals from the creative and games industries, expanding your skills and learning new ones.

(The gamescom tickets and the places for the GamesTalente Academy will be awarded independently of each other.)

Further information, the terms of participation and the application form can be found here.

mb21:

The German Multimedia Award mb21 is a Germany-wide competition in which the digital works of children, teenagers and young adults are to be honoured.

You can submit your projects for the mb21 until August 19th. The nature of your work is not so important. Whether you are a youtuber, blogger, game developer, website designer, coding expert or robotic fan, everyone who realises their creative ideas via digital media can participate.

To ensure that everyone has a fair chance, the prices will be awarded in different age groups:

  • Age group 1 (up to 10 years of age)
  • Age group 2 (11 to 15 years of age)
  • Age group 3 (16 to 20 years of age)
  • Age group 4 (21 to 25 years of age)

For groups, the average age of all participants applies.

In each age group three winners will be chosen, the winner of the main price receives 1.000€, the other two winners 500€.

In addition, there are three age-independent prizes: the annual theme, the group prize and media art. The winners of these special prices each receive €1,000.

Further Information, the terms of participation and the application form can be found here.

News

Our year 2021 - Full speed ahead

We’re looking back on an exciting and eventful year 2021, which once again presented many challenges to our methods, workflow and implementation of our programs and offers - but also brought along so many interesting encounters, new projects and opportunities! 

Daniel Marx from Osmotic Studios

Indie Dev Insights #3: How to build a successful small indie team

In the third episode of our Indie Dev Insights video series, Daniel Marx, CEO at the Hamburg-based Osmotics Studio, gives first-hand insights about his experience with founding a studio and working in a small indie team.

The Rise of #cozygames on TikTok

For many above the age of 20, TikTok might as well still be called musical.ly and mainly feature dance challenges for teens. But with one billion users it has since then become a very exciting platform with unique trends that are amplified by TikTok’s algorithm. Luckily, that algorithm is pretty capable and so we found the #cozygames.

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!

Games Lift 2021: Graduated!

​​​​​​​For the people behind the project, Games Lift Graduation is a cause for celebration. After three intense months, they can pause for an evening and marvel at the accomplishments of the five incubator teams. For the actual team members, celebration comes only after the presentation. Find out all about our Games Lift Graduation event in this Games Lift Log.

New Game from Hamburg: Deep Silver FISHLABS release "CHORUS" today

Big day for Hamburg-based development studio Deep Silver FISHLABS: Their eagerly awaited dark space-shooter CHORUS released today for PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox X/S, Xbox One, Stadia, Amazon Luna, Steam, Epic, and GeForce Now!

Live today: Games Lift Graduation 2021

Five teams from Hamburg participate in our Games Lift Incubator 2021 with their promising games porjects from September to December - and now it's time to see what they have achieved and what they're up to. Join us for their final presentations on December 2 - live via stream or on-site in Hamburg!

Games Lift: ‘consider it’ get the green light

Timo Schneider and Kevin Westphal have been developing software successfully for years. Then something unexpected happened: An app of theirs was way too much fun to just be useful. With "supernightshift", they are taking the next step. Read more in our Games Lift Incubator Log.

Games Germany Steam Sale 2022 - Enter Your Game

Games Germany partner up with Steam, organizing a Steam Sale for Games made in Germany in February 2022

Job alert! We are looking for a Project Manager (m/f/d)

We are looking for a Project Manager (m/f/d) for Gamecity Hamburg (full- or part-time, for a fixed term as a parental leave replacement).

Gamecity Hamburg funds 3 games prototypes in second funding round 2021

In the second funding round in 2021, Gamecity Hamburg supports three promising games projects with a total of 159,000 euros through its Prototype Funding program. The non-repayable grant enables companies and developers based in Hamburg to develop prototypes of their games for the growing global games market. Together with the six projects selected by the awarding committee in the first funding round, Gamecity Hamburg funds nine prototypes with a total of 411,000 euros this year.

Games Lift: Symmetry Break on finding words and time

Making games is a team effort. Symmetry Break are our biggest team this year; they have thought a lot about what their game is, and how they want to make it as a group. “Prospector” seems to reflect that. Communication is a crucial part of the game. Talking, it turns out, is harder than picking the right option. Read more about them and their game project in this issue of our Games Lift Incubator Log!

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