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

Computerspieleförderung des Bundes - Interessensbekundungen ab sofort möglich

Um die benötigten Volumen für die neue Gamesförderung des Bundes abschätzen zu können, können kleine bis mittlere Unternehmen (KMUs) bis zum 03. Juni eine Interessensbekundung abgeben. Die Bewerbungsfrist für die Förderung läuft vom 03. Juni bis zum 30. August '19.

Wie im Februar 2018 im Koalitionsvertrag zwischen CDU/CSU und SPD vereinbart wurde, wird es eine Computerspieleförderung des Bundes geben.

Im ersten Schritt sollen kleine bis mittlere Unternehmen gefördert werden. Dabei sind sowohl Prototypen als auch Spieleproduktionen förderwürdig. Der Zuschuss darf dabei 200.000€ in drei Kalenderjahren nicht überschreiten. Bis zu 50% der gesamten Produktionssumme können dabei übernommen werden. Um insbesondere kleine Unternehmen und Start-Ups zu unterstützen, können diese zusätzlich noch einen Bonus von bis zu 20% bekommen, also insgesamt bis zu 70% der Produktionskosten.

Erst einmal können Entwickler bis zum 03. Juni über dieses Formular ihr Interesse an der Förderung bekunden. Dadurch möchte das Verkehrsministerium (BMVI) die benötigten Volumen für die Förderung besser abschätzen können. Ab dem 03. Juni und bis zum 30. August können sie sich dann offiziell für die Förderung bewerben. Dabei gelten die vom BMVI veröffentlichten Förderrichtlinien.

Weitere Informationen zu der Förderung gibt es hier.

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Gamecity Hamburg Prototype Funding 2024: Hamburg funds five prototypes of digital games

Gamecity Hamburg supports five game projects in the 2024 funding round as part of its Prototype Funding program. As early-stage funding for companies and start-ups based in Hamburg, the funding enables the development of prototypes of digital games with high market potential.

Job Spotlight: Bytro

Bytro is a well-established institution in the Hamburg games industry and the mobile and browser games market. Their first game, Supremacy 1914, will turn 15 years old in May of 2024. This is a rare milestone for any game, especially considering that this historic war strategy game might not exactly be a mainstream product. The key to running a successful company for a long time is, of course, the people. As Bytro is currently hiring, we spoke to Felix Schröter, the interim Lead for Analytics and Monetization. He has had many different opportunities at Bytro and gave us deeper insights into the company and their current job openings.

Games Lift: More Successful Than Ever

It’s high time to apply for this year’s Games Lift Incubator. The next round is already gearing up. Meanwhile, the program has proven its worth: It is developing success.

Games Lift 2024: Apply now from May 2 until June 10

Applications for Gamecity Hamburg's 2024 Games Lift are open from May 2 to June 10. Five teams will receive financial support in the form of 15,000 euros, a comprehensive workshop program and access to the Games Lift Network of international industry experts. In addition, the teams can benefit from 1,000 euros in coaching budget. After a three-month workshop phase, the teams will be further supported with individual mentoring and will travel together to an international industry event until August 2025.

Games Lift Alumni: Why you should go for the Incubator

The Games Lift Incubator is a unique program offering 15,000 euros of funding, 3 months of workshops to get your game concept market-ready and a year of mentoring. Five teams per year get the chance to bring their game concept to the next level with this suppport. But if you're still not convinced that applying would be a great idea, we think it's best to see what other indie devs have to say about their time in the program: 

(C) Photo by Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images for Marchsreiter Communications )

Hamburg studios score big at the German Computer Game Award 2024

Four Hamburg studios have brought home awards at the German Computer Game Award 2024. Congratulations!

Road to Nordic - Four Hamburg indies present their games

The Nordic Game Conference is one of the most important games conferences in Europe, with an expo area, developer showcase, and plenty of opportunities for meetings. Gamecity Hamburg brings four indie games from Hamburg to Malmö with the "Road to Nordic" program.

InnoHub: Hamburg-based developer InnoGames offers work spaces for rent

Game developer InnoGames offers work spaces for rent at their headquarter in Hamburg-Hammerbrook.

HAW Hamburg - A Place Where Indie Game Careers Are Born

Hamburg is home to a great number of vocational schools, private and public universities where people can learn all about games jobs and how to kickstart their career in the industry.

Tips and Resources for your Funding Applications

Are you planning to apply for our funding programs and need some information and tips? Here's a short guide for you.

Road to gamescom 2024 - Apply until April 28!

For this year's gamescom Gamecity Hamburg again runs the Road to gamescom program: We offer spots at our joint Gamecity Hamburg booth at the Indie Arena Booth for Hamburg-based studios, teams and devs. Apply now until April 28

Road to Nordic Game 2024

Gamecity Hamburg offers a Road to Nordic Game Conference program: We offer spots at our Gamecity Hamburg booth for Hamburg-based studios, teams and devs. Apply now until April 10!

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