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

Gamecity Forecast: new worksession series on games industry trends and topics

In our new worksession series “Gamecity Forecast” we aim to take a look beyond the day-to-day business - and put our heads together on topics that will gain importance for the games sector in the (near) future.

Note: This is a past event. Read our recap of the work session and our learnings here.

To share insights and develop new perspectives, we bring together experts from various fields with key people from the Hamburg games industry and other sectors. In a compact two-hour-session an expert guest speaker kicks off the discussion with a short keynote, then participants share thoughts, exchange perspectives and develop ideas together in mixed workshop groups. After the main events there’ll be opportunities to continue discussions on your ideas and build networks to follow up on them. 

For the first session we ask the question: Is work still a place?

For many teams and companies switching to remote work brought up challenges in working together - as well as opportunities to try out more flexible concepts of work and work spaces. What can we take away from these experiences to shape the way we and our teams want to work together in the future?

Join us for Gamecity Forecast, a compact 2-hour-workshop-format, in which we’ll explore how the ways of working together in the games industry changed during the last year and what those changes entail for our work environments. 

Thomas Huth, Hamburg-based creator of progressive work environments, will join us as guest expert to kick off the session with his thoughts on existing and new places of work. You’ll then team up in groups with other participants to exchange your views on current challenges, discuss possible approaches of rethinking work and workspaces and develop ideas together. The evening will end with an exchange of group outputs and an open networking session.

How to participate:

Are you already in the process of rethinking how you work together as a team - and where you do it? Are you already working on concepts about what to change about your work spaces? 

Then join us on June 9, 5-7pm for our first worksession! 

This session is intentionally open to participants from different industries and from different company sizes so that every participant can profit from a wide range of perspectives. We reserve 50% of the seats for Hamburg games companies.

Find out more about Gamecity Forecast, our first topic and our guest expert Thomas Huth and register for the event on out event page.

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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