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

Games Lift Graduation is here! Join us live on December 8

The five Hamburg-based teams of the first Games Lift Incubator are coming out of three months of intensive workshops and coaching concerning the development and marketing of computer games. In the final event on December 8, the founders will present how the mentors' input has been applied to further develop their game concepts.

After the successful relaunch of the Hamburg Prototype Funding in March 2020 that can support game projects with up to 80,000 euros, the new Games Lift Incubator started in September 2020. The program supports Hamburg-based game developers with the necessary expertise and resources to successfully develop and market their games.

For three months the teams refined their concepts and game ideas. In addition to start-up financing of 15,000 euros each, each team received office space in a Co-Working-Space as well as intensive support through workshops, mentoring and coaching by selected industry experts, and a PR agency specialized in indie games.

Learn more about the teams of the first batch here.

At the digital Games Lift Graduation Event on December 8, the teams will showcase their ideas and games live in their final presentations and give an outlook on their plans for the future.

Join us for the final presentation of five promising game projects on Tuesday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and get to know their makers.

The event will be streamed live from Hamburg’s designxport and is free of charge.

Register now on eventbrite: https://gamecity-games-lift-graduation-2020.eventbrite.de/

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