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

Hamburg Games Conference geht in die neunte Runde

Am 5. April findet die Hamburg Games Conference 2018 statt. Unter dem Thema „Play it: The future of games & films“ wird's in diesem Jahr transmedial.

Seit 2010 findet die Hamburg Games Conference in den Räumlichkeiten der Bucerius Law School in der Jungiusstraße statt und hat sich mit ihrem vielfältigen Programm, ihren spannenden Themen und hochkarätigen Referenten einen festen Platz im Event-Kalender der Spieleindustrie verdient. Am 5. April geht die Konferenz in die neunte Runde und beschäftigt sich dabei mit dem zukunftsweisenden Thema Transmedia - dem Zusammenrücken von Film und Spiel, der Auflösung der Grenze zwischen Spieler und Zuschauer und der rasanten Entwicklung von Werkzeugen und Technologien der digitalen Medienproduktion.

Die Konferenz startet um 13 Uhr, folgende Referenten und Beiträge stehen bereits fest:

  • Christian Fonnesbech (Head of IP Development von Nordisk Film Games): "Less risk, more value: Create your IP for ALL media"
  • Hans Böhme (bft GmbH): " Case Study: Trüberbrook - Was man aus der Filmproduktion für Games-Development lernen kann"
  • Bengt-Oliver Stellmann (Creative Director, Garlic Games Media GmbH): "Case Study: AR-Game zur Graphic Novel 'Der nasse Fisch' vom Carlsen Verlag"
  • Guillaume des Fondaumière (CEO, Quantic Dream): "Case Study: Detroit: Become Human"
  • Niklas Wilke (Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers): "Marktzahlen und Chancen bei transmedialen Produkten"
  • Michael Geidel (Produzent für Film und Games, MiriquidFilm Leipzig): "Case Study: tba"

Auf der Playground-Ausstellungsfläche sind zudem der Amazon Appstore sowie Exozet (Audi e-tron VR Experience/Gesamtsieger nextReality.Contest) zu finden.


Im Anschluss an die Konferenz darf man sich bei Essen und Getränken vernetzen, und von 19:12 bis 22:12 Uhr findet dann nämlich der Gamecity Treff und 12min.NEXTreality mit einem Games & Gamification Special statt. Auf folgende Referenten und Themen dürfen sich die Teilnehmer freuen:

  • Taher Pham – (Gründer, Medical Start-up): "VR, Tracking & Gamification in der Reha und Prävention"
  • Nikolai Bockholt (Creative Services Engineer, Google): "The long road to useful AR"
  • Christian Journet (CTO, Garlic Games Media GmbH): "Next Step in Mixed Reality Gaming"

Die Anmeldung zur Hamburg Games Conference ist hier zu finden, die Anmeldung zu 12min.NEXTreality hier. Die Teilnehmer der Hamburg Games Conference sind automatisch für den Gamecity Treff mit 12min.NEXT registriert. Eine zusätzliche Anmeldung ist in diesem Fall nicht nötig. (Aufgrund der begrenzten Plätze werden alle Tickets nach Reihenfolge der Registrierung vergeben, anschließend gibt es eine Warteliste.)


Guides to the Games Industry: Interview with Christopher Dring from

Games business outlets: They are our guides to the business but barely guided to. Well, not anymore! In a short article series, we will be your guide to the real guides of the games industry, portraying some of the major B2B outlets that are essential readings in the industry. First up, and Christopher Dring, Head of Games B2B.

Queer Games Bundle 2022 - our Top 5

Pride Month 2022 is almost over and so is the sale period for Queer Games Bundle 2022 on After a successful premiere in 2021, the Queer Games Bundle once again presents lots and lots of games by queer game makers, aiming to support queer creators and celebrate the diversity of their games. We had a look into the bundle and share a few of our favorites from it here!

Three Questions to: RetroBrain R&D - Working on the Intersection between Gaming and Eldercare

The Hamburg-based company RetroBrain R&D is exploring the fascinating cross-section of an easy-to-use game console for the elder generation that has not come into touch with video games so often yet, while also functioning as a medical device that increases their physical and mental fitness.

Games Influencers From Hamburg You Should Know In 2022 - Influencer Guide Pt. 1

Influencers can be an enormous help for developers and gaming startups. With their help, you can put your game on the map and reach an even wider audience. But first, one must get to know the local influencer landscape so let’s have a look at five of the most successful games influencers from Hamburg.

New Feature: The Company Index

We've got a new feature on our website: The company index, listing over 200 companies from Hamburg's vast games industry landscape - check it out!

Pride and diversity: Links, tips and resources

Diversity has become a central topic for the games industry and information, attention and networking are important in this context. On the occasion of Pride Month, we collect events, resources and organizations that can be interesting for LGBTQ+ game developers, employers or allies to start digging deeper into the topic.

Games Lift: Good for you?

If things go well here, we like to keep them going. That is certainly the plan with our Games Lift Incubator. After two successful runs, preparations for the third are well underway. We are still open for teams with a strong vision and ambitious goals. But there’s only a few days left.

Three Questions to: Explorlings - makers of the child-friendly game "Sheeplings"

The Hamburg-based studio Explorlings has a special mission: developing apps for a responsible and gentle introduction of children to the world of digital devices. Lately, they released their first game "Sheeplings" - we took the opportunity to ask Bernhard Mies, CEO and founder of Explorlings a few questions.

Celebrating Pride Month

Gamecity Hamburg celebrates Pride Month June with positive examples of LGBTQ+ related games, a new Gamecity Impulse talk and more.

Games Lift Incubator - The Alumni's Experiences

The Games Lift Incubator is going into the third edition in 2022 already, so we took the opportunity to ask three alumni of the past two years about their experience with the program. These are three very different projects so we were especially curious about their impressions. You can currently apply to the 2022 edition of the Games Lift Incubator until June 14. We hope these reports on the Incubator will help you with your decision to apply.   

Prototype Funding 2022: 398,000 euros for six projects from Hamburg

In the 2022 funding round of the Gamecity Hamburg Prototype Funding program the awarding committee decided to fund six prototypes for digital games by Hamburg-based devs and studios with a total of 398,000 euros. Congratulations to all recipients - we are already excited to see all projects grow and take up speed!

Games Lift Insights with Cassia Curran on May 24

Join our Games Lift Team and Cassia Curran, Founder and Strategic Advisor at Curran Games Agency, for insights into our Games Lift Incubator program and a workshop about games market analysis for indies on May 24 at 4:30 pm. The event will be held online and in English.

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