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

Hey allihopa! THQ Nordic übernimmt Koch Media

Der Spiele-Vertrieb und -Publisher Koch Media wird von THQ Nordic übernommen. Was nicht zuletzt dazu führt, dass ein weiterer Hamburger Entwickler schwedische Eltern bekommt.

Es ist die Meldung der Woche: Die Skandinavier THQ Nordic übernehmen den süddeutsch-österreichischen Spiele-, Film- und Software-Distributor Koch Media - auf 121 Millionen Euro beläuft sich die Transaktion. Zum negativen ändern soll sich für alle Beteiligten erstmal nichts, die zentralen Standorte in Wien (THQ Nordic GmbH) sowie Planegg bei München (Koch Media bzw. deren Spiele-Tochter Deep Silver) sollen erhalten bleiben.

Und was hat das nun mit Hamburg zu tun? Seit Ende 2013 ist der hiesige Mobilspielentwickler Fishlabs (Galaxy on Fire) unter dem Namen Deep Silver Fishlabs Teil von Koch Media. Und damit nun Teil von THQ Nordic, welches wiederum ein schwedisches Unternehmen ist, das 2016 aus dem Publisher Nordic Games aus Karlstadt im Westen Schwedens hervorgegangen ist.

Mit seiner schwedischen Firmenmutter ist Deep Silver Fishlabs bei weitem kein Einzelkind in der Hansestadt. Die schwedischen Dreamhack-Betreiber und ESL-Mehrheitseigner Modern Times Group sind mit 35% an InnoGames (Forge of Empires) beteiligt. Und die Goodgame Studios (Goodgame Empire) sind Teil der Stockholmer Stillfront Group, zu der auch das Hamburger Studio Bytro Labs (Call of War) gehört. Mal sehen, ob und wann die Schweden merken, dass Hamburg noch sehr viel mehr hübsche Spieletöchter zu bieten hat…


Games Lift: Meet you at the top

For its 2023 edition, the Games Lift Incubator launches with a new space, new concepts, five brand-new teams - and with years of experience.

Games Lift Kick-Off 2023 in New SPACE Innovation Rooms

On Monday, September 11, 2023, the official kick-off of the Games Lift Incubator 2023 took place in the new SPACE innovation space of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft.

Road to Polaris - Gamecity Hamburg brings 5 indie games to the convention

From October 13 to 15, Polaris, Hamburg's new community convention dedicated to gaming, anime, manga, and Asian pop culture, will open its doors for the second time.

Recap: gamescom 2023

gamescom 2023 was a blast once again – we met some people we rarely see throughout the year otherwise, made new connections and, most importantly, enabled five studios from Hamburg to present their games at the shared Gamecity Hamburg Booth at the Indie Arena Booth.

Hamburg: The Right Place for Your Next Career Level

Hamburg is home to a vast and growing games industry landscape, with over 200 games companies and roughly 2,450 people working in the games sector. Let’s introduce you to the vast amount of companies, educational programs and resources for reaching your next career level.

How to: Make the most of gamescom 2023

For some new members of the industry gamescom 2023 might be their very first visit at the biggest German gaming convention and one of the most important games events worldwide, while others might appreciate a quick refresher on what's going on at gamescom. It's big, it's crazy and it's a lot of fun! Let's take a look at how you can make the most of it as a business visitor.

Road to Polaris 2023 - Apply until August 28

The community convention Polaris takes place on October 13-15 with a three-day program including gaming, e-sports, anime and manga, cosplay, and content creation. Gamecity Hamburg provides free booth packages for Hamburg-based developers, teams, and studios. This way you can present your games, prototypes and demos to the audience and collect direct feedback from your target groups. Applications are open until August 28!

InnoGames Forge of Empires generates one billion euros in lifetime revenues

In 2012, the Hamburg-based developer studio InnoGames launched their strategy hit Forge of Empires, which is still enjoying huge popularity more than 11 years after release. Now, Forge of Empires has surpassed one billion euros in sales. A huge milestone for InnoGames, which shows that successful games can generate significant profits even after years.

Three Questions to: Tiny Roar on their partnership with AONIC

Tiny Roar has become a small institution here in Hamburg since its founding in 2015, both with their original titles, such as their current project "Wanderful" and through collaboration with other studios. This week they announced their partnership with the Swedish investor AONIC, who is now the majority shareholder of Tiny Roar. We took this opportunity to speak to one of the two founders, Maurice Hagelstein, about what this news means for the studio and its future.

Bigpoint celebrates 20 years anniversary

With titles like Farmerama, Seafight and DarkOrbit Reloaded, Bigpoint has been a leading player in the games industry in Hamburg and beyond and is celebrating more than 20 years anniversary! We took this amazing opportunity to talk with Managing Director Michelle Zou about the company and future developments.

Neurodactics releases math learning app Mambio

2021 the Hamburg math learning app Mambio by neurodactics GmbH was supported with 39,273€ with Gamecity Hamburg's prototype funding and 1,172 360€ from the BMWK and has now successfully celebrated its final app release on June 26.

The five winning teams of Games Lift Incubator 2023

Games Lift 2023: These are the five teams

For 2023, five great teams of Hamburg game developers impressed the awarding committee of the Games Lift Incubator with their exciting projects.

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