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

Larry Laffer liebt die Gamecity

Willkommen in Hamburg Larry. Auf den heute in Frankfurt gestarteten „GermanDevDays“ hat der Event-Veranstalter und Gründer von Assemble Entertainment Stefan Marcinek (aka Doctor Love) das Comeback der legendären Spieleserie „Leisure Suit Larry“ angekündigt. .

Entwickelt und produziert wird das klasssiche 2D Point & Click Adventure „Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry“ vom Hamburger Studio „Crazybunch“ (aka Love Machines). Ebenfalls an Bord ist der Gründer vom Hamburger Mobile Game Entwickler „Tiny Roar“ Maurice Hagelstein als Gamedesigner und Autor (aka Love Jedi). Als Chefautor der neuen Larry-Geschichte wird der erfahrene Narrative Designer und Buchautor Falko Löffler (aka Head of Love) das Team in der Hansestadt unterstützen. Der Release des Spiels ist für Q4 2018 für Windows und Mac OS geplant. Die Neuauflage bleibt seinen beliebten spielerischen Wurzeln treu. Larry geht erneut auf die Suche nach der Liebe, datet auf seiner Reise dutzende Frauen und muss mit Wortwitz und Liebesschwüren ihre Herzen erobern. Vorbesteller können das Spiel bis zum 23. Oktober auf Steam für 25,49 Euro statt 29,99 Euro kaufen. Hier die kurze Spielbeschreibung von der Steam-Seite:  

„vom Ende der 80er direkt ins 21. Jahrhundert – und Wow, hat sich die Welt vielleicht verändert! Während mein Welt- und Frauenbild aus den 80ern mit der modernen Realität härter zusammenprallt, als die Brüste einer drallen Blondine beim Joggen am Strand, date ich mich nun durch die moderne Welt! 
In einem für mich typischen Point & Click-Abenteuer erleben wir gemeinsam, wie ich mich in Faith, die rattenscharfe Assistentin des Bosses von Prune, einem weltweit erfolgreichen Technologieunternehmen, verliebe. Da heutzutage aber selbst Dating digital abläuft, muss ich erst einmal an meinem Score bei Timber arbeiten, dieser total angesagten Dating-App, indem ich Frauen date, ihre Bedürfnisse befriedige und so Punkte für mein Timber-Profil sammle. Und zwischendurch immer mal wieder kurz ein paar neue Bikinifotos bei Instacrap checken – das 21. Jahrhundert ist echt knorke!“

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Mit der Hintergrundgeschichte wird eine direkte Brücke von Larrys Anfängen Ende der 80´er zur heutigen digitalen Welt geschlagen, in der Dating vollkommen anders verläuft als zu Beginn der Computer-Ära und vor dem Durchbruch des Internets. Das erste Larry-Game „Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards“ wurde bereits vor über 30 Jahren 1987 beim US-Publisher Sierra On-Line veröffentlicht. Gamedesigner und Erfinder des Helden und der ersten Larry Spiele war Al Lowe. Insgesamt sind im Verlauf der letzten drei Jahrzehnte insgesamt 13 Teile mit dem Protagonisten erschienen. Einen guten ersten Überblick über Larrys bewegte Zeit als Videospielheld findet ihr bei Wikipedia.

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Three Questions to: Dom Schott, Creator of the Podcast OK COOL

Dom Schott has been a part of the German games journalism scene for some time already, but the last few years brought big changes for him: he joined the team of The Pod on a regular basis, moved to Hamburg and started his own podcast: OK COOL. We took this opportunity to reverse the roles and ask him about his work for a change.

3 years of Games Lift: Getting better with age

Three successful years lie behind the Games Lift Incubator. Before we start the fourth one, we take a look back. Our alumni have a lot to show.

2022 in Review

2022 was a big year for us at Gamecity Hamburg as we saw the return of in-person events, a new convention in Hamburg, great projects in our funding programs and so much more! We want to take the last slow business days of the year as an opportunity to look back and offer a sneak peek at what's ahead of us for 2023.

Three Questions to: Elbphilharmonie concert hall about their online escape game

Hamburg's famous Elbphilharmonie concert hall recently released its first game - yes, you've read that correctly: Together with the Hamburg-based digital agency Pop Rocket Labs, they've developed an online escape game in which players must save a classical concert by solving puzzles. We've talked to Julika von Werder from the Elbphilharmonie's marketing team about the background of this project.

Bytro Labs tests 4-day week: Interview with founder Tobias Kringe

Hamburg-based studio Bytro Labs tests out a studio-wide 4-day work week from October to December this year. We talked to founder Tobias Kringe about this decision, how it affects way of working and what they hope to gain from it.

Federal Games Funding: Applications open again from January 1, 2023

Good news for the German games industry: as of January 1, developers and studios can submit applications for the federal funding for video games. The funding for 2023 amounts to 20 million euros, and it is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Goodgame Studios Reaches One Billion Euros in Sales with Empire Series

Congratulations to Goodgame Studios for reaching more than one billion euros in sales with their "Empire" series. The franchise includes four titles at this point and is played by over 220 million registered users, making it a great success for the Hamburg-based studio.

Hamburg Games Conference 2023: First Speakers announced

The Hamburg Games Conference returns on March 1 & 2, 2023 with the topic "Invest in Games". Now the first games industry experts are confirmed, who will share insights and best practices in talks, keynotes and panels around the main topic, as well as on dev, funding and start-up topics.

Games Lift Incubator: Grown together

The graduation pitch has marked the finale of Games Lift Incubator 2022. All five teams got to present what they achieved in the last three months. Not an easy task – but everyone came well-prepared. The setting was relaxed, the presentations strong.

Recap: Games Compass 2022

On November 23, InnoGames and Gamecity Hamburg invited decision makers from the games and digital industries of Hamburg and beyond to their jointly organized, exclusive networking event Games Compass.

Road to Hamburg Games Conference 2023: Apply until January 30

For this year's Hamburg Games Conference, Gamecity Hamburg once again opens its Road to program: We offer a number of physical showcasing spot packages for Hamburg-based studios, publishers, teams, and devs. Apply until January 30!

Hamburg Games Conference: Focusing on the topic “Invest in Games” on March 1-2, 2023

The Hamburg Games Conference will return as an on-site event in a new location in Hamburg. The conference theme "Invest in Games" will shed light on current and future developments in the international games industry.

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