May 10, 2023
Prototype Funding 2023: 410.000 euros for 6 Projects from Hamburg
Gamecity Hamburg funds 6 digital game prototypes with 410,000 euros in its 20th anniversary year.
In the 2023 funding round, Gamecity Hamburg will support six game projects with a total of 410,000 euros as part of the prototype funding. This initial funding for companies and start-ups based in Hamburg enables the development of prototypes of digital games with high market potential. Among the funding recipients are three start-ups that have previously successfully graduated from our Games Lift Incubator.
The funded projects 2023:
- METACORE by Amberdive Interactive - €80,000
- Project Renaissance by Tiny Roar - €80,000
- Reddie - ReRun of Reality by Curvature Games - 80.000 €
- Light of Atlantis by DrownTown - 70.000 €
- Stack 'Em Up by Godcomplex Games - 70.000 €
- How to Find Friends by Beardshaker Games - 30.000 €
METACORE - Amberdive Interactive
Amberdive Interactive has further refined its co-op shooter METACORE as part of the Games Lift Incubator 2022. With up to three team members, players fight their way through ruins on an alien planet and defend themselves against machine guards. The special game mechanics are the multi-purpose cores, small high-tech spheres into which the players can transform themselves and which open up many possibilities for team play.
Project Renaissance - Tiny Roar
In this point-and-click adventure game from established indie studio Tiny Roar (Wanderlust, XEL, Bomb Bots Arena, among others), players take on the role of Joy, who embarks on a path of self-knowledge after a baby literally falls into her hut. With Project Renaissance, Tiny Roar plans to appeal to genre fans as well as those who have avoided adventure games in the past.
Reddie - ReRun of Reality - Curvature Games
Curvature Games lets players conduct and immersively experience various experiments as the character "Reddie" in this innovative mixed-reality adventure. They have to switch dimensions and realities again and again to find the solution. Through the use of mixed reality, the players also interact with the actual environment.
Light of Atlantis - DrownTown
In this 2D puzzle Metroidvania game with jump 'n' run elements, players do not control the lovingly drawn robot character in the underwater world of Atlantis, but the element "water" to solve puzzles and pass levels.
Stack 'Em Up - Godcomplex Games
Up to four players compete in this crazy multiplayer party game. The players suck up cute "slime packets" just like their fellow players. This is how the so-called "stacks" are created, which leads to involuntary teamwork. Godcomplex Games used the Games Lift Incubator 2022 to fine-tune the game idea.
How to Find Friends - Beardshaker Games
How to Find Friends is a cozy hidden object game in which players must find extraordinary creatures in large-scale patterns. The protagonists Witch & Owl help and narrate the enchanting background stories of the wondrous creatures to the players along the way.
Find all detailed information about the teams and games at: https://gamecity-hamburg.de/funding/#Funded_Projects_2023