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Road to Polaris - five Hamburg indies at the convention

Polaris Convention is approaching - 3 days with numerous key players and artists from gaming, e-sports, cosplay, and content creation from October 28 -30. Through our Road to Polaris program, we present five indie developer teams and their games at our joint Gamecity Hamburg Booth and enable them to be part of the Polaris.

At the new community convention Polaris, indie games will be part of the line up of over 250 exhibitors, next to a fully packed program with content creators, international e-sports teams, cosplayers and more. We are happy to finally anounce the five terrific indie game developers, who will be at our Gamecity booth with their games:

OneManOnMars - Leif's Adventure: Netherworld Hero

Leif is facing many dangers with his ghost friend in many handdrawn leves. | Screenshot from Leif's Adventure: Netherworld Hero

In this couch co-op 2D action-adventure game about friendship and teamwork, you can play the hero Leif and his ghost friend alone or with a friend and prove that team spirit can overcome all obstacles.

Impawsible Games - Jonah Weingarten's Ninja Brigade

One of the many different levels, that the player will encounter in the game | Screenshot from Ninja Brigade

In Ninja Brigade, you're drawn though an arcade station into the game world set in feudal Japan, having to face vicious hordes of enemies in this Metroidvania 2D platformer. Finish the game to return to your world.

Beardshaker Games - Soulitaire

Do you dare to play Soulitaire for your friends and costumers? | Key art for Soulitaire

In this 2D-drawn cozy story game, you'll take a look into the future of your guests using the card game Solitaire. Your decisions affect the lives of your friends and guests, so choose wisely!

Curvature Games - The Amusement

Title screen of the upcoming VR adventure "The Amusement".

In this narrative VR adventure, you'll uncover the story of an abandoned amusement park in the 1920s. With a new VR locomotion technique by Curvature Games, you'll experience a vast virtual world with a room-scale VR setup.

Radioactive Dreams - Turbo Shell

Can you beat all of the levels in Turbo Shell? | Screenshot from the demo

Hold on tight because in this fast-paced sci-fi 2D platformer you play an egg with a unique movement mechanic. Instead of running, you pull and push your way through the levels with a special beam and overcome dangerous obstacles.

You are welcome to play all of these games at our Gamecity Hamburg booth, talk to the indie developers onsite and find out how indie games made in Hamburg are created. 

More to discover at the Gamecity Booth

Also, the PLAY Creative Gaming Festival will present itself at the Gamecity Hamburg booth. The festival celebrates gaming culture right after the Polaris in uptown Hamburg, from October 31 to November 6. Drop by to learn more about what awaits you at this next gaming event highlight in Hamburg.

Of course, the Gamecity Hamburg team will also be at the booth. Come over, have a chat and ask us all you want to know about the games industry in Hamburg and our support programs. Additionally, we will offer career info sessions for young people who want to start out in the games industry, every day of the Polaris Convention from 2 to 3 pm. More info on this will follow soon.

About the "Road to" support program

Gamecity Hamburg’s "Road to" programs are designed to give game developers and independent game companies from Hamburg access to national and international events where they can present their projects, make new business contacts and close deals. Gamecity Hamburg arranges delegation packages with organizers of various industry events and offers these to Hamburg games companies for free participation. We have compiled more information on "Road to" here on our website.

About the Polaris

Polaris is Hamburg's new community convention around gaming, e-sports, Asian pop culture, art, and food from October 28-30. On more than 20,000 m2 in the Hamburg Messe it will feature stage shows, tournaments, workshops, cosplay, an exhibition with over 250 exhibitors, and more. Many game developers and publishers, including Nintendo, Daedalic Entertainment, as well as indie studios, and a diverse range of content creators, like Papaplatte, PietSmiet, Ninotaku, Farbenfuchs, and more, will be joining the fully packed three-day program on October 28-30. 

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The Polaris Convention, Hamburg's new community convention centered around gaming, e-sports, and Asian pop-culture, attracted around 10,000 visitors to the Hamburg exhibition halls for its first edition from October 28 to 30. Gamecity Hamburg participated with a joint booth, where we featured five indie developers from Hamburg though our Road to Polaris program, presenting their game projects to a broad audience.

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