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

Skillz invests 50 Million Dollars into Hamburg-based Exit Games

Mobile games company Skillz is investing $50 million for a minority stake in the Hamburg-based company Exit Games.

Hamburg-based Exit Games has entered into a strategic partnership with Skillz, one of the leading multiplayer competition platforms for mobile games. Skillz is investing $50 million for a minority stake in Exit Games.

Exit Games, founded in 2004, is the developer of Photon, an independent networking engine and multiplayer platform that enables indie studios and AAA productions to create and host real-time, synchronous multiplayer games for multiple gaming platforms. More than 579.000 developers and studios use Photon to create games and applications for their real-time experiences, among others Square Enix, Electronic Arts or Ubisoft.

"We'll work together to bring our multiplayer technology Photon to the hugely popular skill-based gaming space. It also means that Skillz can enter into Realtime Multiplayer genres.
I am super proud of our team and the milestone we achieved. We can now invest even more in delivering market-leading multiplayer technology to developers and studios, both large and small. Most importantly, absolutely nothing will change as far as the customer experience is concerned as we remain an independent company, determining our future." says Christof Wegmann, Founder & CTO of Exit Games.

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Queer Games Bundle 2023 - Our Top 5 Games

Pride Month 2023 has just started and so has the third edition of the Queer Games Bundle on itch.io. It features 460+ items from 293 creators exploring queer topics. This bundle supports queer creators and celebrates the diversity of their games. We took a closer look at the bundle and chose our top 5 games, which we would love to play.

Gamecity Treff - The 20th Anniversary in Review

For this special edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of Gamecity Hamburg and the esteemed Gamecity Treff, we met up with Hamburg's games industry at the Jupiter.

Daedalic's "The Lord of the Rings: Gollum" Out Now

Daedalic Entertainment is releasing the long-anticipated "The Lord of the Rings: Gollum", a new adventure mixed with action elements exploring the story of the iconic Lord of the Rings character today.

Radioactive Dreams releases Turbo Shell

After receiving the Prototype Funding in 2020, Hamburg-based Radioactive Dreams finally release the game "Turbo Shell".

Games Lift: No expiration date!

This year, Gamecity Hamburg's Games Lift Incubator is doing the same as in previous ones: it's evolving.

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.

Application Start for Games Lift Incubator 2023

Developer teams can now apply from May 2 until June 20 for our Games Lift Incubator. This is their chance to get professional input on their game ideas and to successfully develop and market their game projects.

Games Lift Insights 2023: Workshop with Cassia Curran on May 16

At this Games Lift Insights workshop, indie devs will get an impression of what awaits in the incubator with a talk on "Basic Market Analysis for Indies" by Business Development and Strategic Advisor Cassia Curran. The Gamecity Hamburg Team will share insights into the Games Lift Incubator and application process as well.

Networking after the speeches and panel discussion at Hamburg City Hall / Photo by Marcelo Hernandez

Celebrating 20 Years of Gamecity Hamburg at the Hamburg City Hall

At the invitation of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the games industry celebrated 20 years of Gamecity Hamburg in the City Hall.

Kristin von der Wense (Daedalic Entertainment) was one of the experts in the 1:1 feedback sessions

Pitch Level Up 2023 in Review

At our second edition of the Pitch Level Up participating devs, founders and students got valuable insights and tips from our industry experts on pitching and optimizing their pitch decks in talks and 1:1 feedback sessions at the Hamburger Ding.

20 years supporting Hamburg's games industry!

Founded in 2003, Gamecity Hamburg was the first public funding institution for the games industry at the state level in Germany. We want to celebrate 20 years of supporting and being part of the wonderful games industry in Hamburg.

ROCKFISH Games CEO Michael Schade

ROCKFISH Games releases EVERSPACE 2

After five years of development and two years in Early Access, the single-player space shooter EVERSPACE 2 from Hamburg-based studio ROCKFISH Games will be released on April 6. In an interview with CEO Michael Schade, we talked about the long journey to the game's release and the studio's experiences.

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