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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Games Lift 2021 - Accelerating Now

The preparations are done. Now comes the fun part: The 2021 iteration of our Games Lift Incubator has begun in full. Workshops are in session. Read more in entry #2 of our Games Lift Incubator Log.

Recap: Road to gamescom 2021

With the Road to gamescom program five studios and developers from Hamburg presented themselves at the digital Indie Arena Booth Online, a virtual online multiplayer, where visitors could walk around in the creative world of the "Summercamp of Doom" to play, chat, and find out more about 120 indie games at 13 different online worlds.

Kick-off for Games Lift Teams 2021!

It’s on: Yesterday, we kicked off the intensive phase of Games Lift Incubator 2021 together with the five dev teams from Hamburg. For the next three months, the teams will be able to fully concentrate on their game ideas and attend workshops and individual mentoring sessions with international industry experts.

Next Game Starter Event: Project Management

Meet three project management professionals from the games industry to learn what they would have liked to know when they first started out. Live on September 07, from 6 pm (CEST)

Prototype Funding: Application phase starts now!

Apply now for the second round of Prototype Funding 2021: Up to 80.000 euros per project for the development of prototypes for digital games. The application phase runs from August 30 to October 18, 2021. Workshop on how to apply on September 08!

New Video Series: Indie Dev Insights

In our new series "Indie Dev Insights" we talk to indie devs and industry experts from Hamburg about topics that concern indies apart from strictly development topics - like marketing, sales, funding, organization of a team or publishing. First episode out now - more to come!

Meet Hamburg at the gamescom 2021!

From August 25-27 the world’s biggest games fair is on: gamescom 2021! For the second time, gamescom will be a purely digital event. Read here about where and when to find games from Hamburg at gamescom 2021!

Games Lift Incubator: these are the five teams 2021

Five up-and-coming game developer teams from Hamburg convinced the awarding committee with their project ideas, pitching their way into the Games Lift Incubator 2021. The incubator program starts on September 9 and aims to prepare the teams for the challenges of developing and marketing their games projects in the international markets – through start-up funding of 15,000 euros per team and an intensive three-month workshop and mentoring program under the guidance of international industry experts.

Gamecity Impulse: next event will focus on building gaming communities

In our online event series "Gamecity Impulse" Gamecity presents talks and discussions about the topics of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. In our third session Manuel Manhard will discuss how to build a respectful and caring gameing community.

Goodgame Studios celebrates 10 years Goodgame Empire

Goodgame Studios is a leading developer and publisher of mobile and browser games in Hamburg, specializing in the free-to-play sector with over 500 million registered users worldwide and part of the Stillfront Group. This year, the company celebrates ten years of their game Goodgame Empire, which is still ongoing and growing. 

Road to gamescom: Five Hamburg Indies at Indie Arena Booth Online

Five indie developers and publishers from Hamburg will receive booth spaces on the multiplayer trade fair platform Indie Arena Booth Online as part of the virtual gamescom 2021 through our "Road to gamescom" program.

Gamecity Impulse: Panel-Discussion on Diversity Management in the Games Industry

What can games companies do to actively contribute to strengthen equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry and in games? And what challenges do studios, publishers and other games businesses - from large corporations to small indies - face in this field?

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