gamecity:Hamburg will present the latest games from Hamburg game developers and the services offered by the location initiative at this year’s first purely digital gamescom with its virtual booth at the Indie Arena Booth Online. Until May 31, Hamburg-based developers and game companies can apply to showcase their games at the digital gamecity:Hamburg booth.
gamescom 2020 is holding as a purely digital trade show. This means new challenges for the organizers as well as for all exhibitors and companies. Creative ideas and digital solutions are needed to transfer successful major events online. With the new Indie Arena Booth Online, the award-winning exhibition booth, which brings together computer and video games from all over the world, can be experienced online for the first time. In addition to many opportunities for interaction, there will also be special promotional events at gamescom, for example in cooperation with Steam.
In cooperation with Indie Arena Booth, gamecity:Hamburg is developing a digital version of the gamecity:Hamburg booth with its design and special features. Hamburg-based studios and developers can apply for participation until May 31, 2020, and can receive benefits:
- Participation in the online workshop “Road to gamescom” in June on the topics of pitching, PR and networking
- Virtual Booth on the gamecity:Hamburg area (with interactive elements like access to online shops, homepages, talking NPCs)
- Access to B2B backend/ the digital business lounge of the Indie Arena Booth Online
- Integration of the own game into the main live stream
- Participation in sales and other events
- Social media features
- Part of the official Indie Arena Booth line up trailer
When applying, you must enter the following information in the application field “Short Game Description” to participate in the competition for the gamecity:Hamburg online booth: “We would like to participate in the gamecity:Hamburg program”
For the offer by gamecity:Hamburg there are necessary conditions of participation.
Conditions of Participation
- Head office of the applicants or a branch office in Hamburg
- A playable version of the submitted game will be available at gamescom 2020
- Applicants are commercially oriented and belong to the games industry
The application is now available online at www.indiearenabooth.de/apply.
Further information about the application and the conditions can be found on the homepage of gamecity:Hamburg. The application period for the gamecity:Hamburg offer ends on May 31, 2020.
Further information on the schedule and program of the digital trade exhibition and the online version of the Indie Arena Booth will be announced in good time.
gamecity:Hamburg supports, connects, and makes the gaming hub Hamburg visible. The aim is to improve the general conditions for companies and founders of the games value chain in the city, to support them in their further development, and to anchor Hamburg in the public perception as one of the leading game’s locations in Germany. gamecity:Hamburg is the contact point for Hamburg’s games funding and also offers programs, events, and services in close cooperation with the games industry to strengthen local developers. The exchange of knowledge within the sector and with other industries promotes at the same time. The promotion of young talent, the development of new formats that activate the strong network of games companies in the city, and internationalization are the focus of the location initiative’s activities. gamecity:Hamburg is part of Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft.
About the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft
Since its foundation in 2010, Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft has seen itself as a central contact point for all players in Hamburg’s creative industries from the eleven sub-markets of architecture, visual arts, design, film, literature, music, press, radio, software/games, theatre/dance, and advertising. It supports creative professionals with contemporary services and promotes innovation within the framework of the “Cross-Innovation Hub” project. Since 2017 the industry-specific initiatives gamecity:Hamburg, nextMedia.Hamburg and designxport are part of the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft mbH.