More than 300 guests gathered at yesterday’s Gamecity Night to network and to establish new business contacts. In a trendy location of Hamburg’s nightlife district St Paul, representatives of Hamburg’s local and regional games industry recapitulated this year’s development and welcomed a more than bright future.
From Start-Up to Global Player
With approximately 4,350 employees, Hamburg is Germany’s main hotspots of the fast-growing industry. Here, international development studios such as InnoGames and Goodgame Studios that both supported the Gamecity Night, have matured within only a few years into global players. At the same time, new talents leave universities and enter with fresh ideas the vibrant scene of Hamburg indie studios. Both of them, international players and indie companies, are working independently of large publishers.
Future Growth Expected
Stefan Klein, co-founder and project manager of gamecity:Hamburg, is more than content when looking at the industry’s performance: “Not only at the banks of the rivers Elbe and Alster, but also nationally and internationally, the games industry sets new records. Here in Hamburg, we observe with great joy that success is not limited to major studios, but is also taking the indie and start-up scene to new heights. We will thus continue to focus our activities and efforts also on small and medium-sized enterprises. “
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