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Gamecity Hamburg is supporting six games projects with a total of 410,000 euros in 2023 as part of its prototype funding. The aim is to develop digital games with high market potential. Among the funded startups are three which have previously passed through the Games Lift incubator.

© Oliver Reetz: Dennis Schoubye, Head of Gamecity Hamburg
© Oliver Reetz: Dennis Schoubye, Head of Gamecity Hamburg

The funded projects 2023

A total of 24 applications were received for the prototype funding. The awarding committee, formed by industry experts, decided on the following projects:

  • METACORE by Amberdive Interactive - 80,000 euros

  • Project Renaissance by Tiny Roar - 80.000 euros

  • Reddie - ReRun of Reality by Curvature Games - 80.000 euros

  • Light of Atlantis by DrownTown - 70.000 euros

  • Stack 'Em Up by Godcomplex Games - 70.000 euros

  • How to Find Friends by Beardshaker Games - 30.000 euros

All detailed information about the teams and games can be found here.

"The submitted applications show the positive effects of our further funding programs and offers for professionalization. Three teams of the projects funded in this round have already successfully completed our Games Lift incubator program. In addition to newly founded companies, experienced studios are also among the funding recipients. This once again shows the versatility and potential of Hamburg as a games location."
Dennis Schoubye, Head of Gamecity Hamburg

In addition to prototype funding, Gamecity Hamburg organizes the annual Games Lift incubator program for all developers, teams and startups from Hamburg's games industry, regardless of the status of their project. Each year, the Games Lift incubator supports five teams with 15,000 euros and a comprehensive coaching, mentoring and workshop program by experienced international experts from the industry. The teams also receive individual mentoring over the course of a year to work on and further develop their games and project ideas. The current application phase runs until June 20.


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