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.
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.
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.