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Teams and solo developers have time until 10 June to apply for the fifth edition of Gamecity Hamburg's Games Lift funding programme. Five projects from the world of video games will each receive 15,000 euros and extensive workshops, among other things.

© Oliver Reetz: Margarete Schneider, Project Manager at Gamecity Hamburg
© Oliver Reetz: Margarete Schneider, Projektmanagerin bei Gamecity Hamburg

What the Games Lift Incubator offers

Since 2020, Gamecity Hamburg has supported a total of 20 teams in the Games Lift Incubator in the development of digital games. Developers and startups with up to five people from Hamburg and the surrounding area are eligible to participate. As with the prototype funding, Gamecity Hamburg is also introducing a diversity checklist as part of the application process for Games Lift. This helps applicants to analyse their own structures and processes in the development of games projects.

The funding programme includes the following benefits:

  • 15,000 euros in financial support

  • An additional coaching budget of 1,000 euros

  • A comprehensive workshop programme tailored to the needs of indie developers

  • Individual mentoring from five experienced industry professionals

  • Facilities for exchange and collaboration

  • Joint trip to an international industry event

  • Access to the Games Lift network with around 30 industry experts

  • Playtesting sessions and other internal and public events

An award committee made up of experts from the local games industry and representatives of Gamecity Hamburg will decide which applicants will be accepted into the Games Lift Incubator 2024.

You can find more information about the programme and the application process here.

“We continue to develop the Games Lift Incubator programme every year. In order to support our incubator teams even better in reaching publishers and end consumers in the future, we are making the joint trip to an industry event an integral part of Games Lift.”
Margarete Schneider, Project Manager at Gamecity Hamburg


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