Gamecity Hamburg's Games Lift Incubator 2021 will prepare five teams for the challenges of the game industry.
Five up-and-coming game developer teams from Hamburg convinced the awarding committee with their project ideas, pitching their way into the Games Lift Incubator 2021. The incubator program starts on September 9 and aims to prepare the teams for the challenges of developing and marketing their games projects in the international markets – through start-up funding of 15,000 euros per team and an intensive three-month workshop and mentoring program under the guidance of international industry experts.
The five winners were selected by the awarding committee, consisting of Anne Beuttenmüller (Director Marketing EMEA Niantic, Inc.), Ole Schaper (CEO & CTO Sviper), Wolf Lang (CEO Super Crowd Entertainment), Margarete Schneider (Project Manager Gamecity Hamburg), and Jens Unrau (Head of Department Media and Digital Economy at Hamburg’s Ministry of Culture and Media).
And the winners are:
The Invitation by tool1, an action-packed multiplayer loot shooter set in a future scenario of Earth in the year 2081.
Monstersongs VR by Denise Koch, a game that combines a graphic novel with a playable VR rock musical that takes players into a colorful world full of monsters, puzzles, and music.
PROSPECTOR by Koriol Games, players uncover the mystery of a planet where masks are essential for survival and the game’s heroes have to build important relationships through a novel dialogue system.
supernightshift by consider it, the city of Hamburg itself is turned into a digital playing field in which the players have to find the best way through the city using different means of transport.
The Treepoids by SUPERNATURAL GAMES, an entertaining strategy adventure, with hand-drawn 2D graphics and lots of colorful characters on a mysterious island.