• James Kinch

Gamecity Hamburg provide funding for six new games

Gamecity Hamburg, who have provided 500,000 euros towards games made in Hamburg, have today given 252,122 euros towards funding six new games in the region.

The projects that have been funded are:

  • THE INVITATION by tool1 – 60,000 euros

  • ARC BREAK by SpiceVR – 50,000 euros

  • Rocket Science GONE WRONG (working title) by James Rucks & Clemens Runge – 48,000 euros

  • Crumbling by Team Crumbling – 39,782 euros

  • The Hunt for Epic Treasure (working title) by Elecular – 35,200 euros

  • Fantasma Ville by Torito Games – 19,140 euros

"The non-repayable grant will enable the selected start-ups from Hamburg to develop prototypes in order to position themselves in the growing global games market. A total of 23 game developers and companies have applied with their projects for the 1st funding round 2021. The quality and number of applications shows the great potential of Hamburg as a games industry hotspot. The application phase for the second funding round 2021 will run from August 30 to October 18."

Dr. Carsten Brosda, Hamburg’s Minister of Culture and Media: "Hamburg is one of the leading games industry hubs in Europe. To maintain this position, the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg provides tailored support to the games industry, through the Prototype Funding program and other measures. It gives studios and developers who plan to start up, settle or open a branch in Hamburg the opportunity to develop and implement their ideas here and thus further strengthens Hamburg as a business location. The projects submitted this year were once again convincing through their multitude as well as their high quality and demonstrated the large potential of the games industry location Hamburg."

For the first time, there will be a second round of prototype funding in the current year 2021. Further teams of developers will be able to apply for funding for their project prototypes from August 30.

Further information on the Hamburg Prototype Funding can be found here.