Early Bird registration for DevGAMM Minsk 2015 is open!
On December 10-11, 2015 DevGAMM will come back to Minsk! We expect 1000 game industry professionals to fill the halls of cozy Renaissance Minsk Hotel once again.
Last year we closed registration two weeks before the event. So we need to warn you! Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your game, learn from industry experts and find new partners, register now!
The number of tickets with early bird price is limited. Indie tickets for $99 and business – $199
We introduced new type of tickets – Business +Service Showcase. Learn more on a dedicated website page.
Next week we will tell you who’s going to keynote in Minsk this year, which deadlines to put in your calendar and why Belarus is a winter fun:)Comments (0)
DevGAMM brought together the most experienced experts in game development field to help forward the expansion of industry knowledge. Game design, art, programming, VR, eSport, game engines, sound design were among the key topics of 24 excellent lectures at Hamburg event leaving behind the marketing and service sales pitches.
All sessions including those by Christopher Torchia, Stan Just, Mike Rose, Brjann Sigurgeirsson, Barry Meade, Kristine Rothe and Grzegorz Mazur are already available on DevGAMM Youtube Channel.
The audio versions can be found on Voice Republic page.
Looking for photos from DevGAMM? Check out our Facebook albums. Download extra photos via this link.
As usual we want to highlight your impressions of our event:
Not exactly something you call impressions, but useful insights nonetheless:
P.S. Don’t miss Minsk announcement next week!Comments (0)
DevGAMM Hamburg is over and this is how we feel about it!
It was a first European conference for us and we are happy with it. We are not saying that because we have to. We truly are satisfied, although this is just a beginning of our European journey and there is so much more to be done.
Premier events are always the hardest one. Basically it is like a child you want to teach swimming: you drop it into the water and hope for the best :)
This year beautiful Grand Elysee Hotel gathered more than 500 game industry professionals from 30 countries. DevGAMM seemed homey and heartwarming more than ever. After the event it felt like everyone bonded and knew each other by the name. We almost forgot that this is the best part of small events – making friends, and not just acquaintances.
Our team learned so much talking to indie developers from all over Europe, who have never been to DevGAMM before. We catched the vibe and now we have a good grip of what game industry crowd in Europe needs and it isn’t so different from our Russian experience.
Hamburg is an amazing city, not only in terms of tourist attractions but also because of the industry. The birthplace of Innogames, Goodgame Studios, Bigpoint Hamburg cherishes and nourishes games. No wonder it is such a good match for DevGAMM.
The speaker lineup exceeded our expectations with the most memorable presentation from Christopher Torchia, Stan Just, Mike Rose, Brjann Sigurgeirsson, Barry Meade, Mattias Dittrich and Grzegorz Mazur. Representatives of Unity, Microsoft, Unreal Engine, Chartboost, Bigpoint, Wargaming and other industry experts also shared their invaluable experience with DevGAMM audience. The topics selection was incredibly diverse with everything from VR, Kinect, Kickstarter, eSport to Clones and Dinosaurs.
GAMM:Play area looked so much fun this time with real-life knights, Indians and constantly jumping people. In total 36 exciting games were introduced to the audience during the event.
Speed Game Dating was perceived very well. The format was quite unfamiliar for the new audience, but it worked out perfectly. Developers and publishers left the room tired but satisfied with the results.
Those who wanted to start the fun early joined the official Pre-Party on September 9th sponsored by Chartboost and gamecity:Hamburg. Traditional Currywurst and drinks warmed up the atmosphere while people exchanged contacts, ideas and laughs. The first day of the conference ended with the official party sponsored by Vizor Interactive. Unlimited beer flowed in streams together with endless hugs and entertaining discussionsю
Never underestimate a Game Lynch. After the one in Moscow we were thinking that there is no way it could be better, more challenging and hilarious. We were wrong. At some point Game Lynch even changed it name to So You Think You Can Dance thanks to Brjann Sigurgeirsson and Maria Kravtsova. But it reached a new height when we made developers jump like chickens for that Alienware laptop. Right, the winner was determined by the match of Chicken Jump. We wonder how do we top that next time.
Hosted by Yulia Vakhrusheva and Mike Rose DevGAMM Awards had a nice touch to it with great jokes and moving acceptance speeches. The winners truly deserved it and we are now happy to announce the list of games that got their moment of glory at DevGAMM Hamburg:
Grand Prize (sponsored by Game Insight)
Game: Skara, The Blade Remains
Developer: 8-bit Studio
Excellence in Visual Art (sponsored by Game Insight)
Game: Traces of Light
Developer: Mikhail Pigichka
Excellence in Game Design (sponsored by Game Insight)
Game: Karma. Incarnation 1
Excellence in Narrative (sponsored by Game Insight)
Game: Infinity Inc.
Developer: The Shpufa
Excellence in Audio (sponsored by Game Insight)
Game: Karma. Incarnation 1.
Best Indie Game (sponsored by TinyBuild)
Developer: IzHazard & Nekki
Best Mobile Game (sponsored by Gamigo)
Game: Nitro Nation Stories
Developer: Creative Mobile
Best Unity Game (sponsored by Unity)
Game: Retro Invasion
Best PC Game
Game: Skara, The Blade Remains
Developer: 8-bit Studio
Game Lynch Award (sponsored by Alienware)
Game: Missing Translation
Media Choice Award
Game: Retro Invasionn
We want to say special thanks to all our sponsor companies that helped us make it all happen.
Full support of Innogames, Unity, Renatus, Vizor Interactive, Gamigo, Goodgame Studios, Puzzle Dreams and gamecity:Hamburg allowed us to organize this amazing event for you.
We turned over a new leaf in our history. Hamburg event was everything that we expected and we already have so many plans for making it even better next year. Oh, right, haven’t’ we told you? We are looking forward to getting back next year:)
If you were wondering how soon the next DevGAMM is going to be, we have good news for you! DevGAMM Minsk 2015 will take place in just three months on December 10-11 in Renaissance Hotel. Registration will open on September 30, follow the news!
See you there:)
Lots of love,
We announce the list of companies and studios which are registered at DevGAMM Hamburg 2015. Let us also remind that you can schedule a meeting with sponsoring companies, business participants and speakers via contact form on our website. Just click “Make an appointment” or “Email” link under the company info or the participant’s bio.
Use your time at the conference to the most – schedule meetings in advance!
List of companies:
11 bit studios
Bad Monkee GmbH
Daedalic Entertainment GmbH
Machine Zone Germany GmbH
SAE Institute GmbH
Dear conference attendees,
Several days left before the conference and we have some important information to share with you.
You can pick up your badge:
September 9, from 6pm till 10pm at the Official Badge PickUp Pre-Party by Chartboost and gamecity:Hamburg at University of Hamburg (Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg). Please, RSVP
September 10 & 11, from 9am till 6pm at Registration Desk in Grand Elysee Hotel (Rothenbaumchaussee 10, 20148)
Don’t forget your personal ID and your ticket (printed or electronic version).
If this is your first time in Hamburg, we have prepared information about the accommodation, trains, airport, driveways and taxi.
You can find the conference program and schedule here.
Don’t miss an opening speech by Hendrik Klindworth, CEO InnoGames
Lunch time is from 1pm till 3pm.
Business Lounge & Business Meetings
To provide nice networking experience the second floor will have a cozy business lounge exclusive to holders of Business, Media and Speaker badges.
If you have not yet taken care of your meetings, we encourage you to do it in advance.
You can make appointments through the form on our website with our:
September 9: Badge PickUp Pre-Party
Time: 18:00 – 22:00
September 10: Vizor Interactive Official After Party
Time: 20:00 – 23:30
Check out the most exciting games Hamburg has ever seen at GAMM:Play Showcase.
Find employers and employees with Career Wall on the first floor of the Grand Elysee Hotel.
Speed Game Dating
If you haven’t registered for Speed Game Dating yet as a developer or publisher, please do it in advance.
If you forget your stream, the list of participants will be located at the entrance of the Yellow Hall.
Game Lynch & Awards
The most hilarious show of them all Game Lynch will be held on September 11 in the Red Hall at 4 p.m.
Check out the judges lineup and the big prize on our blog.
Find out the winners of Hamburg DevGAMM Award at the closing ceremony right after Lynch.
Follow us on Twitter for the latest information and announcements: @DevGAMM
Do not forget to use the official hashtag #DevGAMM in social media.
Have a nice day and see you at DevGAMM Hamburg 2015!
P.S. Don’t forget an umbrella! :)Comments (0)
Despite the fact that all information is available on the Internet, conferences provide a way to learn directly from other people and shoot questions right away. Sessions are a great medium for game developers to broaden horizons and enrich their experience.
Today we want to present to you the selection of the most exciting sessions to take place at DevGAMM Hamburg 2015:
In his talk Stan Just, the art producer at CD PROJEKT RED, will show methods and approaches used in the company to guide art production of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Production that has been organized around quality where team effort and creativity is a priority. He will present how they adjusted the working philosophy, corporate policies and organizational tools in order to translate employees’ motivation and passion into measurable, quantitative results that ultimately led to 90+ score and over 200 awards.
Find out about the highs and lows of a surprise success of DayZ game from the exclusive speech of Chris Torchia, the Art Director of Bohemia Interactive He will elaborate on how the success itself impacted art production in the long term and the struggle between fast growing company and creative work.
Listen to the unheard story behind the Room told by Barry Meade, the commercial director at Fireproof Games. Continue reading »
No DevGAMM can go without notorious Game Lynch – a special event making the viewers burst into laughter and participants drinking too much alcohol.
Don’t get too excited, DevGAMM is no Vegas (although the Parties may confuse you)! In fact, Game Lynch is just a humorous way of pointing out the weak points of games to their developers and giving them advice on making them better.
During one hour 5 daring game experts will review and discuss games provided by the boldest of gamedev men. Each expert will get his 5 minutes of fame (according to timer) to tell whatever he thinks of the game using any expressions. Who will be the biggest drunk? – that is the question, and the public will decide it for each of the speakers!
Every expert will pick out a game to his taste from the list.The lynching is held in the form of real-time playtesting session, it looks similar to what you’ve seen in let’s players’ videos on Youtube. The game developers are given only 1 minute to defend their games.
To make sure we are not deceiving you and this things happen right as we describe them watch videos of previous lynches!
tinyBuild is proud to be using Alienware machines for game development, and have been integrating AlienFX into their games. The companies are glad to sponsor the Game Lynch at DevGAMM, and are presenting an Alienware X51 to the winner!
Games to be lynched in Hamburg:
Mike Rose VS FlipCube
Developed by 7SkyStudio
Kristina Rothe VS GOLIATH
Developed by Whalebox Studio
Philipp Doschl VS Tales from the Void
Developed by PortaPlay
Wolf Lang VS Missing Translation
Developed by AlPixel
Brjann Sigurgeirsson VS Message Quest
Developed by Maria Kravtsova
Disclaimer: There are judges that don’t drink, but if they lose the audience vote, Alex Nichiporchick, the host of the show, will drink for them. Hope, you won’t get to see him drunk:)
Don’t miss this top of the line event of DevGAMM at the Red Hall on September 11th, from 16:00 to 17:00!
Let’s get ready to rumble!
We encourage you to arrive in Hamburg the day before the conference, because DevGAMM Hamburg 2015 unofficial opening will be on September 9th at Official Badge PickUp Pre-Party organized by Chartboost and gamecity:Hamburg!
When: September 9th, 18:00 – 22:00
Where: Hamburg University
Location: Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, 20146 Hamburg (map, 9 min walk)
Food and beverages: beer, soft drinks and snacks.
Pre-Registration is required
At this party all participants will be able to get their badges in advance, skipping the long registration line on the first day of the conference. Engage in productive networking the day before.
Attention! The party is open not only for the participants of DevGAMM Hamburg 2015, but also for all those involved in the gaming industry, don’t forget your business card!.
After the first day of the conference you are all welcome to continue networking at the official mixer sponsored by Vizor Interactive!
Enjoy unlimited beer and get to know game industry people a little bit closer:)
Date: September 10, 2015
Time: 20:00 – 00:00
Place: The Pony Bar
Address: Allende Platz 1, 20146 Hamburg (map)
Office Bus Tour
Are you looking for an artist, game designer or marketing manager?
Lacking a valuable team member in your studio?
Want to find someone who’s ready to go indie?
Well, we can help you with that!
Reach the game industry professionals who are in the market for a new job.Comments (0)
What I shouldn’t miss
It’s just 2 weeks before the event begins.
We’ve come up with some important information you should know.
We want you to get the most of conference activities!
For your convenience, there will be a Business Lounge to create a more relaxing environment for talks and negotiations. Note that only holders of Business, Speakers and Media badges are granted access to the Lounge.
If you are looking for employees and team members you can send us your job offers for Career Wall for free.
Deadline is September 5th.
Developers demonstrate their games for half of the day, gathering feedback and recommendations without missing out the entire conference.
The participation in GAMM:Play is free of charge and available to every developer with the finished game or quality prototype who bought a ticket and applied before September 1st.
Speed Game Dating
If you are looking for a publisher then take part in Speed Game Dating:
20 developers and games in every stream
Pre-registration is required, seats for developers and publishers are limited. Games at Alpha/Finished stage will be considered in the first place.
Bus Office Tour
All international attendees are welcome to see how biggest Hamburg game companies operate. Hop on a comfortable bus, have a complimentary drink, and take a walk around the offices of InnoGames and Bigpoint on September 9th. Enjoy German hospitality at its best!
RSVP is required, seats are limited.
Get your badge and start networking early! Meet like-minded people and have the most amazing time in Hamburg.
All you need is to have a ticket for DevGAMM and RSVP.
Awards & Game Lynch
Game Lynch is the most hilarious hour of the conference. See how 5 industry experts tear 5 games to bits in the most ridiculous ways to win audience favor.
Important: developers will have a chance to defend themselves.