More than 300 guests attend Gamecity Night in Hamburg's 'Speicherstadt'
Hamburg, 25 November 2011: Yesterday evening marks the fifth time that gamecity:Hamburg has hosted Gamecity Night, the northern German computer gaming industrys celebratory highlight of the year. More than 300 games business representatives from Germany and abroad accepted the invitation by the biggest regional industry network in the country to party late into the night in Hamburgs historic Speicherstadt quarter. The organizers expressly thank premium sponsor Bigpoint, as well as co-sponsors InnoGames and Research In Motion, whose support made sure that Gamecity Night 2011 was another smashing success.
Topping off the quarterly Gamecity Treff gatherings, the exclusive Gamecity Night is the festive high point of the gamecity:Hamburg event calendar. The overwhelming number of registrations shows just how popular the event is among games industry professionals gamecity:Hamburg project directors Achim Quinke and Stefan Klein welcomed more than 300 domestic and international guests at yesterday's Gamecity Night.
"Gamecity Night is a great opportunity to share the past years stories and experiences, to meet business partners and friends, to communicate and make new contacts", Stefan Klein says about the event. "Thanks to our sponsors, Bigpoint, InnoGames and Research In Motion, we were able to present the party in this wonderful setting again this year."
High-resolution, printable images of Gamecity Night 2011 are available here: http://quinke-networks.de/Gamecity_Night_2011.zip
Gamecity:Hamburg has approximately 2,000 members and is the largest regional network of the games industry in Germany. A division of the Hamburg@work initiative for media, IT and telecommunication, gamecity:Hamburg is concerned with creating optimal local conditions for the digital entertainment industry. Its target groups are computer, console and mobile game developers and producers, as well as related industries such as advertising, technical service providers, online agencies, and music and film production companies from Hamburg and Europe. The network helps companies to establish cooperation agreements and to break into new markets. In addition, gamecity:Hamburg supports local businesses by providing a broad range of services including workshops, industry meetings, joint trade show appearances in Germany and abroad, affordable office space, start-up consulting, qualification programmes and funding for prototype production. To provide demand-oriented training of junior staff, a Games masters degree programme was created in cooperation with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) which began in the 2010 summer term. Gamecity:Hamburg is a public-private partnership headed by Stefan Klein (Hamburg@work) and Achim Quinke (Quinke Networks).