Hamburg, 16 May 2012: gamecity:Hamburg officially launches its activities on Facebook and Twitter: Besides the www.gamecity-hamburg.com website, www.facebook.com/gamecityHamburg and www.twitter.com/gamecityHamburg are the brand-new addresses for all the latest information and regular excursions behind the scenes of Hamburg’s games industry.
The 250 guests attending yesterday’s “Gamecity Treff” witnessed the kick-off of the new social media channels. After relaunching its German website, gamecity:Hamburg has also continuously expanded the English version of www.gamecity-hamburg.com, adding new content and current industry news. Now also appearing on Facebook and Twitter, the Hamburg-based industry network broadens its reach by including two essential online platforms, and provides a direct link between the network and games industry professionals.
According to gamecity:Hamburg Managing Director, Stefan Klein, “our online offering attracts approximately 10,000 users per month who are seeking information about the games sector in Hamburg. The two social media channels will allow us to link up with industry decision-makers as well as new professionals in a much more direct way, and furnish our network with a gateway for disseminating industry news and getting in touch with us quickly.”
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, recruiting tours, affordable office space, start-up consulting and qualification programmes. To provide demand-oriented training of junior staff, a Games master’s 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). Additional details are provided on www.gamecity-hamburg.com. Information about the initiative Hamburg@work is available on www.hamburg-media.net.