400 descend on Gamecity Night to celebrate industry

400 descend on Gamecity Night to celebrate industry
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

November 23rd 2012 at 3:05PM

Gamecity breaks record attendance with more than 2,300 participants throughout its 12 events

400 developers and execs from across the games industry descended on Gamecity: Hamburg last night to celebrate the vibrant and growing games sector in the city.

The event is designed to celebrate the Hamburg game sector as well as give attendees the chance to establish new contacts as well as meet friends and peers involved in game development.

Gamecity events include four ‘well received’ ‘Gamecity Treff’ gatherings, two recruiting tours to academic institutions in Berlin and Copenhagen, the indiepixel summit and other meet-ups and conferences such as the Hamburg Games Conference.

Overall, the 12 Gamecity events organised throughout the year have broken a new attendance record for more than 2,300 participants in total.

This culminated at the Gamecity: Hamburg party, which saw its 400 guests celebrate and network late into the evening.

“This year, Hamburg’s games industry has come of age,” said Gamecity: Hamburg MD Achim Quinke.

“At a time of sweeping discussion about the sector’s consolidation, Hamburg-based companies are in a strong position and poised for the new year. That is why our booked-out Gamecity Night saw everyone in a thoroughly splendid mood and happy for the opportunity to meet so many industry colleagues in one place.

“With the help of our sponsors, Bigpoint and InnoGames, we were able to again present this important industry gathering in an appropriately festive setting.”

Visit the official Gamecity: Hamburg website for more information.