Factsheet

Co-Organizer:
Christian Oeing

Release date:
September 11th - 15th, 2015

Platforms:
HAW Hamburg

Website:
indie-gameleon.org

Description

Indie Gameleon is a festival organized by indie game developers, for indie game developers, game design students and indie game enthusiast! The festival includes lectures, indie game showcase, game jam and a chiptune dance party.

In 2015 the festival took place at the HAW – Kunst and Medien Campus in Hamburg, Germany from September 11 until September 15. This strengthened the international reputation of the Northern Game Industry and also stimulated the collaboration between entrepreneurs and organisations across international borders. In addition, hosting Indie Gameleon 2015 aimed at creating and strengthening sustainable international relations and networks between the Dutch and German gaming industry. Indie Gameleon was organized in collaboration between the Groninger and Hamburger game industry in order to meet the international demand.

The festival kicked off on Friday September 11 with the well known Indie Gameleon Game Jam, where you and your co-workers, co-students and/or friends worked together to develop a game within 48 hours based on the subject that was provided for the game jam! After the two day game jam, the festival continued with a two day conference, where interesting lectures, workshops and panels by people from the game industry itself were hold. Next to that a Indie Gameleon showcase was hosted where game developers showed their games to the public. The first evening ended with a 8-Bit Dance Party (featuring excellent music that is generated from game consoles). The second evening ended with a co-host network gathering and opening from the Play Festival.

Features

  • From indie developers for indie developers!
  • International organization team
  • Happened for the first time in Hamburg
  • Different formats like talks, panels, post mortems,...
  • 48h game jam
  • Party at the end of each conference day
  • Showcase for indie developers to present their games

Tasks

  • Organization of the event together with other organizers from Groningen, Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany
  • Getting different speakers on board for the conference
  • Handle communication with the event location (HAW Hamburg) and sponsors (gamecity:Hamburg, InnoGames, Glacéau vitaminwater,...)
  • Gathering developers to show their games at the showcase
  • Taking care on-site to make sure everything works out

Videos

Trailer YouTube

Indie Game Scene in Germany YouTube

"Shift hit the fan" - Post Mortem Shift Happens YouTube

Your Greatest Asset When Making Games: YOU! by Arcane Circus YouTube

Why Gamemakers should be Tinkerers at heart by Studio Fizbin YouTube

Graphics vs Gameplay by Simon Butler YouTube

8-Bit/Chiptune music production on Nintendo Gameboy YouTube

Getting public and private money YouTube

Virtual Reality Panel YouTube

Game Presentation "Boat for Two" by Dr. Sonia YouTube

Post Mortem Dimension Drive by David Jimenez YouTube

NPCs: why we care, and why we don’t by Hossein Maktoufi YouTube


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Official Website
Get all information about the event at indie-gameleon.org.

Facebook Page
You will find all the information you need about the event at facebook.com.

Twitter
Follow Indie Gameleon to get informed about upcoming events at twitter.com.

Flickr
Photo gallery at flickr.com.

Computerbild
Announcement of the festival (German) at computerbild.de.

HAW Hamburg
Announcement of the festival (German) at haw-hamburg.de.

Hamburg@Work
Announcement of the festival (German) at medianet.hamburg.

Games Career
Announcement of the festival (German) at blog.games-career.com.


Credits

Mendel Bouman
Organizer

Christian Oeing
Organizer

Melanie Taylor
Organizer

Andreas Hebbel-Seeger
Organizer

Emily Ingham
Organizer

Shan Poon
Organizer

Oliver Redelfs
Organizer

Nick Prühs
Organizer

Iskander Klip
Organizer

Silvio Barta
Organizer


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