September 11th - 15th, 2015
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.
- 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
- 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
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
Logo & Icon
Get all information about the event at indie-gameleon.org.
You will find all the information you need about the event at facebook.com.
Follow Indie Gameleon to get informed about upcoming events at twitter.com.
Photo gallery at flickr.com.
Announcement of the festival (German) at computerbild.de.
Announcement of the festival (German) at haw-hamburg.de.
Announcement of the festival (German) at medianet.hamburg.
Announcement of the festival (German) at blog.games-career.com.
Indie Gameleon Credits