International Games Week Berlin

Connecting
Game Business, Technology
and Culture

April 21–26, 2015: Berlin
More than 10 Events in one week for industry professionals, media and fans in Berlin

Events

Opening Summit – International Games Week Berlin
Official Opening Event
Deutscher Computerspielpreis
Gala Award Show
Quo Vadis
Games Business and Development Conference
A MAZE. / Berlin
Independent Video Games Festival
Gamefest at the Computerspielemuseum
Festival for Fans and Families
Womenize! Tech, Digital Business and Media
Format for Companies and Talents
CGC Bartalk
eSports community event
Your Event Here
Get In Touch.
Matchmaking Dinner
VIP networking event
Apps World
Trade Fair for App Marketing and Development
Making Games Talents
Recruitment Event
Tickets

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Event Info

Opening Summit
official opening event ceremony

April 21

Opening Summit – International Games Week Berlin

Opening Summit
official opening event ceremony,
April 21

Together with all initiators, organizers, speakers, partners, sponsors and VIPs, the Opening Summit marks the starting point of the INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN. At this official opening event, international experts present and discuss key industry trends and topics. Local and international politicians take stands on judicial and economic circumstances. The Opening Summit combines the key topics of the partner events on one stage, attracting media and press attention. The event is organized by Booster Space.

Venue:
Kino International, Mitte
Website:
www.gamesweekberlin.com
Tickets:
invite only.

Deutscher Computerspielpreis
gala award show

April 21

Deutscher Computerspielpreis

Deutscher Computerspielpreis
gala award show
April 21

The German Video Game Awards are presented by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the BIU (German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software) and GAME (German Games Industry Association) trade associations, with the support of the Digital Gaming Culture Foundation. On the basis of independent decisions taken by specialist and main juries, the development of German-made high-quality, innovative video games that provide cultural and educational value is promoted. Another important criterion that games have to meet before they can receive an award is that they must be entertaining. Starting in 2015, the German Video Game Awards will, for the first time, be presented in up to 14 categories, in order to reflect the diversity of video games. The new categories are the audience award and three international categories. One half of the prize money is provided by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the other half by the trade associations. The Berlin-Brandenburg Media Board will be sponsoring the 2015 German Video Game Awards Gala. The venue for the German Video Game Awards ceremony alternates annually between Munich and Berlin.

Venue:
tba
Website:
www.deutscher-computerspielpreis.de
Tickets:
invite only.

Quo Vadis – Create.Game.Business.
games business and development conference

April 21-23

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis – create.game.business
games business and development conference
April 21-23

Held annually since 2003, the Quo Vadis is Europe’s longest-standing game developers’ conference. In 2007 the event moved to Berlin, and was attended by more than 2,500 visitors in 2014. Quo Vadis has firmly established itself as Germany’s biggest conference for all games industry-related themes and is one of the industry’s top three conventions in Europe. Featuring a broad range of panel discussions, presentations and workshops, the developer-focused conference provides an insight into industry trends and is the centerpiece of the concurrently held INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN. Quo Vadis is organized by Aruba Events.

Venue:
Kino International and Café Moskau, Mitte
Website:
www.qvconf.com
Tickets:
Ticketshop

A MAZE. / Berlin
independent video games festival

April 22-25

A MAZE. / Berlin

A MAZE. / Berlin
independent video games festival
April 22-25

For the fourth time the host, A MAZE., celebrates indie games development and game art in Berlin in 2015. The A MAZE. Award, the interactive exhibition of the nominees as well as the Jump‘n Run party have instantly become must see events not only for the indie developer scene. Target Groups are Indie developers, gamers, creatives, media artists, fashionistas, trend setters and noobs. With more than 3.800 visitors in 2014, A MAZE. / Berlin is ready for a big future.

Venue:
Urban Spree, Neue Heimat and others, Friedrichshain
Website:
http://amaze-berlin.de
Tickets:
Ticketshop

Gamefest at the Computerspielemuseum (Computer Games Museum)
festival for fans and families

April 23-26

Gamefest at the Computerspielemuseum

Gamefest at the Computerspielemuseum (Computer Games Museum)
festival for fans and families
April 23-26

The exhibition at the Computerspielemuseum, the world‘s first public video game museum, offers unique gaming opportunities, special guests and tournaments. Established in 2012 it marks the public event for gamers, retro nerds, families and friends within International Games Week Berlin. It provides formats for every generation and is attracting more and more visitors every year. Attendants vary from hardcore gamers to culturally interested visitors. In 2014, 3.400 people came to the event. It is a joint venture of the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur (Foundation for Digital Gaming Culture) and Gameshouse.

Venue:
Computerspielemuseum and Alte Feuerwache, Friedrichshain
Website:
gamefest.computerspielemuseum.de
Tickets:
available soon

Womenize! Tech, Digital Business and Media
action day for companies and talents

April 23

Womenize! Tech, Digital Business and Media

Womenize! Tech, Digital Business and Media
action day for companies and talents
April 23

Womenize! is the new action day for talents in tech, digital business and media. Offering practical and theoretical program parts, the event is designed specifically for women who seek to build a career in the fields of media and digital economy, the games industry or IT. The first edition of Womenize! is held on April 23, 2015. It is organized by Booster Space in cooperation with the city development initiative, Projekt Zukunft.

Venue:
to be announced
Website:
www.womenize.de
Tickets:
Ticketshop

CGC Bartalk
eSports talk show and barcamp

April 21

CGC Bartalk

CGC BarTalk
eSports talk show and barcamp
April 21

The CGC BarTalk at the Meltdown Bar is the right place to learn about your own future in eSports. Talk to a pro-gamer, discover the different job options and find out how sustainable a career in eSports can be. The format is an exciting mix between a barcamp with panel discussions and a hosted talk show where gaming meets traditional sports. Visitors have the chance to meet gaming professionals and even compete against them and test their skills. Hosted by Euroforum in cooperation with Savage, the CGC BarTalk is the first installment of a series of eSports business events called Competitive Gaming Conference.

Venue:
Meltdown Bar, Neukölln
Website:
www.cgc-europe.com/blog/bartalk-berlin-april
Tickets:
Get online

Matchmaking Dinner
VIP networking event

April 22

Matchmaking Dinner

Matchmaking Dinner
VIP networking event
April 22

The Matchmaking Dinner unites and promotes networking between the most important decision-makers from the games, information, communications and technology industries as well as politics and institutions. A carefully selected seating arrangement ensures for relevant 'matching' and promotes sustainable networking. The Matchmaking Dinner is the most elegant way to make high profile contacts to speakers, VIPs, investors and politics. It is organized by games.net berlin-brandenburg in cooperation with Booster Space, Aruba Events and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Venue:
to be announced
Tickets:
invite only

Apps World
trade fair for app marketing and development

April 22-23

Apps World

Apps World Germany
Leading Global Multi-Platform Apps Event
April 22-23

Apps World, organised by Six Degrees is the leading global multi-platform event in the apps industry. New for 2015 is the inaugural Apps World Germany event which will be taking place at CityCube, Berlin on April 22-23.
Apps World will be bringing a popular, interactive and engaging format to Berlin with workshop sessions taking place alongside a buzzing exhibition hall, live hackathons, start-up demos and more!
The popular Gaming Apps workshop track returns on April 22nd featuring speakers including gaming legend and founder of Lionhead Studios; Peter Molyneux as well as Ian Livingstone, co-founder of Games Workshop. Both Peter and Ian will be sharing their insights on the evolution of mobile games production; the challenges, lessons and their future predictions.
Other keynote speakers on the Gaming Apps stage include Miika Tams, Vice President Games, Rovio Entertainment and Ken Go, Managing Director of Kabam.
Over 6,000+ developers, marketers, platform owners, device manufacturers and operators are expected with keynotes taking place across 10 workshop tracks featuring more than 200+ speakers. Workshop tracks include Gaming Apps, HTML5 & Mobile Web, Mobile Strategy & Marketing, Mobile Payment & Banking, TV Apps & Multi-Screen, Developer World, Droid World, Enterprise Apps World, Cloud World and Connected Car.

Venue:
City Cube, City West
Website:
www.apps-world.net/germany/agenda/tracks/gaming-apps
Tickets:
Get online

Making Games Talents
recruitment event

April 25

Making Games Talents

Making Games Talents
recruitment event
April 25

Germany’s most successful recruiting event for the games industry, Making Games Talents, takes place at the Mediadesign Hochschule in Berlin-Kreuzberg. With over 300 successfully mediated jobs at more than 40 different companies, it is regularly sold out within the first week and attracts 120 job-seekers from all different fields of expertise. According to the host, IDG Entertainment Media, at each event more than 90% of the exhibitors find new employees and over 20% of all attendants receive job offers afterwards.

Venue:
Mediadesign Hochschule, Kreuzberg
Website and tickets:
available soon

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Partnerships
& Sponsoring
Press

Funded By

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

Event Partners

Aruba Events GmbH BIU GAME A MAZE. Computerspielemuseum Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur games.net berlinbrandenburg IDG Entertainment Media

Official Ticket Partner

Institutional Partners

Media Partners

Mobility Partner

Selected Sponsors of 2014

Amazon Paymentwall Polska Fundedbyme Kabam EMC² GAN Ströer Creatives Loop Instytut Adama Mickiewicza / culture.pl reBuy.de

Impressum

Booster Space UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Weinbergsweg 6
10119 Berlin
play@gamesweekberlin.com
Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 208 497 74

Representative:

Michael Liebe (CEO)

Headquarters:

Berlin

Website:

FUK Graphic Design Studio

Register:

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