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Directions

(1) Location

Bigpoint GmbH
Drehbahn 47-48
20354 Hamburg
Germany

(2) Directions from: Train station Dammtor

By bus

Leave the main entrance in direction of Edmund-Siemers-Allee/Theodor-Heuss-Platz and take the bus line 5 (direction: Hauptbahnhof/ZOB) to station U Gänsemarkt. Follow Dammtorstraße and turn left to Drehbahn.

By foot

Leave the main entrance in direction of Edmund-Siemers-Allee/Theodor-Heuss-Platz. Turn right and take the first turn on the right into Dammtordamm. Follow the street and cross the next crossroad to Dammtorstraße. Turn right into the third street and follow Drehbahn.

(3) Directions from: Central Station

By subway

Take the subway U2 (direction: Hagenbecks Tierpark/Niendorf Markt/Niendorf Nord) to station U Gänsemarkt. Follow Dammtorstraße and turn left to Drehbahn.

More information: http://www.hvv.de/en

Parking

Parkhaus CCH Congress Centrum Hamburg

Marseiller Straße 2
20355 Hamburg

 

Parkhaus Gänsemarkt

Welckerstraße 10
20354 Hamburg

More information: http://www.hamburg.de/parken (German only)

Schedule

Friday

Nov 15
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as you'd like.

Saturday

Nov 16
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as you'd like.

Sunday

Nov 17
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Lunch
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & Awards
  • Dinner
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Gold Sponsors
Judges

Sven Liebich

Creative Director

Sven Liebich is the Creative Director of Bigpoint. Together with his team of over 100 artists, he is responsible for the creative line in all Bigpoint online games as well as for ensuring the high quality of all 2D and 3D artwork. His oversight extends from initial concept to final product in all Bigpoint games published to a global audience.

Hendrik Klindworth

Co-Founder & CEO

Hendrik Klindworth is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of InnoGames. He began to program when he was 14 years old and entered the browser game sphere in 2003, when he created the game Tribal Wars together with his brother Eike Klindworth and his school friend Michael Zillmer. Today, Tribal Wars is one of the most successful browser games, with over 50 million registered players. InnoGames was in 2007 founded as a consequence of this huge success.

Tahsin Avci

Managing Director   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Tahsin graduated from media economics and started his gaming career as a Product Manager at Virgin Interactive before working on marketing campaigns for ATARI, Ubisoft and Universal Pictures. In 2010 Tahsin founded Pop Rocket Games and started producing online and mobile games as well as gamification applications.

Silver Sponsors
Mentors

Sirko Rückmann

Senior Game Designer

Sirko Rückmann started his career as a Game Designer in 2007 at Bigpoint and has made the 'Browser Game of the Year 2009' Europe 1400 Online amongst other nominated games. Besides his professional experience with Free to play Online games he is running workshops especially for the Master Games at the Hamburg University of Applied Science. His current project is the Lead Game Design for the upcoming title Alliances at Fishlabs.

Stefan Wacker

Lead Artist

Stefan Wacker is lead artist at Daedalic Entertainment, Germany´s most rewarded game company, and responsible for their first 3D-project: Blackguards. He is working as a professional in the game industry for over three years now.

Jan-Peter Ewert

Business Development / Legal

Jan-Peter works for Valve in the field of business development / legal. In this role he provides advice to Valve’s partners and handles licenses and compliance in connection with the European market.

Tahsin Avci

Managing Director   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Tahsin graduated from media economics and started his gaming career as a Product Manager at Virgin Interactive before working on marketing campaigns for ATARI, Ubisoft and Universal Pictures. In 2010 Tahsin founded Pop Rocket Games and started producing online and mobile games as well as gamification applications.

Michael-Peter Wehsack

Lawyer

Michael is a lawyer at TaylorWessing, an international law-firm with a special expertise in games law. He has advised many clients from the games industry, ranging from local start-ups to global players. Michael wrote his PhD thesis on European youth protection laws in the games sector and advises games companies for example on e-commerce law (terms of use, means of monetization), software licensing (publisher and developer contracts, EULAs), data protection and youth protection.

Ludwig Ostrowski

Co-Founder / Data Engineer   |   LinkedIn

Ludwig is a co-founder at datastack.io, focused on building a platform, which will help companies to solve their data problems in order to be really data-driven. Before that, he worked as a Data Engineer at Jimdo and InnoGames, implementing a variety of distributed information systems.

Tobias Schweers

Lead Client Engineer

Tobias is an expert for adding networking/multiplayer into games. He is responsible for all Client SDKs of Photon (built by Exit Games). Photon is used by more than 40,000 developers world wide - the majority is using Unity3D.

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