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Hamburg at gamescom 22: Six Hamburg Indies at the Indie Arena Booth & more

The gamescom is finally back as a live event again! Of course we'll be there, too. Six indie developers from Hamburg will present their games at our booth at the Indie Arena Booth as part of the gamescom 2022 through our "Road to gamescom" program and numerous other companies from Hamburg will be at gamescom 22 as well.

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Once again the gamescom, Europe's largest trade fair for video games, will open its doors in Cologne. We will be participating with a Gamecity Hamburg booth at the Indie Arena Booth in Hall 10.2, booth F010g - E011g. Here, six indie developers and studios from Hamburg will present their games to visitors, publishers and the press. 

We're already quite excited for the international games industry to meet in person again. So, if you're attending gamescom 2022, make sure to visit our Gamecity Hamburg booth, have a chat with the Gamecity team and check out some sweet games from Hamburg!

These six Hamburg games companies are part of the Gamecity Hamburg delegation:

XEL by Tiny Roar
(Publisher: Assemble Entertainment)

Protagonist Reid on the planet XEL

Tiny Roar was founded in 2015 in Hamburg and has since released or contributed to six games. Their newly released Sci-Fi adventure game leaves players stranded on the alien planet "XEL" where the protagonist Reid has been shipwrecked. There, she has to fight through dungeons and solve tricky puzzles without any memory of her past. Tiny Roar lets the players create their unique gaming experience through the exciting narration, and different weapon and skill options. They combine old-school gameplay with new features, unique design, and a timeless soundtrack. The game was released on July 12, 2022 for PC and Switch. 
 

PROJECT MORPH by THREAKS

Transform into your enemy
 

THREAKS was founded in 2009 in Hamburg and has developed games and projects for PC, consoles, mobile games, VR & AR. "Transform into the monsters you fight!" - "Project MORPH" is a Souls-like action role-playing game in which players use the DNA of their opponents to "transform" themselves into different alien creatures. Thus, they expand their abilities, beat their opponents with their weapons, and open up new scenarios. The game's goal is to save the galaxy from the apocalypse.

"Leif's Adventure: Netherworld Hero" by OneManOnMars

Scene from Leif's Adventure

OneManOnMars founder Roman Fuhrer has been in the game industry for over 20 years. As a solo developer, art, programming, and game design come from a single source. In the game, mysterious phantom warriors attack the village of the title character Leif. In search of his brother, the hero is pulled through a portal into the "Netherworld" and finds a supernatural helper in a spirit creature to fight his way back home. The game is designed in hand-drawn 2D art and includes an additional co-op mode for two players. Each level will have additional gameplay elements as well as enemy types. The game is scheduled for release in 2022 on various platforms.

Soulitaire by Beardshaker Games

Title Soulitaire by Beardshaker Games

In 2012, Beardshaker Games founded their indie studio in Hamburg. They've already developed eight games and serious games for browser and mobile platforms. Soulitaire is a cozy story game in which players of the popular card game Solitaire can see into the future of their guests. The game focuses on the "Choose your own Adventure" mechanic, in which players can become part of their customers' lives. The game is planned for the PC, Switch, and mobile platforms. At gamescom, Beadshaker Games will publicly show impressions from the game for the first time.

Wild Woods by Octofox Games
(Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment)

There will be a day and night mode in Wild Woods
 

Octofox Games was founded by former master students of the HAW Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. They developed their first ideas for their couch co-op game "Wild Woods" during their studies. With their game concept, they won the Ubisoft Newcomer Award at the German Developer Award in 2019. In Wild Woods, one to four players take on the role of brave cats who cross a dangerous forest with their wooden wagon. They have to protect their wagon from bandit rabbits and badgers, constantly collect resources, and improve their equipment.

Heart of Muriet by CRATR.games

Heart of Muriet is set in a fantasy environment
 

CRATR.games from Hamburg are known for browser games such as Knightfight or MonstersGame, among others. For Heart of Muriet, they teamed up with Microtale to develop a real-time strategy game with voxel optics, set in the fantastic setting of the enchanted land of Muriet. The focus of the real-time strategy game Heart of Muriet lies on pursuing grand strategies instead of small-scale management of individual units. Players build and expand settlements, unlock powerful spells, and deploy units for epic battles.

At the core of the story is the "Seener," once powerful wizards who want to find their way back to their old strength with the help of a young wizard. 

Beardshaker Games, THREAKS and Octofox Games were grantees of the Gamecity Hamburg Prototype Funding program in 2020. OneManOnMars successfully participated in Gamecity Hamburg's Games Lift Incubator in 2020 with the project "Leif's Adventure".

Find out more about the Indie Arena Booth in the Line-up trailer: 

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