Even the future of how we perceive the world is shaped in Berlin. Augmented and Virtual Reality businesses are growing fast as classic and digital infrastructure are already well-established. Being a cross-sectional technology AR/VR spreads out into many other business sectors with the games industry as its biggest profiteer and instigator.
Many well-known international games companies have opened production offices and studios in the region already including Ubisoft, Epic, Wargaming and Riot Games. One of the most interesting development spaces is the “Saftladen” collective. Founded in 2015 by Maschinen-Mensch, Studio Fizbin, Michael Kuphal, Magnus Hildebrandt and Richard Schubert, it is currently home to over 20 creatives.
The Berlin Game Scene initiative has its office there, too, which is an online hub for everything that happens around Berlin in games. They also host the free bi-monthly “Talk & Play” event, that provides the opportunity to game enthusiasts, players and makers to meet and exchange knowledge in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment.
Talking about events, the annual Games Week Berlin is packed with events dedicated to gaming, business, and development. Among other events under its umbrella, you can experience A MAZE. / BERLIN, a unique mixture of art, playful media and conference.
If you’re into esports, Berlin has a lot to offer. There are regularly casual tournaments, big events and league matches by different hosts in several locations.
Combined with a vibrant indie scene, an extensive spectrum of educational opportunities and plenty of events where they can meet, mingle and connect Berlin is about to become the epicenter of interactive media companies in Europe.
The capital region offers many funding possibilities for the games industry and supports companies which are interested in settling at Berlin.
More about funding opportunities in Berlin here: GamesCapitalBerlin
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