gamesweekberlin PRO X from 23 - 25 November, 2021(PresseBox) (Berlin, )
Premiere of the interactive live format “Most Wanted: Roommates”
Hate Speech, Mental Health and Diversity ati WOMENIZE! Games & Tech
Recruitment platform Career Day with talks and company presentations
gamesweekberlin 2021 kicks off next week with the digital business and development platform PRO Experience and numerous other formats running from November 23-25. The highlight will be the interactive live series format "Most Wanted: Roommates" which will be having its premiere at gamesweekberlin. The first guest is Anna, a radio presenter at JAM FM and an influencer with over 100,000 Instagram followers, who will be applying to move into an empty room in a gaming flat share in the new format.
gamesweekberlin 2021 will also include the Opening Breakfast (November 23), the online pitching format Dev Booster (November 23), the Kickstarter Gathering (November 23), the action platform for diversity Womenize! Games & Tech (November 24), the Career Day (November 25), ALL EYES ON INDIE (November 25), as well as MeetToMatch and other networking events. The formats for professional delegates at gamesweekberlin will all be taking place digitally this year. Tickets for the events are available at www.gamesweekberlin.com. gamesweekberlin and many of the events are funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
"gamesweekberlin PRO X 2021 is working together with its participants to master the current challenges to professional life. Much will stay online. Much is being reorganised. The formats have thus been adapted to take this into account: visibility, networking, education," says Michael Liebe (CEO Booster Space / organiser of gamesweekberlin) in setting out the event’s goals. "Have lots of fun and much success to all those involved!"
gamesweekberlin 2021 will kick off on Tuesday, November 23, with the Opening Breakfast with numerous guests such as Michael Liebe (Booster Space / organiser of gamesweekberlin) and Jenni Wergin (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg) expected to be present in the studio.
Premiere of the new live format "Most Wanted: Roommates" on Twitch
The pilot episode of the new interactive series format "Most Wanted: Roommates" is being streamed live on Twitch (November 23, 10 am to 12 pm) as part of gamesweekberlin’s opening event. The series will see a well-known personality applying to move into an empty room in a gaming flat share. In the process, the viewers get to know the guest’s personal side. The first guest is the JAM FM radio presenter Anna. She was discovered by the bestselling author Sebastian Fitzek, who used to work as the editor-in-chief and programme director at several radio stations and found her Facebook videos so funny that he helped her get her own radio show at JAM FM. Anna’s fan base has continued to grow since Jan Böhmermann spoke enthusiastically about her Instagram stories on Frank Elstner's YouTube chat show "Wetten, das war's?". "Most Wanted: Roommate" is being moderated by Stefanie Langer, best known as a presenter of the ran e-Sports magazine programme and eSports Summer Unitymedia, and the YouTuber, gamer and chef Mori (Maurice Lange), who successfully combines his passions for games and cooking on his YouTube and Twitch channels. In the show, they’ll talk with the guest, play games, chat with the Twitch viewers, and then vote on whether the guest will be allowed to move into the flat share. "Most Wanted: Roommates" was developed by FACTORY-C in cooperation with Booster Space.
Hate Speech, Mental Health & Diversity at Womenize! Games & Tech (November 24).
The action platform Womenize! Games & Tech is shedding light in its workshops on such issues as Hate Speech, Mental Health and Diversity. Featuring, among others, such speakers as Jupiter Hadley, Community Manager at Toya Game Studio, a women-led studio dedicated to creating non-linear games with inspiring role models, who will ask in her presentation how to develop resilience in the home office. The game developer, journalist and author ("Gender in Games") Nina Kiel will look how to create better and more diverse characters. Mick Prinz, project manager at the Amadeu Antonio Foundation, will speak in his workshop about unpixelated hate and how video games and their communities respond to toxic behaviour. Kathrin Radtke, co-founder of Spellgarden Games, YouTuber and experienced Unity developer, will talk about game optimisation in Unity. The workshop on level design and storytelling with Tiffany Attali and Eleonore Audi, the founders of In-Dialog, will be held in cooperation with the Institut Francais.
Lena Alter, project manager Womenize!: "True to the Womenize! motto, this year's workshop programme for Womenize! Games & Tech is marked by its diversity. The workshops will cover such topics as remote work and mental health, how to deal with hate speech on the Internet, diversity of game characters and level design. We are delighted that we’ve been able to work with the workshop leaders on putting such a diverse programme together and hope that the participants will take away as much input as possible and have an inspiring day with us."
Working in the games industry: Career Day (November 25)
The Career Day aims to attract new talent to the games industry. Representatives of German and international companies such as Markus Heinsohn (Out of the Park Developments), David Mohr (COM2US Europe), Timo Ullmann (Yager Development), Marcus Wilding (Private Division) will present their studios. Recruitment experts and representatives of training and further education institutions will also get a chance to speak. In addition, other figures from the industry will discuss currently relevant aspects that could provide more opportunities and possibilities in the industry: the trained soprano Devin Kemp will speak about her career as an opera singer and how she began having success with streaming video games and music on Twitch and Facebook Gaming under the name of "Devin Discovers" during the pandemic. Barbara von Hunnius works as Lead Programmer at The Good Evil and will share insights into how her own career evolved under the heading "How to be a Developer". The programmer Kathrin Radtke (Spellgarden Games) will discuss the need for diversity in the games industry and how studios can then tap into even greater expertise. Jupiter Hadley (Toya Game Studio) will focus on the importance of professional community management and on how important it is to create safe spaces there which are free of hate speech. Career Day is free of charge for job seekers.
Eight indie games have qualified for this year's Dev Booster pitching competition on the afternoon of November 23. This is the place where they will be able to present their projects to an audience of publishers, industry experts as well as investors and members of the press. They will receive direct feedback for the best possible next steps for their business from our renowned jury members Thomas Bidaux (ICO Partners), Renée Gittens (IGDA), Natasha Skult (MiTale), Christopher Wulf (Fellow Traveller) and Jason Della Rocca (Execution Labs).The Dev Booster final will be streamed live on Twitch at 5pm. These are the nominated games.
The Kickstarter Gathering for game developers and publishers of board and computer games on the evening of November 23 will bring the creators of the year's latest and most promising releases together in a playful online event.
On November 24 from 6pm to 9pm the GERMAN ESPORTS SUMMIT will take place fort he fourth time within the gamesweekberlin, organized from EBSD – eSport-Bund Deutschland and funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
It’s ALL EYES ON INDIE on November 25 for the new publisher matchmaking event which is being organised by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Indie game developers from Berlin, Brandenburg and other parts of Germany will be able to meet international publishers, platform representatives and investors in one-to-one meetings.
gamesweekberlin 2021 thanks its partners and supporters: it is funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Event Partner: Curatomic, FACTORY-C, Berlin Partner, Brehm & v. Moers, Gameforge, Gamevil Com2us, games:net berlinbrandenburg, MAG, MeetToMatch, Mediennetzwerk.NRW, Out of the Park Developments, Private Divison, SAE Institute, SpielFabrique, xsolla Diamond Club and Yager. Sponsor: InnoGames, Institut français, Kickstarter, Patreon, Tencent Cloud, Wooga und 4players/SCILL Play. Medienpartner: GamesMarkt. Partner Event: A MAZE./Berlin., German Esports Summit. Veranstalter: Booster Space
All information: www.gamesweekberlin.com
PRO X: www.gamesweekberlin.com/proexperience
Opening Breakfast: www.gamesweekberlin.com/opening-breakfast
Dev Booster: www.gamesweekberlin.com/dev-booster
Career Day: www.gamesweekberlin.com/career-day
GREEN X: www.gamesweekberlin.com/greenx