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Summer Bootcamp Influencer Marketing and Content Creation at Games Academy Berlin from August 5-16

09.07.2019

A growing trend in both gaming and marketing is the development of video content for social media platforms. Games Academy students have been shooting Youtube videos since 2010, but following the rise of the digital ‘influencer,’ and the marketing channels that have opened up around them, they have discovered that producing content for social media apps presents a number of difficult challenges. During the ten day Influencer Marketing and Content Creation bootcamp from August 5 – 16, 2019, Lecturer Howard Hunt will teach students how to develop striking visual content for Facebook, Instagram, and other smartphone applications.

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#EmployeeExperience with Omoloro Oyegoke, Senior Backend Software Developer at InnoGames

18.06.2019
Omoloro Oyegoke, Senior Backend Software Developer at InnoGames

Omoloro Oyegoke, Senior Backend Software Developer at InnoGames

Omoloro Oyegoke has been working as Senior Backend Software Developer for InnoGames since December 2017. When he first arrived at Hamburg, where the developer and provider of online games is based, the company made a big effort to make onboarding easy for him. In the interview, Omoloro remembers his first days and tells us about InnoGames’ company culture and why he likes it, in a very personal manner.

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Clash of Realities 2019 – International Conference on the Art, Technology, and Theory of Digital Games

28.05.2019

For the tenth time, the Clash of Realities international research conference is providing the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue. The Cologne Game Lab of TH Köln is looking forward to welcoming their guests from November 19 to November 21, 2019. Call for Papers for Game Studies Summit: Paratextualizing Games, and Media Education Summit: Digital Games and Children, open until June, 30.

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Daily Business for a Technical Product Lead: Interview with Matthew Hartz, InnoGames

23.04.2019
Matthew Hartz, Technical Product Lead at InnoGames

Matthew Hartz, Technical Product Lead at InnoGames

Have you ever wondered, what the responsibilities of a Technical Product Lead are? You have an idea, of course, but were you aware of the many different tasks that this position entails? Matthew Hartz works as Technical Product Lead for the Hamburg based mobile developer InnoGames. In today’s interview we learn a lot about the importance of his profession and get to know details we may not have known before.

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Behind the Scenes: Interview with Blagoja Milevski, Creative Team lead at Exozet GmbH

21.03.2019
In today’s interview, Blagoja Milevski from Exozet (also known as Bane) gives us a “Behind the Scenes” interview. By giving companies in the gaming industry the opportunity to present themselves, we want to provide support to potential applicants to find out which company suits them best and which qualities are appreciated in new employees. “Bane” tells us, amongst other things, what working at Exozet is about, what benefits they offer to their staff and what future plans they have.

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Game development for solar water pumps? – Interview with Jens Lorentz from BERNT LORENTZ GmbH

19.03.2019
Jens Lorentz, Shareholder & CFO of BERNT LORENTZ GmbH

Jens Lorentz, Shareholder & CFO of BERNT LORENTZ GmbH

BERNT LORENTZ GmbH is a family-owned business and was found 1993 in Germany. Back in the days, they were pioneers in engineering and manufacturing solar water pumps. Today, LORENTZ is the market leader in solar powered water pumping solutions. Nowadays the company is headquartered in Germany with offices in China, India and the U.S.. We talked with Jens LorentzShareholder and CFO of LORENTZ, about the company’s challenges, making a difference in the world and why they are currently looking for software developers, who possibly offer game development skills.

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Daily Business for a Game Designer: Interview with Pablo Steinbach, Kolibri Games

29.11.2018
Pablo Steinbach, Game Designer at Kolibri Games

Pablo Steinbach, Game Designer at Kolibri Games

Berlin located mobile developer Kolibri Games aspires to be the most player oriented studio in the world. A goal that can’t be achieved without passionate Game Designers! Luckily, Pablo Steinbach works for them and burns for his profession. In today’s interview, he tells us all about it – means how to get there, what his tasks are and what career prospects Game Designers have.

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Daily Business for a VFX Artist: Interview with Nico Teetz of YAGER Development

01.11.2018
Nico Teetz, VFX Artist at YAGER Development

Nico Teetz, VFX Artist at YAGER Development

Nico Teetz works as VFX Artist at the Berlin based game developer YAGER Development. For our column “Daily Business for a …” we asked him to explain, what his job is all about, what his daily duties are and how one becomes a VFX Artist. His extensive answers can be a good support for people, who are not yet sure, which career path to take and are searching for an authentic opinion and information.

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Daily Business for a HR Business Partner: Interview with Geraldine Feidner and Melanie Kohwagner of Travian Games

02.10.2018
Melanie Kohwagner (left), HR Team Lead and Business Partner and Geraldine Feidner, Senior HR Business Partner at Travian Games

Melanie Kohwagner (left), HR Team Lead and Business Partner and Geraldine Feidner, Senior HR Business Partner at Travian Games

Now that fall is embracing us with greyness, wind and rain, it’s getting cosy and people find more time to read. The perfect moment to present our new column “Daily Business for a…”, which aims to give potential applicants an overview of the diverse working areas in the games industry. For this purpose, we will regularly ask employees from different companies with the most diverse of occupations to tell us about their jobs, daily duties, working life and careers, as well as their promotion opportunities. We are happy to welcome Geraldine Feidner, Senior HR Business Partner and Melanie Kohwagner, HR Team Lead and Business Partner at Travian Games, as the first to participate and answer our questions. Continue reading