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Games Week Berlin 2018 brings in 15,000 visitors

Games Week Berlin 2018 brings in 15,000 visitors

Germany's games industry festival Games Week Berlin 2018 attracted over 15,000 visitors last week.

The show connected 12 games industry-related events together and took place over the course of seven days from April 23rd to 29th.

A MAZE Berlin marked its 10th anniversary as part of the event and included an interactive exhibition of 100 installations, concerts and featured talks and workshops, with speakers including Hidden Folks developer Adriaan De Jongh.

A MAZE also featured an awards ceremony which awarded the Most Amazing Game prize to Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences’ adventure game Attentat 1942. Indie developer Bahiyya Khan meanwhile snagged the Humble New Talent Award.

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Games Week Berlin also hosted a series of workshops and lectures under the WOMENIZE! Banner for women in the games and tech sector over two days. The programme aimed to support calls for greater gender diversity in the industry.

Speakers included King’s Berlin senior HR director Anja Popp and senior developer Anna Mechlinska.

Other events hosted in the week included Gamefest, Opening Gala, Quo Vadis and the German Esports Summit.

“Together with many old and new partners, our primary aim for Games Week Berlin 2018 was to raise the quality and visibility of the umbrella brand as well as of the individual events,” said Booster Space CEO Michael Liebe, organiser of Games Week Berlin.

“The feedback from the extremely diverse participants has shown us that our objective was successful! We have achieved a level of quality of which we can all be proud. In 2018, the event formats were even more diverse than in previous years, and the umbrella brand enabled us to create new connections that would have probably never existed without the cohesion of the various events.”

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Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.

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