Cooperation with the Making Games Conference

This year animago will cooperate for the first time with the game developers’ gathering known as the Making Games Conference. Both events will take place at the same time on 25 and 26 October 2018 at the Gasteig Cultural Centre in Munich.

The Making Games Conference, which is organised by the Computec Media Group, focuses on the creative areas of games development and will take place in 2018 for the second year in a row. The cooperation between the two conferences will provide new and added value to both events.

Several of the presentations being accessible by participants of both events. The goal of this unique combination is to offer new horizons and added value to participants of both events.

“Bavaria is setting its sights on visual effects and animation. Both sectors continue to generate exciting entertainment and are becoming increasingly important for Bavaria’s status as a leading media location as well as for other sectors tangentially inspired by the creativity of the media industry. Film and cinema aren’t the only realms profiting from the abilities of these experts; indeed, the boundaries with virtual reality applications and games are also becoming increasingly fluid nowadays. For this reason, the “animago” and “Making Games” decided to showcase their diversity jointly for the first time this year, and hopefully will attract even more creative minds”. Georg Eisenreich, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Agenda, Media and Europe

“New ideas arise when we open our minds and learn from each other across traditional boundaries. For the first time ever, pioneers drawn from the animation industry will meet innovators from the game developer’s scene. And Munich is the perfect city to host this encounter, especially considering its fast-growing creative sector, its leading status as a film city and its overall innovative and international flair. This is where creatives can find that fertile ground they need to generate innovation and new forms of presentation and narration”. – Dr. Hans-Georg Küppers, Cultural Officer of the City of Munich
“The animago is already one of the global animation industry’s most important events. This year, however, we are taking things to a brand new level. The combination of top-class speakers, improved award concept and new categories – “Best Feature Film Production” and “Best VR/AR/360 Degree” – marks a unique improvement in the overall concept. Plus we’re enhancing our offer thanks to our cooperation with the Making Games Conference.” – Tobias Hager, project manager, animago AWARD & CONFERENCE

“The animago has been around for more than 20 years and is deeply rooted in the global animation community. Here in Munich, we are fortunate to have a wider array of possibilities, and we intend to work together with other partners to develop the animago further towards becoming a festival for the animation, gaming and VR industry”. – Karin Lang, Management, Detail Business Information GmbH