What we're about

gamedevs.nrw is a group to promote, help, and meet game developers located in the North-Rhein Westphalia area of Germany. This group is open for every proficiency level.

Our motto is "To inspire and to be inspired".

Because there are a lot of international integrands, all the communication in this group will be done in English (the de facto official language of the Games Industry)!

Many thanks to Ubisoft Blue Byte for sponsoring our venue.

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gamedevs.nrw Meetup: Afterwork Edition - #1 / 2022

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!!! Places are limited, No admission without a free ticket from Eventbrite. Get yours now and secure your spot! Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/gamedevsnrw-meetup-afterwork-edition-1-2022-tickets-360003900357

gamedevs.nrw presents: The first Afterwork Edition of the gamedevs.nrw Meetups

We’re back and we are trying something new! Instead of our usual gamedevs.nrw Meetups which take place on a Sunday afternoon (and which will resume soonish as well), we’re trying out a new format – an afterwork meetup, where you can mingle in a chill atmosphere and enjoy a nice beer after a day’s work. Drinks are free!

For this, we have partnered up with Wacom Europe who will welcome us in their awesome Wacom Experience Center in the Düsseldorf Medienhafen.


The Game Developers of NRW assemble!

No matter if you are a game designer, an artist, a programmer, a business person or something in between; no matter if you are working in a big studio, running an indie outfit, are a student, a hobbyist or someone who is just about to get started with game development and is looking for advice - you are all welcome to join us at on this Thursday evening in Düsseldorf!

Meet other people, exchange thoughts and ideas, get inspiration and inspire others!

The concept of our monthly meetups is simple:


A quick round of anything of interest what is going on in Gamedev-NRW and beyond.


A couple of micro-talks and / or project demos in front of everyone. Anything goes, as long as it is related to game development. A talk is roughly 15 minutes. If the audience is hooked, extensions are in order. We are a community and as such, our talks are community-driven, too. So if you want to contribute, get in touch with Alex and tell him what you would like to present.


After the talks, you can stick around for mingling. Grab a free drink, have a chat. If someone brought something to show to the others, look at it. Play it. Give them feedback. And if you brought something, just set up your laptop and show it to the others. Be inspired, inspire others and just have a good time!

• What to bring

Feel free to bring what you are working on. This community depends on exchange and inspiration! So, if you recently made a game (not matter if it is a gamejam game, a small prototype or a full-scale production), bring it along and maybe also a laptop. We have much space available for you to set up your game after our program part and showcase your game. Others will gladly give you feedback.

Artists, you should bring your portfolio, so you can show it to others! Maybe someone would like to work with you in the future.

We would like to thank our partner Wacom Europe for making this event free to attend and even supply us with drinks!
The Wacom Experience Center Düsseldorf aka WacomXDUS is the living room of the creative, tech and start-up community in Düsseldorf's Medienhafen.
It is an innovative meeting place for creative minds of all kinds and welcome everyone who wants to take their creativity to the next level.
Wacom Experience Center Düsseldorf hosts various events such as meetups, workshops, talks and more on the topics of creativity, design, software & game development, startups, AI, VR and of course digital ink technology.
Wacom Experience Center Düsseldorf, Zollhof 11-15, 40221 Düsseldorf

• Important to know

Because space is limited, you need to register via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/gamedevsnrw-meetup-afterwork-edition-1-2022-tickets-360003900357

Our venue is the Wacom Experience Center Düsseldorf in Medienhafen. Free parking might be a challenge but there are paid park-garages around.


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