Welcome to INDIE HUb

Our Mission

We strive to create a community of indie developers and support them in connecting and collaborating with each other. To achieve this, we created a variety of opportunities.​

Indie Hub helps developers improve their projects through events, workshops and feedback. In addition, we offer the chance to present to publishers, investors, business professionals and end users at our own game fair and other events organized by Indie Hub.

Our Events

Indie Game Fest

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Indie Game Fest – Where Creativity Takes Center Stage!
Indie Game Fest is a curated, annual exhibition of Indie games in Cologne. The event is aimed at Indie developers, representatives of the gaming industry, and private users. Our goal is to connect Indie studios in Germany and Europe and generate more visibility and attention for their creative and innovative products.
The next Indie Game Fest will take place May 31th to June 1st 2024 in Cologne

Indie Campus

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At Indie Campus, we offer talks by experts on various topics to share knowledge within the industry.
The first edition focused on the topic of retention & monetization. The second edition addressed the topics of tools and PR.
The next Indie Campus will take place on June 2nd 2024

INDIE House

With the INDIE House we want to address one of the biggest challenges indie developers must overcome during the event week in August in Cologne.
High accommodation costs

INDIE House aims to offer affordable, community-focused accommodation for developers during the event week in Cologne, ensuring financial constraints don’t hinder indie talents from showcasing their work and networking. Availability is limited, and reservations are accepted until May 12th, 2024.

For more information or to secure a spot, interested individuals can contact IndieHouse@indiehub.de.
Further details are available on our website at indiehouse.indiehub.de

We look forward to welcoming developers from the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, England, Australia, and Germany to INDIE House 2023.

Game Executives Dinner

Connecting Game Executives
The Game Executives Dinner was launched in 2017. Due to the unique challenges and problems that executives and founders have to face, we offer them the opportunity to exchange and network with each other.
The next Game Executives Dinner will take place in Spring 2024 (Invitation Only)
Our Meetups

Indie Developer Stammtisch 

The INDIE Hub has one of the largest (indie) developer communities in Germany!

Out of a local Meetup in Cologne, we have created an international community on Discord in only 2 years. We’ve built an amazing community with over 900+ engaged intelligent, creative, and innovative game devs who listen to us and trust us when we recommend a product or service.

We are proud to have gained national and international partners for our community. Companies like
AWS Game Tech, GRound, IGT-Solution, Velevo, and Anchorpoint are among them.

Join our Discord for latest news!

Ask Our Experts

Empowering Indie Developers: Introducing Our Discord Q&A Program with Industry Experts
 

With this program, we have created a way for our Discord community to ask questions to experts both inside and outside the gaming industry. This offers a great opportunity to accompany indie developers not only in the development processes but also to holistically address questions that arise with starting a studio, financing, and funding.

Together with our partner games.nrw, we could win numerous experts for this program. Among others, Dieter Schoeller (Thunderful), Timothy Thee (BXDXO), Renate Schmid (WBS Legal) Christiane Gehrke (FACTORY-C) and many more have already participated.

Our Services

INDIE Event Crew

INDIE Event Crew – Your ultimate Volunteer Management Service
Elevate your events with INDIE Event Crew – connecting talented volunteers to enhance your Event with experienced and passionate newcomers! With our team’s years of experience, we are providing top-notch volunteer management solutions to enhance the success of various events. We believe this service could be of great value to your Event. Unlock endless possibilities from guest relations to event coordination.
Let us handle recruiting and training, while you focus on creating impactful experiences. We would love to discuss how we can assist you with managing volunteers effectively.
Our upcoming ProjecTS

INDIE Stream​

The INDIE Hub is teaming up with its awesome community to host a thrilling Twitch stream.

More information will follow very soon!

Meet Our FOUNDERs

Kristin Janulik Co-Founder & managing Director

Managing Director Kristin Janulik

Kristin is the founder and CEO of the development studio Cubidoo Entertainment and The Art of Games, an online store for high-quality gaming art prints. 

She has over 15 years of experience in the gaming industry. Her skills range from producing and event management to game design and much more. She holds a Master’s degree in Game Design and is an expert in gamification, game psychology and game-based learning. She developed the Game Design curriculum for the Design University Schwerin.


As a serial entrepreneur she has a deep understanding of the foundation and development of businesses. Therefore she has been advising young and experienced teams for several years. Kristin is Deputy Chairman of the Board of games.nrw (a regional industry association in Germany) since its inception. She’s also an active jury member and speaker at different events.


She likes sharing her knowledge and experience and is interested in connecting people. Feel free to reach out to her.

Stefan Schmidt Co-Founder & managing Director

Managing Director Stefan Schmidt 

After working for the Private Health Insurance Association and for one of the largest social media platforms in the world, Stefan decided to dedicate himself to his passion for computer games. Supporting young talent was and is particularly important to him and since he has always loved indie games, he founded the Indie Developer Stammtisch in November 2018.

After visiting an industry event, the idea to create a trade show only for indies was born. In November 2019 he successfully organized the first Indie Game Fest.

His goal is to help create a community within the indie game world that focuses on networking, learning and supporting each other to grow personally and professionally.

Get in touch

Your brand and your product are our heart’s desire. We showcase them and make them an individual experience. With your messages, we create stories and stage experiences that are immersive, individual and sustainable.

Whether you are looking for an online, hybrid or onsite event, we are your reliable and competent partner.

Contact us and let us make your ideas possible.

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INDIE Hub UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Luxemburger Straße 79-83, 50354 Hürth

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