Games Residency – The Rabbit


This one-month games developers’ residency is a unique opportunity to go down the rabbit hole and develop immersive games right in Brandenburg’s hoppinest Manor House Coconat.

A huge Thank You to all our applicants – over 50% women and from 7 countries! It was really hard to make a decision but here we are:

We are thrilled to welcome our teams to hop on 🎮🐰The Rabbit games residency🎮🐰

🤍And the winners are

Spellgarden Games – Ritual of Raven

Happy Broccoli Games – Kraken Island

Twisted Ramble Games – DURU

Creating Corner – Conce@aled Crime

PandaBee Studios UG (haftungsbeschränkt) – Steam Clock

Sven Ahlgrimm – Oddada

The Apothecary – Chainlink Riders

Why The Rabbit?

Host a game developer’s residency in spring, near easter…Easter Eggs!! = The Rabbit 


Build your Game

The residency is free, funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. During the one-month residency, developers work on the games of their dreams. We are looking for developers who make compelling immersive work. 

During the 4 weeks at Coconat you will make significant progress on your project:  make a demo, a crowd-funding build, or finalize your release, the world is your egg-shell (…er oyster). In our manor-house you can work in the Salon, a shared workspace and game-making lab. We will invite experts to mentor you on the way.

You can expect workshops, skill-shares, testers, and  inspirational excursions whilst living with a game-making community of 15 developers at Coconat.

Build your Audience

During your stay, you’ll get the chance to build your fan-base early. We will publish your progress so your supporters can follow you early on and see how you advance.

You can expect video and photo content produced to tell your stories along the way!

About the residency

A fully paid one-month residency, including professional workshops and off-time activities, plus a modest stipend of 750€ per participant, which can be used for anything, including travel, or family visits.

15 participants in total will be selected, teams of up to 4 can apply. Professional programme will take place Monday through Friday.

About Coconat

Space for anyone to be inspired, concentrate, work, and play in the countryside!

Coconat is a social business and impact driven company, with a purpose of being: Inviting. Inspiring. Inventing sustainable stuff. 

Coconat stands for Community and Concentrated work in Nature. We combine workation, coworking, coliving, and special projects on rural development. Coconat is an open and diverse community, where everyone can pursue their aspirations. The goal is an inclusive and inspiring environment for all people.

Escape the city

No crowds


Fresh Air



Remote Work

Meet our jury

Kelly Vero

Crafting a career in game development for 30 years, Kelly has worked on some of the world’s most famous franchises. Working at the top flight of video games has presented an increasing demand for understanding the gamification of concepts in other verticals from fashion to entertainment.  She loves pushing technology to its emergent edge through education, sustainability, and imagination. Kelly works around these verticals to educate, produce and develop the growth of new technologies in a changing world.

Kelly has worked on a wide range of games: including the Tomb Raider series, Transformers and Candy Crush, she has worked with Adidas, Fila, Puma and on various LVMH projects for gamified products and services and currently, she is the technical co-founder of the world’s first metaverse for children: Aequaland.

Micheal Liebe

Founder & CEO; Booster Space, makers of gamesweekberlin; Outreach Games for Kickstarter. Consultant at MOVE2startup. Focus on video games business and culture, creative fundraising and digital communication.

Dr. rer. pol. Meike Eitel


Dedicated to digital and visual  communication for nearly 25 years.

Starting in the 90s she finished her studies in visual communications. In the times of “everything is possible in digital business – the late 90ies – she was a part of the creative development at ID Media AG, where platforms such as “cycosmos” tried to find its way to the masses.

In the immediate vicinity of enthusiatic gamers, she finds herself playing, and follows with interest the design and development of computer games from early versions of “lefty Larry’s”, “Quake” and “Siberia” to the pedagogical valuable storytelling of today’s “it takes two”. She is honored to be part of the jury and can’t wait to see the ideas and applications.

Our partners

                                                  The Rabbit is proudly funded by:

Corona Info

Please bear with us in these always changing times. We will always follow the laws and guidelines for travel in our area. We will keep you informed of our current guidelines and ask that all guests abide by the health guidelines of our community.

Current guidelines
Guidelines as of 18 January 2022
Before you arrive, please follow all current public health measures.
Coconat has combined standards of Hotel, Restaurant, and Workspace, and has streamlined our on-site guidelines to 2G+ (Our plus means you have tested upon arrival). The rule applies to all.
Upon arrival:
  • Everybody (also vaccinated and recovered guests) is asked to provide a negative test, or proof there-of, that is less than 24 hours old.
    If you are not able to do so, you can purchase a test from us for €5 and take it upon arrival.
  • Please wear a mask when entering the buildings.
  • Please wear a mask when moving about inside.
  • Only remove your mask when you have provided 1.5 meters of distance between yourself and others in a room.
  • Please thoroughly wash your hands before using shared resources, especially food or drink related items.
  • Please open windows in shared areas once an hour to help with ventilation.
All long term guests (guests staying for one week or longer) should test 2 times per week, you may purchase your tests from our reception, or you may test in Bad Belzig free of charge.
Full Health and Hygiene concept can be found in German here.

What if someone shows symptoms?

If you or someone in the house feels unwell, go to the reception and let the day manager know, if they are not there, let the community manager know.
We will immediately provide you with a quick test for no charge.
If your test is Negative – please still take extra care to cover your mouth and nose, to keep 1.5 meters distance, and to wash your hands thoroughly and often. We will ask you to take a daily test until your symptoms subside, we will speak about a fair price for the quick tests, or inform you where to buy tests or receive free testing in the region.
If your test is positive – We will also take care of contacting the medical authorities, arranging a PCR test, etc.
From there we will follow the advice and guidelines of the health authorities.