Archiv für den Monat: November 2019

German Bundestag approves: Federal Budget for 2020 includes 50 million euros for games funding

15.11.2019 | 

The Finance Committee of the German Bundestag has decided: The federal budget for 2020 and the upcoming years will also include a funding in the amount of 50 million euros to promote computer game development in Germany. Thus, it is now certain that the games funding introduced only last year will continue at federal level. The decision was made in the adjustment meeting of the Finance Committee following a government proposal and finally provides the planning security demanded by game – the German Games Industry Association.

“The securing of games funding is a clear signal for Germany as a games location. The Finance Committee of the German Bundestag provides the important planning security by fixing the budget for the coming years,” says Felix Falk, Managing Director of game. “The decision as well as the broad consensus display the intent across party lines to make Germany a more vital player internationally in the field of computer game development. Now we are awaiting the successful notification of the funding directive by the European Union so that the numerous new projects in Germany can be put into action. As games industry, we are waiting in the wings.”

The introduction of a games funding at the federal level was already agreed upon in the coalition agreement between government parties CDU, CSU and SPD. Last year, the German Bundestag allocated a budget of 50 million euros, located at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, for this exact purpose for the first time. 380 project proposals were submitted to the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure for the pilot phase of the games funding, the so-called De-minimis-funding. Further 295 companies are already waiting with concrete projects for an EU notification of the final funding directive.

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Join us @ Deutscher Entwicklerpreis 2019

08.11.2019 | 

The German Developer Award differs from other awards for video games in one crucial respect: The spotlight here is also on the people behind the games: Developers, publishers, community managers – in short, all those who drive the German games industry forward.

That’s why we would also love to invite you to join us at our Games Germany table at the Deutscher Entwicklerpreis 2019, which will be held on December 11th in Cologne.

If you represent a developer studio that was founded less than 5 years ago and want to join us, please send us a mail by November 30th to, stating who you are and why you would like to attend. The winners will be drawn from all entries and informed on Monday, December 2nd at 12pm CEST.

Bobby Car Race @ gamescom 2019

04.11.2019 | 

Maybe you already heard about our Bobby Car race at gamescom 2019. Like last year, our members met on the last business day to heat up the business area. Eight drivers drove for fame, honour and for a good cause. Once again the winning Bobby Car will be handed over to Gaming Aid to be auctioned off during the German Developer Award.

This time the race was presented by the German Let’s Player and musician Sarazar.


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games:net drove fast enough to take home the new challenge cup sponsored by Indie Game Fest, FFF Bayern came in second followed by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

We would also like to thank our sponsor BIG Bobby Car, who provided this year’s racing cars.