Becoming a member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of game – the German Games Industry Association. As a member of game, you will become part of a strong advocacy group towards politics, media and the public as well as of a unique association network. We invite you to get involved and help determine our positions, undertakings and objectives. By becoming a member, you will gain access to in-depth knowledge, various benefits and imporoved framework conditions altogether. Do not hesitate any longer and make use of our offers and services and become a part of the German games family.
 
You can use the membership application form, including membership and dues categories, here. You will receive a 50 per cent rebate for the first 12 months, during which you can familiarise yourself with us and your membership (not applicable to basic members).
 

 

Many additional advantages await you as a game member, including:
 

Networking
Connect with others from the industry at numerous events

Representation of interests
Improvement of the general framework conditions

Participation
Working groups, workshops, round tables

Knowledge
Individual consulting (funding, legal), guides, counsel, contract starter kit

Benefits
Price advantages and discounts for events, conferences and services

Fairs and events
Joint stands at national and international trade fairs

Information
Market research data, updates on grants and legal issues

gamescom VIP package

Exclusive VIP package for each member of game

 

… and much more!

 

 

game organises task groups in which association members can contribute to work on the following key subjects:

 

 

Membership in game is possible in the following categories:
 

Basic membership

To be eligible for a basic membership, a company must be based in Germany and be active as a developer and/or publisher of games; furthermore, this activity must be of significant importance to the company’s operations. Any company that has generated at least €2.5 million in annual sales in Germany with games is not eligible for a basic membership. The amount of the membership fee shall be based on the sales generated within Germany for the company by games, as well by hardware and accessories for the use of games, in the previous year.
 

Standard membership

To be eligible for a standard membership, a company must be based in Germany and be active as a developer and/or publisher of games; furthermore, this activity must be of significant importance to the company’s operations, and the company must have been in existence in this form for at least 24 months without interruption at the time the application is made. The amount of the membership fee shall be based on the sales generated within Germany for the company by games, as well by hardware and accessories for the use of games, in the previous year.
 

Associate membership

Any company or natural person residing/based in Germany is eligible for an associate membership if they generate a significant portion of their sales with goods and/or services in the field of games. Typical examples include graphics studios, music studios, animation studios; game platforms; universities, educational institutions, research institutes; producers of technical software components and comprehensive solutions that can be used as the basis for computer and/or video games, e.g. middleware; server providers; providers of online technologies; consultants, such as lawyers or corporate consultants; and investors and providers of finance. Eligibility is determined on the basis of annual sales worldwide. If and insofar as natural persons are at issue, these should be independent and not – in whatever form – primarily active on behalf of a company in the games industry.
 

 

As an industry association, we take our responsibilities very seriously and have adopted binding antitrust guidelines to this end.

Ina Göring
Head of Membership & Funding
+49 30 240 87 79 0