Becoming a member

Thank you for your interest in membership in game – the German Games Industry Association. As a member of game, you will become part of a strong advocacy group of the German games industry and of a unique association network. We invite you to get involved and help determine our positions, undertakings and objectives.
 
Please note: All communication in the association is conducted in German. For this reason, we ask that you designate a German-speaking main representative in your application.
 
You can download 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:
 

  • special conditions at national and international trade fairs and conferences,
  • joint game stands at industry trade fairs,
  • a gamescom package,
  • services such as our start-up guide, manuals and legal memos,
  • free participation in live webinars held by the game Academy,
  • free funding consulting,
  • access to market research data,
  • special conditions on selected services (e.g. car hiring, hotel booking, subscriptions or legal advice)
  • … and much more!
     
    Membership in game is possible in the following categories:
     

  • Standard members
    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.
     

  • Basic members
    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.
     

  • Associate members
    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.

  • Thorsten Hamdorf
    Leader Services, Market Research & Marketing
    +49 30 240 8779 0