Berlin, 11 August 2023 – The Annual Report of the German Games Industry 2023 was published today. On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of game – The German Games Industry Association, the publication is introduced with a welcome address from Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck. The annual report summarises all relevant information about video game players in Germany, the development of the German games market and the games companies based here. In addition, the annual report provides an overview of German games funding, which has been characterised by constant back and forth in recent months: from the first application stop in October 2022 to the increase in funding to 70 million euros by the German Bundestag to the second and still ongoing funding application stop in May 2023, as well as the proposals on how games funding must be further developed at the federal level. Separate chapters also report on the work of the institutions of the German games industry such as devcom, esports player foundation, The Foundation for Digital Games Culture and the USK (Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body). The gamescom and the German Computer Game Awards are also represented in the annual report with their own sections.
game – the German Games Industry Association
We are the association of the German games industry. Our members represent the entire video game ecosystem, from development studios and publishers to esports event organisers, educational institutions and other related entities. We are co-organisers of gamescom, the world’s biggest event for video games. We are a shareholder in the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK), the Foundation for Digital Games Culture, the esports player foundation, devcom and the collecting society VHG, as well as co-host of the German Computer Game Awards. Serving as a central point of contact for media, as well as political and social institutions, we provide comprehensive expertise in areas including market development, game culture and media literacy, and address any inquiries or concerns. Together we are making Germany the heart of gaming worldwide. With games, we enrich the lives of all people.
game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e. V.
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