Support for the games industry – regional institutions, networks and representatives
Games funding is available from a number of official institutions in Germany.
The most important funding programme for the German games industry is provided by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). Please find more information in the chapter ‘German games funding ’.
Most of the German federal states offer funding for their regional games industry as well. The conditions vary depending on the funding organisation and are detailed on the respective websites. Generally, these funding programmes are granted to developers and projects that are produced locally. The amount and kind of funding (grants and loans) also depends on various factors, e.g. whether a prototype or the actual development of a game is to be funded.
Moreover, game studios located in Germany can apply to the EU’s MEDIA funding programme, which also offers funding for game development once a year.