Offical launch of Games Germany @ gamescom

The umbrella organisation Games Germany - Regional Funds and Net­works is now being launched: a reception at the world‘s biggest games fair gamescom in Cologne marks the beginning of operations for Games Germany - Regional Funds and Networks.

Six regional film funds and seven network institutions of the German games industry have joined forces to create the umbrella organisation Games

Germany - Regional Funds and Networks. The goal of Games Germany is the coordination and pooling of activities by the regional institutions and, above all, the joint presentation of Germany as a games hub on a national and inter­national level.

Games Germany will be launched during a reception at gamescom 2017.

Acting on behalf of the partners, Petra Müller, CEO of the Film- und

Medienstiftung NRW, will present the grouping:

Reception of Games Germany – Regional Funds and Networks

Tuesday, 22 August, 2017, 15:45

Made in Germany - Area


The partners of Games Germany are:

FFF Bayern
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
gamearea-FRM (Hessen)

games:net berlinbrandenburg
Game Up!Rheinland Pfalz

Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg

MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg

nordmedia – Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen

The institutions and networks supported by the respective federal states and the industry are operating predominantly on a regional level at specific locations. However, a joint presence is sensible and necessary for presentations and for communication in and with the international markets. Games Germany thus plans to develop common supra-regional initiatives in order to improve the Germany‘s international presence as a games hub and to function as a contact and information point (e.g. on funding opportunities) for international partners. In addition, Games Germany will intensify the exchange and collaboration between the participating institutions. As of now, Games Germany will be providing information on its own website about the current activities as well as the participating institutions.

The umbrella organisation Games Germany will work closely together with the national associations BIU and GAME as well as other trade associations. In addition to its national activities, Games Germany also regards itself as a platform for the regional networks and funders. The idea of an amalgamation was first presented at the 2016 German Developer Awards. Games Germany appeared at the Nordic Games in Malmö in May 2017 during its foundation phase.

Contact: Till Hardy, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH
Twitter: @gamesgermanynet
Facebook: @gamesgermany




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