The Games industry in Berlin leads the way in Germany with the strongest growth across the country:
- With its about 200 Games enterprises, central associations, institutions and special training locations, the capital has the most concentrated and most diverse Games industry in Germany.
- Traditionally, Berlin is home to a strong developer community, worldwide acting publishers and distributors, numerous Indie-studios as well as, for instance, service providers for advertising, paying systems, musical settings, localising, quality assurance or Concept Art.
- Main focus is on the sections of Social Games, Online- and Browser games, Mobile Games, Serious Games, Virtual Reality Games, Edutainment, and E-Learning.
- Due to an excellent expertise in respect of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, App-development as well as Data Analytics, this industry is an innovation driver and interface to Industry 4.0.
- Berlin is increasingly developing to become one of the international locations for eSports, one of the strongest growing branches of the Games industry in Germany.
Funding programme (selection)
- Overview of selected funding instruments for the games industry in Berlin (German)
- Investitionsbank Berlin – Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft (German)
- GründungsBonus (German)
- GRW programme to improve 'regional business structures'
- Berlin Innovation
- PROFIT project financing
- VC Fund
- Medienboard Innovative Audiovisual Content
- Computerspieleförderung des Bundes (German)
- Creative Europe MEDIA Games (German)
- Kreativ-Transfer Games (German)
- More information on funding opportunities (German)
Netzwerke und Verbände
- game - Association of the German Games industry
- game - Berlin-Brandenburg (German)
- German E-Sport Association (German)
- games:net berlinbrandenburg
- Gamefest (German)
- German Esports Summit
- Quo Vadis – Games Business Conference Berlin
- Matchmaking Dinner
- AMAZE. / Berlin
- Digital Sports & Entertainment Congress Berlin (German)
- German Computer Games Award (German)
- GameCamp Berlin
- EGX Berlin (German)
- TwitchCon EUROPE