Driving The Industry

The European Games Developer Federation is committed to the stimulation and development of a stable, vibrant and creative European games development sector that is competitive globally and recognized culturally.

The EGDF will act to advance the political and economic interests of the European computer and video games industry by providing a platform for collaboration and discussion between European institutions and game developers.

The federation represents some 600 studios based in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom, which together employ about 17,000 people. The European computer and video games industry, including distributors and students in game educations, encompasses almost 100,000 individuals.

News 

EGDF condemns recent online harassment in video game community

The European Games Developer Federation (EGDF) strongly condemns the extreme attacks on and harassment of anyone based on their gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or social origin, language, disability, political or religious beliefs… Read more

The EGDF renews its board. Guillaume de Fondaumiere re-elected president of the EGDF. Hendrik Lesser elected vice-president. 

Guillaume de Fondaumiere from SNJV, the French video game trade association, will continue his duty as president of the EGDF. De Fondaumière is the CEO of the Paris based game development studio Quantic Dream, known for its highly successful titles HEAVY RAIN or BEYOND: Two souls….Read more

European game developers celebrate the success of the first round of European support for game development

The president of EGDF, Guillaume de Fondaumière comments: ”European game developers applied all together almost 22.4 million euro in the first call. This clearly demonstrates the huge demand for the development support all over Europe.”… Read more

 

Events

EGDF Supports EGDF supports Frankfurt StoryDrive

EGDF supports Frankfurt StoryDrive organised on the 10th of October 2014 during the Frankfurt Book Fair. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Submit your game to G-STAR 2014 family game exhibition

For the first time, G-STAR, the leading Korean trade fair for games, will organise an exhibition of games that are targeted for the whole family from small children to their parents and grandparents. Read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications

Click to open (right-click to download) the following EGDF documents.

Policy Papers

The future of the European mobile game ecosystem, a roadmap proposed by the Mobile Game Arch project 2013

Game Development and Digital Growth.pdf 2nd edition of EGDF policy paper on the future of Framwork programme 2011

tech09.pdf Games Technology Research Priorities 2009

Surveys

European Online Game Survey, 2012

Bylaws

EGDF_Bylaws.pdf Bylaws of European Games Developer Federation, updated November 20, 2009.

Contact

Your primary point of contact with the EGDF is our COO Jari-Pekka Kaleva. For each national member organisation there is an appointed EGDF representative:

(AT) GAMEHarald Riegler

(DE) GAMEHendrik Lesser - EGDF Board Member

(DK) ProducentforeningenKlaus Hansen - EGDF Treasurer

(ES) DEVAntonio Fernández

(FI) NeogamesKooPee Hiltunen - EGDF Board Member

(FR) SNJVGuillaume de Fondaumière – EGDF Chairman

(IT) Assoknowledge IVDRaoul Carbone

(NO) ProdusentforeningenLeif Holst Jensen

(UK) TIGARichard Wilson – EGDF Board Member

The postal address and registered head office of the EGDF is: European Games Developer Federation Katariinankatu 3, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Phone: +358 (0)9 4289 1606  

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Events and projects

 Projects

EGDF helps European game developers to find EU research projects they might be interested in. In addition, EGDF focuses on disseminating the results of EU projects to European game developer community.  Currently EGDF is a dissemination partner in three FP7 projects. Read more…

 Events

EGDF organizes regularly different kinds of events in Brussels and major game developer events. Read more…