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, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Spain, Sweden 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.


08.10.2015 How to enable digital growth in Europe?

How to enable digital growth is an EGDF policy paper summarising EGDF perspectives on the regulatory development of the Digital Single Market Area. Read more…

12.08.2015 Austrian Interessensgemeinschaft Computergrafik (IGCG) joins European Games Developer Federation (EGDF)

IGCG joins EGDF. Read more…

07.08.2015 Hendrik Lesser elected president of European Game Developer Federation (EGDF)

EGDF elects new board for the year 2015 – 16. Read more…

6.2.2015 Unofficial Creative Europe checklist

EGDF has published an unofficial Creative Europe checklist for developers applying the funding…Read more

6.2.2015 The new call for creative Europe programme is open, EGDF finds administrative reforms alarming 

The new call for video game concept and prototype development under Creative Europe Media sub-programme is open. European Games Developer Federation (EGDF) is deeply concerned about the administrative changes introduced by the Commission on the programme in the 2015 call… Read more

17.12.2014 EGDF congratulates SNJV for the successful reform of the French Video Game Tax Credit system

As an outcome the following changes are introduced to the eligibility criteria for productions in order to (1) make games for adults eligible (subject to the absence of scenes of extreme violence), (2) lower the eligibility limit for productions to €100,000 and (3) widen the bracket of spending taken into account for calculating the tax credit… Read more




Submit your mobile game to IMGA awards!


The International Mobile Gaming Awards have been celebrating the best of mobile gaming for ten years. The Awards have been the first to recognise games such as Angry Birds, Infinity Blade, Edge, Candy Crush and The Walking Dead, studios such as Supercell (formerly Sumea and Digital Chocolate), and amazing technologies like augmented reality, location based games and the first mobile MMOs. Read more… 

 EGDF supports GameSummit 2015 by Digiworld in Montpellier, France, November 16-21.2015 

Game Summit 2015

The Game Summit gathers key players in the industry to share their visions of the future from industrial, technological and artistic points of view. The IDATE Game Summit team is a partner of Montpellier In Game. The members of EGDF’s member associations will have a 50% discount for conference passes. For more information about the discount, please contact EGDF. Read more…










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) IGCG: Max Hoefferer 

(BE) FLEGADavid Verbruggen

(DE) GAMEHendrik Lesser – EGDF Chairman

(DK) Producentforeningen: Jan Neiiendam – EGDF Board Member

(ES) DEVAntonio Fernández

(FI) NeogamesKooPee Hiltunen – EGDF Board Member

(FR) SNJVGuillaume de Fondaumière – EGDF Vice-Chairman

(NO) Produsentforeningen: Anders Bredmose

(SE) Spelplan-ASGD: Per Strömbäck

(UK) TIGARichard Wilson – EGDF Board Member

The postal address and registered head office of the EGDF is: European Games Developer Federation Eteläranta 10, 00130 Helsinki, Finland

Phone: +358 (0)9 4289 1606  

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Events and Publications


During the years EGDF has realised a number of studies on European games industry. Read more…


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