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, 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.


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

21.10.2014 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

15.10.2014 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 Innovative Games Award (EIGA) by Frankfurt am Main and Hessen-IT

The call for the European Innovative Games Award (EIGA) 2014 is s open. Until the March 15th, developers, publishers, freelancers and young professionals from all Member States of the EU can submit their games for the award. Read more..

EGDF Supports Central European Games Conference (CEGC) in Wien 22.-25.1.2015


The Central European Games Conference (CEGC) actively supports exchange of ideas across national borders in the Central European region (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland) and brings together its games industry key players.  Members of EGDF’s member associations will have a 20% discount for conference  passes. 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:

(BE) FLEGADavid Verbruggen

(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

(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…