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.


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




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 Quo Vadis and International Games Week in Berlin 21.-23.4.2015

Games Week Logo 300 pxWe’ve got news from QUO VADIS and INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK BERLIN: The ticket sale for Quo Vadis, Europe’s longest-standing professional game developers’ conference, has started.  The members of EGDF’s member associations will have a 15% discount for conference  passes. Read more…

 EGDF supports Nordic Game Conference in Malmö 20.-22.5.2015

Nordic game2015The gaming universe is rapidly expanding, with technological innovation and creativity as the driving forces. At the same time the industry is in motion, moving towards consumers as well as making game developers even better connected. Nordic Game 2015: The Blueshift Edition will explore these trends, bringing together the vibrant Nordic game development community with its global peers.  The members of EGDF’s member associations will have a 15% 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:

(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…