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In order to help its member associations to target their emergency support measures more effectively, EGDF is investigating how Covid-19 is affecting game business and game companies in different European countries. If you are running a game developer studio, please fill this quick survey to give us a better understanding of this matter. All the […]

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Currently, social media has become a hotbed of misinformation related to COVID-19. Keep calm and rely on information and recommendation from official sources. For best practices related to the emerging COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the following sites. WHO recommendation for the basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public  WHO guidelines for mass gatherings:https://www.who.int/publications-detail/key-planning-recommendations-for-mass-gatherings-in-the-context-of-the-current-covid-19-outbreak WHO FAQ based on the most […]

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Reboot Develop Blue – The boutique game developers conferenceWhen: 23rd – 25th of April 2020Where: Dubrovnik, CroatiaMore information: https://rebootdevelopblue.com/ The seventh edition of the boutique game developers conference Reboot Develop Blue will be taking place from 23rd to 25th of April 2020 in the legendary historical seaside city of Dubrovnik, also known as “real world […]

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On 17 February 2020, an informal group of 20 companies and trade associations published the following ‘Platform Fairness Principles’, to which they believe globally dominant platforms should adhere in order to ensure fair competition and consumer choice online: Fair competition No self-preferencing Real consumer choice Freedom of communications with users Access to data about users […]

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Making Europe the most attractive place to work in the global video game industry  DIVERSITY TALENT BUILDING INNOVATION FRIENDLY REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OVERCOMING MARKET ACCESS BARRIERS AND ACCESS TO FUNDING PROTECTION OF VULNERABLE PLAYERS OTHER

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EGDF position on loot boxes There is no single lootbox model  The term “lootbox” refers to a game design model, where a game developer provides for a player an access to randomised in-game goods through a mystery box. As a business model it originates from physical trading card games like, for example, Pokémon or Magic: […]

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Being already a landmark worldwide game developers and games industry conference in it’s sixth edition Reboot Develop Blue is setting it’s goals even higher, with absolute top of the line speaker lineup, featuring more then 125 world renown superstar creators, CEOs and founders and seniors behind some of the greates games in recent history! With […]

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What is accessibility in the games industry? Accessibility can be understood as principles and techniques to be used when designing, constructing, maintaining, and updating online, PC, console, mobile and other kinds of games in order to make them more accessible to all users, including to people with disabilities. Accessibility is a highly important topic in […]

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The General Assembly of the European Game Developers Federation (EGDF) took place during Gamescom 2018. The federation continued its expansion in Central-Eastern Europe by accepting the Czech Game Developer Association as a new member (GDACZ). The current president Hendrik Lesser (German Game Industry Association – game) has been confirmed for a new term. In recent […]

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Unofficial EGDF checklist for applying Creative Europe funding for game development in 2019 A print friendly version of the guidelines can be downloaded from here. Official guidelines and application forms can be accessed here. If you have any feedback or you have spotted any errors in the guidelines, do not hesitate to contact COO of EGDF, Jari-Pekka […]

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