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May 26th, 2022 – EGDF urges the EU and its member states to take their support for Ukraine to the next level and get ready for a new cold war The ongoing war is going to be long and EGDF urges everyone to  be careful not to forget it or get too used to it. […]

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The games industry is one of the leading cultural, technological and economic drivers of the 21st century. Consequently, the EGDF spring general assembly 2022 reflected what kind of future we are building and what are the key policies and technologies enabling it. You can download the vision paper from here: https://www.egdf.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/EGDF-tech-white-paper.pdf [Update 3.11.2022] Updated the […]

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EGDF publishes its response on VAT in the Digital Age consultation For years European game developer studios have relied on platforms acting as deemed suppliers for VAT reporting. This system has worked well and does not need to change. However, now that alternative third party payment options are becoming more common in traditional digital distribution […]

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The war in Ukraine continues, many games industry professionals (and not only) are affected because of this. EGDF calls the EU and its member states to invest in a stable and predictable operating environment for game developer studios. Please find below actions that local game developer studios and national associations are taking to help Ukraine. Keep […]

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Helsinki, 22 April 2022 – In early 2022, play-to-earn was among the hottest buzzwords in the games industry. Play-to-earn (P2E) is predicted by some to be the long-awaited disruption of the game business after free-to-play (F2P) and pay-to-play (premium). This EGDF discussion paper aims to provide a general overview of this sometimes overhyped phenomenon and […]

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Brussels, 6 April 2022 – ISFE and EGDF welcome recommendations made by the EU’s Culture Ministers this week. They would, in the future, allow Member States increased flexibility in providing financial support to Europe’s video games industry in order to improve its global standing. In its recommendations, “Building a European Strategy for the Cultural and […]

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EGDF and ISFE publishes their response on Guidelines 01/2022 on data subject rights – Right of access  EGDF and ISFE members welcome the issue of Guidelines and Recommendations by the EDPB as they promote a common understanding of the European data protection framework and provide a harmonised interpretation of key provisions in the GDPR. This […]

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February 24th, 2022 – EGDF condemns Putin regime’s war against Ukraine and asks the EU to stand up  1. EGDF strongly condemns the Putin regime’s military offence against Ukraine and calls for international support for Ukraine, its people and the Ukrainian game developer community. Ukraine has been, is and will be an important and essential […]

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EGDF publishes its response on the Guidelines 05/2021 on the Interplay between the application of Article 3 and the provisions on international transfers as per Chapter V of the GDPR The free flow of data between the EU and third countries is crucial for European game developer studios. Regulatory obstacles on the free flow of […]

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EGDF publishes its response on a the EU consultation on adapting liability rules to the digital age and artificial intelligence (Civil liability)  Usually, redress is not a problem in game markets. The creators of digital content and services rely more and more on their fan communities to get feedback (co-innovation) and get their help in viral […]

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