Press release: EGDF, the European federation representing the video games industry in Europe, is delighted to announce that APVP (Associação de Produtores de Videojogos Portugueses) has become a member of EGDF.

July 21st, 2022 – The General Assembly of the European Game Developers Federation (EGDF) , formed of its members, national trade associations representing game developer studios in several European countries, has gathered last month. During the GA, the membership request of APVP has been approved. 

Jeferson Valadares, the founder of APVP explained why the association has joined EGDF: As a freshly established organization, the APVP is thrilled to have been accepted as a member of the European Federation, as this partnership provides an invaluable boost to the Association on its mission to support and expand the local Portuguese game development community. At the same time, the APVP is fully aligned with the EGDF’s vision of a strong European industry, and looks forward to making its contributions to the wider ecosystem as well.”

Jari-Pekka Kaleva, Managing Director of EGDF said: “For years, Portugal has been among the most exciting start-up hubs in Europe. The Portuguese games industry has not received the attention and support they deserve. It will be a pleasure to support  APVP in changing this and learn from their valuable insights on the ups and downs of developing a local start-up ecosystem.”

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EGDF, through its 20 trade associations, represents more than 2500 European game developers studios on a European level, helping to build up policies that support the growth of the European game developer studios and foster the development of the entire digital ecosystem in Europe. 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.


Contact for EGDF:

Andreea Sava, tel: +40761778824
Communication Coordinator, European Games Developer Federation (EGDF)