Press release: EGDF, the European federation representing the video games industry in Europe, is delighted to announce that Gamedev Estonia has become a member of EGDF.

31st of May 2024 – The European Game Developers Federation (EGDF) continued its expansion, as Gamedev Estonia, the Estonian game developer association, joined EGDF.  

The membership of Gamedev Estonia strengthens our voice in Brussels to defend European game developers. We are more than happy to welcome Estonian game developers into our network to share best practices, solve the industry’s challenges, and unite ourselves in building a European game industry on European terms. All game developers, particularly from small member states like Estonia, must have access to EU funding opportunities. 

The Estonian game developer association is the 24th member of the Federation. The Federation has been steadily expanding its activities, especially in East and Southeast Europe, now covering 23 European countries. EGDF is focused on helping European game developers access talent, funding, and a route to the top of the game industry value chain —all challenges Estonian game developers are also struggling with. 

For the last two years we have already taken part in several meetings organized by EGDF and they were very valuable to our local community. We believe that this membership is essential for us, and we are very happy to be accepted“, said Andrejs Rusinovskis Head of GameDev Estonia.

The addition of Estonian Games Association to EGDF is highly important for our mission of building a strong voice in Brussels for European game developers. We want to unite, to share best practices, learn about common challenges and help game developers to grow the identity of the European game industry., stated Hendrik Lesser, president of EGDF.


GameDev Estonia (GDE) is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of the Estonian game industry and unites its developers. We represent individual Estonian video game developers, development companies, outsourcing companies, research centers and educational organizations. We cooperate with local governmental entities and European support programs.

ABOUT EGDF – Uniting the European game dev industry

The European Games Developer Federation e.f. (EGDF) unites 24 national trade associations representing game developer studios based in 23 European countries: Austria (PGDA), Belgium (FLEGA), Croatia (CGDA), Czechia (GDACZ), Denmark (Producentforeningen), Estonia (Gamedev Estonia), Finland (Suomen pelinkehittäjät), France (SNJV), Germany (GAME), Italy (IIDEA), Lithuania (LGDA), Netherlands (DGA), Norway (Virke Produsentforeningen), Poland (PGA and IGFP), Portugal (APVP), Romania (RGDA), Serbia (SGA), Slovakia (SGDA), Spain (DEV), Sweden (Spelplan-ASGD), Switzerland (SGDA), Turkey (TOGED) and the United Kingdom (TIGA). Through its members, EGDF represents more than 2 500 game developer studios, most SMEs, employing more than 45 000 people. 

For more information, please contact:

Jari-Pekka Kaleva, tel: +358 40 716 3640   

COO, European Games Developer Federation (EGDF)


Twitter: @jpkaleva