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Games & Interactive

Overview

According to a report from Projekt Zukunft of the total 660 game enterprises 138 are located in Berlin, 100 of them are game developers. The total revenue has reached 255 million Euro, in 2015. That's 9 percent of the whole German revenue in the games market. Moreover, numerous Berlin-based institutions operating on a national level, such as the German association for interactive entertainment (Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltung), the eSport federation, the German association G.A.M.E, the USK as well as new networks within the field of Serious Games, provide complementary services.

The games industry is a growth industry. It is therefore no surprise that renowned universities offer attractive training programs to obtain trainees for the sector. Among these renowned universities are the Academy of Film and Television Konrad Wolf, the Mediadesign University of Applied Science, the University of the Arts, and the Games Academy. Furthermore, numerous events make the region an important meeting point for the sector: events such as the German Games Days (DGT) with its Conference on Development Quo Vadis, A MAZE Indie Connect, and the job board  Making Games Talents have been held in Berlin since 2007. Within the scope of a gala event, the German Computer Games Award (Deutscher Computerspielpreis) is awarded at the Deutsche Gamestage. This marks the highest accolade of interactive entertainment media in Germany. The globally unique Berlin Games Museum exhibits the cultural history of the medium. Other important factors include the Wii-Bar PLAY, the Next-Level-Lounge, Gamestorm, A MAZE, and the Streetgame Initiative Berlin Invisible Playground.

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