According to a report by Projekt Zukunft, 5,599 software and games companies are located in Berlin with over 85,000 employees (as of 2018). The turnover of the Berlin software and games industry in 2017 was 5.17 billion euros. Berlin is also home to numerous national institutions such as the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltung (BIU), the eSport-Bund, the Bundesverband G.A.M.E, the USK and new networks in the area of serious games.
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.
BRANCHENFOLDER GAMES (2014)Publisher: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
ANALYSIS ON THE POTENTIAL OF THE GAMES INDUSTRY: BERLIN MEETS POLAND (2014)Publisher: media.net berlinbrandenburg
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MEDIENBOARD GAMES INDUSTRY REPORT (2008)Publisher: medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
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GAMES INDUSTRY IN THE BERLIN-BRANDENBURG CAPITAL REGION (2007)Publisher: Berlin Partner
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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION IN THE BERLIN-BRANDENBURG CAPITAL REGION (2007)Publisher: Berlin Partner
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MEDIENBOARD MOBILE INTERTAINTMENT INDUSTRY REPORT (2006)Publisher: medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
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For this purpose, we recommend our own advisory service from Kreativ Kultur Berlin - in the area of non-commercial artistic work, you may be interested in the Kulturförderberatung (Cultural Funding Consultation). In the area of commercial independent commissioned work, we recommend the Kreativwirtschaftsberatung (Creative Industries Consultation).
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Contact for games and digital media at the Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research | Michael Pemp, Tel: 030 / 9013 8276, E-Mail: [email protected]
games.net berlinbrandenburg | connects the games industry in the capital region. The network supports big and small players with excellent contacts in business, politics and research.
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg | Funding program "Innovative Audiovisuelle Inhalte"
Serious Games Berlin | Association of innovative game developers, research and public institutions
www.bitkom.org | German Federal Association for Information Technology, telecommunications & new media
www.digarec.net | Digital Game Research Network
www.usk.de | Classification authority for computer games in Germany
Berlin 2.0 | Network of the Berlin internet & media industry
Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e. V. | Representation of mainly small and medium-sized enterprises
Games Academy | Network of Berlin game developers
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