Major international publishers and a strong developer scene provide the backbone for NRW as a game hub. The picture is completed by the gamescom and the German Developer Award as  top events for the video games industry. The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supports the development of innovative game products. Aware of the industry’s cultural and economic importance, the Land of NRW also supports the transfer of innovative game technologies into classical industries.

 Facts and figures

  • one of the games hubs with the highest turnover in Germany
  • global players: Electronic Arts and Ubisoft
  • gamescom in Cologne: the world‘s largest games trade fair
  • diverse developer scene with a long tradition
  • centre for eSports: Electronic Sports League, ESL One Cologne, successful clans
  • German Developer Award, Clash of Realities, devcom, Evoke, Next Level Festival, Gamification Day
  • as interest group, Cologne Game Haus as new business incubator

More on “Games” in our brochure “Game On NRW as well as the location brochure, published by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.


Sophia Henning

Tel: +49 211-930 50 304

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Mediennetzwerk.NRW is financed by the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and receives funding from the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD).

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