games:net berlinbrandenburg connects the games industry of the capital region. It supports big and small players with excellent contacts in economy, politics and research. games:net increases the visibility of the companies from the local games industry and is committed to the interests of the industry.
games:net networks indie studios as well as established players, national and international companies with useful contacts within economy, politics and research. Regular networking events offer a platform for promoting the multi-faceted exchange between the actors in the ecosystem around the games industry.
The continuing dialogue between the games industry and the institutions and supporters on site lead to a healthy ecosystem in the region. This includes not only the dialogue with state politics, but also at the national level. games:net has set itself the task of improving the conditions at the location and to show and support the diversity. We are the mouthpiece for the capital region and create visibility for our member companies.
Activities and offers of games:net
Regular networking events within the games industry and beyond
Exchange / Roundtables with representatives of politics, institutions and funding institutions
Professional roundtable discussions
Shared booths on international fairs (gamescom, Nordic Game and more)
Delegation trips abroad
Access to investors (Investors‘ Dinner)
Arrangement of personal and individual contacts in the network and beyond
More visibility on site through multiple communication tools
Services in the field of recruitment (Job Market, Industry Day, job newsletter, HR_netWork
Cross-industry contacts in the media and digital industries
games:net berlinbrandenburg is an initiative by media:net berlinbrandenburg. Furthermore it is a member of GAMES GERMANY, a cooperation of six funding and seven network institutions from different parts of Germany due to the federal political system.
For the 7th time, we will be present at the gamescom 2019 from August 20 to 24 with the slogan “GAMES – made in Berlin Brandenburg”. The booth of the states Berlin and Brandenburg will be home to companies from the capital region for the three days of the fair.
gamescom 2019: Berlin-Brandenburg Get-Together @ GAMES – MADE IN BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
On 20th August 2019 we invite you to a traditional Berlin-Brandenburg get-together with currywurst and beer.
games:net Summer Reception 2019
games:net berlinbrandenburg and UBISOFT are delighted to invite you to this year’s games:net Summer Reception. Meet the key players of the Berlin games industry while enjoying drinks on a sun-drenched terrace by the Spree.
games:net Berlin Esports Gathering
On Thursday, 5th September 2019, games:net berlinbrandenburg & the eSport-Bund Deutschland e.V. (ESBD) are looking forward to welcoming you for the 2nd time to its glorious Berlin Esports Gathering.
Playfully supporting health in everyday life and holidays
On Thursday, 26th September 2019, Berlin Partner, games:net berlinbrandenburg and the Berlin School of Technology and Economics invite you to an exciting afternoon devoted to the playful promotion of health in everyday life and holidays.
games:net Presents Rinaldo Andreolli
On Thursday the 7th November 2019 you are invited to join us at the games:net Presents Rinaldo Andreolli. We are excited to welcome and get more insights from our special guest Rinaldo Andreolli, the Managing Director of Wargaming Germany and Head of Administration of Wargaming Mobile.
devcom is the official developer conference of gamescom, and takes place from 18th – 19th August 2019 in Cologne, Germany. In its 3rd edition, devcom features a two-day conference program set on 8 stages, a dedicated HR area with turnkey-ready recruiting booths, a business and indie exhibition showfloor, as well as an award show and two parties to give attendees even more time to celebrate and meet new people and potential future business associates. media:net members get 15% off the tickets!
games:net COOP: Baltic Dev Days 2019
The Baltic DevDays (BDD) has set the goal to connect programmers, artists, producers, game designers, business decision makers, talents, students and others involved in the development of interactive games. BDD brings these attendees together to exchange ideas and shape the future of the game industry. media:net members get 20% off the tickets!
games:net COOP: Insomnia Egypt 2019
Insomnia is the UK’s biggest gaming event, having run for two decades and over 60 editions. Last year, for the first time ever, Insomnia left the UK and took place in Cairo, Egypt. Over 10,000 people came to the event to game, socialise and have fun. A variety of gaming industry giants, indie developers and local retailers activated a range of products and content during the three days. The 2nd edition of Insomnia Egypt will take place in Cairo between 31 Oct – 2 Nov 2019 @ Egypt International Exhibition Center. media:net members get 20% off the tickets!
games:net COOP: Africa Games and Digital Applications Conference and Exhibition
In 2018, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi announced the launch of a government initiative to train 10,000 young Egyptians to become gaming and app developers within the next three years and support the establishment of 100 companies specialised in these sectors across Egypt and Africa. To realise the President’s vision to cultivate and grow the gaming and applications development market in the region, we are proud to announce the launch of the
Africa Games and Digital Applications Conference and Exhibition, that will take place on 31 October – 2 November 2019. media:net members get a 20% discount!
On Monday, 17th June 2019, games:net berlinbrandenburg & the eSport-Bund Deutschland e.V. (ESBD) welcomed around 40 eSport pioneers and heroes of the local industry to the first Berlin Esports Get Together.
games:net BREAKFAST: Boom Bam Influence!
On Monday, 17th June 2019, games:net berlinbrandenburg & Taylor Wessing invite you to join the games:net BREAKFAST – Boom Bam Influence. Start your week with a knowledge and calorie bomb: learning interesting professional insights about the recent developments of game influencer marketing while enjoying a delicious breakfast.
CA$H ME IF YOU CAN – Finanzierung und Förderung in Berlin und Brandenburg 2019
Bereits zum 11. Mal und erstmalig unter einem neuen Namen fand am 18. Juni das Event CA$H ME IF YOU CAN statt und bot einen Ein- und Überblick der regionalen Förderprogramme für die Medien- und Kreativwirtschaft.
Games Funding Track
On Thursday, 18th June 2019, games:net berlinbrandenburg invited its members to the beautiful venue of KPMG to gain interesting professional insights into the different funding possibilities that Berlin has to offer to game companies.
games:net LAW with Felix Hilgert – legal pitfalls & challenges of publisher contracts
On Thursday, 13th June 2019, games:net berlinbrandenburg invited you to the beautiful venue of Osborne Clarke to gain interesting professional insights into the legal pitfalls & challenges of publisher contracts.
games:net PoliTisch with Guido Beermann, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
On Tuesday, 14 May 2019, games:net berlinbrandenburg hosted the PoliTisch with Guido Beermann, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Serious Games for Health on the occasion of the BIONNALE 2019
On the occasion of the BIONNALE, the biggest networking event for life sciences and healthcare industries in the German capital region, Berlin Partner, games:net berlinbrandenburg as well as Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin invited the Berlin and Brandenburg network to the Session Serious Games for Health.
Matchmaking Dinner on the occasion of gamesweekberlin 2019
On April 8 2019, the Matchmaking Dinner brought Germany’s and Europe’s most important decision makers in the gaming sector together at Spindler & Klatt. 190 guests met for games:net´s most thrilling event of the year. On the occasion of the gamesweekberlin, the dinner made connections between stakeholders ranging from all areas of business with the brightest heads of the international games culture possible.
games:net NEW YEAR’S RECEPTION 2019
On February 28th, games:net berlinbrandenburg, BerlinBalticNordic.net and game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V. were delighted to welcome the game industry of the capital region to celebrate games for change on the occasion of the games:net NEW YEAR’S RECEPTION 2019!
games:net BREAKFAST with Teut Weidemann – Monetization – Money makes the game go round?
On Monday the 10th of December 2018 game enthusiasts of Berlin’s game scene met at the premises of the law consultancy Taylor Wessing Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB to listen to the advice and stories of no other than Teut Weidemann moderated by André Bernhardt (Target Games + IndieAdvisor & Company).
games:net INDUSTRY DAY
On Tuesday, the 6th of November companies from the games industry can meet potential offspring at the games:net INDUSTRY DAY and find the right employees for their vacancies. Interested alumni, students, juniors and seniors are welcome to register for free!
games:net End of Summer Reception 2018
games:net berlinbrandenburg and Etermax Berlin as well as the games:net partners would love for you to join them at the games:net END OF SUMMER RECEPTION 2018.
Games made in berlinbrandenburg @ gamescom 2018
For the sixth time, we will be present at the gamescom 2018 from August 21 to 25 with the slogan “GAMES – made in Berlin Brandenburg”. The booth of the states Berlin and Brandenburg will be home to 12 companies from the capital region for the three days of the fair. Again in 2018 games:net will be the partner and organizator for the exhibitors from Berlin-Brandenburg.
gamescom 2018: Berlin-Brandenburg Get-Together @ GAMES – MADE IN BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
On the 21st of August, Berlin Partner, games: net berlinbrandenburg, BerlinBalicNordic.net, Games Academy, Berlin Partner, Medienboard, Projekt Zukunft, WFBB, Cluster IKT, Medien und Kreativwirtschaft and the Europäischen Fond für Regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) invite you to a traditional Berlin-Brandenburg get-together with Currywurst and beer.
games:net Spring Reception
On March 1st, 2018, games:net berlinbrandenburg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche had the honor to welcome more than 200 guests to welcome the metreological start of the spring.
games:net behind the scenes: Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH Studio Tour 2017
On 10 October 2017, games:net berlinbrandenburg together with Freaks 4U Gaming will invite 15 guests to an exclusive games:net behind the scenes – Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH Tour through the studios of Freaks 4U in Berlin-Spandau.
games:net INDUSTRY DAY
Be part of the games:net INDUSTRY DAY on November 8th, 2017 ! games:net INDUSTRY DAY is the recruitment event in the capital region.
gamescom 2017: Berlin-Brandenburg Get-Together @ GAMES – MADE IN BERLIN-BRANDENBURG
On the 22nd of August, Berlin Partner, games: net berlinbrandenburg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg as well as the WFBB and the cluster IKT, media and creative industry invite you to a traditional Berlin-Brandenburg get-together with Currywurst and beer.
GAMES – made in Berlin-Brandenburg at gamescom 2017
In diesem Jahr fand die gamescom unter dem Motto „The Heart of Gaming“ vom 22. bis 26. August in Köln statt. Der Stand der Länder Berlin und Brandenburg beheimatete während der drei Messetage 14 Unternehmen aus der Hauptstadtregion.
games:net SUMMER RECEPTION
On July 6th 2017, around 350 representatives of the games industry in the capital region joined the games:net SUMMER RECEPTION at silent green.
games:net ROUNDTABLE “The Power of Community”
Denise Anh-Dao Beyschlag (games:net berlinbrandenburg) and Oliver Ehrmann (BRL BOEGE ROHDE LUEBBEHUESEN) were delighted to welcome around 45 guests to the games:net ROUNDTABLE “The power of community” on June 15th.
Games Germany Kick-Off at Nordic Game
On May 17th, more than 200 international guests of the Nordic Game conference in Malmö joined Games Germany on the rooftop of the Grilljanne to enjoy an amazing view and networking opporunity.
games:net BREAKFAST – “Berlin is the place where E-sport magic happens”
On May 12th, 2017, the leading heads of Berlin’s game scene met at the premises of law firm Taylor Wessing to listen to a passionate WAKE UP TALK from Jens Hilgers moderated by Alexander Piutti.
On April 27th AMAZE BLENDER brought together indie developers and publishers in the frame of AMAZE – 6th International Independent Games and Playful Media Festival.
Matchmaking Dinner in the frame of International Games Week 2017
The 2017 Matchmaking Dinner brought some of Germanys and Europes most important decision makers in the gaming sector together at Spindler & Klatt.
games:net New Year’s Reception 2017
On January 25th, games:net berlinbrandenburg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) had the honor to welcome 215 guests to celebrate the Asian New Year of the Rooster.
games:net meets BerlinBalticNordic.net “Indies from Iceland to Berlin”
On November 22nd, games:net met BerlinBalticNordic.net for a special evening with Iceland’s very own Klang Games Gang at Computerspielemuseum Berlin.
games.net INDUSTRY DAY
On the afternoon of November 11th games:net brought together 160 guests from Berlin-Brandenburg’s game scene for games:net INDUSTRY DAY, the game business recruitment event in the capital region.
Is VR the future of the games & film industry?
On 8 November,the games:net and production:net met to discuss the future of Virtual Reality and its impact on the game and film industry.
10th games.net BREAKFAST
On September 23 C-Level and founders from the games industry of the capital region came together for the 10th games:net BREAKFAST at Amazon Germany in Berlin.
games.net SUMMER RECEPTION
On July 5th 2016 games.net berlinbrandenburg, an initiative funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, GAME Bundesverband e.V. and Paymentwall GmbH as well as the games.net Partners were delighted to welcome the game scene of the capital region at the silent green Kulturquartier.
games:netROUNDTABLE: involving customers and employees, digital gaming for companies
At the 31st of May the games:netRoundtable was able to welcome 60 guests for a discussion around the topic of: “Customer and Employee involvement: digital gaming in companies” hosted by the Volkswagen digital:lab.
Matchmaking Dinner at International Games Week 2016
2016 the exclusive Matchmaking Dinner in the frame of the International Games Week took place on April 19.
9th games.net BREAKFAST
On March 11 C-Level and founder from the games industry of the capital region came together for the 9th games.net BREAKFAST at the Communication Museum Berlin.
games.net NEW YEAR’S RECEPTION 2016
On February 9th 2016 games.net berlinbrandenburg, BIU – Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware e.V. and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg were delighted to welcome the game scene of the capital region to celebrate the Asian New Year at the Game Science Center Berlin (GSC).
games:net PRESENTS Howard Phillips
On October 22nd games.net berlinbrandenburg, an initiative of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, the Computerspielemuseum and GAME Bundesverband e.V. were proud to present Howard Phillips to Berlin’s game scene.
games:net SUMMER RECEPTION 2015
On July 2nd, the games.net berlinbrandenburg, our games industry network funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandeburg, invited its members, partners and friends to the annual summer reunion, games.net SUMMER RECEPTION.
Do you already know “Games Capital Berlin”, the platform for the Berlin games industry, initiated by Berlin Partner?
Games Capital Berlin is not only an umbrella brand, but also a network for all players of the Berlin games industry and beyond. The website and the Hashtag will serve as an important information tool and the online platform offers both resident and newly arriving companies assistance. Games Capital Berlin was initiated by Berlin Partner for Economics and Technology on behalf of the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Businesses and is now being implemented with the help of games:net berlinbrandenburg.
With interviews, statements and infographics, the blog offers insights into the world of the Berlin games industry. Click here and here for more information.
Games funding by the Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur
Good news for the computer games industry: The Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur is launching the first funding measure for smaller games projects at federal level. From 3rd June 2019, the first applications for the so-called “De-minimis” funding can be submitted to the BMVI.
The Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur is providing a total of 50 million euros for games funding. The Ministry will proceed in two stages: The pilot phase starts with funding for smaller projects and is capped at 200,000 euros per project. Later in 2019, the central, EU-certified funding for games is to follow.
You can find all further information on games funding and the possibility to apply here.