Federal funding for video games at a glance:
- Funding for the development of prototypes and the production of video games.
- Funding rate of up to 50%.
- Applications have been accepted since 28 September 2020.
- Publication of second call on 22 November 2021
Although overall turnover in the games sector is rising, the market shares of German companies have been declining for a long time and have been stagnating at a low level for several years. The number of people employed in the industry also falls short of its potential. In order to improve the conditions for developments originating from Germany, the Federal Government has provided up to €50 million in annual funding for the industry since 2019. These resources are intended in particular to help raise the number of employees within the sector, as well as to increase the number of games publications and companies from Germany and to strengthen their position on the German and international markets. To date, more than 400 projects have benefitted from this funding (see ‘Overview of funded projects’).