On May 18 the Dutch Games Association will host a webinar that concludes the DGA Gaming Fieldlab. With the Fieldlab the DGA aims to stimulate the collaboration between game companies and researchers. Five research projects that had their start in 2019 will show their results. The subjects vary from VR-applications in healthcare and education, quality analysis of choice processes in serious games, to design principles for applied games.

Find detailed information about the webinar, the projects and the speakers on the registration page.

In the webinar, CLICKNL will elaborate on the possibilities of new research collaborations. CLICKNL serves the interest of the Creative Industry as a top sector.

The presentations start at 13.00 till 14.45. Before and after the presentations you have the opportunity to network with speakers, DGA representatives, CLICKNL employees, and other participants.

Click here for more information and registration.

See you there!

We are very happy to announce that we have partnered up with Indigo! Indigo is the leading game business and showcase event in The Netherlands, which will be held on June 25th as a hybrid event. Indigo is organized by the Dutch Game Garden (DGG), a game incubator and business center located in Utrecht.

Join Indigo to find your next business opportunity, listen to inspiring and practical talks, and play the best games and connect with its developers. Find all the info here!

Members of the Dutch Games Association get a 10% discount off their Indigo ticket. Keep an eye on your inbox, the next newsletter will have the link to purchase a discounted ticket. Stay tuned!

On April 6 Hiro Capital will organize an event for gaming studios aiming to understand which type of financing would be best for them in order to keep growing. This is an excellent opportunity for young startups to hear from industry leaders, successful founders and gaming investors how to approach issues such as growth, financing and monetization.

Hiro Capital’s inaugural Dark Star event was attended by over 300 UK, European and US Game studios and resulted in $2m of funding for award-winning Belgian game studio Happy Volcano. Following on from the success of Dark Star, Hiro has announced their second event ‘The Dark Star: Episode II’, which will take place on April 6th 2021 at 4pm BST/5pm CEST/8am PDT.

You can find all the info about this event here.

VRDays Europe is an annual 3-day conference and exhibition on VR/AR content, creativity and innovation. Our mission is to unite the XR community, inspire creative minds and drive business forward.

VRDays Europe builds bridges between business, science and art. We invite the brightest minds and global visionaries to share their cutting-edge insights into one of the world’s fastest growing industries of immersive technology. This November the VR/AR community gathers again for VRDays 6.

The New Horizons edition will consist of:

• Edition zero of our magazine ‘XR for Everyone’ (yes a physical magazine)
• Live streaming conferences in your timezone
• Exhibition in a virtual world
• Immersive Funding Market (IFM)
• Roundtables and networking in a virtual world
• Church of VR in VR (HMD required)
• Matchmaking
• Philosopher’s Salon (HMD required)
• Satellite Events across the globe
VRDays Europe will be the realest you can get. This year, we will bring you the most immersive event of 2020 – for and about immersive tech.

VRDays Europe New Horizons. The event that comes to you.

More info on VRDays on their website.

UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – August 14, 2020. Dutch Games Association (DGA) will be hosting the eleventh Country Pavilion during gamescom 2020. This year there’s a twist: it will be 100% digital and part of devcom! Also going to gamescom is the Dutch Game entry for the Europlay contest – the DGA is proud to announce that The Falconeer will be representing the Netherlands on August 28!

The Netherlands @ devcom
In 2019, over 30 companies participated at gamescom and the Holland Pavilion was a great success. This year is a little different than usual, but some of the foremost Dutch companies are present once again – come and meet the elite of the Dutch games industry during this digital episode of devcom 2020.

The broad selection of companies and organisations who will be present represents the Dutch games sector at its best across a wide variety of fields in the game industry. Like every year, we look forward to showing off to the rest of the world a selection of what our talented Dutch developers have been working on lately.

At the Netherlands Pavilion, you’ll find established industry players such as Vertigo Games, Paladin, Gamious publisher Iceberg Interactive, and indie teams like Grumpy Owl and Audiophile.

Devcom takes place from August 17 to August 30, and this year the event is even more about establishing and extending international networks. Therefore DGA partnered once again with MeetToMatch, the Dutch premium networking service, where you can effectively and efficiently meet all the people you need to.

EuroPlay contestant
Today we can also announce the representative of the Netherlands for the ‘Eurovision of games’! The Europlay Games Contest is organized by Ukie and will take place on 28th August.

We’re proud to announce that the Dutch finalist and Dutch representative will be Tomas Sala with his game The Falconeer. The Falconeer is an open-world air combat game, featuring frenetic aerial dogfights and deep exploration of the mysterious open world of The Great Ursee. For more information, please visit www.TheFalconeer.com.

For access to the zoom channels for the contest and to meet the studios, please register here.

Program:

  • devcom – August 17 – 30 
  • MeetToMatch event – August 25-27
  • Europlay Games Contest – August 28

For Developers:
Are you interested in participating in devcom this year? Let us know by filling in this form. There are still a few spots available so register fast. As a DGA member, you’ll receive priority and a discount!

Practical Information
Find us at devcom digital from August 17 to August 30.

The following companies will be represented digitally:

Grumpy Owl – grumpyowlgames.com

Vertigo Games – vertigo-games.com

Paladin – paladinstudios.com

Gamious –  gamious.com

Audiophile – audiophile.co.nl

Game Drive – Game-Drive.nl

Van Iersel Luchtman – vil.nl/gaming

7 Billion Fires – 7billionfires.com

Iceberg Interactive – iceberg-games.com

On September 7th, Dutch Games Association will hold its annual General Assembly. During the General Assembly, we will be going over the last association year and look ahead. Our board will address our members and there will be room to propose matters that strengthen the strategy. Formalities, such as the annual accounts and the annual report, will also be discussed, whereby we will ask our members for approval by means of a vote.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the consequences, the board has decided to make use of the temporary legal provisions to allow the General Assembly to take place online and to postpone it to a more suitable time later in the year.

Date: 7 september
Time: 16.00 – 18.00
Location: Online

The General Assembly is only accessible for Dutch Games Association Members. On July 20th we’ve formally invited all our member company contacts via email. Didn’t receive an invite? Please get in touch with our team!

 

 

The game industry in 2020, where new big waves such as the appearance of next-generation machines, will come. Catch the wave of innovation on your side!

TOKYO GAME SHOW 2020 ONLINE (TGS2020 ONLINE) will be five days from September 23 (Wed.) to 27 (Sun.), 2020 on the official TGS website, which replaces the cancelled TOKYO GAME SHOW 2020 originally planned to be held at Makuhari Messe in this September.

During the exhibition period, various companies and organizations in the gaming industry, from major publishers to indie game developers, will unveil the latest updates including the release of new titles and services via the official TGS channel, originally-created streaming programs, videos and websites, in addition to the live-streaming of e-Sports tournament. The online round-table discussions covering the latest topics in games will also be hosted by the organizer. All of these online contents can be viewed for free of charge.

Moreover, TGS2020 ONLINE will host the online business matching event for exhibitors and those involved in game-related businesses. The Business Matching System prepared by TGS2020 ONLINE will support the participants to facilitate flawless online meetings and networking opportunities. In addition to exhibitors (free of charge to exhibit in the event), individuals involved in game-related businesses can also participate in this online matching event (with charge). Call for participants will start in the middle of August.

TGS2020 ONLINE, the first-ever online event organized by TOKYO GAME SHOW, will provide opportunities for everyone to experience the fun and potential of cutting-edge technologies brought through games. The online world is a diverse space where people from all over the world can connect with each other beyond physical distance and time barriers in real time. Games have a possibility to cross the boundaries of games themselves and change our future in various fields. With the evolution of technology and the power of games, even more exciting future is just around the corner. Be the first to experience this joy.

A Digital Netherlands Pavilion Tokyo Game Show 2020 is planned. Learn more!

 

The year 2020 will mark the beginning of “devcom 365”, an ongoing year-round online programme, that will provide industry insights and entertainment right into living rooms all over the world.

The highlight this year is “devcom digital conference 2020” (#ddc2020) that will take place from the 17th to the 30th of August.

While gamescom 2020 focuses on an outstanding B2C online concept, #ddc2020 will be the main B2B initiative serving as gamescom’s core offer for game developers and their eco-system this year.

Dutch Games Association is organizing a Netherlands Pavilion at #ddc2020

We are convinced that by participating and offering a collective place in the main conference, we are able to support individual organizations and developers, and contribute to the entire Dutch games industry and its business making.

Please check out this document for all info on Gamescom and Devcom 2020.

If you are a DGA member and you decide to join the Netherlands Pavilion you will receive a few extra advantages:

  • You will receive 100% discount on your MeetToMatch account valid 25-27 August 2020
  • Mentions in all our PR activities and promotional activities
  • Tickets and opportunities during our informal networking activities

Netherlands Pavilion at #ddc2020 registration

gamesweekdigital: Dev Booster is a new online pitching contest. It’s connecting developers with a hungry community of gamers looking for new favorites as well as future business partners and investors in a competitive format. It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran or a rookie. You have a marketable game? Then prepare yourself, double check your pitch deck and get ready. The gamesweekdigital: Dev Booster is awaiting your application. You will get stack-loads of professional feedback. The finalists will pitch for victory. The winner gets prize money, free events and consultancy by industry leads.

Key dates and milestones
June 8: Start of Phase One. Deadline of Call for Applications end in the night from Monday to Tuesday
June 11+12, daytime: You will be notified whether your application has been accepted
June 15+16: You pitch your games for the first time in private meetings. After that, the best teams will be notified if they have progressed to the finals
June 18+19: The finalists will receive intensive consulting from their mentors in MeetToMatch 1:1 and team meetings
June 24: Business finals
June 26: Public finals

Further information can be found on our website: www.gamesweekdigital.com

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