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. Would you like to present your company at the next Tokyo Game Show, learn more on the Japanese entertainment game market, and meet Japanese gaming companies?

Dutch Game Association is collaborating with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to organise a digital Netherlands Pavilion at the Tokyo Game Show 2020. You will have the opportunity to show your game(s) and where possible, the Embassy will also try to assist participating companies in arranging individual meetings with potential business partners.

The Tokyo Game Show is Asia’s largest game show and had over 260,000 visitors in 2019. With the Netherlands Pavilion we aim to offer companies a chance to meet potential business parties in Japan and showcase their games to a wide audience. It also offers companies the opportunity to meet other interesting Dutch game companies.

Participation options

  • Digital Business Matchmaking, starting at €275,-
  • Digital Business Visitor, starting at €110,-

More options, like a scheduled presentation stream, are available, please get in touch for additional information.

More info and applying

If you are interested in participating make sure to submit your application before 24 July by sending an email to We aim to show a full range of the Dutch game industry in Japan and reserve the right to select participants. For more information on Tokyo Game Show 2020, please visit the website. For more information, please contact Carolien van Tilburg at



This is a time of unrest in many parts of society. The medical, economical and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are unfolding rapidly, and this creates uncertainty for individuals and businesses alike.

Recently ACM published new online consumer protection guidelines. Van Iersel Luchtman explains how you can comply with these new set of rules.

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This year Dutch Games Association will organise another Holland Pavilion at Gamescom 2020!

With over 390.000 attendees in 2019, gamescom is one of the most important conferences for game developers. In 2019, over 30 companies participated at gamescom and the Holland Pavilion was a great success. Did you know the strongest international growth was due to presence from Austria, UK and the Netherlands?!

If you interested in participating in the Gamescom Holland Pavilion 2020? Register below!

It is possible to request a Collective Activity Voucher (Voucher Collectieve Activiteit) to exhibit at the Gamescom Holland Pavilion. SMB organisations (MKB-bedrijven) with less than 25% of export sales or that have been registered for less than three (3) years at the Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) qualify for a Collective Activity Voucher. Organisations can apply for this voucher with a financial compensation of up to 50% of the participation fee with a maximum of € 1500,- excluding VAT (btw). More information on the Collective Activity Voucher can be found here (in Dutch).


DGA Gaming Fieldlab has issued a call for research proposals which has resulted in the funding of five projects. Each of these projects connects a games company to an educational institution in a consortium to conduct research. These consortiums will work together for a duration of two years and will present their progress at regular intervals.

DGA presents the following projects:

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Learn more! 

DGA Gaming Fieldlab is supported by CLICKNL, and it is operated under the auspices of the Open University of the Netherlands and the RAGE Foundation.

On 18 October, during the opening of the first edition of Rotterdam Games Week, Dutch Games Association presented the latest news, statistics and trends on the Dutch games industry and hosted a panel to discuss future trends in the industry.

During the presentation Peter Warman (Newzoo) and Martijn Schenderling (NVPI) presented their findings about the Dutch games market, built up from sources from Games Monitor 2018, Newzoo and NVPI. The panel saw Amon Endt (Gamepoint), Roger ter Heide (Improvive), Paul Bierhaus (YipYip), and Koen Bronswijk (eSports Center Eindhoven) discuss the statistics from the presentation and the trends that will make the future of our industry.


Due to the conclusion of board terms, a change of board will take place in the spring of 2020.

Resigning board members
Members who will be leaving the board are our President Horst Streck and division manager entertainment Simon Usiskin. Horst will be leaving the board due to reaching the maximum lenght of his term. Because of a change of focus on different duties, Simon has decided not to continue his term.

Dutch Games Association’s board would like to thank Horst and Simon for their efforts for the association in these past years.

Job openings
With Horst and Simon’s resignations the positions of President of the Board and division manager entertainment will become vacant. The board would like to call interested parties to apply via the job openings below.

Interested parties for these positions will be asked to send their resume and a short motivation letter. An active role is expected in which the applicant will make use of their own network. It must be taken into account that an unremunerated time investment is expected of approximately 16 hours a month.

At the end of the application procedure, one or more nominations will be composed from the applications by the board. Members will vote on this at the general General Assembly. The instatement will take place in the spring of 2020.

For questions and more information, contact the secretary at


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UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS – October 11, 2019 – Dutch Games Association (DGA) visits Melbourne International Games Week strengthening ties between the Dutch and Australian games industries.

The Australian market has great potential for Dutch games companies, especially in the serious games space. Therefore, Creative Victoria, the Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA) and the Minister of Games and Health worked together to bring Dutch expertise and business opportunities across the world for this edition of Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW).

Melbourne International Games Week is Asia Pacific’s largest digital games celebration – featuring conferences, events and activities for the games industry, games enthusiasts, the general public and educators. During Game Connect Asia Pacific, MIGW’s largest developer conference, one noteworthy keynote speaker was Sjoerd Wennekes, consultant for Dutch game companies and co-founder of several award-winning serious games development studios. Dutch technology also made an impact at the event via the matchmaking tool MeetToMatch, used at Game Connect Asia Pacific to power meetings between attendees.

Panji Oudsen from Dutch Games Association had the honor to oversee the Dutch delegation in their mission to strengthen ties between Australia and the Netherlands. One of the many special guests this week at the Melbourne International Games Week was Prime Minister Rutte, who discussed how serious gaming can be used in fields like healthcare. Here the Dutch Games Association and Sjoerd Wennekes spoke about the potential of the Australian serious games market. Wennekes highlighted the success of his project Tovertafel, an interactive system that can help people in care homes to stay active, now also available in Australia.

Attention game developers! Creative Europe NL is issuing a call for original and innovative video games meant for commercial exploitation. It is important that the game has a narrative storytelling component, and that it had in-game storytelling. The story needs to be worked into the entire game, not just as an introduction and at the end. The deadline is 12 Febuari 2020!

Creative Europe Desk NL | DutchCulture is the service- en information point for the Creative Europe program in The Netherlands.

The Creative Europe Desk gives advice on subsidies on the subprograms by MEDIA and Culture from the Creative Europe program and offers guidance with submitting requests. The Creative Europe Desk maintains close connections with the central organisation of the Creative Europe program in Brussels and with the Creative Europe Desks and Antennas in other member states.

Do you need help with your proposal? Check out:

On Wednesday 30 October, Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) is organising a China Business Day in Utrecht.

During this lunch seminar, we will discuss rising business opportunities in China, especially in the Chengdu area. This is a first step in strengthening ties with China, and we are interested to hear what game developers need in order to do business with China. We will speak about diverse fields (mobile, VR & serious), and possibly organising an Oriental mission in 2020.

If you want to attend this seminar, send an email to:
When: Wednesday October 30th, 10:00-12:30 incl. lunch.
Where: Croeselaan 15, 3521 BJ Utrecht, Zeelandzaal.
PS: Bring your ID to show at the entrance