Are you planning to go to Dutch Game Day (powered by Control) or the Dutch Game Awards on October 6, 2022? Now is the time to get your tickets, while Early Bird still lasts! The Early Bird will give you a 10% discount.

Early Bird ends on August 18, 23.59! So don’t snooze, and get your (discounted) tickets now via these links:

Get your Dutch Game Awards tickets here
Get your Dutch Game Day tickets (incl combi tickets with Dutch Game Awards) here

For more information about the events, visit the websites Dutch Game Day and Dutch Game Awards.

Questions? Please send an email to


Are you going to Gamescom this month? Be sure to check out the following events that are organized by people from the Dutch game industry:


With more than 25 Dutch companies participating, The Netherlands Pavilion is back at the Gamescom Trade Fair.
The Pavilion is hosted by the Dutch Games Association in cooperation with CreativeNL. The Netherlands aims to drive the way forward in the field of immersive games, with a number of developers presenting their projects. We are happy to share what Dutch creativity, pragmatism, openness and collaboration can offer.

Interested to see what the Dutch creative industry has in store? Simply register and drop by the Netherlands Pavilion at Gamescom. Hall 4.1 – booth A021g/B030g.

View the company showreel here.
Read all the information here.


We hereby invite you to ‘’Dutch Drinks’’, a networking event hosted by the Dutch Games Association at Gamescom 2022 in cooperation with CreativeNL.
• Meet Dutch games industry professionals
• Rekindle existing relationships or meet new potential business partners over a shared drink
• Come check out the indie game exhibition

Register here

This Netherlands Pavilion at Gamescom and the Dutch Drinks have been made possible with the support of CreativeNL, who strive to keep and strengthen the top position of the Dutch creative industry abroad.


Play a game and get a drink! That’s the premise of Courage Cologne. 15 Indie game showcasers present their work to other game professionals. The annual game showcase brings together game professionals in a relax and informal setting.
What to expect:
• 15 (indie) game developers to showcase their latest game.
• Play a game and get a drink.
• Meet 250+ game industry professionals.

Link and registration:


Join the best matchmaking service in the games industry, during the largest trade show of Europe! MeetToMatch – The Cologne Edition is your most relevant platform for business in the games industry during Gamescom since 2016. Trusted by hundreds of publishers, investors, governments and developers, our platform enables you to get in contact with the right people from game companies around the world.



Meet game professionals from 10 countries to connect and find out how they develop, finance and distribute their games.
At pre-organised one-to-one meetings you will have the opportunity to meet professionals from all over Europe. The event will be open to developers, immersive content producers and publishers from Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, France, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Germany (North Rhine- Westphalia).

24 August / 9.30 am
Location: Medien Digital Land NRW Stand (Hall 4.1 | Stand A061g – B070g)

Pre-registration for this event has closed. If you’d like to find out how Creative Europe Desk NL can help your business, you may reach out to Emma O’Hare for more information

Have you already submitted your game for the Dutch Game Awards 2022? There’s only one month left until the submission deadline on July 31st! Don’t hesitate and submit your game now.

Submission is easy! Just head over to our Eventbrite page and buy the Game Submission ticket. You can submit a maximum of 4 games (each via a separate ticket form). The entry fee per game is € 75,- (with the exception of the Student category which is free to enter). Your entry is automatically submitted for the Best Game award category, and you may select a maximum of 3 additional award categories. Find all the rules and criteria here.

You can also still send in your nominations for our Special Awards! Find all the info on

Are you as excited about the Dutch Game Awards 2022 as we are? Tickets are already available. You can buy your (Early Bird) tickets here! Or maybe you would like make it a combi-ticket and attend the Dutch Game Day as well? Buy your combi tickets here.

We can’t wait to see all of your submissions! Submit your game now.

In cooperation with the RvO and CreativeNL we’d like to invite you for an online networking session around the state of the industry in China.

Every month CreativeNL invites local experts from the creative industry to discuss new business opportunities. This month we’d like to focus on the games industry and invite Dutch game developers to listen in and ask their questions.

Monique Knapen, China coordinator CreativeNL, will host this online session. Martine Spaans from the DGA will kick off with a short presentation about the current challenges and opportunities within the game industry. After that we invite you to ask your business questions to our economic network (Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou and HK).

This meeting is open to anyone working in the Dutch game industry, no matter if you have many years of experience dealing with China or none at all. This session will take place on June 30th at 09:00AM and will last around 60 to 90 minutes.

Please register here:

We are happy to announce that the nominations for the Special Awards for the Dutch Game Awards 2022 are now open! This year we have a new category: the Awesome Achievement Award!

Awesome Achievement
Last year’s edition also had Special Awards, namely ‘Best Studio’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement’. This year we have added the ‘Awesome Achievement’ award category. With this award the Dutch Game Awards aims to give attention to the parties that do not qualify for the other categories, but that do contribute to the development and publishing of games.  

Please use the following links to send in your nominees for the Special Awards:

Of course, you can also still submit your games for the regular Dutch Game Awards categories! Deadline closes on July 31st 2022. Find all the info (and tickets) on the Dutch Game Awards website.

Dear DGA community,

Finally, after two harsh corona years, things are starting to look up: Tokyo Game Show 2022 and BitSummit X-Roads have been confirmed! Here, at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, we can’t wait to visit. Do you feel the same way?

If so, we invite you to join our information sharing meeting on Wednesday 25 May at 9.30 regarding a Dutch pavilion at these events. The meeting will last 30 minutes and consists of a short presentation followed by lots of room for questions. Topics to be discussed are – among others – visa requirements and subsidies.

To make the most of the session, we invite you to send any questions you have to George van der Raaij at

Please see this link below to gain access to the meeting: Hope to see you all this Wednesday!

Kind regards,

Carolien van Tilburg
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan

Control Conference is back under a new name: Dutch Game Day powered by Control! It will be held on October 6 at Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld & Geluid in Hilversum, and will be part of Dutch Media Week.

Dutch Game Day powered by Control is a conference with two tracks of national and international speakers. They will share the ins and outs of the developments of their games, or share more personal stories. The first speakers are already confirmed, but we’ll keep their names a secret for a little longer.


The Dutch Game Day is a collaboration between Dutch Media Week, Dutch Games Association and Control. Control is responsible for the conference program. Dutch Media Week will take care of integrating the day into their program, and will also arrange the practical matters and connections with the broader media landscape. The Dutch Games Association will manage the whole day and is also organizing the Dutch Game Awards.

Call for Speakers & Sponsors

Do you have a good idea for a talk? Please send in your proposal via this form. At this moment Control only accepts proposals for presentations, not panels or roundtables. You can send in your proposal until June 15th.

Are you interested in a spot on the expo, or in sponsoring the event, then please send us an email here.


Tickets are now available for the early bird price via Eventbrite. Get your tickets here! Combi tickets with the Dutch Game Awards are also available.

Get your Dutch Game Day Tickets here (including COMBI tickets)

Get your Dutch Game Awards tickets here

Gamescom is back! The 2022 edition will host a live trade show in the Koelnmesse, Cologne from August 24th to 26th. Once again this promises to be Europe’s biggest trade show for the game industry. The Dutch Games Association is putting together a Holland Pavilion after previous successful editions.

If you are interested in participating at the Holland Pavilion you can find more information and register your interest here.

Please register before May 20th. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible to finalise the details.

Any questions, feel free to reach out to or

We are very happy to announce the Dutch Game Awards 2022! The Dutch Game Awards 2022 will take place on October 6th at Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid in Hilversum during Dutch Media Week, and will feature an evening filled with networking opportunities. The entire ceremony will be live-streamed as well. This 2022 edition has a total of 9 regular awards + 4 special awards (by nomination only). Nominees and winners will be chosen by a dedicated jury of experts from the game industry.

Award submissions will open on May 2nd! Get ready, and please read the rules and criteria before applying.

Find all the info on