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Come and Meet Your Neighbours @ Gamescom!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 | 10:00 - 11:00 am | Medienland NRW Stand @ Koelnmesse For the second time, “Meet Your Neighbours” offers the opportunity to meet game developers from your neighbouring countries! Find out what games they make and how they finance and distribute them. The Creative Europe Desks from Flanders, Wallonia-Brussels, Netherlands, France and North Rhine-Westphalia warmly invite you to a Speed Dating Session to get to kno...

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GameForce (BE) discount for DGA Members!

Belgian gaming convention GameForce is back for its fourth edition, on September 30 and October 1 in the Nekkerhal (Mechelen). Located right in between Antwerp and Brussels, the event attracts more than 15,000 people from all across Belgium and even manages to lure a sizeable number of Dutch fans to the gaming convention. GameForce tries its best to accommodate both large and smaller developers and has created an indie package for that ex...

MeetToMatch – Cologne edition unifies trade visitors in one matchmaking service

MeetToMatch – matchmaking service of Cologne returns for a second edition. Already more than 200 people signed up. Amongst them several of the largest game companies of the world, such as Nintendo, NetEase, Sony and Ubisoft. The 2016 launch edition of MeetToMatch became the largest matchmaking service on the trade floor during the largest European event in gaming, with over 250 companies and almost 650 confirmed meetings. With MeetToMatch, pa...

Super Early Bird period extended for Game Connection!

Game Connection takes place November 1-3 during the Paris Games Week. Game Connection is one of the most successful international events in gaming where 2700+ developers, publishers, distributors and service providers come to find new partners and/or (in the case of service providers) find new clients. Dutch Games Association offers members great discounts on tickets and exhibition opportunities Keep in mind that the Super Early Bird ...

SESSIONS | DGA DAY, JULY 2017

Dutch Games Association presents its first DGA DAY of 2017. With a brand new board, new ideas, new visions and new energy, DGA welcomes anybody that has an interest in the Dutch games Industry. This edition of the DGA DAY takes place in one of Amsterdam's most vibrant areas for the games industry: The Marineterein, where IJsfontein warmly welcomes us for a day full of presentations and talks of the most inspiring people in the Dutch games ...

Launch Dutch Game Awards 2017 – 10th edition

The 10th anniversary edition of the Dutch Game Awards will be held on 6 October 2017 during the Firstlook Festival at the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. The awards, in the shape of a cyber owl, will be presented to the best Dutch games and game companies. Firstlook Festival, also celebrating its 10th edition this year, will be the host of this special edition. In cooperation with Gamekings, Dutch consumers will also be able to vote on their favorite D...

Gamescom Holland Pavilion 2017 update

Gamescom Holland Pavilion 2017 is getting a different set-up. Erik Schreuder (Iceberg Interactive) and Pim Bouman (Gamious) will manage and shape this edition of the Holland Pavilion, in collaboration with the DGA. For more information please check the Gamescom Holland Pavilion 2017 update (Dutch) or contact us at contact@dutchgamesassociation.nl.

DGA DAY - July 7th, 2017

Dutch Games Association presents its first DGA DAY of 2017. With a brand new board, new ideas, new visions and new energy, DGA welcomes anybody that has an interest in the Dutch games Industry. This edition of the DGA DAY takes place in one of Amsterdam's most vibrant areas for the games industry: The Marineterein, where IJsfontein warmly welcomes us for a day full of presentations and talks of the most inspiring people in the Dutch game...

PLAY 42 GAMES IN A PRISON AT INDIGO 2017

INDIGO is happy to announce 42 games are selected for the eighth edition of INDIGO! Developers from 11 countries will showcase their games at INDIGO. INDIGO takes place on June 30th 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. This edition takes place at the unique location De LiK, a former prison. Developers show their games in prison cells. For the first time, you can attend presentations at INDIGO: Valve will give developers a business update on ...

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN HOLLAND PAVILION AT TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo and RANGEMU are calling for Dutch (serious) game companies that want to participate in the Holland Pavilion at the Tokyo Game Show 2017. Prior to the event we will organize a day of working visits to large gaming companies in Japan. Where possible, the Embassy will also try to assist participating companies in arranging individual meetings with potential business partners. The Tokyo Ga...

Call for papers: 'Games Matter?' Media & Communication Special Issue

If it's alright I'd like to share a call for papers for a special issue edited by Julia Kneer (of Erasmus University Rotterdam) and myself: The open access journal Media & Communication is inviting contributions to a special issue to be published in June 2018 with the name Games Matter? Current Theories and Studies on Digital Games. We welcome a broad range of topics, and aim for the special issue to provide an overview of advances within th...

GamePoint acquires Israeli company Luck Genome

The successful Dutch game developer GamePoint has acquired the Israeli company Luck Genome, says Amon Endt, CEO of GamePoint. GamePoint, founded in 1998, has a global presence in multiplayer social games and is well known for GamePoint Bingo and GamePoint RoyalDice. Luck Genome, based in Tel Aviv, is the company behind the successful game ‘Slots Craze’, playable on Facebook, Android and iOS. The acquisition demonstrates GamePoint’s ambition t...

DGA PARTNERS WITH RAGE, A GROUNDBREAKING EUROPEAN INITIATIVE IN GAMING

Dutch Games Association partners with RAGE (Realising an Applied Gaming Eco-system), the European flagship research project that develops advanced software components for (applied and entertainment) games with the goal to strengthen the Dutch (applied) game industry and making it the most advanced and leading game industry of Europe. Game studios are now invited to check out over 30 alpha-version components at rageproject.eu. Components ar...

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

The Dutch Games Association proudly welcomes our newest member. We’re happy to introduce MeetToMatch. MeetToMatch – www.meettomatch.com We believe firmly in the value of facilitating deal-making in the games industry in the most effective form. And although we have an online matchmaking tool developed in-house, we would never solely provide this software without a full-service concept. That believe was ground for our focus on matchmaki...

DGA official partner of Quo Vadis 2017

Quo Vadis has established itself as one of the leading European conferences about games. It consists of lectures, roundtables and workshops that cover all areas of game development. From general aspects of design and mechanics down to the nuts and bolts of specialized programming or animation, every attendee will find fulfilling sessions. The conference regularly attracts top-notch speakers in their respective fields. Even industry legends ...

DGA official partner of NORDIC GAME 2017

Nordic Game is an event at Slagthuset in Malmö, Sweden from May 17-19. As a games industry conference in Europe, they have a lot to offer, including a program filled with the best speakers from the global industry and their own Nordic heroes, access to international exhibitors and 2000+ professionals, world-class hospitality and a host of networking events. Read more... Dutch Games Association is an official partner of Nordic Game, which ...

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

The Dutch Games Association proudly welcomes five new members. We’re happy to introduce WindTales, Thalia Games, Welten Institute, Manus VR and VRee. Wind Tales – www.windtales.net Wind Tales makes breathing exercises fun and improves compliance. Wind Tales is active in the market for serious games and has developed an attractive game that offers patients with respiratory diseases the opportunity to perform their daily mandatory breat...

EMPOWERED BY ROBOTS Design Challenge

Do you have the idea that will help people, who are having trouble finding a job because of a lack of education or a certain disability, to participate on the labour market again with the help of a robot? Are you a designer, tech lover, student, start-up, futurist or robot enthusiast, who will help shape the future with innovative and feasible ideas? DESIGN BRIEF The drone chauffeur, the Virtual Reality mechanic, the four-armed masseur, or ...

CALL FOR CONTENT; GAMES FOR HEALTH EUROPE 2017

Conference theme for 2017 - Transformation The call for transformation in economy and healthcare is getting louder. Will the 21st century be the era of a turnaround in which happiness and wellbeing will prevail over richness and sickness? To what extend will serious games be the transformers? Games for health Europe is looking forward to your contributions to their 2017 conference. Last year’s focus on the challenges of substitution, to ...

Dutch games nominated for International Mobile Gaming Awards!

The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) has announced three Dutch nominees for the 13th IMGA’s in San Francisco. The jury, consisting of experts from all over the world, will decide who wins The Grand Prix and 12 other Awards. The Dutch nominees are: Crap! I'm Broke: Out of Pocket from Arcane Circus | www.crapimbroke.com Rusty Lake: Roots from Rusty Lake | www.rustylake.com Swan Song: Fantasy chronicles from Games_Lab...