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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

The Dutch Games Association proudly welcomes four new members. We’re happy to introduce WindTales, Thalia Games, Welten Institute and Manus VR. 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 breathing e...

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 ...

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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...

BRAZIL’S INDEPENDENT GAME FESTIVAL - SUBMIT YOUR GAME

Submit your independent game by April 23 to compete for one of 11 awards, and a trip to Brazil. BIG is the 3rd biggest Indie Game festival worldwide and holds its 5th edition from June 24 - July 2, 2017. In 2016 over 700 games were submitted to the competition. Winners will receive an opportunity to showcase their game for 10 days, and receive plenty of press coverage. The committee accepts games published up to 2 year before the date of th...

Open Call For 'WHO CARES' Design Contest: Create an Innovative & Sustainable Vision for Neighborhoods

The Central Government Real Estate Agency placed an open call for participation in the design contest WHO CARES. The contest aims to find solutions to complex social issues related to the aging of the population in local areas. The winners receive prize money and the opportunity to execute their idea. The deadline for registration is March 7 at 12:00 pm. The deadline for submission is March 14 at 12:00 pm. For Who & Matching System The con...

CALL: game-developers wanted for panel tomorrow (February 1st)

Housing cooperation Eigenhaard is looking for game-developers who will participate in an expert panel tomorrow, February 1st, in Amsterdam. In one of their ideas they are aiming to prevent loneliness among elderly people, by intensifying contact between children and their parents/grandparents. In March the idea will be pitched to the board members of Eigenhaard. Some of the best ideas will be worked out in a business plan and potentially w...

Call for participation: E-Health game developers for economic-mission Brazil

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst Voor Ondernemend Nederland) has placed a call for E-Health game developers to participate in the economic mission to Brazil. During this mission the Dutch delegation will participate in Hospitalar, the largest Healthcare event in Latin-America, and the 3rd largest in the world. The mission takes place from Monday, May 15th until Friday, May 19th. Deadline to apply is January 30th. The Nether...

Gamefonds continues under new name: Deelregeling Digitale Cultuur

As of January 1st this year, Gamefonds and E-Culture, will merge and continue under a new name: Deelregeling Digitale Cultuur. Previously, Gamefonds has played an important role in the emancipation of games within the cultural field. In the latest round of subsidies distributed by Gamefonds , nine different games have received support: Eco’s by Architects Of Echo’s is an immersive game where location theater and Live Action Role P...

Funding Opportunity for Game Developers

The Creative Europe Desk recently put out a call for video game proposals. This call for proposals is a funding round by which the funding is allocated for each scheme and supports the development of a commercial narrative-led video game, from concept to the first version of a playable prototype. The call has been set out by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), of the European Commission. Companies can apply until the ...

DGA partner of Learntec 2017

The DGA is an official partner of LEARNTEC 2017: the longest running fair for Learning with IT in Europe will be held for the 25th time in Karlsruhe from 24-26 January 2017. The partnership offers DGA members special discounts and benefits. Learntec consists out of a trade fair and a conference, and promotes lifelong learning. It is a meeting place for the industry where schools, universities, and corporations who are looking for concrete ...

New 3D Mixing of State Zero

We have published in our Youtube channel part of our last work for Redpipe and Andrée Wallin in Sweden. Andrée is a director and concept artist that has been involved in franchises such as Star Wars, Halo or Godzilla. Recently we remixed one of his works in 3D using our engine and sound designers. What you’ll see is a short fragment from the entire film, but establishes quite weel what we can accomplish from regular stereo to full 3D. From ...

Netherlands partner country for Nasscom Game Developer Conference 2016 in Hyderabad, India

The Netherlands is partner country for the 9th Nasscom Game Developer Conference 2016, taking place on November 10-12 in Hyderabad, India. After a successful India Games Roadshow in april 2016, the Nasscom Gaming Forum invited 8 Dutch game companies to the conference, providing showcasing, speaking and networking opportunities for them as well as a representation of Dutch best-practices in a whitepaper on applied gaming. The trip to Hyderaba...

Financing Options for Games

The DGA and CLICKNL|Games are organizing an info meeting about funding options for the games industry on November 2nd, during the monthly Dutch Game Garden networking lunch. Representatives from various national and European funds will explain the options. After a short plenary introduction, the representatives will be present at the DGG networking lunch to answer your questions in one-on-one conversations. In a plenary introduction in th...

Call for participation in VR Days Europe: VRackathon and Demo Day

VR Days Europe presents a second edition of four days filled with the latest VR trends and hardware, inspiring keynotes, content creation and all kinds of demos to experience on November 3 - 6 2016 in Amsterdam. The DGA and VR Days Europe call for Dutch game companies to participate in the VRackathon (Nov. 3 - 5) and Demo Day (Nov. 5th), that are part of the event. DGA Members can also make use of a 20% discount code for tickets to the festiv...

Dutch Game Awards introduce a public vote

For the first time the Dutch Game Awards are allowing the public to vote. There are 14 categories for which a professional jury will determine the winners. The nominations for these categories have been announced earlier in September. The two new Awards, the Gamer.NL Award and the YouTube Choice Award by HetGamePortaal, allow the public to participate in choosing the best Dutch games of the past year. Picture: Gamer.NL The Gamer.NL Awa...

​Call for applications: Nasscom Game Developer Conference 2016

After a successful India Games Roadshow in april 2016 The Netherlands has become partner country for the Nasscom Game Developer Conference 2016. Therefore the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New Delhi and the Dutch Games Association call for applications from Dutch representatives in the games industry to attend and/or showcase at the conference. 8 - 10 companies will be selected to join. The application deadline is September 29t...

The Indian Gaming Market Review 2015

India, with 1,3 billion people and two-thirds below the age of 35, the world's largest youth population, is poised to become one of the world's leading markets. Historically, games did not gain foothold in India due to the lack of access to gaming consoles and PC's, and the low social acceptance of this entertainment medium. This is all changing now as the Indian games industry is at the cusp of a major transformation. Economic growth has res...

Challenges and opportunities in the Indian gaming market

Gaming and digital media are the new buzzwords in India as the country experiences better broadband services, PC and mobile penetration, value-added services by telecom service providers and social networking. Propelling this growth is India’s large youth base which has turned to gaming as its primary source of entertainment. Thirty-five per cent of India’s 1.2 billion population is below the age of 30 and international as well as local g...