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Save the Date: DGA DAY, July 7th 2017

The DGA DAY is fast approaching! This edition of the DGA Day will take place in one of Amsterdam's most vibrant areas for the games industry: IJsfontein who is our host for this edition. PROGRAM We are working on a program full of information, inspiration and meaningful connections. A general overview of what can be expected: Insight into latest DGA developments Inspiring keynotes Interactive sessions Networking & drinks ...

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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...

Gamescom Holland Pavilion 2017

For Gamescom Dutch Games Association offers different kinds of partnership opportunities for different kinds of budgets and different kind of meeting and visibility needs. Be part of the Holland Pavilion and enjoy the benefits of this joint partnership. Download: Gamescom Holland Pavilion Opportunities 2017 (Dutch) Companies that are interested in being part of the Holland Pavilion at Gamescom can contact us for options: contact@dutchga...

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...

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 ...