The Berlin gaming industry has the strongest growth nationwide. No other location has such a dense and diverse gaming infrastructure.
More than 1,500 companies from all areas of the games industry generate annual sales of 1.2 billion euros with around 12,000 employees. These include development studios, publishers, distributors, and service providers for e.g. localization, sound, advertising, payment systems, etc.
»Wooga would not be imaginable as it is today in any other European city: Berlin is international, creative, and affordable. Over half of our 280 employees moved to Berlin from abroad to work for us. In addition, sparks have really begun to fly in recent years and Berlin is increasingly attracting international VCs and international press.«Jens Begemann, Founder & CEO, Wooga
Berlin is home to a traditionally strong developer scene with numerous indie studios and pioneers in the industry. The focus is on social games, online, browser games, mobile games, serious games, and virtual worlds. More and more renowned international games companies such as Ubisoft, Smilegate, King, Epic Games, Nexon, and Riot Games are drawn to the Spree. Here you will find highly qualified specialists and talent from all over the world, networks, and international industry events:
- Headquarters of successful companies, such as Wooga, YAGER, GameDuell Hitfox, Epic Games, King, Nexon, Ubisoft, and Smilegate,
- Headquarters of important institutions, networks, and associations such as GAME, BIU, games:net berlinbrandenburg, USK, and Stiftung digitale Spielekultur.
Training and Continuing Education
Hardly any other location in Europe has such an extensive educational offering in the games sector as Berlin. State colleges, private educational institutions, and research institutions offer study courses or training with a focus on gaming, 3D animation, or media management:
Berlin has become an international meeting place of the games industry with numerous conventions, awards, festivals, and network gatherings: