Germany’s 2020 budget includes 50 million euros for promoting gaming, and industry representatives are full of praise for the state support.
“The decision and the broad consensus demonstrate the wish, across party lines, for Germany to play a more significant role internationally in games as a medium of the future,” Felix Falk, the CEO the German gaming sector’s professional association, told the portal Hamburg News.
The funding is particularly valuable in a sector dominated by small companies with fewer than ten employees but high research and development costs. The northern German city Hamburg has crystallized as a hotspot of the German gaming industry.
“Extremely diverse games are being created in Hamburg on a small budget but with lots of dedication and innovation,” says the head of the initiative gamecity: Hamburg, Dennis Schoubye.