What is it like to be a game designer in Germany?
The gaming industry is turning into one of the biggest businesses worldwide and Germany is the major gaming market in Europe. Germans are known to be very fond of gaming: approximately half of the 81 million populations is an active gamer.
Germany is very active in the production and distribution of video games. With 350 companies and over 11.000 employees in the value chain, the industry is steadily growing.
Increasing demand for mobile games
With the growing number of smartphones in Germany mobile gaming continues to grow at a significant pace creating new opportunities for innovative game developers and publishers alike.
Optimal conditions for game start-ups
Germany is the right and preferred choice for start-ups in gaming sector with innovation where one gets a winning combination of moderate costs, excellent infrastructure and a large talent pool for international gaming companies. Home to 34 million active gamers, Germany is Europe’s largest gaming market and has seen a greater surge of online games than any other European country.
Revenues from Gaming industry and related services are relatively high in Germany than those of the movie and other entertainment industry. Gaming revenues continue to result mostly from data carriers and downloads, but in-game item selling has also become an important income source. Casual gaming, social gaming, and free-to-play MMO (massively multi-player online) games are driving this growth. The growing number of smartphones in Germany has resulted in increasing demand for mobile games – and it has opened up completely new customer groups.
Creative and well-qualified specialists with theoretical and practical knowledge are more than in demand today and in future – the number of employees is growing and growing.
Studying Game Design Program at the IAS College makes you eligible for a great career in the world of games.