Based on the latest data from the Association of the German Games Industry, the number of companies and employees will increase significantly in 2022.  

In an international comparison, the German games industry is one of the tail lights. This is due in particular to the low willingness to found a company and the mostly negative public perception of computer games in Germany. A good two weeks before gamescom, the industry association game now has positive news to report.

Games industry in Germany on the upswing

According to the published data, the total number of employees in the German games industry will increase from around 27.000 in the previous year to 28.650 – an increase of a good five percent. In detail, the number of employees in the core market, i.e. developer studios and publishers, increased by three percent to 11.242. The extended market (e.g. retail or game editorial offices) posted an increase in employees of 6%.

Growth of the German game industry

Image: game – Association of the German Games Industry

The number of companies that develop or sell video games in Germany also increases to 786. 358 of them develop exclusively, 36 specialize in publishing and 392 do both.

Growth of the German game industry

Image: game – Association of the German Games Industry

At the same time, the association warns against cuts in games funding in Germany.

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