Neues Glück? Neues Spiel! Lass Dich überraschen: Jetzt haben die hiesigen Spiele-Entwickler eine neue Vertretung auf europäischer Ebene: die European Games Developer Federation EGDF.
Die hier abgebildeten Gründungsmitglieder  von links nach rechts:
(NL) BGin: Alexander Fernandez
(DK) Producentforeningen: Klaus Hansen
(BE) BGin: Tommy Goffin
(UK) TIGA: Fred Hasson (Chairman)
(FI) Neogames: KooPee Hiltunen
(FR) APOM: Guillaume de Fondaumière
(DE) GAME: Malte Behrmann (General Secretary)
(SE) Spelplan-ASGD: Erik Robertson.
Die erste Presseerklärung hierzu wurde nach Rücksprache mit dem Secretary General für heute "high noon" freigegeben und wird hiernach wie folgt zitiert:
EUROPEAN GAME DEVELOPERS FEDERATION FORMS TO
REPRESENT OVER 500 EUROPEAN DEVELOPERS
PARIS, France - 10 November, 2006 - At its meeting yesterday, the European Game Developers Federation (EGDF) was officially formed by its founding members, representing
over 500 leading game development studios from ten European countries.
The EGDF, which will be based in Malmö, Sweden, issued the following mission statement following its founding meeting:
The European Game Developers Federation is committed to the stimulation and development of a stable, vibrant, and creative European games development sector that is competitive globally and recognized culturally.
The EGDF will act to advance the political and economic interests of the European computer and video games industry by providing a platform for collaboration and
discussion between the European Union and game developers
“The European games industry has had notable successes but faces stiff challenges from rapid globalization,” said EGDF Chairman Fred Hasson. “A growing number of countries are recognizing the importance of video games as both a cultural medium and an economic sector that bridges creativity and advanced technology. Some are establishing long term policies that include significant support for their local industry. The EGDF members believe
Europe needs to respond swiftly to remain in the race, in particular promoting the creation of
new Intellectual Property, updating workforce skills, and backing technological research and
In the coming year the EGDF has three primary goals:
First, to establish itself as the representative body for European developers in order to
promote video games and foster their development as a popular entertainment, educational,
information, and training medium.
Second, to encourage sharing of best practice among the development sector in both
business and production matters, and
Thirdly, to use its combined bargaining power for the benefit of its individual member companies.