The report, compiled in collaboration with 25 national game industry trade associations, presents valuable insights into the industry’s current state, trends, and key statistics. The report presents a detailed overview of the European video games industry, highlighting its significant impact and growth. With 5,500 game development studios across the continent, employing over 85,000 talented professionals, the sector has demonstrated its economic significance. The combined turnover of these studios amounts to €18.3 billion, underscoring the industry’s substantial contribution to the European economy.
Key highlights from the report include an in-depth analysis of the European video games industry, encompassing the number of studios, workforce size, turnover, and growth. The distribution of game development studios across different European countries is also explored, highlighting major game development hubs. The report further emphasizes employment figures and the economic impact of the sector, showcasing the diversity within the workforce and the generated economic value.
Additionally, the report examines the popularity of various game platforms among European game developers, providing valuable insights into platform preferences. It also provides a comprehensive list of formal and non-formal educational institutions for game development across European countries, facilitating access to game education resources. The report acknowledges the availability of diverse public support instruments for game development throughout the continent.
The 2021 Video Games Industry Data Report can be downloaded from the EGDF website.
The European Games Developer Federation (EGDF) brings together national trade associations representing game developer studios in 22 European countries. These associations, including PGDA, FLEGA, CGDA, GDACZ, Producentforeningen, Suomenpelinkehittäjät, SNJV, GAME, IIDEA, LZKA, DGA, Produsentforeningen, PGA, Indie Game Poland Foundation, APVP, RGDA, SGA, DEV, SGDA, Spelplan-ASGD, SGDA, TOGED, and TIGA, collaborate to advance the interests of the European game development sector.