Games in Berlin
Dear game designers, 3D artists, UX designers, game balancers, web designers, game developers, game testers, data analysts and colleagues, Berlin is a leading location for Germany’s games industry. With around 200 companies and annual revenue of more than EUR 250 million, the sector thrives on its creative IT and start-up scene.
Over 2,100 Berlin residents are employed in the games industry, which corresponds to almost 15 percent of all those working in this segment across Germany. Most colleagues have creative roles. Other opportunities are available in management, administration, finance and sales. The industry specialises in:
- Social games
- Online games
- Browser games
- Mobile games
- Serious games
- Virtual worlds
Berlin’s games industry is dominated by SMEs such as Riot Games, Play Snake and Saftladen Kollektiv, for example. However, large, well-known firms such as Wooga and Yager are also based here. Since Berlin has been able to extend its international reputation as a European games city in recent years, international players such as Ubisoft and Bigpoint have also opened offices in the capital. All potential employers!
There are also job opportunities in the games industry’s institutions, associations and networks. Examples of these are games, the Foundation for Digital Game Culture and games:net berlin brandenburg. You can gain inspiration at one of the internationally renowned games events, such as International Games Week Berlin. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.
Study & training opportunities in the Games industry
Not only games industry companies are drawn to Berlin. The region also provides excellent training and entry-level job opportunities, especially for the next generation. With ten state and private universities, advanced training facilities and research institutions, the capital has a comprehensive range of educational opportunities. Be it game design or media management – in Berlin, you can attend a wide range of courses, training programmes and further education.