About us

Dutch Game Garden (DGG) is a game incubator and business center with multiple locations in the Netherlands, housing 40+ game studios. Our mission is to create job opportunities and economic growth by supporting the Dutch games industry and promoting entrepreneurship. Besides providing studio space, events, advice & matchmaking, Dutch Game Garden’s incubation program helps promising game startups by providing game business knowledge, training and access to an ever-expanding network of industry professionals.

What is it that we do?

Some of the most talented game studios from the Netherlands call (or have called) Dutch Game Garden their home. Examples include Abbey Games (Reus, Renowned Explorers), Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing, Nuclear Throne), RageSquid (Action Henk), Digital Dreams (Metrico+), Active Cues (Tovertafel) and Ronimo Games (Awesomenauts, Swords & Soldiers). The assorted mix of creativity is what makes Dutch Game Garden a prime hub for game development in the Netherlands.

We guide promising young studios through our incubation program. By drawing upon the expertise of skilled mentors, each startup learns a great deal in a short amount of time. Our network provides a continuing exchange of knowledge and lessons learned between studios, entrepreneurs, investors, schools and governments. We also offer affordable and flexible housing in our business center for established game companies looking for an inspiring place.

Dutch Game Garden organizes events and projects to foster innovation, promote the exchange of information, and help game developers get exposure as well as access to a network of peers and experts in the games industry. All these activities make Dutch Game Garden unique in the Netherlands and abroad.

Results & Impact

Dutch Game Garden has a measurable impact on the growth of the Dutch game sector, growing from facilitating a dozen of game companies to almost 50 companies today in multiple locations. DGG has housed 130 game companies, with over 40 game start-ups in the incubation program, creating and assisted 350+ games companies and over 4000 game development students with training programs, events, matchmaking, education, recruitment, and lobbying in the area of game business and game development. These efforts boosted the game development community in such a way that it induced what we call community acceleration. Dutch Game Garden currently can reach to over 10 000 contacts in all its database and social media combined and maintains close relations to the 40+ game educational programs in the Netherlands.

Financing

Dutch Game Garden is supported by the city of Utrecht and the province of Utrecht.

 

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