Links Transatlantic Gaming Summit © gamescom Gamescom A MAZE ZKM Cologne Game Lab Stiftung Digitale Spielkultur Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software German Computer Games Awards GAME Gamescom The World’s largest meeting point for digital entertainment. The annual trade fair attracts 345.000 visitors from 97 countries and is used by many video game developers to show off their upcoming games and game-related hardware. A MAZE A MAZE. established in 2008 is an international label in the field of independent and alternative games, playful media and games culture. Festivals, exhibitions, conferences, workshops, game showcases, game jams, artist in residence programs and a magazine are part of the portfolio. ZKM ZKM (Center for Art and Media) was founded as a museum in 1989 with the mission to perpetuate classical arts in the digital age. It is a house for all media and genre. Cologne Game Lab Cologne Game Lab (CGL) promotes the research and development of interactive content, such as digital games, playful software applications as well as interactive film and TV formats. Stiftung Digitale Spielkultur The Foundation, initiated by the German Government, and the trade organizations BIU and GAME aims to publicize and promote digital games in society. The foundation also co-presents the annual German Computer Games Awards. Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software The BIU (the German Games Industry Association) is the organization that officially represents the German computer and video games industry. The BIU’s main aim is to make Germany a leading global location for the development and production of games. German Computer Games Awards The German Computer Games Award has been created in 2009. Every year, a jury consisting of game developers, players, journalists, scientists and politicians select the best games in different categories. GAME GAME is the German Association of the Games Industry and promotes the interests of computer games developers in politics and society.