Despite a rich talent pool and tradition in graphic design, technology and animation, Greek gamers and animators have had less visibility on the international stage relative to the country’s other major export industries. But that is beginning to change.
This month, more than 20 Greek game developers from 10 of Greece’s top companies and organizations, took part in gamescom 2023 in Cologne, Germany, the world’s largest event for computer and video games. The Greek national delegation, organized by the Game Developers Association of Greece, in partnership with Enterprise Greece and Corallia’s gi-Cluster, follows the country’s first ever participation at the event in 2022.
And next month, Greek animators will be showcased at this year’s Animasyros International Animation Festival, which will take place from September 26 to October 1 on the island of Syros, and with the support of Enterprise Greece.
At both the gamescom exhibition and the Animasyros Festival, Greek creatives will be promoted through a series of face-to-face meetings with international investors, judges and other special events. Several Greek games were showcased at gamescom’s Indie Arena Booth, while in the special Agora event at Animasyros, 15 Greek creators will be selected to participate in 20 minute meetings with internationally renowned producers and artists from Europe and the U.S.
In Enterprise Greece