WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

GameDev Estonia is a non-profit organization and fully operates based on support from the game development community, a small list of local game development companies, indie game developers, individuals, and members of our small but very passionate community. 

Despite very limited funding and running mostly based on the enthusiasm of our small team and support from the community, in 2023 we managed to arrange six meetups, two game jams (hackathons), organize the Estonian Games Expo, and participate in several international events to promote Estonian game development. We are thrilled to have a friendly and welcoming community, and we also collaborate with many educational institutions to raise the next wave of video game developers in our country.

Estonia is very well known for our IT startups (we have the world’s largest number of unicorn IT startups per capita), so our ultimate goal is to replicate (and overcome) this success in the game development industry.

Your support is extremely important for us! We won’t be able to operate without the community’s and sponsors’ support. Any assistance, small or large, helps us achieve our goals while also helping our community grow and evolve!

Our 2022 Work Overview

Our 2023 Work Overview

Our Accomplishments

  • In 2024, we became members of the European Games Developer Federation (EGDF).
  • We are acknowledged by Enterprise Estonia and the Ministry of Culture.
  • We have signed cooperation agreement with Latvian and Lithuanian developers associations.
  • We managed to organise with Enterprise Estonia trade missions to GDC, PAX, DevGamm and Gamescom.
  • We brought to Estonia The Game Development World Championship award show.
  • We organise constant flow of GameJams in different cities across the country. (Tallinn, Pärnu, Jõhvi, average of 60 participants)
  • For the last two years we organise monthly GameDev meet-ups. (more than 20 organised, 1000+ people attended)
  • 32 studios are members, all of the other studios participate in our activities.

Ways to Support Us!

Our events were well-attended by members of the game development community (the average attendance at meetings is 60-80 people), and they assisted numerous studios in developing deeper relationships and cooperation. We also administer and keep active the main GameDev Discord channel (1300 members) in Estonia, as well as numerous other social media channels.

Discord

1400 members

YouTube

1180 followers

Facebook

3500 followers

Instagram

2451 followers

LinkedIn

1150 followers

What we bring to our members

GameDev HUB

We launched GameDev HUB at the start of 2024 as a new initiative. It’s an affordable coworking space where small game development companies or game development enthusiasts can get together, work in a welcoming atmosphere with other professionals in the field, collaborate on projects, or just work in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. With the support of our sponsors and members of the community, we were able to rent an entire floor (more than 585 square meters) at Kadaka 63, which we then completely transformed into a warm and welcoming space where we can host community activities and lectures. We have over 40 fully equipped work spaces in the HUB, a nice kitchen, and great meeting areas. Our aim is to make GameDev HUB to be a TRUE HEART AND HOME for Game Development in Estonia.

Along with our existing educational programs, we have a training class at the HUB that can accommodate up to ten students. Using this educational space we will teach various “crafts” for game development, such as 3D modeling for games, concept art, traditional art, and many more.

Where your support will go to?

Here is the main areas where your support of GameDev Estonia goes to and bring most of the value to Estonian Game Development:

We are fully transparent on all our expenses and spendings, so if you need any additional information – please feel free to reach out!

Our Members

Ways to Support Us!

We would appreciate any help. Small or big, whatever is comfortable for you – any amount will help us to continue our growth and support our community. While we greatly appreciate any help – we are most happy with “recurrent payments” sign-ups. This helps us to better plan our finances and activities for the future. 

Support us on Patreon

0 Monthly
  • Access to early info about the latest events
  • Additional news and information
5 Monthly
  • Advertisement of your project on our social channels
  • Access to private Discord chats and extra information
50 Monthly
  • Logo of your Studio on our website
  • Written articles about your project
115 Monthly
  • Full access to GameDe HUB in Tallinn
  • Calls with the core team about cooperation

Donate through PayPal / by Card (via Stripe)

Direct Donation to our Bank

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Become our Corporate sponsor

If your company have possibility to support Game Dev Estonia – we have various sponsorship packages and would be happy to discuss it with you! So please reach out: