Lars Janssen becomes board member of the association "game"
game is the new association of the German games industry, formed by a merger between the two predecessor associations, the BIU (Federal Association of Interactive Entertainment Software) and GAME (Federal Association of the German Games Industry). The five-person board comprises the new chair Ralf Wirsing (managing director of Ubisoft Germany) and the deputy chair Linda Kruse (co-founder and managing director of Good Evil). In addition, the CEO of Travian Games, Lars Janssen, became a board member of game, as did Jens Kosche (managing director of Electronic Arts Germany) and Stefan Marcinek (founder and CEO of Assemble Entertainment).
Ralf Wirsing considers the merger between the two associations as a milestone for the German games industry. He believes this opportunity should be used to make Germany an even more successful games country. Lars Janssen, games board member and CEO of Travian Games takes a similar view: "The new game brings together the entire German games industry. I am delighted to see that this great diversity is also reflected on the board. This will enable us to find a balance of interests internally and have a stronger voice externally. And this will create the foundations on which Germany will make significant progress in further developing its games industry."
About the new association game:
game is the new association of the games industry in Germany. The new association represents developers, publishers, and providers of digital games in Germany, as well as stakeholders such as eSports organizers, universities and service providers. The managing director of the new association is Felix Falk. game is a member of the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK), the Foundation of Digital Gaming Culture and the organizer of the German Computer Games Prize. As the successor to the BIU, game is the sponsor of gamescom, the world's largest event for computer and video games.
Source: game press release