Coproduction is widely used in the audiovisual industry but remains unusual in video games production (aside from large international studios). Though, it represents many benefits and we strongly believe that this solution is a good opportunity for indie video games studio.
The video game industry is characterized by an international competition and the small indie studios struggle to get a good exposure. We think that a European cooperation is necessary to see the emergence of more successful projects, through the pooling of financing and expertise.
Since 2018, SpielFabrique organized 3 coproduction markets, where studios had the opportunity to meet each other, and then discuss with experts and investors to help them determine the best way to coproduce a game. We started the market with France and Germany, the 2 European leaders in terms of public funding. However, we expanded the last edition to Flanders (Belgium) and this initiative was very welcomed by French and German studios.
Therefore, we decided to open it for other European countries and we are happy to welcome Spain and Croatia in the 2021 edition! A better European cooperation is the key for indie studios to compete on the international market !