Who we are
The Spiele-Autoren-Zunft e.V. (SAZ) - Game Designers Association - was founded in Germany in 1991 and represents the specific interests of game designers in the public and to the publishers. The SAZ is a forum of joint activities. Although its main area of activity is Germany, the SAZ is also developing a more and more international character as the result of an increasing number of members from other countries. An overview about the history of the SAZ you will find here.
Currently we have 426 members from 22 countries (as of February 8th, 2016).
Membership is open to anybody who supports the goals of the SAZ. Ordinary membership is open to all game designers (game authors) who have published at least one game or can prove protypes. All others are sustaining members.
Become a member: Application form (PDF form 188 KB)
Bylaws of the Game Designers Association - new version of June 5th, 2015 (PDF 87 KB)
Presence on fairs and events
International Toy Fair in Nuremberg (Games Café)