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 431 members from 20 countries (as of December 16th, 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 200 KB)

Bylaws of the Game Designers Association (PDF 107 KB)