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 420 members from 22 countries (as of July 19th, 2015).

Membership is open to anybody who supports the goals of the SAZ. Only those members who have published at least one game have voting rights – all other members are supporting members. However, members without any publication can also be granted the right to vote by the General Assembly if they apply for it and their membership has been in existence for at least one year.

Become a member: Application form (PDF form 330 KB)

Bylaws of the Game Designers Association - new version of June 5th, 2015 (PDF 87 KB)