30 years SAZ – a success story!

Games in the collection catalogs of the German and all other National Libraries!

... than just a pastime ... playing together also strengthens social cohesion"

Experience and expertise for members – Now online seminars too

Contract negotiations with publishers on equal footing

SAZ: A strong representation of interests since over 25 years

News

International Game Inventors' Convention in Nuremberg 2023

After a two-year Corona break, the International Game Designers' Convention, originally based in Haar, will take place at the Spielwarenmesse on February 3, 2023. As a B2B platform, the event offers an intensive exchange between game designers and game publishers from all over the world.

 

German book trade launches standardized classification of analog games

Standardized metadata in the Directory of Available Books (VLB) is intended to increase the visibility of games in the book trade and open up additional sales channels. In order to classify analog games according to a uniform system for the first time, game publishers, scientists, booksellers, and IT service providers have worked together.

30 Years SAZ – A Success Story!

In 1991, twelve game designers founded the Game Designers Association (SAZ). In the following 30 years, it has become a powerful interest group with 550 members from 21 countries, which also has a political impact. Its successes are impressive. Today, game designers have a stronger position vis-à-vis publishers and can act with greater confidence.

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Game authors/designers

Matthias Prinz

St.Wendel

Andreas Faul

Bietigheim-Bissingen

Torsten Marold

Bremen

Stefan Bauer

Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

Harvey Johnston

Geseke

Jürgen Then

Röthlein

Philipp Mölsig

Hamburg

Harald Mücke

Mönchengladbach

Manfred Reindl

Tragwein

Simon Kösters

Dortmund

Clark Rodeffer

Ann Arbor

Martin Ebel

Kassel

Remo Conzadori

Montichiari (BS)

Peter Jürgensen

Berlin

Hartwig Jakubik

Düsseldorf

Stefan Kloß

Mannheim

Bettina Katzenberger

Brackenheim

Jürgen Elias

Bochum

Thomas Franken

Berlin

Martin Schlegel

Hagen

Andreas Zimmermann

Offenburg

Andrea Sbragia

monsummano terme

Carlo Emanuele Lanzavecchia

Torino

APEX Ideenschmiede

Untermeitingen

Mathias Spaan

Hamburg

Bernhard Weber

Bonn

Markus Schott

Bad Herrenalb

Violetta Leitner

Moosach

Hans-Peter Stoll

Lampertheim

Thomas Odenhoven

Meerbusch

Tobias Roeser

Langen

Lucien Geelhoed

Leiden

Francesco Testini

Monza

Michael Diechtierow

Heidelberg

Reiner Knizia

München

Anja Dreier-Brückner

Heiligenhaus

Michiel de Wit

Nijmegen

Patrick Fuchs

Eupen

Uli Geißler

Fürth

Lars Wagner Hansen

Sorø

Michael Kallauch

Koblenz

Thomas Schneider-Axmann

Bremen

Verena Wiechens

Göttingen

Dirk Andreas Taube

Hückelhoven

Gerhard Piaskowy

Mainz

Matt Leacock

Sunnyvale

Jens-Peter Schliemann

Bonn

Arpad Fritsche

München

Jendrik Odenwäller

Leipzig

Stefan Dorra

Algermissen (Hannover)

Jürgen Aden

Hannover

Thomas Weber

München

Martino Chiacchiera

Griesheim

Ulrich Blum

Köln

Fred Horn

Den Haag

Jochen Knittel

Sindelfingen

Robert Brouwer

Groningen

Marco Rava

Campomorone (Genova)

Fabio Lopiano

Milano

Michael Palm

Tengen

Stefania Niccolini

Fucecchio

Simona Greco

Campomorone (Genova)

Thomas Daum

Taufkirchen

Stefan Malz

Vechelde

Simone Löhrke

Bad Pyrmont

Francesco Giovo

Montafia

Jörg von Rüden

Dortmund

Carlo Camarotto

Padova

Colin Dömer

Duisburg

Björn Müller-Mätzig

Hamburg

Peter-Paul Joopen

Zülpich

Florian Ortlepp

Hagen

Rocky Bogdanski

Dortmund

Michele Piccolini

Groningen

Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti

Berlin

Pasquale Facchini

MOLFETTA

Christoph Cantzler

Hamburg

Marcus Meigel

Landstuhl

Michael Modler

Ritterhude

Matthias Cramer

Essen

Giacomo Sottocasa

Sanremo

Richi Haarhoff

Bad Oldesloe

Jens Merkl

Walldorf

Tanja Malinowski

Landstuhl

Martin Berger

Leonberg

Stefano Negro

Frankfurt am Main

Carlo A. Rossi

Carpi

Walter Obert

Piossasco

Helmut Ortlepp

Hagen

Moritz Schuster

Herne

Detlef Dewitz

Alfter

Paul Schulz

Greifswald

Paco Yanez

Madrid

Richard Lenherr

Bülach

Dean Morris

London

Jonathan Linke

Konstanz

Giovanni Franceschelli

Firenze

Thilo Hutzler

Kaisheim

Luís Dinis

Benavente

Gebrüder Frei

Bern

Matthias Greßinger

Tübingen

Dirk Hanneforth

Bielefeld

Jürgen Adams

Haar/Ottendichl

Arjan van Houwelingen

Eext

Martin Pflieger

Gera

Martyn F

Nuenen

Ellen Schulze

Krefeld

Luca Maragno

Milano

Andrea Angiolino

Rome

Markus Haberbosch

München

Uwe-Jens Maruschke

Schwerin

Paolo Mori

Sala Baganza

Silvano Sorrentino

Bari

Frank Pukrop

Herne

Anja Wrede

Berlin

Eric Marks

Einhausen

David Betzing

Sankt Augustin

Jeroen Geenen

Capelle aan den IJssel

Jeffrey Allers

Kandern

Alessandro Cuneo

Montalenghe

Wolfgang Lehmann

Rechberghausen

Rainer Schlichtholz

Verden

Heiko Korntheuer

Thun

Aaron Haag

München

Ivan Gariboldi

Lecco

Daniel Bahr

Stuttgart

Gerd Fenchel

Böblingen

Citie Lo

Berlin

Gabriel Pardave

Zapopan

Jeffrey Bienk

Nauen

Hilko Drude

Göttingen

Tobias Tesar

Pullach

Gerhard Junker

Urbach

Liesbeth Bos

Bunde

Guido Hoffmann

Wien

Malte Schlorf

Offenbach am Main

Markus Hagenauer

Surheim

Andrea Mezzotero

Bologna

Matteo Sassi

Legnano

Jan Stronkman

Zevenaar

Daniel Bernsen

Quito

Thomas Sing

Konstanz

Daniel Danzer

Stuttgart

Francesco Bifulco

Ficulle

Anna Oppolzer

Heidelberg

Bruce Whitehill

Eickeloh

Sjaak Griffioen

Aerdenhout

Edith Grein-Böttcher

Neuss

Michael Feldkötter

Kiel

Peter Ratschiller

Bozen

Norbert Proena

Niddatal (Assenheim)

Andrea Boennen

Herzhorn

Luca Borsa

Busto Arsizio

Riccardo Ielo

Cerro Maggiore (MI)

Domenico (Nick) Gandolfi

Milano

Veronika Graf

Bad Waldsee

Johnny Ebsen

Pfinztal

Enrico Gandolfo

Bologna

Andreas Molter

Borken

Fabian Zimmermann

Kaiserslautern

Markus von der Heyde

Weimar

Jerome Rank

Braunschweig

Máren Kruse

Berlin

Christian Giove

Alpignano (TO)

Torsten Landsvogt

Hildesheim

Bernhard Lach

Erdmannhausen

Hartmut Kommerell

Teltow

Leo Colovini

Mestre Venezia

Sophia Wagner

Potsdam

Kirsten Hiese

Porta Westfalica

Andrea Mainini

Piossasco (TO)

Peter Rustemeyer

Köln

Katrin Abfalter

Berlin

Torben Ratzlaff

Hamburg

Alessandro Schiavetti

Rome

Alan R Moon

Syracuse

Betty Baindl

Geretsried

Emanuele Briano

SAVONA

Mark Stefens

Rheine

Marcel Süßelbeck

Dinslaken

Arve D. Fühler

Büdingen

Peter Kuhn

Berlin

Christian Beiersdorf

Freiburg

Lukas Setzke

Göttingen

Andreas Kuhnekath-Häbler

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