Computer game; application for funding

The Free State of Bavaria supports the production and development of high-quality and non-violent computer and video games with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs.


In Bavaria as a high-tech and media location, the media industry is an important economic factor with great growth potential in the creative-technical field.

The Bavarian state government supports the development of high-quality, educationally or culturally valuable computer games. The aim is to strengthen the performance of the Bavarian development and production economy as well as the digital audiovisual location in Europe.

Computer game funding is based on three pillars: concept development, prototype development and production.

Development studios and companies that primarily develop or distribute computer games are eligible to apply.


The application must be submitted to FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFF Bayern). After a positive decision by the independent awards committee, a loan or grant agreement is concluded with LfA Förderbank Bayern.


The submission deadlines of FFF Bayern GmbH are published on the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern website and must be adhered to (see "Further links").

Processing time

usually five weeks

Required documents

  • Project description

  • Financing plan

  • Culture Test

  • further documents are dependent on the respective funding area


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Unterlagen und Merkblätter zur Antragsstellung für die Gamesförderung
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

  • Antragsportal der FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH

    The application portal is provided by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH to facilitate the application process for funding in accordance with the guidelines for Bavarian Comupterspiele funding. In a secure authentication and user management system, registered applicants can fill out the application for funding, upload the necessary documents and edit their details.


  • As a rule, a 3% inspection fee is charged. You can find out more on the FFF Bayern website.


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