ROMANIAN INDUSTRY REPORT 2019 2020-11-02T09:54:05+02:00

The State of the Romanian Game Developers Industry

The role of the Romanian Game Developers Association is to represent and promote the game development industry in Romania and to create opportunities for the local companies in this sector. One of the most important things that we can do as an independent third party organization is to keep track of the activity and development of the industry throughout the years and present such information to the public. This document aims to be the most
comprehensive overview of the game development industry in Romania, to date.  The report includes also a history of game development in Romania and general information about the global industry, for context. Last but not least, we’ve included a catalogue of games and companies, which should be helpful for anyone looking to understand and connect with local studios. We’re fully committed to our organization’s mission and we’ll continue to improve and update this report in the coming years, as a key tool for the continued promotion and support of our industry.
Catalin Butnariu,
President of the Romanian Game
Developers Association

2018 Highlights

  • $188.5 Mn million USD total revenue
  • 19.2% yoy growth
  • 103 active studios
  • Over 6.000 employees
  • 77% of studios Bucharest based
  • 80% of studios used internal funds only
  • 67% of studios have less than 10 employees
  • 36% studios have a multiplatform approach
  • 69% of studios expect revenue growth in 2019

Snapshot of the 2018 local industry

The Romanian Gaming Industry is flourishing.
In 2018, the consolidated revenue of the
gaming industry in Romania reached
USD 188.5 million, according to data
reported to the tax authorities. Compared
to 2017, the overall market growth
was 19.2%, most of the active studios
registering higher turnover during last
year. The 2018 growth is net superior to
the 2017 growth evaluated at 11.08%.

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