Starting in October, the Game Bakery hosts a number of masterclasses focused on business skills for game developers.


Topics like community building, pitching and design thinking are often overlooked, but as important to success as development skills. This is why Game Bakery hosts a series of masterclasses starting later this year, revolving around these subjects.

In these masterclasses, industry experts will share their experiences in a hands-on, practical session after which visitors have a clear product to return to work with. This can be anything from a new strategy draft to a better pitch.

The masterclasses are in English and are sponsored by SGINN, Stichting Game Incubator Noord-Nederland. SGINN aims to strengthen connections between game development initatives in the North of the Netherlands.

Next up: Strategy & Value Proposition - 13 December 2017

For the second Masterclass, we give the stage to Maarten Stevens of 8D Games. Keep in mind that this event is not hosted in our own building, but on the Zernike Campus!

'Business: Big Deal!'

The difficulty in surviving as a game company is often not about a lack of game development knowledge, but about inadequate business practice. This masterclass gives you an insight into budgeting; networking; handling clients; and project cycles, making the business side an asset instead of an obstacle.

Facebook | Eventbrite (tickets are limited!)

Topics and dates

  • Prototype & Design Thinking - 12 October 2017
  •      Tristan Lambert (Grendel Games) | Facebook | Eventbrite

         Location: Game Bakery, Europaweg 8

  • Strategy & Value Proposition - 13 December 2017
  •      Maarten Stevens (8D Games) | Facebook | Eventbrite

         Location: Hanze UAS, Zernikeplein 11

  • Pitching - 8 February 2018
  •      Andrew Deegan (Spil Games, LEGO, Ubisoft)

  • Law & IP - 12 April 2018
  •      De Haan Advocaten

  • Community building & Marketing - 14 June 2018
  •      TBA

    The Game Bakery is located at the Europaweg 8 in Groningen.


    Note that each masterclass will be hosted in a different location in Groningen.

    More information

    Stay posted about the masterclasses by liking our Facebook events page.

    About us

    This series is organised by the Game Bakery, a cooperative comprised of game developers and other creative pioneers.


    For questions about events, feel free to send us an email.