Before you submit your game idea, please check to see if it fulfills the following criteria:
Your game must have been tested in at least 5 critical game sessions.
b.The game instructions
... were reviewed by a third party who is not familiar with the game for ease of understanding;
... contain pictures/illustrations (if necessary) of the game setup and game scenarios (this makes it easier to understand!);
... do not exceed six (6) A4 pages (excluding pictures);
... contain your full contact details including mailing address and e-mail.
Preferably, please send your game description (in german or english) by e-mail (or by letter) to Mühlenkind Kreativagtentur. Please include “Ravensburger” in the subject heading of your submission.
Include a game prototype only if requested to do so.
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There is a fee for the review of a game idea by the agency. The respective fee must be paid to the bank account indicated below before the processing can begin; please include the title of your game idea as a reference when transferring the funds. If payment is not received within 14 days, there will be no review of your game idea and there will be no obligation to return your submitted materials.
€75.00* per submission by e-mail (or by letter).
Additional fees (for the submission of a requested game prototype):
1x paid return postage for each prototype that is sent as a package from within Germany.
€35.00* for each prototype that is sent as a package from a European country outside of Germany (max. 5 kg).
€85.00* for each prototype that is sent as a package from a non-European country Germany (max. 5 kg).
* Includes 19% VAT. If for a game proposal, a playable prototype is asked to be submitted by parcel from countries other than Germany, you must remit the additional fees as noted above. The higher costs for countries outside Germany are based on the higher parcel rates. The charges for parcels from countries outside Germany and heavier than 5 kg are subject to enquiry. In the case of remittance from abroad, please note that all bank charges are borne by the sender. In the case of payments from non-European countries, please add the reference OUR.
Account holder: Claudia Geigenmüller
IBAN: DE29 8005 3762 1894 0478 06
Within one week of receiving your game proposal and your payment, you will receive a confirmation of receipt and a declaration of confidentiality. I will review and evaluate your game proposal with regard to the current search criteria of the Ravensburger Spieleverlag. Please be patient as it may take up to 8 weeks to process your inquiry.
Level 1: Does the game idea have potential?
a) If the evaluation is positive, we will ask you to send me a playable prototype to proceed with Level 2.
b) If the evaluation returns negative results, we willl send you the conclusive evaluation and an invoice.
Level 2: How successful are the rounds of test games?
a) If the rounds of test games show a positive result we proceed with Level 3.
b) If the test rounds return negative results, we will send you the conclusive evaluation, an invoice as well as your submitted prototype.
Level 3: Presentation of the game idea to the Ravensburger Spieleverlag (bi-annually)
a) If your idea is of interest to the Ravensburger Spieleverlag, your game idea will enter the screening process. We will hand over all documents and materials to the responsible member of the publishing staff and will inform you accordingly. From now on, you correspond directly with Ravensburger and move to Level 4.
b) If your idea should not be of any interest to Ravensburger, we will send you the conclusive evaluation, an invoice as well as your submitted prototype.
Level 4: Screening process by Ravensburger Spieleverlag
a) If the results are positive, the responsible editorial staff of Ravensburger Spieleverlag will contact you personally in order to offer you a corresponding license agreement. Among other things this governs the royalties which you receive through the sale of the game. You will negotiate those royalties yourself. You will receive the total royalties as agreed upon with the Ravensburger Spieleverlag. The games agent receives no share of any of your royalties.
b) If the results of the screening process are negative the publisher will return your prototype and a short evaluation.
We will return game proposals that were not successful in being presented to the publisher within 4 weeks of the conclusive assessment.
Updated January 2017