3. Evaluation of the game idea
About one week of receiving your game proposal, you will receive a confirmation of receipt. The emailing of the invoice will happen within 4 weeks. The confirmation of receipt contains the following declaration of confidentiality:
When reviewing and evaluating your game idea, all documents, drawings, sketches, prototypes, etc. made available to you are treated “confidentially” - but are not treaded with absolute “secrecy”.
The information obtained as part of the submission will be used as part of the review of the submitted game idea, which means that we will discuss it with test players as well as with the editors. In particular, this includes the employees of Mühlenkind Kreativagentur and of Ravensburger Verlag GmbH. Nonetheless, we will not publish or otherwise disclose information about your documents, drawings, sketches, prototypes, etc. without your prior written permission.This being said, we do not consider your submission as a “secret” in the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/943 on the protection of trade secrets and the laws / proposed legislation based thereupon.
The agency will evaluate your game proposal with regard to the search criteria of the Ravensburger Verlag GmbH. Please be patient as it may take up to 8 weeks to process your inquiry.
Level 1: Does the game idea have enough potential?
a) If the evaluation is positive, we will ask you to send a prototype. Proceed with Level 2.
b) If the evaluation is negative, we will send you the conclusive evaluation.
Level 2: How successful are the rounds of test games?
a) If the rounds of test games show a positive result, proceed with Level 3.
b) If the round of test games show a negative result, we will send you the conclusive evaluation.
Level 3: Presentation of the game idea to the Ravensburger Verlag GmbH (bi-annually)
a) If the responsible editorial office is interested, the agency hands over your idea to the Ravensburger Verlag GmbH for internal screening process. From now on, you correspond directly with Ravensburger. Proceed with Level 4.
b) If the responsible editorial office is not interested, we will send you the conclusive evaluation.
Level 4: Screening process by Ravensburger Verlag GmbH
a) If the results of the screening are positive, the Ravensburger Verlag GmbH will offer you a license agreement. Among other things this governs the royalties which you receive through the sale of the game. You will negotiate those royalties yourself. The agency receives no share of any of your agreed royalties.
b) If the results of the screening process are negative the Ravensburger Verlag GmbH will return your prototype and a short evaluation.
Prototypes that did not make it to the editorial staff of Ravensburger Verlag GmbH, will be returned by the Mühlenkind Kreativagentur within 4 weeks after the final evaluation.
Updated July 2019