Gamescom: more than 350,000 visitors celebrate “The Heart of Gaming”

More area, more exhibitors and now this: more visitors. gamescom 2017 ended on 26 August with a new visitor record. From 22 to 26 August, a total of more than 350,000 visitors from 106 countries came, including estimates of the last day of the trade fair, to the world’s largest event for computer and video games. This means that gamescom 2017 for the first time also beat the “100 country mark” for visitors and impressively underlined its international importance. With 30,700 trade visitors, gamescom registered slight growth in comparison with…

Inaugural devcom was a success – developer event will return next year

The devcom, gamescom’s game developer event, made a strong showing in its first year. More than 3,000 visitors came to participate in 140 sessions by more than 200 speakers. The attendance of more than 350 journalists from all around the world underlined the success of the international focus of the event. Aruba Events, Koelnmesse and BIU – the German Games Industry Association, have announced that devcom will return next year from August 19 to August 23. Stephan Reichart, founder of Aruba Events, and Frank Sliwka, project lead for devcom, succeeded…

gamescom 2017: Organisational information for journalists

Accreditation & changed access for the Press Centre North on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 Please note the changed entrance situation on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Admission to the Press-Centre North and to the halls is not as usual through the Congress Centre North. Please use Entrance North for access to the fair grounds and to the Press Centre. As of Entrance North, please follow the visitor orientation (via hall 8 on the North Boulevard). Access to the Press Centre North on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 is on the North Boulevard,…

Abragames to Champion Brazilian Developers At Gamescom 2017

For the first time ever, a delegation of thirteen Brazilian games companies will be participating exhibitors at Gamescom, one of the largest and most important videogames event in the world, supported by the Brazilian Game Developers Export Program, an initiative created by the Brazilian Game Developers Association (Abragames) and Apex-Brasil (the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency). The Brazilian independent developers will bring their best creations to Europe, to showcase the best Brazil has to potential buyers, publishers and, of course, to the avid gamers attending the fair. This is…

Wargaming Enters the Heart of Gaming at Gamescom 2017 with Its Biggest Program and Show Floor Ever

The biggest gaming trade show with more than 340,000 public and business visitors is opening its doors on August 21, 2017. Wargaming will conquer the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, with the biggest show floor in the company’s history—1400 m² of pure entertainment, armed with a stunning stage program, music acts and, of course, new iterations to play from World of Tanks on PC and Consoles, World of Warships, and even a public world premiere with Creative Assembly’s Total War: ARENA! The gamescom exhibition is like a home base for Wargaming, where they can meet their players and fans. For…

gamescom 2017: license day brings together license experts from around the world

The gamescom license day takes place this year on the trade visitor and media day of gamescom (22 August 2017) in the Congress Centre East. The format, which focuses on current developments in the field of licenses and so-called IPs (Intellectual Properties), is thus taking place for the third time already in the context of Europe’s leading business platform of the games industry. The gamescom license day is oriented to license holders and experts from around the world. It offers professional exchange of ideas and information on the newest trends…

gamescom 2017: events and supporting programme

When gamescom opens its doors to everyone from 23 to 26 August, hundreds of thousands of visitors can once again look forward to spectacular innovations from around 900 exhibitors and a diverse supporting programme. In the entertainment area (halls 5 to 10) there will once again be a diverse entertainment programme this year. And the gamescom city festival (25 to 27 August 2017) is also offering a fantastic entertainment programme again. And the gamescom city festival (25 to 27 August 2017) is also offering a fantastic entertainment programme again. Click…

Frontier Developments announces Frontier Expo 2017

Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV) today announced the first ever Frontier Expo, taking place October 7 at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. FX2017 brings together the players and developers of Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster for a day of gaming and celebration. Frontier Expo will be Frontier’s biggest ever community event and the next step in the studio’s journey as an independent developer and publisher of triple-A videogames. Frontier Expo is Frontier’s key press and community event in 2017, featuring eagerly-anticipated announcements regarding the future of Elite Dangerous, what’s next…

Bluehole and ESL Announce Gamescom PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Invitational 

Bluehole Inc., developer and publisher of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, announced today they’re partnering up to bring the popular Battle Royale title to the world’s largest video games and gaming convention. The Gamescom PUBG Invitational Presented by Bluehole and ESL will take place at gamescom on August 23 – 26, 2017 in Cologne, Germany, and will feature eighty of the world’s best PUBG players and influencers competing at the game’s first LAN event. “From very early on we knew that the success of PUBG was reliant on the passion of its community. We…

gamescom 2017: Note on security precautions and simpler rules for costumes

Note on security precautions and simpler rules for costumes Checks, incl. bag checks upon admission to the grounds: visitors should leave bags and backpacks at home if they are not urgently needed Cosplayer: separate entrances with trained security personnel for the security check of props and accessories The intensified security and prevention measures will remain in place at gamescom 2017. The measures apply for all participants of gamescom: exhibitors, visitors and media representatives. With regard to costumes, significant simplifications have been made in this year: specially trained personnel will be…