devcom announces first round of speakers for 2019 edition

devcom, taking place in Cologne/Germany from August 18th to 19th, announces today the start of its Call for Papers, which will end May 31st and also presents a first selection of speakers. Today the organizers of devcom are excited to present the first selection of speakers. Additionally, the  Call for Papers has started and industry representatives are invited to submit their talk, panel and workshop ideas to the Core Advisory Board of devcom 2019. First Speakers Announced In anticipation of devcom’s 3rd edition, the team of devcom is proud to…

The Netherlands announced as gamescom partner country for 2019

The Netherlands is the official partner country of gamescom 2019. Koelnmesse GmbH, game – the Association of the German Games Industry, and the Dutch Games Association have signed a partnership agreement. With the Netherlands assuming this official role, Koelnmesse has secured a partnership with a growing games market that is also home to a diverse spectrum of games developers – from indie studios and serious games specialists to the producers of international blockbusters. The Netherlands also has large numbers of e-sports fans. This makes the country an ideal partner for…

Global Game Jam NEXT 2019 Registrations Open

Global Game Jam, Inc ® opens site registrations for the upcoming Global Game Jam NEXT®, an initiative tailored specifically to educators to learn how to teach game design to students and finally arrange a game jam for young creators to apply their freshly acquired skills. GGJ NEXT will take place throughout the whole month of July, 2019 globally with a possibility for educators and mentors in partnership with educational institutions to host a jam in their selected locations. Event organisers encourage educators to begin preparing students for the event by…

Site Registrations Close on January 4th for Global Game Jam 2019

Global Game Jam, Inc ® today issued a final call to register a site and participate in the the 11th annual Global Game Jam, which will take place in over 850 locations in more than 100 countries around the world from January 25-27th. The Global Game Jam is a yearly event that brings together professional, student and hobbyist game designers in an international unified effort. Kicking off the event this year are keynotes from video game industry visionaries Rami Ismail (Vlambeer), Brie Code (TRU LUV) and Limpho Moeti (Free Lives).…

WG Fest 2018: Battle It Out, Rock On, and Learn What’s Coming—in Moscow This Saturday

This Saturday, snow-covered Moscow becomes one hot place: WG Fest 2018, the third annual festival for Wargaming titles’ fans and their families, will game and rock on all day long at the Expocentre on Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment. Over 15,000 guests from 40 countries will clash in war machines for prizes, witness epic tournaments’ finals and game presentations, meet the developers, have fun in entertainment areas for all ages, and headbang to Sabaton! WG Fest 2018 will be crewed by 290+ Wargaming staff and will occupy a territory of 3 hectars (30,000…

1UP Conference – 15th & 16th February 2019

1UP conference is the go-to event for gaming enthusiasts. Whether you like playing games or you are in the business of gaming, this conference is for you. Get inspired, connect with fellow game enthusiasts and check out the latest and greatest in the videogame landscape. What: Two days filled to the brim with all things gaming. A conference, an exhibit and the Belgian Game Awards. Where: Hall 1 Kortrijk XPO, Doorniksesteenweg 216, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium When: 15th – the conference starting with an 8am breakfast & first speaker at 9am…

Register Now for Global Game Jam 2019

Global Game Jam, Inc ® announced today that site registrations for the 11th annual worldwide game jam that sees tens of thousands of participants from across the globe join in for a weekend of international creativity, close on January 4th, 2019. The 11th annual Global Game Jam will take place January 25th-27th, 2019 in over 900 registered sites in over 100 countries around the globe and growing. The Global Game Jam is a yearly event that unifies professional, student and hobbyist game designers in an international unified effort to create…

Fumito Ueda, creator of ICO, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian, will receive an Honorary Award at the Fun & Serious Festival

Fun & Serious announced that it will recognize Fumito Ueda with an honorary prize at its eighth annual event, which will be held from 7 to 10 December in Bilbao, Spain. Ueda (Japan, 1970), will receive an award for his creative career. Since 2001 he has managed to seduce players with three unique titles featuring a special sensibility: Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian. Ueda is a key author in terms of understanding the history of videogames as his creations changed the way we understand them and…

Gamescom ’18 – Ashes of Creation Hands-on

While we were walking in the B2B-area at the Gamescom when we got a Skype message from a friend of ours. We NEEDED to come over and see his games. About 1 hour later we are enjoying the fresh fruit, sandwiches and a nice drink at the My.com booth. But, wait, we are not here for that, we have some games to check out! We started with the game Ashes of Creation. A game that doesn’t ring a bell, but then again, we get hundreds of games in our mailbox…

Graffiti Games to Showcase The King’s Bird, Double Cross and Joggernauts at PAX West 2018

Independent video game publisher, Graffiti Games, revealed today that it is bringing its upcoming titles; The King’s Bird from Serenity Forge, Double Cross from 13AM Games, and Joggernauts from Space Mace, to this year’s PAX West in booth 6716. Attendees will be able to experience hands-on time with the games before their upcoming releases. To celebrate Graffiti’s first attendance at PAX West, the publisher is providing those that visit the booth (6716) a chance to win a PAX West Grand Prize Package that includes a 50-inch television, game keys and…