Many innovations at gamescom 2019: more area, more programme, more highlights

Things get started once again on 20 August 2019: Europe’s leading business platform of the games industry opens its gates – first for trade visitors and media representatives. From 21 to 24 August, hundreds of thousands of games fans are then once again expected in the Cologne exhibition halls. In 2019, gamescom will cover a total space of 210,000 square metres (+5 percent in comparison to 2018) and, thanks to this and other measures, promises more space and a better quality of stay for visitors. Games fans can also look…

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…

Gamescom ’18 – World of Tanks AR Hands-on

We all know Wargaming for their World of games. Wargaming started out with World of Tanks, later World of Warplanes (and the 2.0 version) joined the family and the last one joining the World of series is my favourite: World of Warships. World of Tanks has been around for quite some time and you might know every spot on the map, know when to hold, to attack and where to flank an enemy. But sometimes things happen that I just want to see in a replay, that’s why the game…

gamescom award 2018: here are the nominees

The final phase of the gamescom award 2018 has begun: the Jury, consisting of German and international games journalists, as well as well-known YouTubers and Co., have named the nominees. Prior to this, over 100 entries had been submitted to the gamescom award office. More than 30 new products qualified for the final round of the gamescom award 2018. This year, winners will be distinguished in a total of 29 categories. gamescom exhibitors and visitors (21 to 25 August 2018) are eagerly waiting to see who will be able to…

gamescom 2018: New name – new location: Official gamescom stage is part of ‘Red Bull Gaming Club powered by gamescom’

In addition to the latest games, gaming fans from all over the world can once again look forward to a diverse event programme at gamescom this year (open to the public from 22 to 25 August). One of the hot spots in 2018 will be the official gamescom stage, which will be hosted together with partner Red Bull for the first time. The Red Bull Gaming Club powered by gamescom awaits visitors in the outdoor area on P8 (behind Hall 8). Many of the programme highlights of the Red Bull…

gamescom 2018: Living This Game! Jumpa and Sarazar produce gamescom anniversary anthem

When gamescom 2018 opens its doors to everyone from 22 to 25 August, games fans from all over the world can once again look forward to a 360 degree event experience. With 1,000 expected exhibitors and many events for spectators and participation, spectacular entertainment and great experiences are guaranteed. There is now another surprise for the 10th anniversary of the world’s largest event for computer and video games! With Jumpa and Sarazar, two renowned artists will do the honour of producing the gamescom anthem. ‘Living This Game’ is the title…

gamescom 2018: private visitor admission tickets are only still available for Wednesday (22.08.) and Thursday (23.08)

Update ticketing: gamescom private visitor admission tickets are only still available for Wednesday (22.08.) and Thursday (23.08) – gamescom private visitor tickets now also sold out for Friday (24.08.) as well as Saturday (25.08.) – Official gamescom day tickets for private visitors are only still available from the online Ticket Shop of gamescom for Wednesday and Thursday – Official gamescom admission tickets are only available from the online Ticket Shop of gamescom at www.gamescom.global – Note: Do NOT buy them from other suppliers – In case they are sold out…

Gamescom 2018 welcomes Spain as partner country

Koelnmesse GmbH and game – the association of the German games industry establish partnership with ICEX Spain Trade and Investment and AEVI, supported by DEV for gamescom 2018. Spain is the partner country of gamescom 2018. This means that a European country (Canada in 2017) will once again present itself from 21 to 25 August 2018 at the leading business platform of the games industry in Cologne. With Spain as the official partner country, the organiser Koelnmesse and the sponsor game – association of the German games industry are placing…

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…