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…

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…

Famous Game Developers Hold Public Keynotes on gamescom

From Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to Project CARS 2: Famous Game Developers Hold Public Keynotes on gamescom The makers of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Project CARS 2 and the Ultima-series give public keynote speeches in front of gamescom visitors Visitors of gamescom and devcom are in for a special treat this year: Three of the most famous game designers will hold public keynotes. These keynotes are not only for visitors of the developer platform devcom, gamescom visitors can watch as well: All holders of visitor or trade visitor tickets may attend for free. Space…

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…

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…