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…

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,…