BIU.Dev organises a second Pitch & Match for gamescom 2017

The network platform BIU.Dev is moving to the next level with its Pitch & Match event at gamescom. After the huge success last year, publishers and developers are getting together for the second Pitch & Match event in the gamescom business area – this time on 22 August, gamescom Tuesday. German and international game developers – from junior teams to established studios – will have the chance to present their current projects to the participating publishers in 20-minute presentation slots. Up to 20 July, developers can apply with their projects…

Gamescom private visitor tickets for Saturday no longer available

24 hours after the opening of the online Ticket Shop, gamescom has already broken its own record with 42,000 tickets sold. The world’s largest event for computer and video games thus remains on its successful course: a good 3 months prior to the start of gamescom, the private visitor tickets for Saturday, 26 August 2017 (new series of days: Saturday is last day of the trade fair) are sold out in advance sale! As in past years, admission tickets for private visitors are available in selected Saturn outlets. However, codes…

Canada is the Partner Country for gamescom 2017

Koelnmesse GmbH, and BIU – the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software – and the Government of Canada are pleased to announce their partnership for gamescom 2017 Canada is the official partner country of gamescom 2017 (22 to 26 August). Koelnmesse GmbH and the German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU) have won one of the world’s leading developer locations for computer and video games for gamescom 2017. As gamescom’s official Partner Country, Canada represents the international exhibitor community in Cologne from 22 to 26 August at the…

“The Heart of Gaming”: gamescom is starting 2017 with versatility, liveliness and colour

Gamescom is the global 360 degree event for digital gaming culture and the absolute highlight of the year for all gamers. Already in 2016, more than a half a million people celebrated together in Cologne. Reason enough for gamescom 2017 (Tuesday, 22 August, to Saturday, 26 August 2017) to become even more lively – with a new presence that focuses on the passion of the fans who make gamescom the largest trade fair and event highlight for digital games: “The Heart of Gaming”. “Both games and gamescom live from diversity…

devcom call for papers submission deadline extended until May 12

In line with its remit to provide top-quality games industry business content, organizers of the all-new game developer platform event devcom have extended the call for papers submission deadline until May 12. devcom opens its doors for the first time from August 20–24, 2017 in Cologne. Industry experts and insiders are invited to submit their as-yet unpublished talks, panels, case studies etc. in the areas of Virtual Reality, Mobile Games, Business and Production, as well as for the following tracks: Programming Design Audio Diversity Monetization eSports The keynotes, panels and…

InnoGames’ Gamescom Game Jam Births 39 Impressive Projects

At last week’s Gamescom, InnoGames held the largest game jam in trade show history – nearly 200 jammers from 27 nations came together to develop playable games during 48 straight hours – in the Cologne Congress Center. Participants flying in from countries such as Australia, Kenya and the Philippines were given the theme of “masks” to inspire creations on a variety of devices. In the end, 39 games were submitted by the group, and a 15-member jury voted on which ones would take the valuable prizes: loads of hardware provided…

Mobile gaming more strongly represented than ever at gamescom

Gamescom, from 17 to 21 August 2016, is the world’s largest event for computer and video games. More than 800 exhibitors from around 50 countries are expected in the Cologne exhibition halls in mid-August. The foundation for these impressive figures is the diverse offer of the 360 degree event: Exciting new games will be on display for all platforms – from consoles, to PC, through to smartphones and tablets. The development of the exhibitors from the mobile gaming section is particularly strong: More than 100 companies (+20 percent compared to…

Hi-Rez Studios brings esports and community events to gamescom 2016

Hi-Rez Studios will be attending gamescom this August 17th through 21st and they’re bringing plenty of activities with them. Among those, each evening, the Hi-Rez team will be featured at the Meltdown Esports Bar in Cologne, with a SMITE god quiz, 3v3 SMITE games on PC, giveaways, and photos booth sessions with cosplayers (Shinju, Shappi). Fans and gamescom attendees are invited to meet the Hi-Rez team, including HiRezAmanda, HiRezDavid, HiRezTodesberg, HiRezKarma, and HiRezKaostic. During the day, the Hi-Rez US and EU community teams will be traveling the halls of gamescom,…

Increased safety measures and stricter costume regulations at gamescom 2016

Costumes, yes – imitation weapons: no Visitors are to leave bags and rucksacks at home Due to the terrible incidents of the past weeks, the safety and preventions measures at gamescom 2016 have been adapted. The measures apply for all participants of gamescom: Exhibitors, visitors and media representatives. “As a trade fair organisation and organiser of gamescom it is our duty to organise the framework conditions for the trade fair participants as efficiently as possible and to satisfy the needs of our guests. In the present days, the need for…

Transport Fever: A new Gamescom Trailer

Transport Fever is the sequel to Swiss developer Urban Games’ highly successful debut game Train Fever. href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgSkTq9UOU8 Whether by land or sea or air, Transport Fever draws upon 150+ years of history with over 120 detailed trains, aircraft, ships, buses, trams, and trucks that age as time passes.Construct stations, harbors, and airports, linking hubs of trade to meet the needs of evolving cities and shifting populations. Upgrade your infrastructure to keep up with the times and connect cargo chains to enable economic growth as you establish your transportation empire!