Gamescom and Devcom join our partner count-down to NG17:
It’s that time of year again: on 22 August, Gamescom will open its doors in Cologne. Last year, the world’s largest event for computer and video games – and biggest business platform for the European games industry – attracted more than 500,000 visitors from around the globe. In 2016, a total of 877 companies from 54 countries presented the latest hardware, as well as hundreds of premieres and blockbuster titles. Journalists, distributors, publishers and developers will meet in the Gamescom business area again this summer – where new business partnerships will be made and existing contacts are strengthened.
Devcom debuts at Gamescom!
For the first time this year, the developer conference Devcom will take place before and during Gamescom (20-24 August). The aim of the event is to create a first-class conference and business platform for game developers, in close connection with Gamescom. Devcom has its own identity and its own concept: a prestigious, five-day umbrella framework for a series of events focused on game development, game publishing, networking and community building. Highlights will include the Devcom developer conference, the popular Respawn – Gathering of Game Developers event, Devcom summits, official Gamescom keynotes and the Devcom developer lounge.
Devcom will not only attract developers from Europe, but also from America and Asia, creating a bridge to Gamescom. The event will collaborate closely with Gamescom in terms of content, speakers, keynotes and business opportunities. The goal is to showcase the current state of the European and global game developer community, its products and its innovations. With the power and support of Gamescom, Devcom will serve as a platform to support developers in gaining worldwide attention and media coverage, exchanging knowledge, match-making and opening-up new business opportunities.
“Devcom is the important next step in the on-going development of Gamescom, and (the Devcom) concept is unique in the world,” says Head of Gamescom Lars Vormann at BIU (German Games Industry Association). “As the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s most important business platform for the games industry, Gamescom has become the ‘must’ date for game developers the world over.”
Check out last year’s Gamescom promotional trailer: