Developers of indie games will have considerably more space in the entertainment area at gamescom 2019 (20 to 24 August 2019): in the new gamescom indie village in hall 10.2, games fans can this year look forward to considerably more indie games and their developers. The central element of the indie village is the Indie Arena Booth, which has been one of the highlights for many gamescom visitors for years now. Partner of the indie village is The MIX! With a special event, this successful international format offers participants in the indie village an additional stage and a presence that attracts attention.
More than 140 independent developers will be represented in the gamescom indie village. More than 100 games can be seen in the Indie Arena Booth alone. In addition to an expanded offering revolving around the theme of indie games, visitors in hall 10.2 can also look forward to a stage programme coordinated especially for indie fans.
gamecom’s indie village will host Europe’s very first Media Indie Exchange (The MIX) showcase event this year starting at 7 pm on Tuesday, 20 August. This area at Koelnmesse will be open exclusively for press and industry guests before broader general admission begins to provide for more focused time with the games and developers, and will include a curated group of up to 50 stand out games called The MIX Selects. All teams in the indie village can share their games with guests during this event.
gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from hundreds of countries celebrate the latest games live at the event in Cologne. They are joined by millions of fans across the globe on digital channels. With the business area, the entertainment area, the developer conference devcom, the gamescom congress and the gamescom city festival, gamescom covers games culture in all its diversity. In 2019, gamescom opens its doors to trade visitors on Tuesday, 20 August 2019, and to members of the public on Wednesday, 21 August 2019. gamescom is jointly organised by Koelnmesse and game – the German Games Industry Association.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.
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gamescom - The world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment (with trade visitor and media day), Cologne 20.08. - 24.08.2019
DMEXCO - , Cologne 11.09. - 12.09.2019
photokina - IMAGING UNLIMITED, Cologne 27.05. - 30.05.2020
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