gamescom 2018: Wild Card Campaign Begins

The first tickets for gamescom 2018 (August 21-25) are waiting for lucky visitors. In the framework of a draw campaign, the chance is now once again offered to acquire very special admission tickets: the gamescom Wild Cards! Those who receive one of the limited Wild Cards have access to the exclusive trade visitor and media day on the first day of the trade fair (Tuesday, 21 August 2017) as of 1:00 p.m. All subscribers to the gamescom private visitor newsletter and those who register for the private visitor newsletter before 24 January have a chance to purchase a Wild Card. Apply here: read more

Swedish Studio Experiment 101 Celebrated at gamescom

Swedish studio Experiment 101 unveiled their first project Biomutant at gamescom 2017, the world’s largest video game trade fair, last week. The announcement was met by very positive reactions from visitors and industry alike, and has been mentioned as one of the most important pieces of news from this year’s show. read more

gamescom 2017 Beats Own Record: More than 350,000 Visitors Celebrate “The Heart of Gaming”

More than 350,000 visitors are enthusiastic about gamescom More international than ever before: visitors from 106 countries as guests in Cologne Position as Europe’s business platform number 1 of the gaming industry confirmed: 30,700 trade visitors New record: 919 companies (+5 percent) from 54 countries gamescom week with a strong conference programme: gamescom congress, SPOBIS Gaming & Media and devcom

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 2016 and thus confirms its position as Europe’s number 1 business platform of the gaming industry. Also in terms of numbers of exhibitors and internationality, gamescom 2017 set new records: 919 exhibiting companies (+5 percent) from 54 countries were represented in the Cologne exhibition halls. The foreign share of exhibitors was 72 percent. The accompanying conference programme, including the gamescom congress, the e-sports congress SPOBIS Gaming & Media, as well as the new developer event devcom, rounded off the week perfectly. gamescom was opened for the first time by Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. read more

gamescom Award 2017 Winners Announced

Star of the evening: Super Mario Odyssey wins the best of gamescom award, prizes in three jury categories and the public prize

The winners of the most coveted prizes of the European computer and video games industry have been decided. In addition to the expert jury’s decision about the winners in a total of 21 categories and the Best of gamescom award, the public prize, the gamescom “Most Wanted” consumer award”, was also announced on 24 August. The award ceremony took place on the Social Media Stage in hall 10.1. More than 100 submissions reached the award office, which was this year once again run by the Digitale Spielekultur foundation. read more

WARFACE Extraordinary Plans Revealed by Crytek at gamescom 2017

Special Mission: Pripyat, takes Players Into the Sinister Setting of the Chernobyl Ravaged Ghost Town

On the occasion of the annual gamescom in Cologne, global publisher and developer Crytek studio, known for the Far Cry and Crysis series, revealed first details for a new special mission coming to its online shooter Warface. Set in the most renown city of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, “Pripyat” will mark a new milestone in the franchise featuring a rich narrative and new gameplay mechanics for players to discover later this year. read more

Immortal: Unchained New Third-Person RPG Announced at gamescom

Brutally Challenging Action Role-Playing Game to Debut on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 in 2018

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Prepare to face the apocalypse in the upcoming hardcore action Role-Playing Game (RPG), Immortal: UnchainedSet in a dark, sci-fi universe, the game is a unique take on a well-known sub-genre, blending third-person action shooter and hardcore RPG elements. Immortal: Unchained is the first original franchise from publisher Sold Out and developer Toadman Interactive and will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM in 2018. read more