Devcom/ Gamescom Beckons: How to make the most of them!

Devcom/ Gamescom Beckons: How to make the most of them!

The countdown to Devcom has begun this two-day conference starts 19th August 2018 and is followed by Gamescom taking place from 21st – 25th Aug at Cologne/Koelnmesse, Germany. Here are some quick tips, checks for trade visitors and mobile game app developers attending these events!

  • Gamescom is Europe’s biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment. (Download Official app iOS, Android). The conference is divided into multiple areas, make sure you cover all the business
  • Devcom is the primary game developers’ event at Gamescom, it is focused around game development, game publishing, networking and community building.

Devcom 2018

The event brings together industry experts and insiders who share their knowledge in the areas of Virtual Reality, Mobile Games, Business and Production, as well as Programming, Design, Monetization, etc. Devcom 18 will be attended by leading game companies like Pixonic, Electronic Arts, Headup Games, Tivola Publishing GmbH, Ubisoft Blue Byte to name a few.

We have handpicked some sessions from Devcom that we feel are a must attend:

How to Enter the Fastest Growing Mobile Game Market in the World – by Shieny Aprilia (Agate)
Scheduled for Sunday 19th Aug, between 1-2pm on Stage/ Channel 4

Steering Through Big Change and Staying Sane as a Manager – by Jens Begemann (Wooga)
Scheduled for Sunday 19th Aug, between 3.30-4pm on Stage/Channel 2

Looking East: Analyzing the Behaviour of Chinese Gamers – by Ioana Hreninciuc (GameAnalytics)
Scheduled for Sunday 19th Aug, between 3.30-4pm on Stage/Channel 4

Rapid Fire Game Design Inspiration Ideas – by Fawzi Mesmar (King)
Scheduled for Sunday 19th Aug, between 4-5pm on Stage/Channel 6

Panel: The Future of the European Games Industry – by Erik Robertson, Ian Kelso, Jo Twist Arne Peters & Moderator: Prof. Dr. Malte Behrmann
Scheduled for Monday 20th Aug, between 3-4pm on Stage/Channel 6

Women in Games 2018

This Devcom networking event provides a forum for women aspirants of the video game industry. It enables attendees to make new contacts, share perspectives, and learn about new opportunities in our jobs and in the industry from amongst the wide gathering. It starts on Monday, August 20th at 3 pm and features designated mentors who will be available for ad hoc mentoring sessions (career questions, advice on resumes/portfolios, etc.). It’s open to everyone who is actively interested in creating and promoting more diversity in the game industry. To register, click here.

Devcom NRW Indie Area

It offers independent studios the opportunity to present their projects to an expert audience. You get an opportunity to get in touch with publishers and investors, talk to members of the press and receive feedback from Europe’s most experienced gaming professionals. Playable game projects will be invited to showcase at Devcom.

Gamescom Congress 2018

Revolving around digital games and an interface to other cultural and creative industries as well as to the digital economy, this year’s Gamescom congress is scheduled for Wednesday, 22 Aug. The focal areas of the Congress are knowledge, business, gamification, legal & life. Gamescom is open for trade visitors between 21-23 Aug while attendance is restricted from 24-25 Aug

Key sessions to attend for mobile game developers includes:

Gamer with professional degree – much more than just gaming
Scheduled for 22nd Aug from 11-11.30am at Hall 10.2 campus stage. Book an appointment here.

Gamify the world – How games change the world – by Mediadesign Hochschule für Design und Informatik GmbH
Scheduled for the 22nd from 12-12.45 pm at Hall 10.2 campus stage. Book an appointment here.

Gaming in Hamburg: ComputerSpielSchule and PLAY 18 Festival – by Initiative Creative Gaming
Scheduled for the 23nd from 3.45 – 4.15 pm at Hall 10.2 campus stage. Book an appointment here.

Call of Jihad – Propaganda in games – by AJS NRW
Scheduled for the 24th from 3.45 – 4.15 pm & on 25th from 4 – 4.30 pm at Hall 10.2 campus stage. Book an appointment here.

Gamescom cosplay village – by Koelnmesse GmbH
Scheduled on 22-23rd from 10 am – 8 pm & from 24 – 25th between 9 am – 8 pm at Hall 10.2 cosplay village. Book an appointment here.

SPOBIS Gaming & Media 2018

The event is expected to have more than 700 participants from various sports business sectors, classic and new media, and eSport.

This conference focuses on the interface between the gaming and sports business industries, considers the latest topics of relevance to both worlds, and brings the top decision-makers from the different industries together. The event is to be held on 20th August in Cologne.

Juggling between sessions if you don’t want to miss the chance of meeting the publisher, investor or developer of your dream use MeetToMatch. Approximately 500 people are registered in MeetToMatch for Devcom while there are 1100+ attendees for Gamescom. To know more about the participating companies, click here.

This online meeting platform can help you schedule face-to-face meetings with dozens of potential business partners. Once you invite a person & the partner confirms your personal agenda is updated with a table number at the meeting venue. All meetings are held at a separate location at the venue, only accessible for participants of MeetToMatch. This personal assistant is at your disposal for some on-site matchmaking as well.

What good is it to be in Germany and not grabbing a mug of the famous beer, get free drinks & meet some fabulous people from the games industry at one of the following networking parties:

  • Pixonic & Pocket Gamer Party @ Gamescom 2018,
  • G-STAR Mobile Mixer in association with Merculet & @ Gamescom 2018 – presented by Pocket Gamer
  • The Big Indie Pitch at Gamescom 2018
  • Dutch Drinks by Dutch Games.

See you in Cologne! We are ready with some kickass monetization tips, boogie bots, exotic chocolate bars and stress balls to keep you going.

Book a Meeting Now. or drop by at Booth #10 at Devcom


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