Game designer Chris McEntee (Ubisoft) shares his personal story of how he worked hard to achieve success in the games industry. Starting out as a foreign student with no money, he tells about what he learned evey step of the way. Ultimately he believes everybody who wants to get ahead has to “go the extra mile”, which means showing initiative, suggesting how things can be done better, networking and engaging in a range of activities not directly related to game design. A personal and inspiring story. Recorded at the Festival of Games 2013 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Dutch Game Garden Breda
Dutch Game Garden Hilversum
Dutch Game Garden Twente
Dutch Game Garden Utrecht
To give you the perfect start into the Cologne games trade fair week, MEGA GEEKS are organizing the #G4L BUSINESS Networking Dinner, giving you the chance to meet up to
To give you the perfect start into the Cologne games trade fair week, MEGA GEEKS are organizing the #G4L BUSINESS Networking Dinner, giving you the chance to meet up to 200 industry contacts from around the globe in a relaxed atmosphere! Presented by #G4L BUSINESS
Look forward to:
- An excellent, Mediterranean 3-course menu (please ask for vegetarian / vegan alternatives)
- Up to 200 representatives of the national and international games industry for active exchange, networking and exploring new business opportunities
- An easy-to-reach location in the middle of Cologne, only two stops away from Messe / Deutz by tram
- Active matchmaking by the MEGA GEEKS
- Large open-air terrace
More info: https://g4l.gg/dinner.html
(Sunday) 19:00 - 23:00
devcom is the official game developer event of gamescom. On August 22 & 23, 2022 devcom will again offer a wide range of events and sessions for
devcom is the official game developer event of gamescom. On August 22 & 23, 2022 devcom will again offer a wide range of events and sessions for international game developers, game publishers and service providers.
For the first time since 2019, devcom Developer Conference will be back in Cologne. Open your calendars and prepare yourselves for a full five days of games industry galore, kickstarted by #ddc2022, the first ever hybrid edition of devcom. Wait, five days? That’s right! Even after the main conference program is over, devcom will be hosting a live studio and exclusive devcom attendee space in the B2B expo area at gamescom.
See for more info: https://www.devcom.global/ddc-2022/
august 22 (Monday) - 23 (Tuesday)
Play a game and get a drink! That’s the premise of Courage Cologne. 15 Indie game showcasers present their work to other game professionals. The annual game showcase brings together
Play a game and get a drink! That’s the premise of Courage Cologne. 15 Indie game showcasers present their work to other game professionals. The annual game showcase brings together game professionals in a relax and informal setting.
What to expect:
- 15 (indie) game developers to showcase their latest game.
- Play a game and get a drink.
- Meet 250+ game industry professionals.
- 19:00-20:00 VIP hour (invite only for investors, press, platforms and publishers)
- 20:00 Early Bird entree (20h tickets – limited availability)
- 21:00 One in one out (21h tickets – unlimited availability)
- 23:55 End of Showcase
(Tuesday) 20:00 - 23:59
DutchGameDevCommunity / Dutch Couragehttps://courage.events/
Join the best matchmaking service in the games industry, during the largest game conference of Europe! MeetToMatch – The Cologne Edition, powered by Xsolla is your most relevant platform for business
Join the best matchmaking service in the games industry, during the largest game conference of Europe!
MeetToMatch – The Cologne Edition, powered by Xsolla is your most relevant platform for business in the games industry during gamescom since 2016. Trusted by hundreds of publishers, investors, governments and developers, our platform enables you to get in contact with the right people from game companies around the world. Plan meetings on-site within the Koelnmesse at booths, restaurants, meeting points or pick a hotel nearby. Not able to come to the Cologne in person? Get your online ticket and select your preferred online video conferening technology to plan online meetings with other on site and online participants.
No hassle agreeing where to meet or not having access to certain locations or the other person being online; the system will assign a location to your meeting available to both you and your meeting partner! The usability of our platform being appreciated by many, and our service team is at the ready for any questions you may have before and during the event, on site in Cologne and online. Your experience is what we care about. Compile your own agenda with relevant meetings and content, and you are ready to go. Sign up today!
Note: you will receive your login credentials to the MeetToMatch platform June 1.
Note 2: The MeetToMatch ticket does not include access to Koelnmesse center or other gamescom activities. Access to the gamescom business area requires an additional trade visitor pass.
B2B meetings made easy
Plan meetings on site in Cologne at booths, restaurants, meeting points, online and more.
On site meetings
Plan your meetings at various locations such as a company’s booth in the halls of the Koelnmesse, a meeting point, a restaurant or any other location of your choice. Do you have your own private location? Let us know and we’ll make sure all your meetings will be booked there!
Choose your preferred video conferencing tool, such as Skype, Google Meet or Jitsi. Engage with people from all around the world from the comfort of your own home or office. Join your confirmed meetings with the click of a button. The platform solves time zones too!
2021 was great, but 2022 is going to be bigger and better!
With over 825 participants, the (online) 2021 Edition led to more than 2225 confirmed meetings, and in our most recent on-site Edition in 2019, we had over 1400 participants and 7800+ confirmed meetings! So what are you waiting for? Get access, and start scheduling right away!
august 24 (Wednesday) - 26 (Friday)
Koelnmesse, Keulen, Duitsland
The world's largest event for computer and video games and Europe's leading business platform for the games industry will once again take place in the Cologne exhibition halls from August
The world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s leading business platform for the games industry will once again take place in the Cologne exhibition halls from August 24 to 28. A tried and tested hygiene and security concept will ensure your safety and a high quality of stay. The on-site experience will be combined with an extensive digital program.