gamescom city festival 2016: A city celebrates the games


  • Joris, Max Giesinger, Wirtz and more surprise guests as top acts on main stage of the gamescom city festival
  • Expansion of the stage locations Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz and Hohenzollernring by the place at the Apostelnkloster
  • Premiere: the Red Bull tour bus complements music programme
  • Record: Street Food Market with over 40 suppliers takes care of a wide and manifold culinary supporting programme in even bigger dimensions
  • Strong commitment: offers for kids and young families

Games, music, street food and entertainment: Once more, the gamescom city festival 2016 from August 19 to 21 offers Cologne citizens and gamescom guests from all over the world an attractive programme in the heart of the city Cologne. On four stages at Hohenzollernring, Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz and for the first time at the space at the Apostelnkloster, national and international artists will perform and offer musical entertainment of the highest level. The gamescom city festival, which is free, is not only for music fans: A Street Food Market, gaming stations for kids and the participation of more cooperation partners offer great entertainment.

Increased safety measures and stricter costume regulations at gamescom 2016

Dear visitors, dear exhibitors, dear media representatives:

As a trade fair organisation and organiser of gamescom it is our duty to organise the framework conditions for the trade fair participants as efficiently as possible and to satisfy the needs of our guests. In the present days, the need for safety is a major issue for all parties involved. It is our aim to meet this requirement by adapting the safety measures and at the same time limiting gamescom in all its facets as little as possible.

We hope for your understanding and for your support so that gamescom can also be a successful 360 degree event in 2016 that is full of entertainment and a fantastic joint experience for all participants.

Due to the terrible incidents of the past weeks, the safety and preventions measures at gamescom 2016 have been adapted. The measures apply for all participants of gamescom: Exhibitors, visitors and media representatives.

gamescom 2016: There is a lot to discover

Hundreds of new premieres and blockbuster titles for consoles and PC, as well as new online and mobile games await you to get discovered. And if that isn’t enough, then gamescom also has quite a lot to offer besides the spectacular game presentations of the more than 800 exhibitors: a full supporting programme that will round off your ultimate gamescom experience.

family & friends, Halle 10.2
family & friends, Halle 10.2

gamescom 2016: That’s what you can look forward to!

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In a few weeks, the time will have come around again: From 17 to 21 August, the world’s largest event for computer and video games, gamescom, will take place. And the signs for a successful gamescom 2016 couldn’t be better: More than 800 companies from the computer and video games industry will present their new products in Cologne from 17 August onwards. With exhibitors from around 50 countries, gamescom 2016 is already more international than ever before now and further applications are being received every day. In addition, the congress and supporting programme is also proving to be first-class. The gamescom license day as well as the Women in Tech Day will also be repeated this year. Great entertainment will be offered on the social media stage powered by BMVI in the entertainment area and families can once again look forward to their own area, family & friends.

#gamescomcharacter: Top 16 is chosen – vote now and win!


We asked: If gamescom were a game character or a superhero, how would he/she look like? What would his/her hidden super power be?

And you answered with all your creativity: We received over 430 submissions with characters ranging from fluffy superanimals, muscular fighters to manga superwomen. Our top-class jury consisting of Oskar Pannier, the Blitz, Nino Kerl, Maja Felicitas and Salome Soe Gschwind-Penski chose their Top 16.

gamescom character jury member: Nino Kerl


Anime, manga and Japanese video games: Every week Nino Kerl talks about the latest news and everything of interest about the Japanese pop culture on his YouTube-channel “Ninotaku TV”. On his second channel “tokyo” he completes his programme with weekly unboxings of Japanese figures and statues. The 31-year-old lives in Munich, works for Webedia Gaming GmbH as creative director and is a huge fan of Japan ever since.

gamescom 2016: top names of the games industry among first registrations

gamescom 2016 (17 to 21 August) is picking up speed. The first registration phase ended on 19 February with a top result: Companies from 33 countries have already registered. Among them are numerous well-known companies of the games industry.

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The following international market leaders and renowned companies of the computer and video game industry, such as astragon Entertainment, Bandai Namco, Bethesda, Bigpoint, CD Projekt, Crytek, Deep Silver (Koch Media), ELECTRONIC ARTS, Gameforge, Gaijin Network, GREY BOX, Kalypso Media, Konami, Nintendo, Perfect World Europe, Square Enix, Techland, Ubisoft, Unity Technologies, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Wargaming, among others, are already represented at gamescom 2016. Many providers of hardware, virtual reality solutions and accessories, like Alternate, Caseking, ESET, Roccat, Oculus VR, Samsung, Sennheiser Communications A/S and Teamspeak Systems, will also exhibit in the Cologne trade fair halls from 17 to 21 August.