gamescom 2016 – a review

gamescom 2016 is now a good six months back. Time to go through the vacation photos and revel in the memories! About 345,000 visitors from 97 countries, including 30,500 trade visitors, and 877 companies from 54 countries, made gamescom 2016 the world’s biggest event for computer and video games. These are a few selected highlights:

booth: Square Enix Products, hall 9
booth: Square Enix Products, hall 9

gamescom city festival 2016: A city celebrates the games

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  • 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!

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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.