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Action to watch and participate: exciting gamescom events in 2014

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„Ready to play – discover new worlds“ – the motto of this year’s gamescom applies also and especially to the extensive event program, that makes it the largest trade fair and event for fans of interactive games: be it the spectacular novelties in the event level, the gamescom campus in hall 10.2, the beach feeling in the outdoor area, fascinating worlds in cosplay village or live music at the gamescom festival. Here you will find a brief overview of the most important events:

Action for everyone in hall 10.2: the event level
It is the hotspot for events and perfect place to go for families in hall 10.2. Funsport, action and chill-out: At the PlayStaton 4 COS Cup skateboarders meet for the third stop of the official German skateboarding championship and show high-class performances in the category Street.

The RC DRIFT GAMES, where the best drivers of remote-controlled race cars compete with each other, will also get you excited. If you want to get into motion yourself: At the Headis table you will be able to play table tennis with your head, become part of the giant human table soccer game and the “Daffy-boards”. Need a break after all this? A chill-out lounge will be provided.

A lot of fun will also be the retro gaming show, which will be bigger and more multifaceted than ever before. At the German CaseMod Championship you can experience how Casemodders from all over the world will transform standard cases into unique pieces.

gamescom cosplay village
Extravagant costumes and breathtaking atmosphere: The gamescom cosplay village is one of the highlights in hall 10.1. This is the place to be for gaming fans, who turn into their favorite characters with a lot of love for the detail and by this create a one of its kind atmosphere at cosplay village.

Infotainment: gamescom campus
The gamescom campus is the ideal platform for employers and potential employees of the computer and video games industry. The area in hall 10.2 shows the various opportunities for a career in this sector. Not only can you get informed, for companies it is also the ideal place to get to know interesting applicants. Amongst the exhibitors will be SRH university Heidelberg, SAE institute GmbH and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung).

The youth forum NRW will be at gamescom campus as well. Topics such as legal protection for children and teenagers and media competence for gaming will be discussed. The Minister of Family Affairs Ute Schäfer is patron of the youth forum. The ministry of family, children, youth, culture and sports of the state NRW as well as the city Cologne support the event.

gamescom outdoor area
Go to the beach behind hall 8 on the parking area: The gamesom wave will let you ride real waves – without getting wet. The radio station bigFM presents chill-out music with live DJs and beach volleyball at the gamescom beach.

gamescom congress
This year’s gamescom congress will take place on Thursday, 14 August 2014 at the Congress Center North of Koelnmesse. On the agenda: „Discovering new worlds through gaming“, “The games industry in Germany”, “education, science and research”, “Focus on Europe – Media policies and legislative issues”.

gamescom festival
From August 15 to 17 we will once more present you at the gamescom festival top-notch national and international musicians at the gamescom festival: Rockstah, Prinz Pi, Thees Uhlmann, Maximo Park and many more.
Please visit the events section on our website for dates, locations and updates. See you at gamescom 2014!