It is time again: From 22 to 26 August 2017, the ninth edition of gamescom starts in Cologne. With more than 900 expected exhibitors, the world’s largest event for computer and video games has increased in terms of exhibitors by 20 percent (status for July), which makes a new exhibitor record very probable.
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.
More than 100.000 sold games within 12 months: This is the criteria to fulfill in order to get nominated for the BIU Sales Award in Gold of the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (German Trade Association of Interactive Entertainment Software). The winners have been chosen: in total five games made the list of the most successful games in the German market in August.
For the field of digital games, the BIU Sales Award is something like the gold disc in music: Since 2008 especially successful full price versions of digital games in Germany have been awarded with it. The basis are the sales figures collected by media control GfK INTERNATIONAL GmbH. Here comes an overview of the five winners of the BIU Sales Award in Gold for the month August:
Please tell us a bit about yourself: How did you get into cosplaying and when did you start?
I guess you could say I have always been a cosplayer at heart, as Hallowe’en was my favorite time of year growing up and I often made my own costumes and props as a way of bringing my favorite characters to life. I attended my first actual cosplay con in 2010 and I have been hooked ever since.
The largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games has come to an end Sunday night – time to look back on four spectacular days with you.
And once again gamescom, with this year’s guiding theme “Ready to play – discover new worlds”, proved to be much more than just a simple trade show: it was an incredible event featuring interactive entertainment. And the community was so thrilled about it that all available day tickets were already sold out two weeks before gamescom started.