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.
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.
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.
Some of you might remember Soe Gschwind-Penski from last year’s gamescom where she was host and commentator for Blizzard Livestream as well as the World of Warcraft Legion Reveal.
Jury member Maja Felicitas is a professional cosplayer and a frequent guest on conventions: The designer is also founder of the live action promotion agency Defcon Unlimited, which is specialized in “badass promotions”.
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 (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.
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.
Most of you have already seen the comics and characters of Oskar Pannier from Berlin; his best-known creations are the characters Shakes and Fidget. The stories about the Human Warrior shakes and the gnome magician Fidget were originally published as a World of Warcraft parody. In 2009 the browser game “Shakes & Fidget – The Game” from the web comic series.
„The Flash“ („Der Blitz“) is a passionate gamer, comic collector as well as a sitcom junkie. Famous for his North German accent, he has been active in the Youtube scene for a few years already and reports about news, classics and everything on comics. Meanwhile, his channel has become the biggest German Youtube channel all around comics. Since 2013 the video series “Flashed” (“Geblitzt”) is his hobbyhorse.
If gamescom were a game character or a superhero, how would he/she look like? What would his/her hidden super power be?