International developer conference ushers in the world’s largest gaming events.
Cologne, August 19th 2018 – Today the developer conference devcom opened its doors for the second time to an international audience.
Cory Barlog, from Sony Santa Monica, made a brilliant start with the opening keynote about the development of God of War, which will be followed by many more talks from high caliber speakers. The varied program offers talks on topics as diverse as “Twitch: How Streaming is Changing how we play“, to “Simulating World War 2 on your GPU“ and will come to a close tomorrow with the final keynote from Jason VandenBerghe.
But it’s not just the large studios which will be in the spotlight at devcom – Indie developers will also get their money’s worth. Indie developers will gain access to the Indie Press Pitch and the devcom Indie Awards, including the integrated NRW Indie-Area which offers independent developers networking possibilities. The NRW Indie-Area was created in collaboration with the state of North Rhine Westphalia and its state secretary Nathanael Liminski. Entry is free for developers from NRW.
The networking opportunities aren’t limited to the Indie Area. On Monday the Women in Games event offers female members of the gaming industry the chance to exchange experiences, starting from 3:00 PM. Between 4:00 and 6:30 PM devcom HR presents a framework for companies and potential employees to meet spontaneously.
The Saturday program concludes this evening at 9:00 PM with the developer Night Get Together.
devcom made its debut in 2017 as the contemporary, international run-up developer conference complementing the world’s biggest event for computer and video games, the gamescom in Cologne. Event organizer Aruba Events GmbH, a subsidiary of Computec Media Group, in cooperation with the German Games Industry Association (BIU) and koelnmesse, offers a comprehensive schedule including a classic conference part. Apart from valuable networking events, top-class speakers cover the most exciting topics of the developer scene in talks, summits, master classes and workshops. This is topped off with the seamless integration of the indie developer focused conference Respawn, which presents the indie hits of tomorrow in its own track.
About Computec Media Group
Computec Media Group is a subsidiary of Marquard Media Group AG, Baar/Switzerland. Managing 14 print & digital magazines (PC Games, play4, N-ZONE, SFT, Raspberry Pi Geek and others), 14 websites (gamesworld.de, golem.de, areamobile.de, 4players and others), apps (Games TV 24 and others), Events (devcom, Quo Vadis, Respawn, Deutscher Entwicklerpreis), B2B activities (golem.de, Making Games, Linux-Magazin), and the gaming server service 4Netplayers, Computec Media Group is the leading publisher of the IT, games and mobile segment. Based in Fürth, Germany, the company reaches an audience of millions within the world of mobile and electronic entertainment with its media, events and services. The cooperation has around 180 employees in total, allocated in Fürth, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich.
About game – the German Games Industry Association
We are the association of the German games industry. Our members include developers, publishers and many other games industry actors such as e-sports companies, institutions and service providers. As the sponsor of gamescom, we are responsible for the world’s biggest event for computer and video games. We are an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions, and answer questions relating to market development, games culture and media literacy. Our mission is to make Germany the leading location for game development.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, DMEXCO, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs and are being expanded by future-oriented formats like DIGILITY. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.
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