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  NRW Indie Area at devcom 2018: North Rhine-Westphalia supports independent developers
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Cologne, Germany – July 20th 2018 – Good news for indie developers: thanks to support from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, devcom 2018 organizers can offer independent developers, who want to show their products to a broad audience of experts, especially attractive conditions this year. Additionally, studios from North Rhine-Westphalia can purchase the standard exhibitors package without any additional costs thanks to the devcom NRW Indie Area. All the other participants also profit from this year’s many extras. All indie developers are automatically entered into the devcom Press Pitch, the devcom Publisher/Investor Pitch, and are nominated for the devcom Indie Award with its many valuable prizes.

By participating in the devcom NRW Indie Area, independent developers can show their games to a large professional audience. Each team also receives two tickets for the developer conference and two three-day tickets for trade visitors for gamescom. Via the devcom Press Pitch they can network with the press and secure broad coverage after the conference. At the devcom Publisher/Investor- Pitch, indie teams can present their games to potential investors.

Independent developers have until July 25th to apply for the devcom NRW Indie Area at devcom 2018. The organizers will then pick teams from the bronze, silver and gold categories to  decide who will be allowed to exhibit their games during devcom 2018 at the Indie Area.

All details, the application form, as well as the FAQ can be found on the official homepage.

The international developer conference devcom, organized by CMG Conferences in cooperation with Koelnmesse and game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche, takes place in Cologne on August 19th and 20th. Exciting sessions, workshops and relaxed networking environments set the stage for the world’s largest event for computer and video games- gamescom.

High-profile speakers like Saralyn Smith, Siobhan Reddy, Richard Garriott and Cory Barlog have already announced their attendance. The speaker list is being constantly updated:

Further information about gamescom 2018 and the program can be found at:

Accreditation is possible via the following form:



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 (,,, 4players and others), apps (Games TV 24 and others), Events (devcom, Quo Vadis, Respawn, Deutscher Entwicklerpreis), B2B activities (, 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.

About Koelnmesse

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.