Connect with us
Advertisement

News

Devcom to return next year

Gamescom’s new Devcom games development conference is hailed a success, and will return next year.

Published

on

Devcom logo

Gamescom’s new Devcom games development conference is hailed a success.

We shed a little tear when we found out that GDC Europe was to be no more, but its replacement looks to have had a promising debut, and will return in 2018.

Organisers have confirmed that more than 3,000 members of the games industry attended the first Devcom event, which was held in Cologne this week.

Advertisement

The conference’s success was certainly helped by appearances from some well-respected industry names – something GDC EU struggled with in recent years – with talks by Richard Garriott, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Tim Sweeney, and Playerunknown himself, Brendan Greene.

In total there were 140 sessions presented by more than 200 speakers, covering everything from mastering Unreal 4 rendering, to creating better game narratives.

Devcom - Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott

Felix Falk, managing director of German Games Industry Association, said:

“The inaugural Devcom was a resounding success! With our flexible and innovative approach we managed to find a strong audience among game developers and made a great addition to the gamescom week. We look forward to build upon this success next year.”

Hans Ippisch, managing director of conference organiser Aruba Events, added:

“I would like to thank everybody who worked very hard to make this great debut of Devcom possible, from my esteemed colleagues at Aruba Events to our partners at BIU and koelnmesse, to the member of the Devcom advisory board, all speakers, sponsors and attendees.”

Devcom 2018 will again be held at Koelnmesse in Cologne next year, and will run from August 19 – 23, 2018.

Special delivery for you

If you want to keep on top of the latest news, features, reviews, guides, and sales, we can send all our latest articles and great content straight to your inbox. You know, collated together, once or twice a week, in a newsletter. We wouldn't send them one at a time – that would be weird and annoying!

Recommended for you

Thumbsticks editor and connoisseur of Belgian buns. Currently playing: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

Advertisement

Latest from Thumbsticks

Rainbow Six Siege - Xbox Rainbow Six Siege - Xbox
News3 hours ago

Three great games are free to play on Xbox this weekend.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members can play three new games for free until Sunday.

Xbox Games with Gold - Xbox Series X Xbox Games with Gold - Xbox Series X
News1 day ago

Here are the Xbox Games with Gold for December

In case you missed it, here are the four games available through Xbox Games with Gold in December 2021.

Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon cover Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon cover
Reviews2 days ago

Pac-Man – Birth of an Icon review

Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon details the meteoric rise of Namco's groundbreaking arcade game in glorious, vivid detail.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
News2 days ago

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Nintendo Switch release date confirmed

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the critically acclaimed strategy adventure game from Vanillaware, will be released for Nintendo Switch in April...

Icarus - Dean Hall Icarus - Dean Hall
News3 days ago

Icarus from DayZ creator Dean Hall is out this week

Icarus is the latest title from Dean Hall's post-DayZ studio. Will it fly too close to the sun like DayZ...

New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5 New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5
News4 days ago

New PlayStation Store releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021

This week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases for the PS4 and PS5 includes Evil Genius 2: World Domination and Solar...

New Nintendo Switch eShop releases New Nintendo Switch eShop releases
News5 days ago

New Nintendo Switch releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain and Danganronpa Decadence headline this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News6 days ago

New Xbox releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021

Upcoming Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases include Evil Genius 2: World Domination, Beyond a Steel Sky, and Chorus.

Advertisement