The new developer forum devcom was met with broad industry support in the first year of its existence: Innogames, GAMEVIL, Amazon and Ubisoft Blue Byte are backing the event as Gold and Platinum sponsors.
Cologne, August, 2017 | Innogames, Blue Byte, Amazon Appstore and GAMEVIL have been announced as Gold and Platinum sponsors of devcom by Aruba Events, Koelnmesse and BIU – the German Games Industry Association, the organizers of devcom.
Speaking on behalf of the organizers, devcom project lead Frank Sliwka expressed his satisfaction: „We are proud to be able to present such a strong line-up of sponsors in our first year and we would like to thank our partners for having confidence in our unique approach.“
The Gold and Platinum sponsors will deliver the following talks: InnoGames CEO Hendrik Klindworth will spend one of his rare conference attendances addressing the question of how to survive in the competitive mobile games market: How to surf the Mobile Wave in the Red Ocean. Kyu Lee, president of GAMEVIL US, will offer his outlook on the future of one of the biggest mobile game genres in The Next Generation Of Mobile MMO. Timo Kornetzki, Project Portfolio Manager at Ubisoft Blue Byte, will use his lecture Staffing Projects to discuss the challenge of how to find the right people for the right project.
Amazon Appstore is supporting indie developers by funding the Indie Game Expo at the RESPAWN@devcom conference, which will showcase 24 different indie games.
Additionally, InnoGames is supporting the devcom developer night, the official devcom party, which will take place on Monday, August 21st 2017, in the Bootshaus in Cologne.
The full list of all partners and sponsors of devcom: InnoGames, Amazon Appstore, Blue Byte, GAMEVIL, Amazon Alexa, balancr, CRYENGINE, Gameforge, Games Academy, Games Bavaria, GEM powered by celtx, GIANTS Software, iSpreadNews, Remedy, SAE Institute. Our media partners are Gamesbusiness.de, Gamesindustry.biz, Making Games and Venturebeat. Canada is the official partner country of gamescom and will be represented through a panel of Canadian game developers. The international focus of devcom's program is further emphasized by extensive partnerships with other conferences, including the Global Mobile Game Congress (China), the Nordic Game (Sweden), the Games Industry Conference (Poland) and the Reboot Develop (Croatia).
The brand new games industry meeting devcom will take place for the first time this summer as a side event to gamescom. From the 20th to the 24th of August (Sunday to Thursday), devcom will offer a varied lineup of events, including the devcom developer conference on Monday, the devcom summits and a new networking area, the devcom developer lounge .
Beyond keynotes and panels, the devcom developer conference also includes workshops, summits, master classes and matchmaking:
- devcom master classes: high class workshops for up to 40 attendees with international speakers hosted in the devcom developer lounge
- devcom tutorials: up to four separate hands-on tutorials on how to use the latest technology, engines or advertising tools hosted in the devcom developer lounge
- devcom summits: three special interest focussed summits on Mobile Gaming and Innovation, VR/ AR/ MR as well as Influencer Marketing.
In addition to devcom , gamescom’s own official keynotes will take place from Tuesday to Thursday. Finally, this exclusive program will be rounded out by the indie conference RESPAWN. With its wide range of talks, workshops, tutorials and keynotes, devcom has the right event for anybody working in the games industry, from students of game design and young professionals to senior developers and managers in leadership roles.