August 19 – 20, 2018 – Cologne/Koelnmesse

To all visitors, speakers and partners who contributed to making the 2018 edition of devcom such a wonderful experience: We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2019!

devcom 2018 Impressions


Let us know what you are thinking about devcom 2018: We are looking forward to your feedback!

About devcom

devcom is the primary game developers event at gamescom, the world’s largest computer and video games event. devcom is a prestigious, two-day conference focused around game development, game publishing, networking and community building. Industry experts and insiders will share their knowledge in keynote talks, panels and presentations. devcom is also the ideal place to do business, discover what is trending in the games industry and find experienced new employees.

Do you want to know more about the devcom tracks?

The first-class conference program includes talks, panel discussions and presentations held by international industry veterans and talents.

Go to tracks

Do you want to know more about networking @ devcom?

Connect with Europe’s gaming professionals. Join our Full-Service MeetToMatch matchmaking event and bring your business forward.

Go to MeetToMatch

Do you want to know more about the devcom NRW Indie Area?

The vast indie area offers enough room to explore, play and network. Check out the latest and hottest indie games and chat with the developers.

Go to devcom Indie Area

Meet Our Speakers

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Get an in-depth insights into today’s hottest topics, delivered to you by numerous international and local experts from the games industry.

devcom 2018 Highlights

Talks, Keynotes and Social Events: Catch a glimpse of a few of this year’s conference features!

The final Schedule is online now – check it out!

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2018-07-17 09:30

9:30 AM

2018-07-17 10:00
„Find the T-Bike and get your Boost!“

10:00 AM

sponsored by Telekom

2018-07-17 11:30

11:30 AM


2018-07-17 12:00

12:00 PM

2018-07-17 15:00

3:00 PM

2018-07-17 15:00

3:00 PM

2018-07-17 15:00

3:00 PM

2018-07-17 17:00

5:00 PM

2018-07-17 19:00

7:00 PM

(invitation only)

2018-07-17 21:00

9:00 PM

(at Bogen2)

2018-07-17 08:30

8:30 AM

2018-07-17 09:00

9:45 AM

2018-07-17 10:00

10:00 AM

2018-07-17 11:00

11:00 AM

2018-07-17 13:00

1:00 PM

2018-07-17 14:00

2:00 PM

sponsored by game – the German Games Industry Association

2018-07-17 16:00

4:00 PM

2018-07-17 16:00

4:00 PM

(the devcom recruiting event)

2018-07-17 17:00

5:00 PM

devcom Women in Games Networking Event

Continuing on the tradition of providing a forum for women who are currently or aspiring to be in the video game industry, devcom is once again hosting its Women in Games event.

As a networking event, it enables attendees to make new contacts, share perspectives, and learn about new opportunities in our jobs and in the industry from a wide variety of attendees. Women in Games 2018 will also feature designated mentors who will be available for ad hoc mentoring sessions (career questions, advice on resumes/portfolios, etc.).

The event starts on Monday, August 20th at 3 pm and runs till 4 pm. It’s open to everyone who is actively interested in creating and promoting more diversity in the game industry.

Though participation is free of charge, you can join us at the Congress Centre East, Koelnmesse, 2nd Floor, Press Centrum, just by registering on our website.

Register here!

Connect with Europe’s most experienced gaming professionals!

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devcom NRW Indie Area

The devcom NRW Indie Area offers independent studios the opportunity to present their projects to a expert audience. Apply now and showcase your game at your own exhibition table. Get in touch with publishers and investors, talk to members of the press and receive feedback from Europe’s most experienced gaming professionals.

Out of all entries, we will select and invite playable game projects to be shown at devcom. Please note that we will ask for a fee per team in case of acceptance to cover our costs and to grant you several benefits on a scale never seen before! If you are from North Rhine-Westphalia, you can participate for free!

Apply now for your own booth!

Thanks to the support of the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, we can enable teams based in NRW to participate in the devcom NRW Indie Area at no additional cost! Click on the button above for more info. 

Ticket Overview

devcom Student Pass

The devcom Student Pass grants you access to the devcom exhibition area and all devcom talks. You are also invited to the devcom party.

129 €

devcom Conference Pass

The devcom Conference Pass grants you access to the devcom exhibition area, all devcom talks and the devcom party. Also, this ticket includes a gamescom 3-day trade visitor pass.

399 €

devcom Business Pass

The devcom Business Pass grants you access to all devcom talks, the devcom exhibition area and the devcom business area (including free food and beverages). It also includes a gamescom 3-day trade visitor pass and grants you full access to the matchmaking service MeetToMatch so you can invite others to meetings during devcom.

999 €

devcom VIP Pass

The devcom VIP Pass grants you access to all devcom talks, the devcom exhibition area and the devcom business area (including free food and beverages). It also includes full access to MeetToMatch and a gamescom 3-day trade visitor pass. Further, you get access to the VIP lounge and an invitation to the speaker dinner.

1399 €

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

devcom Partners

Become A Sponsor/Exhibitor/Partner

We offer various ways for you to become a devcom sponsor, exhibitor or partner and meet your target audience at devcom, from physical give-aways to digital advertisement or even special sessions. For example, you can become the exclusive WiFi sponsor or brand the MeetToMatch area with your logo and giveaways. And how about sponsoring the devcom Speaker Dinner or a cocktail reception?

Sales Sheet

Our sponsoring packages contain logo presence, several Business Passes, depending on the package category, and other benefits. Our exhibitor packages include exhibitor listing, link, company logo in the exhibitors overview online and on site as well as several Business Passes, depending on the package category. For more information, have a look at our sales sheet and please contact our sales rep.

Contact Us


Don’t miss your chance to meet that publisher, investor or developer of your dreams! Through the online meeting platform, you can invite dozens of potential business partners to 30 minute, face-to-face meetings. After your invited partner confirms the meeting, your personal agenda is updated with a table number at the meeting venue.

Meetings are held at a separate location at the venue, only accessible for participants of MeetToMatch. During the event your personal matchmaker is at your disposal for some on-site matchmaking. With our services, all you need to do is to focus on your business pitch.

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Participating companies

Venue & Floorplan

devcom takes place at the Congress Center East of Koelnmesse in Cologne. The address is Deutz-Mülheimer Street 51, D – 50679 Cologne.

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Arrival by car

Please follow the green Koelnmesse signposts. These will guide you in the area around the exhibition center directly to car parks provided close to the Congress Center East.

Arrival by air

Take the S-Bahn No. 13 from Cologne/Bonn Airport to the “Deutz/Messe” stop (journey time approx. 15 minutes); from there the footpath to the Congress Center East is signposted.

Arrival by rail

If arriving at Köln Messe/Deutz you can reach the Congress Center East on foot by following the signposts. If arriving at Cologne Central Station, take the S6 (in the direction of Essen), the S13 (in the direction of Troisdorf), the S11 (in the direction of Bergisch Gladbach), the Regionalexpress RE (in the direction of Koblenz or Köln Messe/Deutz or Hamm (Westf.)) or the Regionalbahn RB (in the direction of Oberbarmen or Overath), which will take you to Bahnhof Köln Messe/Deutz.

Arrival by tram

Take tram No. 1 (in the direction of Bensberg) or tram No. 9 (in the direction of Königsforst) which will take you to Bahnhof Köln-Deutz. From there, you can reach the Congress Center East on foot by following the signposts. You can also take tram No. 3 (in the direction of Thielenbruch) or tram No. 4 (in the direction of Schlebusch) which will take you to the “Koelnmesse” stop immediately in front of the Congress Center East.