devcom is the primary game developers event at gamescom, the world’s largest computer and video games event. devcom is a prestigious, five-day umbrella framework for a series of events focused around game development, game publishing, networking and community building. The main events at devcom are the devcom developer conference, RESPAWN – gathering of game developers, the devcom summits, the official gamescom keynotes and the devcom developer lounge. devcom opens its doors for the first time from August 20-24, 2017 in Cologne. Industry experts and insiders will share their knowledge in the areas of Virtual Reality, Mobile Games, Business and Production, as well as for the following tracks:
The keynotes, panels and presentations at the devcom developer conference are part of a comprehensive programme of top-level information exchange and matchmaking.
devcom developer conference
The devcom developer conference is a business-focused, two-day conference with an extensive business and matchmaking area, and up to six conference and keynote rooms. It primarily targets senior games industry professionals, long-established businesses, developers and managers.
The extensive exhibition area is devoted to the business aspects of the conference, focusing on issues such as human resources and game development tools. The devcom developer conference is the ideal place to do business, discover what is trending in the games industry and find experienced new employees. The devcom developer conference has its own press center, an 800 m² exhibition area and the devcom business center.
RESPAWN - gathering of game developers
RESPAWN – gathering of game developers is based on the concept of creating a relaxed and open forum for game developers and students to get together and exchange ideas. Rather than boxing speakers and their audiences up in closed rooms, the sessions are held at ‘talk stations’ dotted around the venue.
RESPAWN 2017 will feature the Indie Game Summit, a Newcomer Summit and a new format, the Late Night Talks on Sunday evening.
RESPAWN – gathering of game developers is the ideal place to exchange ideas and insights on game development, find your way around in the games industry and meet numerous indie developers, newcomers and game developers.
The devcom developer lounge provides an ideal meeting place for networking and deeper discussions throughout the entire run of gamescom. Located in the gamescom business area, the devcom developer lounge offers a 300 m² space for your meetings and separate workshop rooms.
The gamescom keynotes include public and business keynotes, held by both C-level industry and development experts as well as visionaries and influencers from some of the most successfulgames, animation and internet companies. The keynotes provide the audience with new ground breaking insights. The business keynotes are held twice a day from Tuesday, August 22 until Thursday, August 24; the public keynotes take place on Wednesday and Thursday.
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