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devcom is the official game developer event of gamescom and Europe’s biggest game developer community-driven industry conference.

Offering additional content and events throughout the year, devcom constantly emphasizes its core values of diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

Established in 2017, devcom is the official game developer event of gamescom, the world’s largest computer and video games event, and Europe’s annual “must attend” developer’s conference. Originally started as a five-day umbrella framework for a series of events, devcom is now a full-year experience focused around game development, game publishing, networking and community building.

devcom is organized by devcom GmbH, a subsidiary of game, the association of the German games industry.

In 2019, 3,000 attendees from 75 countries65% of them game developers – gathered in Cologne, Germany, to attend top-notch talks & panels, round tables, workshops, and in-depth master classes delivered by more than 140 industry professionals.

In 2020 and 2021, devcom Developer Conference happened digitally and managed to unite the games industry, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the conference program being complemented by daily Twitch shows, #ddc2021 was one of the most accessible and international devcoms to date, with over 2,000 attendees from 87 countries and more than 250 speakers at the core conference event, and with 1.5 m streaming minutes viewed, 195 000 live views and over 55 hours of live streaming on the devcom Twitch channel.

“devcom is a place where we get to discuss making great games and meet great new people.”

Don Daglow, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation

devcom Core Advisory Board

The devcom Core Advisory Board is diverse and international. It consists of hand-picked industry experts whose daily business is the process of game developing. With their help and expertise, we’ve created a framework for the devcom program which is specifically tailored to the needs of today’s game development community – from indie to AAA.

devcom Strategic Advisory Board

The devcom Strategic Advisory Board is a fine selection of influential games industry representatives from around the globe. They support devcom with decades of hands-on experience, primarily with regard to strategic and organizational matters, such as the “devcom HEROES Awards”, Women in Games, as well as mentoring sessions and other side events.

Anti-Harassment Policy

We have made it our mission to offer a welcoming, harassment-free experience for everyone at our events. With this in mind, the following behavior is expected:

  • Be respectful.

  • Be collaborative before conflicts arise.

  • Refrain from aggressive or demeaning behavior and speech.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings and others around you.

  • Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress or any violation of our anti-harassment policy.

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