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devcom digital – FAQ2020-05-19T10:35:44+00:00

#ddc2020 Ticket FAQ

I bought a pass for the physical devcom 2020. What can I do with it now that physical devcom is cancelled?2020-05-18T10:35:49+00:00

You have 3 options:
1. If you do not wish to attend devcom digital conference you can get a full refund of your ticket.
2. If you wish to attend devcom digital conference you can convert your ticket and we will refund you the price difference.
3. If you wish physically to attend devcom in 2021 you can transfer your ticket to next year.
Please tell us your decision via Eventbrite or send an email to roufina@devcom.global.

If I buy a devcom digital ticket will I also have access to gamescom digital?2020-05-18T10:37:06+00:00

No. As gamescom is not planning any B2B for 2020, there are no trade visitor tickets included in your devcom digital ticket this year.
However, from 2021, we will once again include a B2B gamescom pass in your devcom ticket.

What do I need to access devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-18T13:48:23+00:00

You will need to purchase your ticket in our online ticket shop. After that you will receive, by email, your access code to PINE, the official B2B matchmaking tool of devcom & gamescom 2020.
If you have purchased your ticket but not received your PINE access or have trouble accessing PINE, please contact Roufina Guenkova at roufina@devcom.global.

devcom digital – General FAQ

Why should I attend devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:34:11+00:00

devcom digital conference 2020 is a 14-day event encompassing:

  • 60+ top-notch talks
  • 100+ international speakers
  • 4,000+ attendees
  • 2 virtual expos: a virtual indie expo and a virtual main floor
  • exclusive press conferences
  • 250+ journalists and media representatives

It is the best place to meet fellow game developers, business partners, publishers and investors, watch inspiring talks, level-up your skills and competences through masterclasses, play the latest indie games or just have fun!

It is also the unique moment to come together, share experiences and network with old and new friends.

Who will be attending devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:33:45+00:00

At devcom digital conference 2020 you will meet with:

  • Game developers from small teams to AAA studios
  • Indie teams
  • Game publishers
  • Service providers related to game development
  • press and media representatives
  • trade organization, embassies and national representatives
  • schools and students (200 student tickets only)
  • other industry-related companies
Last year, I used a matchmaking tool during gamescom. Why should I use the official event & matchmaking tool of devcom digital conference 2020 instead of the one I used last year?2020-05-19T10:31:43+00:00

PINE, the official B2B matchmaking tool of devcom & gamescom is the only approved matchmaking tool for 2020 for devcom and gamescom. Both devcom and gamescom teams have reviewed an extensive number of matchmaking apps and decided to go with PINE, as the tool best answers the business needs and requirements of both devcom and gamescom.

We would love you to join us at devcom digital conference 2020 and share with us your feedback about the event, the app as well as any other aspects you found interesting in our post-event survey. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Roufina at roufina@devcom.global.

Last year, I was an exhibitor at a national trade organization (country pavilion) booth. What can I do this year?2020-05-19T10:30:55+00:00

devcom offers two virtual expos: the Virtual Indie Expo and the Virtual Expo Floor. Your trade organization can get in touch with us and book a virtual space where you can exhibit and showcase your game or tech.

Each virtual exhibitor at devcom digital conference gets a virtual booth that consists of:

  • Logo, description, trailers, downloadable deck
  • Live chat
  • List of employees (it will be possible to keep some employees invisible on request)
  • Matchmaking facilities
  • Company portal – manage your team members, agenda, meetings pools, leads and get a deep analytical understanding of your digital presence!
  • Live streams – live stream your demos, presentations, introduce your team or just play a game with the audience!

As part of our Virtual Indie Expo your game is also promoted in our Twitch live show “Let’s Play Indie Games!” during #ddc2020 and you are invited to present your game live during our show!

Last year, I was a trade visitor/exhibitor at gamescom Should I attend/exhibit at devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:29:27+00:00

Yes! devcom digital conference 2020 is the best place for you to do business during the two weeks of devcom and gamescom this year.

Besides having access to 60+ top-notch talks, 100+ international speakers, 3,000+ attendees, exclusive press conferences and 250+ journalists and media representatives you will also be able to use the official devcom event & matchmaking app, PINE.

With this app, you will have the opportunity to schedule meetings with all game developers, game publishers, indie teams, media representatives, speakers, exhibitors or sponsors attending devcom.

As a trade visitor at devcom digital conference, you will have access to our full program, matchmaking facilities and of course our devcom content pool at Patreon.com.

As a virtual exhibitor at devcom digital conference, you will also get a virtual booth that consists of:

  • Logo, description, trailers, downloadable deck
  • Live chat
  • List of employees (it will be possible to keep some employees invisible on request)
  • Matchmaking facilities
  • Company portal – manage your team members, agenda, meetings pools, leads and get a deep analytical understanding of your digital presence!
  • Live streams – live stream your demos, presentations, introduce your team or just play a game with the audience!
I am a service provider for the games industry in general. What does devcom digital conference offer me?2020-05-19T10:27:41+00:00

devcom digital conference 2020 focuses on game development-related topics and business. You should only register for devcom digital conference 2020 if you are interested in this specific content. If you want to present your services to game developers or their partners, please feel free to contact our Head of Sales Roufina Guenkova at roufina@devcom.global.

I am a group organizer/country pavilion organizer. What does devcom digital conference offer me?2020-05-19T10:25:19+00:00

We offer a very special package for country pavilions or group booths. Below, you’ll find some of the services we can offer you (or get in touch with our Head of Sales Roufina Guenkova for more details at roufina@devcom.global):

  • Present your members in a < 45-min video we promote on all our channels during #ddc2020
  • Present your members in our digital exhibition to all registered attendees of #ddc2020
  • Join our Twitch live show to talk about e.g. your region, country, association, members or games
  • Get group discounts on our registration packages for #ddc2020
  • Get an exclusive promotion of your services on our social media channels and in our event app
I am a member of the press, YouTuber, influencer or a media representative. Why should I attend devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:19:43+00:00

devcom is the place to go if you want to meet prestigious speakers, rising Indie teams, the next game dev superstars and the newest game publishers looking for their next hit!

With the help of the official B2B matchmaking tool of devcom & gamescom, PINE, you will be able to attend live Q&A, watch or rewatch keynotes and sessions, talks and interviews speakers, exhibitors, sponsors or attendees without restrictions on time or location.

As a press attendee, you will be in direct contact with our devcom PR agency and will, of course, be invited to any press conferences organized during the digital event.

To apply for press accreditation, please fill in this accreditation form. If you have any questions regarding our presence or your accreditation, please contact our PR agency at devcom@marchsreiter.com.

And don’t miss out on registering for gamescom, too!

My company is not related to game development but exhibited at gamescom last year. Should we attend devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:24:27+00:00

devcom digital conference 2020 focuses on game development-related topics and business. You should only register for devcom digital conference 2020 if you are interested in this specific content. If you want to present your services to game developers or their partners, please feel free to contact our Head of Sales Roufina Guenkova at roufina@devcom.global.

I was a volunteer at devcom last year and I want to help. How can I do that?2020-05-18T11:17:00+00:00

That’s amazing! Thank you so much for being willing to help us bring to ‘life’ this whole new experience that we’re creating for the first time! As you know, devcom just can’t happen without its beloved volunteers!

To be part of this adventure, please fill in this Google form here and/or contact Jennifer Killham at volunteers@devcom.global or Astrid Gooding at astrid@devcom.global.

Will there be a physical devcom and gamescom in 2021?2020-05-18T10:52:27+00:00

Yes! devcom 2021 is going to take place from Saturday, August 21 until Monday, August 23 and gamescom 2021 from Monday, August 23 until Saturday, August 28!

What is the difference between devcom 365 and devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-18T10:51:10+00:00

devcom digital conference 2020 (#ddc2020) is a two-week digital event packed with matchmaking, talks, meetups and digital exhibitions. It focusses on game developers and their eco-system.

devcom 365 is our new digital, year-round online service, which brings you a whole lot of free content on Twitch, offers you tutorials as well as top quality masterclasses, podcasts on patreon.com and many other unique services, 365 days a year.

Will there be a physical devcom and gamescom in 2020?2020-05-18T10:49:16+00:00

In April 2020, the German government banned major events until the end of August, therefore devcom and gamescom cannot happen in their original, physical format this year. Both events have decided to go digital.

devcom digital – Content FAQ

I want to speak at devcom digital conference. What should I do?2020-05-19T10:22:45+00:00

You can apply to our call for papers here. Applications are open until May 31, 2020.

For any further questions, please contact Nico Balletta at nico@devcom.global.

Can I immediately re-watch past sessions?2020-05-19T10:22:50+00:00

Yes! As soon as a session ends you will be able to rewatch it on PINE, the official B2B matchmaking tool of devcom & gamescom 2020.

Will the entire content of devcom digital conference be available after the event?2020-05-19T10:22:59+00:00

Yes! Once devcom ends, all sessions will be available in our devcom content pool on www.Patreon.com/devcom_conf.  You will receive an email with your unique content pool access code. If you haven’t received your unique content pool access code, please contact Roufina Guenkova at roufina@devcom.global.

What will devcom digital conference 2020 offer?2020-05-19T10:33:21+00:00

We will offer the following unmissable events and services:

  • 60 + talks between 3pm –  8pm
  • 1 main channel
  • 100+ international speakers
  • 4 000+ attendees
  • 2 digital expos: the digital indie expo and the digital expo floor
  • 1 single app for all services – PINE

Main features:

For Content / Sessions:

    • Speaker backstage
    • Live chat
    • Live moderation
    • Live polls

For Business / Meetings:

    • Matchmaking facilities – request meetings to everyone
    • Business speed matchmaking – developers’ and publishers’ matchup!
    • Random Networking Lounge – AI optimized based on matching profiles
    • Peers Introduction – we all miss these old school intros!

For Exhibitors a Virtual Booth:

    • Logo, description, trailers, downloadable deck
    • Live chat
    • List of employees (it will be possible to keep some employees invisible on request)
    • Company portal – manage your team members, agenda, meetings pools, leads and get a deep analytical understanding of your digital presence!
    • Live streams – live stream your demos, presentations, introduce your team or just play a game with the audience!

For Sponsors:

    • Trailers and banners
    • Speaking slots (30-min to 1h)
    • Streaming channel sponsor
    • Registration sponsor
    • devcom digital conference app sponsor
    • Business speed matchmaking organizer
    • Random Networking Lounge sponsor
    • And many other sponsorship opportunities
My company needs to make some press announcements. How can we do that at devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:20:15+00:00

More than 250 journalists and media representatives attend devcom every year. For companies in need of press coverage or PR we are offering 1-hour access to the official devcom virtual press conference room. We will help you organize your live stream, provide you with our official devcom streaming technician (if necessary), assist you technically during your press conference and promote your press conference throughout the devcom PR network as well as the networkof our PR agency.

You will also have access to the full press and media list registered for devcom digital conference 2020 and will be able to schedule meetings through PINE, the official B2B matchmaking tool of devcom & gamescom 2020.

If you have further questions about this option, please contact Roufina Guenkova at roufina@devcom.global.

devcom digital – Business FAQ

What sponsoring options are available at devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:14:23+00:00

You can sponsor devcom digital conference by selecting one of our numerous sponsorship options available through the official devcom event & matchmaking app, PINE.

Some options are:

  • Trailers and banners
  • Speaking slots (30-min to 1h)
  • Streaming channel sponsor
  • Registration sponsor
  • devcom digital conference app sponsor
  • Business speed matchmaking organizer
  • Random Networking Lounge sponsor
  • And many other sponsorship opportunities

You will soon find on our website a Sales and Sponsorship summary of all digital options available for 2020.

You can also bundle your 2020 package with a package for next year at the physical event devcom the official game developer conference of gamescom . Download the Sales and Sponsorship brochure for devcom 2021 here.

When will my meetings happen?2020-05-19T10:16:33+00:00

As soon as you register for devcom digital conference 2020 and activate your PINE account, you will be able to update your profile. It is crucial that you do so as an empty profile says nothing about who you are or what you are looking for. Updating your profile will also allow PINE’s AI to suggest meetings for you.

From July 1, 2020, you can start browsing through our attendee list and booking your meetings. You will have 2 weeks to schedule all your meetings, from July 17 to 30.

How can I hold business meetings during devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:14:40+00:00

PINE, the official B2B matchmaking tool of devcom & gamescom 2020, offers 4 ways to conduct business meetings:

  • Regular matchmaking facilities: you build your agenda by sending and receiving meeting requests.
  • Business speed matchmaking: a new feature we are implementing this year where game developers pitch to game publishers in 3 – 5-min pitches!
  • Random Networking Lounge: meet decision- makers based on your profile.
  • Peer Introduction: receive profile suggestions from your trusted friends and peers.
Can I exhibit at devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:23:37+00:00

Yes! devcom digital conference will have 2 digital expos: an Indie digital expo and a digital expo floor.

Exhibitors will be able to book virtual booths to promote their games, services, tools and company. The virtual booth offers:

  • Logo, description, trailers, downloadable deck
  • Live chat
  • List of employees (it will be possible to keep some employees invisible on request)
  • Matchmaking facilities
  • Company portal – manage your team members, agenda, meetings pools, leads and get a deep analytical understanding of your digital presence!
  • Live streams – live stream your demos, presentations, introduce your team or just play a game with the audience!
I am an Indie. Do I have access to a special package or pricing?2020-05-19T10:15:20+00:00

Yes! You can join our NRW Green Indie Expo by applying here.

If you are selected by our NRW Green Indie Expo Jury you will be granted a special discount on our virtual booth package: only 99,-€ instead of 999,-€! And if you are an indie from the NRW region, you don’t have to pay anything!

If you have further questions, please contact Astrid Gooding at astrid@devcom.global or our Indie Advisory, André Bernhardt, at indie@devcom.global.

My company needs to make some press announcements. How can we do that at devcom digital conference 2020?2020-05-19T10:20:15+00:00

More than 250 journalists and media representatives attend devcom every year. For companies in need of press coverage or PR we are offering 1-hour access to the official devcom virtual press conference room. We will help you organize your live stream, provide you with our official devcom streaming technician (if necessary), assist you technically during your press conference and promote your press conference throughout the devcom PR network as well as the networkof our PR agency.

You will also have access to the full press and media list registered for devcom digital conference 2020 and will be able to schedule meetings through PINE, the official B2B matchmaking tool of devcom & gamescom 2020.

If you have further questions about this option, please contact Roufina Guenkova at roufina@devcom.global.

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