devcom made a strong showing in its first year. More than 3,000 visitors came to participate in 140 sessions by more than 200 speakers. The attendance of more than 350 journalists from all around the world underlined the success of the international focus of the event. devcom will return from August 19 to August 20, 2018.

devcom 2017 started off on Sunday, August 21, with the devcom developer conference and RESPAWN@devcom, in the Congress Center East, at Koelnmesse. Highlights of the conference formats were, amongst others,  sessions by Bluehole (From UNKNOWN to PLAYERUNKNOWN: Deconstructing BATTLEGROUNDS), Blizzard Entertainment (The Power of Us – Ten Rules for Forging Genuine Creative Collaboration), Daedalic (Gameplay as Story in Daedalic’s ‘The Pillars of the Earth’) and VentureBeat (Strategic Zoom).

From Tuesday to Thursday devcom continued in the devcom developer lounge, where attendees joined our Master Classes and Tutorials, and with Public and Business Keynotes by Tim Sweeney, Brendan Greene, Richard Garriott, Bob Slinn and Chris Charla.


devcom was complemented by an EXPO Area, the guided networking platform MeetToMatch and several Receptions and Get-Togethers.