The new developer forum devcom was met with broad industry support in the first year of its existence: Innogames, GAMEVIL, Amazon and Ubisoft Blue Byte are backing the event as Gold and Platinum sponsors.
Innogames, Blue Byte, Amazon Appstore and GAMEVIL have been announced as Gold and Platinum sponsors of devcom by Aruba Events, Koelnmesse and BIU – the German Games Industry Association, the organizers of devcom.
Speaking on behalf of the organizers, devcom project lead Frank Sliwka expressed his satisfaction: “We are proud to be able to present such a strong line-up of sponsors in our first year and we would like to thank our partners for having confidence in our unique approach.”
The Gold and Platinum sponsors will deliver the following talks: InnoGames CEO Hendrik Klindworth will spend one of his rare conference attendances addressing the question of how to survive in the competitive mobile games market: How to surf the Mobile Wave in the Red Ocean. Kyu Lee, president of GAMEVIL US, will offer his outlook on the future of one of the biggest mobile game genres in The Next Generation Of Mobile MMO. Timo Kornetzki, Project Portfolio Manager at Ubisoft Blue Byte, will use his lecture Staffing Projects to discuss the challenge of how to find the right people for the right project.
Amazon Appstore is supporting indie developers by funding the Indie Game Expo at the RESPAWN@devcom conference, which will showcase 24 different indie games. Additionally, InnoGames is supporting the devcom developer night, the official devcom party, which will take place on Monday, August 21st 2017, in the Bootshaus in Cologne.
The full list of all partners and sponsors of devcom: InnoGames, Amazon Appstore, Blue Byte, GAMEVIL, Amazon Alexa, balancr, CRYENGINE, Gameforge, Games Academy, Games Bavaria, GEM powered by celtx, GIANTS Software, MeetToMatch, iSpreadNews, Remedy, SAE Institute. Our media partners are Gamesbusiness.de, Gamesindustry.biz, Making Games and Venturebeat. Canada is the official partner country of gamescom and will be represented through a panel of Canadian game developers. The international focus of devcom’s program is further emphasized by extensive partnerships with other conferences, including the Global Mobile Game Congress (China), the Nordic Game (Sweden), the Games Industry Conference (Poland) and the Reboot Develop (Croatia).