Sat 23 Aug 2014
To say that Gamescom is a big event is an understatement. This year’s flood into Cologne, Germany, clocked in at a whopping 335,000 attendees. While I was there more so for the collocated conferences (GDC Europe, Respawn, Congress) and meetings, it was hard not to get swept away in the chaos.
It is all quite a blur. Well, except for getting to play the entire demo of the Borderlands pre-sequel (big thanks to Dave Eddings for the VIP access)! Embarrassingly enough, during my interview with the Wall Street Journal, I could not come up with a cogent response to what the main trends of the show were.
Side note, was a real treat to discover Spirits, the best cocktail bar in the Germany.
The boys from Digital Dreams discuss the creation of Metrico at GDC Europe’s awesome Innovative Games Showcase.
Meeting of the (somewhat) secret German game society.Yes, they are wearing hooded robes. Shhhh….
The Respawn indie conference had an interesting format with 4 speakers/stages in the same space (with everyone wearing headsets).
Cool riverside venue for Respawn.
Impressive Borderlands cosplay!
Wow, even the tractor game drew a crowd ;)
Big showing for Blizzard’s new moba game, Heroes of the Storm.
Was something of a zen moment witnessing these cosplay girls so mesmerized by Journey.
All hail the mighty and powerful Twitch!!
In addition to the impressive IndieMegaBooth, there was the German driven Indie Arena.