The organisers of new games trade show Devcom have said their aim is to show off the “status quo” of Europe’s development community.
The show has been developed by Aruba Events, Koelnmesse and German games trade body the BIU, with support from former UBM MD and current International Business Media CEO, Frank Sliwka.
It replaces GDC Europe on the events calendar. That show took place at Koelnmesse alongside Gamescom, but was cancelled by organiser UBM in December.
The inaugural Devcom takes place between Sunday August 20th and Thursday August 24th 2017.
“Our target is to create a showcase of the status quo of the European game developer community, its products and innovations,” Sliwka said.
“With the power and support of Gamescom we are confident to establish a platform which supports developers in terms of worldwide attention, media coverage, knowledge exchange, business opportunities and matchmaking.
“With Aruba Events as part of the Computec Media Group we have access to game developers worldwide. And we want to use this platforms on a daily basis to find the right concept for Devcom.”
Gamescom project manager Tim Endres added: “Devcom will present a wide scoop of different talks, workshops, keynotes, tailor-made master classes which are dedicated to the support and needs of developers. We hope we can convenience with our program and business opportunities the worldwide game development community to