Indie Arena Booth 2018

The booth with a festival flair and real developers showcasing
• Location:  Hall 10.1 A-20
• for the 6th time at gamescom
• 1,012 m²
• over 80 games by 77 companies
• from 28 nations, including: Germany, Belgium, Romania, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Australia, Norway, Israel, Indonesia, Iran, etc.

Is this still indie?

Together we are stronger! From super-experimental two-people teams to the stars of the indie scene - we got them all. Our goal is to create a place where developers can easily present themselves to business partners, and where gamers will play the next indie hit.

On top of our collection, we will have a choice of indie-friendly publishers with well-know titles that players might already know and love.

“Developers first” is our motto as it’s the developers who show their games themselves, and most of our INDIE ARENA BOOTH team members are developers, too.

How do you choose the exhibited games?

Every year we receive more than two times the number of applications by game studios than we are able to display. That’s why we decided early on to have a jury of experienced developers and members of our team. Essential criterias for the decision are playability and attractivity of the titles.

What kind of booths can the devs choose from?

There are 32 Big Booths for established teams. On these 3x3 meters the studios can create a small world of their own with decorations they bring along.

In addition we will have 38 Small Booths for smaller teams with limited budgets. These booths are ready-made with individually crafted prints to let their gorgeousness be seen from afar.

Additionally, this year our amazing construction team has been busy building a brand new booth type: the Arcades! With a true retro gaming flare, these self made machines bring a new level of awesome to the INDIE ARENA BOOTH and can be found near our team headquarters!

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Before gamescom:
Jana Reinhardt

At the venue:
Andreas Suika


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