gamescom 2022


About gamescom

gamescom is the world’s largest event for computer and video games and Europe’s largest business platform for the games industry. In 2022, gamescom will take place in Cologne and online from Tuesday, 23 August to Sunday, 28 August. gamescom 2022’s official partner country is Australia. gamescom is jointly organized by Koelnmesse and game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche e.V.

See our latest press release here.

Gamescom Biz Community

Will there be networking/matchmaking at gamescom? Yes! In the gamescom biz community all registered business participants (i.e. business area exhibitors, trade visitors and media representatives) have the opportunity to interact and network with devcom, gamescom and gamescom asia B2B participants.

The community platform will open on 8 August and gamescom business attendees will receive their login shortly after the opening.

In addition to the web app, there is also a mobile app in the App Store called gamescom biz.

Gamescom congress:

This year’s gamescom congress will take place as an on-site event at Koelnmesse/Congress Centre North. Tickets are available here.

Individual sessions will be streamed live on Twitch and on our website.

IGDA AMA Schedule at gamescom

All IGDA AMA Sessions will take place at the IGDA booth in the Business Area (Hall 3.2, stand A 033).

Speaker Date Time (CEST) Topic
Zak Whaley Wed., 24 Aug. 11:00 – 12:00 Programming & Career Development
Dr. Jakin Vela Wed., 24 Aug. 13:00 – 14:00 Finding a Mentor
Tim Cullings Wed., 24 Aug. 14:00 – 15:00 Community Organizing, Game Jams, Career Advice
Jason Schklar Wed., 24 Aug. 15:00 – 16:00 User Experience, User Interface, Building UI in Unreal Engine, Consulting, Building a Business
Coray Seifert Wed., 24 Aug. 16:00 – 17:00 Business Development, Production
Natasha Skult Thurs., 25 Aug. 11:00 – 12:00 IGDA, Game Art, Game Design, Running an Indie Studio, Leadership, Soft Skills
Benn Wiebe Thurs., 25 Aug. 12:00 – 13:00 Mental health thriving in game development
Phil Wildman Thurs., 25 Aug. 13:00 – 14:00 Insurance for the Games Industry
Jay Powell Thurs., 25 Aug. 16:00 – 17:00 Business
Andre Faure Fri., 26 Aug. 11:00 – 12:00 Production, Management, Business, Marketing, Pivoting, Co-development
Aurélie Perrin Fri., 26 Aug. 12:00 – 13:00 Localization
Ramon Nafria Fri., 26 Aug. 15:00 – 16:00 Production & Game Design
Ariel Manzur Fri., 26 Aug. 16:00 – 17:00 Godot Engine, Development, Open source