Well this is a little weird. Instead of returning to our faithful spot in the business area of the Koelnmesse, the best our #BelgianGamesIndustry has to offer can be found online at devcom 2020. Before we dive into the nitty gritty of what’s going down in the next two weeks, let’s take a look at this brand new trailer.
This beauty is sure to lure a lot of interested parties into our #BelgianGamesIndustry virtual pavillion. The main hub of our devcom presence is open for business from August 17 until August 30. Virtual visitors immediately get to see what Belgian games are all about and they can easily spot the specific booth of these Belgian participants.
- The creators of Outcast Appeal Studios are still not quite ready to show their next title Project-S.
- Cybernetic Walrus is showcasing their turn-based strategic deck builder Rise of Humanity.
- Cyborn is back as well to give us an updated look at the ever ambitious Hubris VR.
- Demute is the company you’re looking for if you’re in need for first class sound for your game
- It may have already won the Belgian Game Award for Best PC game, but Fishing Cactus is still working hard to make their typing adventure Nanotale even better.
- No more dead girls and haunted dioramas for Happy Volcano. This year they’re bringing a new racing game called You Suck at Parking, and it’s as crazy as it sounds.
- Infinity Game Park is a Walloon VR arcade offering unique VR experiences and events.
- Little Big Monkey is showing their newest title Axe N Slash. We’re guessing it’s not a deodorant advergame.
- Outrun the security of the LuGus Studios booth to get the latest on their hacking RPG Midnight Protocol.
- Maratus Games is offering an updated look at their beautiful narrative card game ARISEN.
- N-ZONE would be a killer name for a boy’s band supergroup, but they are developers of all kinds of interactive experiences.
- If you want your idea prototyped yesterday, look no further than the experts at PreviewLabs.
- Swing by Royal Translation and Stables to make sure there’s no stoopid spelling errorz left in your game texts.
- sU Games has been on the booth since forever but Guillaume Bouckaerts’s platforming mystery looks as intriguing as ever.
- Team Panoptes will try to bait you into a game of VR cat-and-mouse. It’s fun, so please let them catch you.
- According to the Wild Bishop website, they are looking for mad people to help them realise an ecosystem to create, produce and sell video games, real- time applications and virtual worlds based on the Unreal platform.
Again, you can reach out to all participating companies online from August 17 until August 30. For those of you who aren’t part of devcom, there’s still a way to get a closer look, as some of the developers will be interviewed on the official devcom Twitch channel. Here’s when you can catch the different interviews (schedule subject to change):
- Cybernetic Walrus: August 17 at 13.15
- Happy Volcano: August 19 at 14.45
- sU Games: August 25 at 14.00
- Team Panoptes: August 26 at 14.30
There will be more sessions added in the coming days, so keep an eye out on our social media for updates on that.
We’re also very excited to see two of our studios being selected for the NRW Green Indie Expo. Both LuGus Studios with Midnight Protocol and Happy Volcano with You Suck at Parking made the cut and can be found over here.
And finally, while it’s not really part of devcom, we’re very much looking forward to tomorrow evening, when Larian Studios will unveil the release date for the early access version of Baldur’s Gate 3. Part of Summer Game Fest, the showcase will see founder Swen Vincke be joined by host Geoff Keighley and Wizards of the Coast’s Chris Perkins. Sounds like a party!
There’s even more cool things happening during devcom digital conference this year, but we’ll have more on that next week.
Thanks to Flanders Investment and Trade for guiding us through this special edition of devcom/gamescom. They couldn’t do that without the valuable support of AWEX/Digital Wallonia, Flanders DC, hub.brussels, VAF/GAME, screen.brussels, Wallimage, and WALGA. Thank you all!