It’s not because we haven’t talked up the event like previous years, that this year’s gamescom will be nothing short of amazing for the #BelgianGamesIndustry. There will be Belgian games everywhere you look, especially if you look in these places.
The HQ of Belgian games activity will be, as per tradition, the Belgian booth in the business area (Hall 4.1 Stand A051). Featuring a kick-ass new design, the 200 m² (yes, that’s even bigger than last year) booth will become the base of operations for no less than 24 Belgian game companies, offering a broad mix of both gamescom virgins and veterans.
- Abrakam (Faeria, Roguebook)
- Adshot (influencer marketing platform)
- Appeal Studios (Outcast, Project-S)
- AppTweak (App Store Optimisation)
- Cronos Interactive (Hoverloop, Journey for Elysium, Trifox)
- Cyborn (Hubris VR)
- DAE Studios (presenting Salty Lemon Entertainment with Divine Commander, MoonMonster Studios with Project Reverted)
- DBLOKE (Mage VR)
- Demute (sound studio for immersive content)
- Fire Falcom (support game development studio)
- Fishing Cactus (Nanotale – Typing Chronicles)
- Gemotions (mobile city games)
- Guillaume Bouckaert (sU and the Quest for Meaning)
- Happy Volcano (The Almost Gone)
- Hellion Cat (Cat’astrophes)
- like Charlie (Ghost on the Shore)
- LuGus Studios (Liftoff)
- Maratus (ARISEN)
- Neopica (FIA European Truck Racing Championship)
- Pajama Llama Games (Flotsam)
- Rebelle Productions (video games, multimedia app and board games)
- Triangle Factory (NanoClash VR, Trivia Switch)
And there’s more where that came from! Some of our bravest studios will risk life and limb on the expo floor and some of them will even run double shifts. This is the case for Flotsam and Nanotale, which are also part of the massive Indie Arena Booth in Hall 10.2.
In hall 10.1 below, there’s even more Belgian goodness to be found at gamescom Indie Village, where you’ll find dedicated booths for Hoverloop and Journey for Elysium, as well as the pirate battle royale madness of Blazing Sails by Get Up Games. Meanwhile, the sole sign of life of Larian Studios will be Baldur’s Gate 3 footage at the Google Stadia booth (Hall 9.1).
Finally, some Belgian games are also on show at the booth of their respective publisher. That’s the case for eXiin’s Ary and The Secret of Seasons (Modus Games – Hall 2.2) and The Almost Gone (Playdigious – Hall 3.2).
That’s a lot of games to dive into! The delegation of politicians and mainstream media that will be led around on August 20 -to get a better understanding of the video game world- will have their work cut out for them. The tour comes to a halt at the Belgian booth for the not to be missed BelgianBeerCafe, where we will also present some findings from the recent #BelgianGamesIndustry survey.
We understand if this is a bit much to stomach. Check back on Friday and we might have something to help you out with that… see you then!
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