As you might remember, our proud nation is once again gearing up for a majestic presence at gamescom in Cologne. The Belgian games booth will be even bigger (168m²) than last year so all Belgian game companies can show the gaming world what they’re made of.
We took a little break from our trip last week to recover from the summer heat and get to grips with our football emotions. But since neither of them seems to be going away, we might as well continue our tour of studios that will shine bright at the Belgian games booth. Up next is a newcomer to the stage: Belgium’s very first video game publisher Cronos Interactive.
The Cronos Group has been a long-time supporter of the Belgian games industry. They helped developers like Crazy Monkey Studios and PreviewLabs get where they are now. With Cronos Interactive, they really want to double down on the publishing side of video games and empower talended game studios of all sizes with both financial backing and hands-on support.
Find them at the Belgian games booth to take a closer look at their latest project Journey for Elysium. This VR storytelling experience wants to take you on an epic quest through an underworld that draws inspiration from both Greek and Roman mythology. Playing the role of a slain warrior, you find yourself on an old rowboat somewhere between life and death. The game will throw you classic adventure game puzzles that can only be solved by keeping your eyes open and fully immersing yourself in the game world. It’s one of the most ambitious projects currently in development on Belgian soil and we really look forward to check out the playable demo at gamescom.
As always: a warm thank you to the wonderful people at Flanders DC, who turn gamescom into an essential experience. They couldn’t do that without the valuable support of Digital Wallonia, Brussels Invest and Export, Screen Brussels, VAF Gamefonds, WALGA, Creative Europe and ADN. Thank you all!