So, in today’s Stray Sheep I’m briefly going to talk about the GamesCom Experience! Or rather the TLDR-version of an upcoming post that I’m going to write (tomorrow I believe? Maybe even on Saturday? I don’t know, tbh.).
So, I went there at around 10:30 am – to the GamesCom in Cologne, which is (one of the biggest if not) the biggest gaming event/convention in Germany and I really enjoyed myself there. I stayed until 8:30 pm (so about ten hours) and while it was quite cramped here and there, it still was enjoyable. Also, they improved the space that you’ve got in the hallways and stuff, I’ve heard, so it’s a lot better than the last few years. I mostly spent my time talking to devs and playing Indie Games while also getting some interviews going and I was chuffed to bits that I got the chance to talk to them.
Game-wise, I’ve gone for a whole lot of games and managed to play most of them. I didn’t get a chance to play games like Foundation, Flotsam, Sea Salt and ScorchBringer but I at least got an interview with the Devs of the first three (I somehow never was able to find a ScorchBringer-Dev at the stand and there were always people playing the game. The most I had to wait for a game was about ten minutes, which was quite delightful. I know people who have waited 3+ hours to play Borderlands 3, Final Fantasy 7 and some other Tripple-A-titles, but I didn’t feel like waiting there when I arrived.
My highlight was probably the funny questions I asked some of the devs and meeting all those new people there and finding out about new games. I sadly spent quite some time searching for Dead Mage’s “Children of Morta” only to find out that they were in the Business Area (where I wasn’t allowed to go to)….yep. Quite sad. But CoM is coming out in September, so it’s fine, I guess! :)
There were some interesting games that I’m really hyped up for. But I guess I’ll report on those in another post as I’m way too tired right now and as my back’s killing me, right now.
In the next few days, I’ll follow up with some Interviews and an article on the GamesCom (which is probably going to be more of a First-Impressions thing) and then I’ll soon publish another review as well! Once I’ve got a bit more time. :)
This post is part of a contest/challenge called Blaugust! The goal is to post as much as possible and participants are awarded different prizes depending on the goal they achieved. My aim is to post on all 31 days of August and if you’d like to know more about this “event”, you should check this post out.
Very jealous. Gamescom isn’t in my backyard, so going would be quite the endeavor. Sounds like you had a great time. Looking forward to your impressions/interview content from the different devs. :)
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Maybe next year ;D
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Like, get a flight to Germany, get a ticket for the gamescom and sleep at my place ;D