Gamescom 2023, held from August 23rd to August 27th in Cologne, was an epic gathering for the gaming community, attracting 320,000 attendees from over 100 countries. With more than 1200 exhibitors representing 63 nations and 33 pavilions, including Indonesia and the Philippines, Gamescom showcased the global gaming industry’s diversity. Virtual SEA was on the scene, […]
For the first time, gamescom asia took place in Singapore from October 14th – 17th, 2021, after the event that was already planned for 2020 had to be cancelled last year due to the Covid19 pandemic. However, everything went well this year, and the Asian sister event to the big Gamescom in Germany opened its gates for game fans and trade visitors alike last weekend. In the truest sense of the word, because as a hybrid event, gamescom asia took place both online and in person.
gamescom asia 2021 will be held in Singapore from 14-17 October as a hybrid event: a digital experience for entertainment consumers and a trade conference held partly virtually and physically for members of the gaming industry.
It has become a tradition for Virtual SEA and Southeast Asian game developers to be present at Germany’s largest game exhibition, Gamescom. This year, we won’t miss the event either. Once more, we have ventured through the digital hallways of Gamescom Now, devcom, and the Indie Arena Booth to discover what Southeast Asian game developers have to offer and which new games will come out soon for you to play. And – spoiler alert – we have found more than 30 exciting new games from Southeast Asia.
Especially in recent years, the German video expo Gamescom has developed into an important meeting point for game developers from all over the world to present their works to a larger audience. Southeast Asia was also strongly represented last year. Now, the trade fair had to switch to a purely digital concept due to the pandemic. Unlike in the past, the developers were now able to at least save the high travel costs – but does that mean in return that more games from Southeast Asia could be seen and played? We must admit: Compared to last year, there were fewer surprises this time, but a lot of new things from games which were already announced. In this article we will discuss these games and the possible reasons for the cautious participation in general.
At this year’s devcom Developer Conference, a side event of the video game convention Gamescom, which is taking place digitally due to the pandemic, we had the opportunity to talk to some game developers from Indonesia who presented their latest projects to us. The highlight here was Tirta from developer Agate Games. In a detailed conversation with Cipto Adiguno, Vice President of the Consumer Games Division, we learned more about the content and the current state of development of the game.