gamescom 2018

gamescom 2018: gaming and fun for the whole family – Event Schedule

gamescom 2018 opens with world premieres Political guests of honour are Dorothee Bär, Germany’s Minister of State for Digitalisation, and Armin Laschet, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia ‘Diversity wins’ is the central theme of gamescom 2018 The gamescom 2018 partner country is Spain Berlin, 19 July 2018 – gamescom 2018 is marking its tenth anniversary by opening with several surprises: A number of games will make their global debut at the opening, where they will be introduced by their developers. The political guests of honour will be Dorothee Bär, who as Germany’s Minister of State for Digitalisation is the federal official responsible for all games-related issues, and Armin Laschet, Minister-President of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. And for the first time, holders of a ‘wild card’, which allows private visitors to attend gamescom on the exclusive trade visitor and media day, will additionally be able to take part in the official opening. This was announced today by the gamescom sponsor, game – the German Games Industry Association, and Koelnmesse, the event organiser, at a press event in Berlin. The partner country of gamescom 2018 is Spain. The leading theme this year, ‘Diversity wins’, spotlights the great diversity and versatility of games as an entertainment medium, cultural asset and important door opener to digitisation for millions of people. ‘The new opening gets right to the heart of the strengths of gamescom: the world’s largest event for computer and video games stands for first-class entertainment, but also keeps its eye on the societal discourse around games,’ says Felix […]

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