Dutch Games Industry in the Spotlight at gamescom 2019

July 18, 2019
Dutch Games Industry in the Spotlight at gamescom 2019

Dutch Games Association has announced that the Netherlands is the official partner country for gamescom, the biggest European games expo. This means the Dutch games industry and its attendees will be in the spotlight worldwide. gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany from August 20th to August 24th and is the most important event for game developers when it comes to sharing knowledge and expanding their network. The event combines B2B and B2C and attracts over 370,000 visitors from 114 countries.

It is also the 10th anniversary of the Holland Pavilion! It will not only be the largest Holland Pavilion so far to gamescom, but this year will also feature a record number of participants. A grand total of 30+ companies will present their games, services and products at gamescom.

DGA Chairman Horst Streck said: “It’s an honour to be chosen as gamescom’s official partner country this year. For us, in the Netherlands, being part of the games industry is about creativity and independence - finding new ways to push boundaries and come up with playful solutions both for entertainment products and serious games. There are hundreds of Dutch studios which embody these traits, along with a smaller core of large, internationally renowned companies. The Netherlands offers a healthy working climate with the ideal mix of freedom and support to allow studios to try new ideas.”

Image source: Holland Pavilion

The broad selection of companies and organizations represents the Dutch games industry at its best across a wide variety of fields in entertainment, VR, esports, education, applied, services and business. At the Holland Pavilion, you’ll find established industry players such as VR game developer Vertigo Games, who will be showing After the Fall and The Damned DLC for Arizona Sunshine, Killing Floor publisher Iceberg Interactive, and smaller teams like Degoma with their game Reggie, his cousin, two scientists and most likely the end of the world. This year’s Holland Lounge will feature carefully selected upcoming talent to showcase promising projects made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL. You can read the full list of attendees below.

This special edition of Holland Pavilion will not only bring a large amount of Dutch companies to gamescom, it will also feature an extensive side program with several events and networking opportunities, such as Courage Cologne, Meet Your Neighbours, and the annual Dutch Drinks. A Dutch delegation will also be present at devcom.

Join Dutch Games Association for Dutch Drinks to celebrate the 10th Holland Pavilion on Tuesday, August 20th and meet the cream of the Dutch industry as well as rising stars - sponsored by GGE BV and Engine Software. A special guest will kick things off, after which everyone will have a chance to mingle and try out the selection of Dutch games. Experience indie titles like Project R from 2Awesome Studio, Deliver Us the Moon from KeokeN Interactive, Timebenders from Oogbaard, and much more!
Register for Dutch Drinks here.

Sunday & Monday, August 18th-19th: Dutch delegation at devcom
Monday, August 19th: Courage Cologne
Tuesday, August 20th: Dutch Drinks sponsored by GGE BV and Engine Software, with a special guest
Wednesday, August 21st: Meet Your Neighbours

•Practical Information
gamescom takes place from August 20th to August 22nd in Cologne, Germany. The Holland Pavilion is situated in the business area hall 4.1, stand A65/B70. The following companies will be represented:

-Dutch Games Association -2Awesome Studio
-BlackShore -Creative Europe Desk
-Creative Holland -Degoma
-Engine Software -FGL
-Game Bakery -Game Drive
-GamePoint -Gamious
-GGE BV -Gogo Games
-H20 Amsterdam -Iceberg Interactive
-ImproVive -KeokeN Interactive
-Little Chicken Game Company -Local Heroes Worldwide
-MeetToMatch -Multiverse Narrative
-Qualitas Global Services -Resistance Studio
-Rule The Game -Creative Industries Fund NL
-Studio Deloryan -Tactical Adventures
-Tripwire Interactive -Van Iersel Luchtman Advocaten
-Vertigo Games -Gameseat