Gamescom will not only take place online in 2022, but will finally take place again on site in Cologne. The indie area is also one of the most popular areas of the community. Thanks to strong partners such as the "Indie Arena Booth", "INDIE AREA HOME of INDIES" from FACTORY-C, as well as other group organizers, independent developers have more opportunities than ever for their presence at the world's largest event for computer and video games and Europe's leading business platform for the games industry, which will take place again in the Cologne exhibition halls and online from August 2022th to 24th, 28.

In the gamescom indie area, individual indies can use a stand area of ​​up to 9 square meters via group organizers. Definitely there are the "North American Pavilion", the Romanian Game Developers Association (RDGA), GameUp! Rhineland-Palatinate and the indie publisher Hooded Horse. For more information, indies should contact the associations and funding institutions in their regions and countries at an early stage to inquire about planned offers.

Gamescom 2022: Area with a focus on indies

In addition to reduced area prices for the group organizers, gamescom provides all indies with the following services free of charge in the indie area:

  • Prominent promotion of the indie area for all visitors and the media
  • Use of the indie area business lounge
  • Presence at IAB Online as part of gamescom now
  • gamescom EPIX community program
  • gamescom steam event
  • Possibility of integration into the gamescom shows gamescom: Opening Night Live, gamescom: Awesome Indies and gamescom studio (selection by editors)
  • Participation in the gamescom award (with extra costs)

The Indie Arena Booth is a home for independent game developers from around the world. It is both a platform for developers and a showcase for the colorful and vibrant indie scene. The Indie Arena Booth aims to curate the best indie titles to expand the games and their stories and share them with both gamers and industry professionals. In 2019 the Indie Arena Boot won the Gamescom “Best Booth” Award, in 2020 the Heart of Gaming Award and the Special Jury Prize at the German Computer Game Prize. The registration deadline for participation in the Indie Arena Booth is May 17, 2022. Further information and participation options can be found at

The INDIE AREA HOME of INDIES is an initiative of the communications agency FACTORY-C. For more than 20 years she has been realizing trade fairs, conferences, road shows, promotions, business and VIP dinners, as well as other events in different areas. The agency draws on a comprehensive portfolio and network with a focus on "eSports & Gaming".

The INDIE AREA HOME of INDIES group stand in the Gamescom indie area enables independent game developers to present their games to the global gaming community. Every studio is welcome without prior application, "first come - first served". Further information and participation options can be found at

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