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In 2022, gamescom will take place not only online, but again in Cologne. The independent area is also one of the most popular areas in the community. With strong partners like Indie Arena Booth, FACTORY-C’s INDIE AREA HOME of INDIES, and other group organisers, indie developers have more opportunities than ever to be present at the world’s largest event for computers and video games and the leading European business platform for the gaming industry, which will again take place in the showrooms of Cologne and online from 24 to 28 August 2022.

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In the gamescom indie zone, individual indies can use a booth up to 9 square meters through group organizers. In addition to discounted prices for group hosts, gamescom is providing all indie developers with the following services for free in the indie zone:

  • Noticeable promotion of the indie zone for all visitors and media
  • Use of the business lounge in the indie zone
  • Presence at IAB Online as part of gamescom now
  • gamescom EPIX Community Program
  • gamescom steam event
  • Ability to integrate with gamescom exhibitions: gamescom: Opening Night Live, gamescom: Awesome Indies and gamescom studio (editor’s choice)
  • Participation in the gamescom award (for an additional fee)

The mentioned group organizers also offer other services for participating indies, which can be found directly there. Other partners, in particular regions and countries, have already registered as group organizers or are already showing great interest in organizing group stands in the gamescom indie zone.

“North American Pavilion”, Romanian Game Developers Association (RDGA), GameUp! Rhineland-Palatinate and independent publisher Hooded Horse Inc.

For additional information, independent companies should contact associations and funding institutions in their regions and countries in advance to inquire about planned proposals.

Indie Arena Booth

Indie Arena Booth is home to independent game developers from all over the world. It is both a developer platform and a showcase for a colorful and vibrant indie scene. The Indie Arena Booth is designed to collect the best indie games, expand the range of games and their stories, and share them with both gamers and industry professionals. Indie Arena Boot won the gamescom “Best Stand” award in 2019, the Heart of Gaming award and the German Computer Game Prize Special Jury Award in 2020. The deadline to register for the Indie Arena Booth is May 10, 2022. For more information and participation options, please visit


INDIE AREA HOME of INDIES is an initiative of the communication agency FACTORY-C. For more than 20 years, he has been organizing exhibitions, conferences, road shows, promotions, business and VIP dinners, as well as other events in various fields. The agency draws on an extensive portfolio and network with a focus on “esports and gaming”.

The INDIE AREA HOME of INDIES booth at gamescom indie zone allows independent game developers to present their games to the global gaming community. Each studio is welcome without pre-registration, on a first-come, first-served basis. More information and participation options can be found at

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