Cologne is one of the most important gaming cities in Germany. The world’s largest trade fair in the sector and a varied mixture of trend-setting companies make this possible.
For anyone who regularly takes hold of a controller, gamescom is the highlight of the year. Hundreds of thousands of gamers, developers and companies from all countries flock to the world’s largest video games trade fair in Cologne.
Another top event is the GDC Europe, Europe’s biggest conference on games development. The many companies which have settled in the economic region on the Rhine, including established powerhouses for new ideas and exciting start-ups, also make Cologne the centre of the national games industry. They organise international events for professional gamers, and develop and publish successful games.
Also at home in the media city are renowned educational institutions which ensure that the innovative industry players of tomorrow are trained directly on site – and that Cologne will continue to play a major role in the games sector in the future, too.