Gamescom 2018: Spain Welcomed as Spouse Nation


Be expecting to peer so much from the Spanish gaming trade this 12 months.

Spain is the authentic spouse nation of this 12 months’s Gamescom, to be held from the 21 to 25 August 2018 in Cologne, Germany.

Spain is the fourth greatest gaming marketplace in Europe (after Germany, the United Kingdom and France), and can sign up for as a spouse for the primary time in Gamescom’s historical past. Spain will revel in 100 sq. metres of actual property at Gamescom, and this 12 months each the media and the general public will have the ability to revel in the Spanish gaming scene on the display via recreation demos, talks, workshops, and a ‘Video games from Spain’ information.

“With Spain we have been this 12 months no longer best ready to recruit a spouse nation for Gamescom that is likely one of the greatest markets in Europe, but in addition a rustic with a full of life and inventive developer scene and video games tradition,” says Felix Falk, managing director of recreation, the sponsor of Gamescom. “Like far and wide in Europe, and by chance additionally in Germany, the Spanish executive is lately dedicated to greater enhance for the native video games trade. Right here too, Spain and Gamescom swimsuit one some other particularly neatly this 12 months”.

In keeping with information from ICEX Spain Industry and Funding, greater than five,000 programmers, artists, recreation designers and marketers paintings in Spain’s online game trade throughout 450 corporations and 130 new studios. The trade turnover reached 617 million euros in 2016.

Lucy O’Brien is Video games & Leisure Editor at IGN’s Sydney administrative center. Observe her on Twitter.

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