COLOGNE, GERMANY – July 21st, 2022 – Indie Arena Booth (IAB), the world’s largest indie game showcase, returns to gamescom 2022 from Wednesday, August 24, to Sunday, August 28, 2022, hosting more than 130 games from over 30 countries in a massive physical booth and interactive virtual experience.
The new trailer showcases some of the highlights: https://youtu.be/1tDZ–1Nvfs
Companies from more than 30 countries including Indonesia, New Zealand, Denmark, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, Japan, and the United States will participate in 2022’s international celebration of indie games with more than 130 titles across all genres. Raw Fury, Ravenscourt, Goblinz, Daedalic and Wired Productions are among the many developers and publishers taking over the physical – and online! – expo floors exhibiting some of the most anticipated upcoming indie titles at IAB. The lineup also features worldwide reveals including a new project from Owlboy’s creators D-Pad Studio, 3D Realms’ highly anticipated shooter CULTIC, terrifying horror experiences from DreadXP, popular city-builder Dorfromantik, Koch Media/Ravenscroft’s Kona long awaited sequel Kona II: Brume, playable for the first time at IAB, and more.
Fans will be able to try out eight new games in the dedicated Nintendo Switch Area including Fall Of Porcupine (ASSEMBLE Entertainment/BUNTSPECHT.GAMES), a narrative adventure exploring the reality of an unhealthy healthcare system, How to Say Goodbye (ARTE France/Florian Veltman and Baptiste Portefaix), a heartfelt puzzler about grief and mourning loved ones, the real-world chemistry beer simulator Brewmaster (Fireshine Games/Auroch Digital), and Chorus Worldwide’s/Appnormals Team new mystery adventure Frank and Drake.
For those who cannot make the trip to Cologne, IAB has prepared a jam packed schedule filled with opportunities for people all over the world. Fans can explore IAB’s virtual booths via an interactive browser game playable exclusively at gamescom.now, try out all available demos in a dedicated Steam Festival, watch the many Twitch streams, and more, all from the comfort of their own homes.
“It feels amazing to once again be able to host such a physical, large-scale indie event, but the chance to do it hybrid for our friends that cannot join us in person is even better,” said Valentina Birke, Project Director, Indie Arena Booth. “That’s what the IAB has always been about–providing opportunities for developers and spreading their work as far as we can.”
On Tuesday, July 26, the IAB will open B2B networking opportunities so that publishers, press, streamers, and investors participating in the event can receive exclusive insights from exhibiting developers as well as an invitation to the in-person Indie Arena Booth reception during gamescom.
IAB’s return to gamescom 2022 would not be possible without the help of its official sponsors and partners including Intel, Twitch, Unity, Valve, Bitburger, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action , medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V., Mediennetzwerk.NRW, Gamecity Hamburg, Games/Bavaria, nordmedia, and the Catalan Game Association.
For the full lineup, event schedules, and more, check out the Indie Arena Booth’s official website, meet fellow indie-lovers on Discord, and follow its Twitter, Steam, and Twitch accounts.
About the Indie Arena Booth
The renowned and award-winning Indie Arena Booth has become synonymous with “best Indie titles of the world” and offers Indie devs from around the globe the opportunity to showcase their work to industry professionals and gamers in order to reach a wider audience and to create their own network. Every year, the Indie Arena Booth receives countless game applications that are curated by an independent jury of industry experts and features them at the physical and digital event. Since the beginning of the global pandemic, Indie Arena Booth has been able to prove that digital events are a ton of fun, and can truly captivate audiences. In 2021, 16.000 visitors made their way into the digital version of Indie Arena Booth, while 119 studios from 33 countries presented their work. Rocking a hybrid concept for the first time, Indie Arena Booth will be back in 2022 with both a physical presence at gamescom in Cologne and the famous playable online event. The experience is complemented by the renowned Indie Arena Booth live stream program on Twitch. The event is hosted and organized by Super Crowd Entertainment GmbH.
About Super Crowd
Super Crowd has been transforming boring digital events into memorable, eye-catching experiences that people actually want to engage with. They have been creating online interactive playgrounds for exhibitors and visitors at events since 2020. What once began in the physical event space, transformed during the pandemic into an innovative way to turn the community feeling of physical events into a digital space. After several months of hard work, the playable Super Crowd framework went live and drew in over 100,000 visitors, won awards, and garnered extraordinary partner and sponsor feedback.