Gamescom 2015 – Gamescom Reports Record 345,000 Visitors

This years Gamescom 2015 was the biggest ever in its history since beginning in 2009. This year, they are reporting a record breaking 345,000 (2014: 335,000) visitors from 96 (2014: 88) countries. That includes 33,200 (2014: 31,500) trade visitors (developers and the like), though that is overshadowed by E3’s, which had about 52,200 this year. Not only were there more visitors, but there was more to see as well with 806 (2014: 703) companies from 45 countries in attendance as well, which gamescom reports as a 14% increase over last year. gamescom credits this to expanded floor space, better visitor flow—an overall improved quality on the visitors’ stay—and a greater diversity of what was on display.

The successes don’t end there either as the conference held at gamescom every year, the gamescom congress, saw a 40% increase in attendance this year. 630 people attended with more than 150 speakers over 40 different panels discussing the influence digital games have had on the economy, society, education and culture.

Gamescom credits the high diversity of presentations and displays as a big part of their increased popularity, with things like new developments in virtual reality an eSports being of interest, as well as having more companies and attendance.

Gamescom 2015 – Blizzard Cosplay Contest

The winner of the Blizzard costume contest was the Luxembourgish Cosplayer OniCosplay as her Diablo Barbarian Cosplay.

OniCosplay did already win the 3rd place at the Luxcon Cosplay Contest 2014 and the 1st place at the Luxcon Cosplay Contest 2015.

We want to congratulate OniCosplay for her First place at the Blizzard Costume Contest at the Gamescom 2015.

Check out below our interview with her at the Luxcon 2015 :

And here is the photo-shoot we did with OniCosplay at the Luxcon 2015 :

Gamescom 2015 – Cityconomy

German publisher Astragon, known for making simulators such as Street Cleaning Simulator in 2011, has announced an open-world simulation game where you take control over all the service divisions of a huge metropolis called Cityconomy. The goal is to keep the city in good condition while the needs of citizens change.

As a player, you will play the role of an owner of a private service company, which will provide the services for a hole city. This will include things like waste removal, tow services, maintaining green areas, and more.

Cityconomy promises to feature a city where you can drive wherever you want and take in the sights of the varied districts. As you drive about completing the varied missions, you will have access to many, “faithfully modelled vehicles and machines.”

You’ll slowly gain access to serving more districts with wealthier citizens as you increase your reputation. To do so, you’ll need to make sure you quickly meet the needs of citizens. Once you do, more profitable contracts will become available as you try to service the entire city.

In addition to the main missions out there, Cityconomy will have subtasks for each district, a day-night cycle, as well as promising some detailed graphics. The game will also feature a multi-player mode where Astragon promises those that appreciate and enjoy teamwork will have fun. Details on the multi-player aren’t available at this time.

Cityconomy is aiming for a release for PC sometime in Fall of this year.

Take a look at Cityconomy‘s trailer below to see it in action.

Gamescom 2015 – The Technomancer

Spiders games have just unveiled a trailer for their next game, an RPG called The Technomancer. In this game you play as Zachariah, a man on Mars who it doing all that he can to communicate with Earth. This isn’t easy when the Mars secret police is hot on his tail, why though? because Zachariah is what is known as a Technomancer. With Zachariah you will travel across Mars well after human civilization has been established on the red planet and explore all of the secrets that it has to offer.

In The Technomancer you will be required to solve many of these secrets and learn all you can about the world around you through a variety of means including communicating with your companions and others that inhabit cities like Noctis, one of the cities you will visit. This game also has a combat system where you can choose to fight in three different combat styles, improving both your melee skills and hone your Technomancer ability to wield lightening.

The Technomancer will be releasing in the future on PC, PlayStation 4 and on Xbox One. If you want to learn more about this game then you can head to The Technomancer Official Website or check them out on Facebook or Twitter.