The Indie Arena Booth is an open home for independent game developers from all over the world hosted by the German indie community "Indie Arena". It is a platform for the developers as well as a showcase for the colorful and vivid game scene between Avantgarde and AAA. The Indie Arena welcomes every developer and game enthusiast to be a part of this great event!
The Indie Arena Booth started as a very small hand-made exhibition space for indie developers at gamescom in 2012. The Indie Arena Booth existed alongside with its big predecessor the Indie Mega Booth. As Kelly and her team could not make it to gamescom in 2015, the Indie Arena Booth took up to the challenge and offered more space for indies.
Our intention is to give games of all colors and sizes a platform to be presented to the audience of gamescom, supporting local as well as international developers for an affordable price. The Indie Arena Booth is not free, yet we operate it as a non profit organization.
Read about what developers from last year had to say about us
"The Indie Arena Booth, as always, was a fantastic experience for us! The booth allowed us to address people who like our game and gave us amazing exposure to Starbreeze, who would end up becoming our publisher! The staff are always extremely professional and go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure all the exhibitors have everything they need."
-Jordy Velasquez, KeokeN Interactive, Makers of Deliver us the Moon
"A person (who we were told by a neighbouring developer was from Apple) walked past, stopped and played our game. He asked when it was coming out and for our card and, after a handshake, walked on. A few months later when we released, we had a world-wide front page feature for our game under “New Games We Love”! Some very important people make a conscious effort to visit the Indie Arena for the best new talent."
-Molly Heady-Carroll, Arcane Circus, Makers of Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket
"The Indie Arena Booth is awesome! We wouldn't do Gamescom any other way!"
-Trent Kusters, League of Geeks, Makers of Armello