Attention indie fans, Gamescom is expanding the segment of the booming branch. Gamescom - this year from August 20th to 24th - strengthens the sales team: With Johannes Brauckmann, a well-known expert on the scene takes over the newly created position of "Sales Manager Exhibitor Indie".

A connoisseur of the scene

Brauckmann will take up his position on February 11, 2019. With the election of the 44-year-old as "Indie Manager" in the Koelnmesse sales team at gamescom, Koelnmesse and game – the Association of the German Games Industry, are underscoring the great importance they attach to the segment. In addition to the integration of indies from Germany and abroad, Brauckmann will also use his many years of experience with independent developers and his existing network to participate conceptually in the expansion of the indie segment at gamescom: An indie area is planned, with a view to offering and "Look & Feel" is integrated into the entertainment area in an eye-catching way.

Johannes Brauckmann is no stranger to the games industry: He is co-founder and managing director of the "Cologne Game House" that opened at the end of June 2018 (information at, which shares the premises with Koelnmesse’s “incube8” digital campus. Brauckmann will remain as managing director of the "Cologne Game Haus", albeit to a reduced extent. The new contact person for external inquiries will be Margret von Medem as 'Head of Cologne Game Haus'. In addition to Johannes Brauckmann as Sales Manager Exhibitors Indie, Carolin Jansen (née Meister), Mora-Lou Großkopf and Tim Bredow look after the exhibitors at Gamescom in the business and entertainment area. The now four-person sales team reports directly to Tim Endres, Director of Gamescom.

"Indie Games" have been part of Gamescom for years and are enjoying increasing popularity every year. Photo: Gamescom
"Indie Games" are part of the fixed program of Gamescom and are enjoying increasing popularity every year. Photo: Gamescom

The basis for the increased integration of independent developers at the world's largest event for computer and video games is the successful development of the Indie Arena Booth. For six years, the joint stand has been convincing with increasing numbers of participants, strong game developments and increasing interest among visitors to Gamescom.

In 2019, the Indie Arena Booth will again present the largest exhibitor group of independent developers in a joint stand. The existing close cooperation between the Indie Arena Booth, Koelnmesse and the federal association game will be continued and further expanded as part of the indie area.

Gamescom 2019: Registrations for exhibitors possible online

Gamescom 20 will take place from 24 to 2019 August and registration for the world's largest event for computer and video games has been possible since November 2018. Until February 14, 2019, Gamescom exhibitors can benefit from an early bird discount of up to 15 percent when registering.  
The registration documents for Gamescom 2019 are available at is available for storage, management and analysis.

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