Gamescom Asia 2023 to run Oct 19-22; features new Entertainment Zone with video game demos, cosplays, meet and greets
Over 150 exhibitors and 80 gaming industry experts will be present.
Gamescom Asia – the annual computer and video game festival and trade fair – returns Oct 19 to 22 at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will run from 1pm to 8pm daily.
Gaming heavyweights like Capcom, PlayStation, Ubisoft, Arc System Works, 4Divinity, Epicsoft Asia and Make Waves will showcase new releases and gaming-related offerings at the event.
This year’s edition features the inaugural Entertainment Zone, where attendees can play games, watch esports, enjoy a cosplay show and try out indie games.
At the Entertainment Zone Main Stage, visitors can get up close with Honkai: Star Rail voice actors Su Ling Chan, Craig Lee Thomas, Molly Zhang and Emily Sun. They can stand a chance to snag some official Honkai freebies as well.
Visitors can also look forward to the Cosplay Fashion Show, held in collaboration with Singapore Cosplay Club. Cosplayer-content creators Kitz Cua and Charess Mabia will be present.
Additionally, Ubisoft will showcase the behind-the-scenes process of their action-adventure video games: Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and the upcoming Skull and Bones.
4Divinity and Epicsoft Asia will present a series of action-packed titles, including the much-anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl which will be released in 2024.
Attendees will also get to trial a timed demo and stand to win a full copy of ENDLESS™ Dungeon, a tactical action game set to launch on Oct 19. Fans can also try out video games Atomic Heart and the Annihilation Instinct DLC, all while playing in comfort in Martiangear gaming chairs.
Other Zones and Activities
Other zones within the Entertainment Zone include the Retro Games Zone, Board Games Zone and the Indie Zone.
The Retro Games Zone by Retro City offers a pop-up experience with custom arcade and pinball machines featuring a range of iconic games for the young and old to enjoy. Visitors can also learn how to craft their very own home arcade machine with the help of Retrocade, a store which specialises in making and selling retro arcade machines.
The Board Games Zone will see over 100 titles of curated board games from independent studios all over Asia, as well as game demos from Origame, a Singaporean board game publisher.
Sponsored by Xbox, the Indie Zone offers visitors the chance to play more than 30 quirky and unique games from indie studios around the world.
Visitors can also fuel up at the designated food alley, and purchase merchandise from the latest games and classics.
Trade and industry members
Trade and industry members can look forward to a myriad of activities as well. Oct 19 and 20’s trade conference will bring together over 80 industry experts presenting on topics like gaming trends, tried-and-true game designs, business, and marketing principles.
Oct 20 will also introduce the inaugural Content Creators’ Summit, where attendees can learn about the latest trends, tools and resources for taking content creation to the next level. Industry partners may connect and collaborate via the networking opportunities throughout the event.
Gamescom Asia will also live stream two online shows on its YouTube channel. Returning on Oct 19, PRIMETIME is a one-hour show featuring news, first looks and premieres of various video games. STUDIO will stream on Oct 22, offering fans up to six hours of video game sneak previews, trailers, gameplay and other extended content for those who missed out on the face-to-face event.
Gaming fanatics may opt to purchase SuperFan tickets. SuperFans will get to enter the limited preview day of the Entertainment Zone on Oct 20, ahead of the public weekend on Oct 21 and 22.
Tickets for the public start from $19, and are now available at Gamescom Asia’s website.
Registration for trade and industry members is open at this link.