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gamescom indie area

With the gamescom indie area, we promote independent game developers and studios. To keep the process as simple as possible for exhibitors, booking in this area is only possible via complete stand offers from our partners.

Or become a Partner Group Organizer and offer Indie Studios a home in one of the most popular areas of gamescom. Benefit from discounted space prices and the promotion of your indie offer on our website.

Important note:

Only as a group organizer you can book booth space in our indie area yourself. Independent game developers must be part of a group organizer. We will publish information on this page as soon as possible about which group organizers will be present at gamescom and how you can get in touch with them.

The Concept:

  • Offer a space at the world’s largest gaming event to ambitious developers for a highly discounted price
  • Be part of one of the most popular areas at gamescom
  • Freely choose your booth design
  • Interested Indie Devs, who get in touch with us, will be directed to their dedicated contact person
  • The indie area is located in hall 10.2, home of independent game developers & the place for new and innovative games

Your benefits:

  • Discounted stand space in the indie area (more than 30%)
  • Up to 9 sqm stand space per individual group participant
  • Promotion of your group booth via gamescom

Services for your participants:

  • Digital services, EPIX integration, participation in platform festivals*
  • Free use of the indie area business lounge
  • Integration of content into the gamescom shows: gamescom: Opening Night Live & gamescom studio (editorial selection)
  • Participation in the gamescom award (with extra costs)

*depending on availability

Price per sqm for group organizers 2024

indie area (bokable for group organisers only)Price
Stand area per sqm* up to 500 sqm from 110.50 EUR
Stand area per sqm* up to 1,000 sqm from 97.00 EUR
Stand area per sqm* from 1,001 sqm from 78.00 EUR

* plus special indie price for gamescom now Package: 320.00 EUR

Please notice:

This offer is intended for GROUP ORGANIZERS of shared booths in the gamescom indie area only.

For individual studios, please stay tuned for further updates. A list of participating group organisers will be provided on this subpage soon.

Register online now as a group organizer

To the online registration

Participation for Indies

You are an independent game developer and would like to be part of the gamescom indie area 2024? No problem - you can easily join as a group participant via our partners! You have the following options:

HOME of INDIES 3rd edition

This year we will also be supporting independent game developers with our group stand at the gamescom indie area.

We would like to give you this support with our HOME of INDIES, your home for 5 days, where you can present your games to a worldwide community.

Let´s get wild at this year's gamescom in Cologne and celebrate what we love most: GAMES!

More info (.pdf)

Indies of the Americas Pavilion

Be part of the Indie Pavilion organized by the Koelnmesse subsidiary in Chicago, Koelnmesse Inc. Open to all indies from USA, Canada and Mexico!

Contact for Indies of the Americas Pavilion:

Kate Freeman
Sales & Project Manager
Phone +1 773 326 9928

More info (.pdf)

Take a look back at the gamescom indie area 2023:

Contact us:

  • Jannis Holzapfel

    Jannis Holzapfel Sales Manager Germany

    Tel. +49 221 821-3828

    Write an e-mail