Past gaming events: gamescom 2022 (quick overview with social media)

gamescom 2022, just like devcom 2022, was the first on-site event since gamescom 2019, but it was another digital-only experience for me, which didn’t mean there was less to share in social media, though.

Photo: Koelnmesse

Unlike the devcom 2022 overview which only covered two days, the following Emotional Multimedia Ride tweets were unsurprisingly more numerous due to the event lasting four days.

Actually, it was five days if one included the Opening Night, and this one was as stressful to write about as last year, having one promo trailer following another:

Tuesday, August 24, 2022
OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 starts with ambitious #openworld #game @everywhere_game

OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 continues with @Funcom’s #scifi #MMORPG #Dune

@sd_studios’ #scifi #survival #horror #game #TheCallistoProtocol at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 looks like a worthy spiritual sequel to the #DeadSpace franchise

Hexworks,@CIGamesOfficial’s #gory #fantasy #RPG #LordsoftheFallen at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 certainly has a kick-ass music trailer

Couch #coop #game #MovingOut2 at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 looks as much chaotic fun as the first title

@AvalancheWB’s #action #RPG #HogwartsLegacy at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 looks quite different from the cute #games of the past

@GearboxOfficial’s #NewTalesfromtheBorderlands at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 will hopefully be as much fun as the #TelltaleGames #adventure #game

@TechlandGames’s #openworld #parkour #survival #horror #game #DyingLight2 #BloodyTies at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 seems to be just as brutal as the other titles, so let’s see if it will be released uncut in Germany

SonicFrontiers at #OpeningNightLive at #gamescom2022 turns out to be an #epic #action #game that will hopefully have some more platformer elements, too

@CoffeeStainNrth’s #GoatSimulator3 at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 is as silly and awesome as it #games could be

@grumpygamer,@terribletoybox,@devolverdigital’s #adventure #game #ReturntoMonkeyIsland at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 will be released fittingly on #TalkLikeAPirateDay

@UnknownWorlds’ #scifi #strategy #game #MOONBREAKER at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 is colorful and humorous, which is good for the often serious genre

@NEOWIZWest and Round 8 Studio’s #action #adventure #RPG #game @Liesofp at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 seems to be quite a departure from the #Pinocchio story and a very violent one

@frontierdev’s #scifi #building #simulation #game #Stranded #AlienDawn at #OpeningNightLive at #gamescom2022 is certainly a logical step forward for the company that did #PlanetCoaster and #PlanetZoo

There’s certainly no shortage of impressive #fantasy #scifi #games, and @Focus_entmt’s #AtlasFallen at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 is another example of this current trend

@InsideBBI’s #scifi #RTS #game #Homeworld3 at #OpeningNightLive of #gamescom2022 looks and sounds just like the original titles, which is a very good thing indeed

The next three days were spent in the Indie Arena Booth, which offered people the chance to attend the event in a hybrid form. I explored the various booths with a bit more leisure and could also include links for trailers with the tweets:

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
First day at #gamescom2022 online obviously visiting the @IndieArenaBooth first, even though it’s a bit weird not using one’s own name and looking for butt tattoos…

First online stop #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022: @RawFury with @BippinBits’ #scifi #roguelike #mining #action #game @DomeKeeper (#DomeKeeper): https://t.co/tiBXPNl74s

Of course an online trip to #indiearenabooth at #gamescom2022 wouldn’t be complete without checking out @ashnews’ booth

@GrundislavGames and @ashnews’s #WildWest #adventure #game #Rosewater at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 sure looks lovely with its #pixelart style and appropriate genre #music: https://t.co/W6dUpK305N

Common Colors and @ashnews’s #adventure #game @PRIM_adventure (#PRIM) at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a love letter to #TimBurton #animation: https://t.co/9qg9Nswjq1

Red Fur Games and @ashnews’s #coop #party #game @WitchtasticGame (#Witchtastic) at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a #supernatural #fantasy take on the fun #Overcooked titles: https://t.co/hkhn6uCZDu

@FinjiCo at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is worth a stop thanks to some great #games with touching #storytelling and amazing #music, as in @northwaygames’ #scifi #narrative #RPG @exocolonist (#IWasaTeenageExocolonist): https://t.co/2BZHR57WSg

@massivegalaxy’s #citybuilding #game #Lakeside at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a soothing #pixelart side-scrolling experience that takes away some of the stress: https://t.co/H0u6T6PLwW

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Second online day at #gamescom2022 again is all about the @IndieArenaBooth, this time starting with the @WiredP booth

@RogueSunGames and @WiredP’s #puzzle #adventure #game @TinHeartsGame (#TinHearts) at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is reminiscent of the #Lemmings #games, but #VR and some lovely #miniature #toy #animation work make it a unique proposition: https://bit.ly/3wuGTUW

Next stop at online #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022: @handy_games

@HerobeatStudios and @handy_games’s #emotional #exploration #adventure #game #Endling #ExtinctionisForever at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is as relevant as ever with its #environmental message: https://bit.ly/3KhKL1e

@SandBloomStudio and @handy_games’ #puzzle #platformer #game @DeexitGame (#DEEXIT #EternalMatters) at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a thought-provoking tale about #life, #death, and #people with great #voxelart: https://bit.ly/3R5NRaM

@OctatoGames and @handy_games’ #metroidvania #puzzle #platformer #game @airheadgame (#Airhead) at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a breathtakingly beautiful but also very #weird title, to be sure: https://bit.ly/3QNudRh

@Item_42 and @handy_games’ #FPS #game #PERISH at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 delivers some #epic fight scenes, even without too much gore, but impressively detailed environments and enemies, especially bosses: https://bit.ly/3crlLYG

@TheDreamerians and @handy_games’ #platformer #adventure #game #ARatsQuest #TheWayBackHome at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a charmingly cute and humorous journey that is reminiscent of #GhostofaTale: https://bit.ly/3dYIyvH

@ViralStudios and @handy_games’ #action #adventure #roguelite @LethalHonor (#LethalHonor) at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 mixes brutal combat with #comicbook aesthetics: https://bit.ly/3AefxU4

@bugbeargames and @handy_games’ #racing #game #Wreckfest #Mobile at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 brings #destructionderby madness to #phones: https://bit.ly/3R5mQot

@ByteRockers’ #competitive #gameoftag #multiplayer #party #game #CatchMe! at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 shows that #playground games never go out of style, especially if they look this stylish and #fun: https://bit.ly/3pHTTTd

@gametopia and @AssembleTeam’s #classic #adventure #game #Verne #TheShapeofFantasy at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a logical step for the genre, being based on #JulesVerne #adventures, mixed with #pixelart: https://bit.ly/3wtcOoC

@littleknightgms and @AssembleTeam’s #metroidvania #action #platformer #game #MiraandtheLegendoftheDjinns at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 mixes #Morrocan culture with some lovely #pixelart backgrounds and fluid animations: https://bit.ly/3CvCzZe

@elfgamesworks and @daedalic’s dark #adventure #game #ChildrenofSilentown at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 looks like a #creepy #fairytale with great #artwork: https://bit.ly/3pKDvRT

@brokenrules’ #platformer #adventure #game #Gibbon #BeyondtheTrees at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 seems to be an #environmental take on the physics-based #HeaveHo, but is much more serious in its presentation and the more touching to play: https://bit.ly/3Am6cd0

@BuntspechtGames and @AssembleTeam’s #adventure #game #FallofPorcupine #LastDaysofSummer at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 questions the current #healthcare system, but with #animals and some beautiful #handrawn art: https://bit.ly/3KhTUqB

Friday, August 26, 2022
Day 3 of #gamescom2022 is again spent in the @IndieArenaBooth online, starting with @pixelpogo and @AssembleTeam’s #action #platformer #game #SuperCatboy, a throwback to #classic #90ies #pixelart #gaming: https://bit.ly/3PPYZr5

@EmergoE’s #exploration #adventure #game #Fireside at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a welcome calming and #pacifist experience that rewards #trading and #curiosity instead of combat skills: https://bit.ly/3TlS1wY

@SomeHumbleOnion and @MooneyeStudios’ #cozy #exploration #adventure #game #ShumiComeHome at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a #relaxing and #nonviolent title that is worth keeping an eye on: https://bit.ly/3pP5kJ4

@9fingergames’ #metroidvania #action #adventure #game #ZaplingBygone at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 literally takes the heads of enemies and is quite an unsettlingly dark experience, but with some obvious humor thrown in: https://bit.ly/3Kmy05o

@BeamdogInc and @AspyrMedia’s #firstperson #fantasy #action #adventure #game @MythForce (#MythForce) at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is an awesome throwback to #80ies #cartoons: https://bit.ly/3RaVOeH

@Playtra_Games’ #tactical #bullethell #shooter #RPG mix #GridForce #MaskoftheGoddess at #indiearenabooth of #gamescom2022 is a refreshingly different take on the genres: https://bit.ly/3wvQvyw

The last day of gamescom was all about the booths of other developers/publishers outside the indie space:

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Day 4 of #gamescom2022 online goes beyond #indies and stops by at the virtual booths of AAA developers and publishers, starting with @THQNordic

@PiecesInt and @THQNordic’s #survival #horror #game #remake #AloneintheDark at #gamescom2022 looks very #disturbing and #frightening indeed: https://bit.ly/3PZekpj

@3FieldsEnt and @THQNordic’s #openworld #sandbox #arcade #racer #Wreckreation at #gamescom2022 could be the ultimate experience for any fan of fun #rollercoaster-like tracks with unlimited #user created content: https://bit.ly/3PSrlBi

@SlipgateIron,@3DRealms and @THQNordic’s #scifi #RTS #game #TempestRising at #gamescom2022 is a dream come true for gamers growing up with the #CommandandConquer series: https://bit.ly/3Tmgh1Z

Owned By Gravity and @THQNordic’s turn-based #fantasy #strategy #game #SpellForce #ConquestofEo at #gamescom2022 breathes new life into the #RTS series: https://bit.ly/3QT4pDl

Appeal Studios and @THQNordic’s #epic #scifi #action #adventure #game #Outcast2 #ANewBeginning at #gamescom2022 is probably one of my most-anticipated titles, beating many #blockbuster #movies in terms of scope: https://bit.ly/3AQGmPC

Next #digital booth stop at #gamescom2022: @BandaiNamcoUS with some lovely different #games, like Limbic Entertainment’s fantastically-looking, creative #themepark #building #simulation @parkbeyondgame (#ParkBeyond): https://bit.ly/3Arto9D

@SuperMGames and @BandaiNamcoUS’s #horror #anthology #game series @TheDarkPictures gets even more dramatic, #gory, and #scary with a #SAW vibe in #TheDevilinMe at #gamescom2022: https://bit.ly/3wzdgBR

All in all, it was a very busy week that unfortunately didn’t offer the chance to talk to developers or publishers in person. But judging from various photos in which one could rarely see people wearing masks and the crowds were as big as ever, with absolutely no room to move, it was a decision I don’t regret making.

I’ll see about covering the individual days in special feature articles, but as with devcom, there’s not much time at the moment, so I’ll make no promises I can’t keep here.

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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