IGEA confirms 36 Australian developers exhibiting at Gamescom 2022

IGEA has officially confirmed the local Australian game developers that will represent the country at Gamescom 2022.
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When Gamescom 2022 opens on 24 August 2022, computer and video game and enthusiasts from around the world will have the chance to learn more about the latest projects from a range of developers – including a significant contingent of local Australian game creators, who’ll take up a prime position at the event’s Australian Pavilion.

Organised by IGEA and Austrade alongside arts-focussed government organisations, the Australian Pavilion will house 36 independent game creators, with each showcasing one or more games – some newly released, and some on the horizon. As one of the first major, global gaming showcases to take place since the coronavirus pandemic kicked off, it represents an important opportunity to highlight everything Australia is contributing to the global games industry.

As the official Partner Country of Gamescom 2022, Australia has an important spotlight at the event, with each developer helping to showcase the talent of those working around the country.

‘The Australian Pavilion at Gamescom 2022 is a significant milestone for the Australian games industry. It’s an opportunity to capitalise on our outstanding reputation and cement Australia as a heavy hitter within the $250 billion global industry and highlight the quality and prestige of Australian-created video games and the people behind them,’ IGEA CEO Ron Curry said in a press release.

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‘Australia has recently seen critical acclaim, with titles like Unpacking, The Oregon Trail, Wylde Flowers and Cult of the Lamb, providing evidence of the burgeoning Australian game development sector. The talent we see across the country isn’t limited just by studio scale, so we’re excited for the rest of the global industry to see and meet with these creators at Gamescom 2022 and understand what Australia has to offer in the way of games and associated technologies.’

Studios representing Australia at Gamescom 2022 range from single-person to 200+ staff members, with organisations from Western Australia, Far North Queensland, Melbourne, and more.

Here’s every Australian studio attending Gamescom 2022:

  • 2Bit Studios
  • ArkimA
  • Big Bench Games
  • Binary Weavers
  • Black Lab Games
  • Blowfish Studios
  • Capes Inc.
  • Catchweight Studio
  • Drop Bear Bytes
  • Earthlingo
  • Epiphany Games P/L
  • Golden Age Studios
  • GYLD
  • Half Giant
  • Hungry Sky
  • Layer
  • League of Geeks
  • Let Eyes Equals Two
  • Massive Monster
  • Mighty Kingdom
  • mod.io
  • Next-Gen Dreams 3D
  • PlaySide Studios
  • Public Void
  • Road Burn Games
  • Savy Soda Pty Ltd
  • Secret Lab/Yarn Spinner
  • Smash Attack Aus
  • SpaceDraft
  • TensorWorks Pty Ltd
  • Things for Humans
  • Tin Man Games
  • Toast VR
  • Ultimate Studios
  • We Have Always Lived in the Forest
  • We Made a Thing Studios 

While exact projects on show are not currently confirmed, those attending Gamescom 2022 will likely be introduced to iconic titles like Cult of the Lamb, Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown, Age of Darkness: Final Stand, Broken Roads, Winter Ember, and a range of other exciting Australian-made titles.

Gamescom 2022 will take place in Germany from 24-29 August 2022, with the Australian Pavilion being an excellent chance for Aussies to make a real impression on the global world of gaming.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.