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PocketGamer.biz's Devcom and Gamescom 2019 party and networking guide

The best parties and events in Cologne
PocketGamer.biz's Devcom and Gamescom 2019 party and networking guide

At the end of the week Gamescom, the biggest games expo in Europe, will kick off.

On top of a week of meetings, there will be numerous events being held throughout the week, offering plenty of opportunity to network and relax.

Party on

To help you find them, PocketGamer.biz has compiled a list of the parties, meetups and networking events taking place during the packed out week in Cologne.

You might also want to check out our events for the week:

Click on the link below to see what’s going on in Cologne for Gamescom week 2019.

#1: Saturday, August 17th

Devcom Networking Dinner

When: 7pm to 1am
Where: Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse Deutz-Mülheimer Straße 51 50679 Köln
How: Show up with your Devcom pass!
Cost: Free
More info: The official kick off for Devcom 2019. There will be food and drink!

#2: Sunday, August 18th

Devcom Sunset Party

When: 8:30pm onwards
Where: Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse Deutz-Mülheimer Straße 51 50679 Köln
How: Show up with your Devcom pass
Cost: Free to Devcom pass holders
More info: Make new connections while enjoying some drinks.

#3: Monday, August 18th

Courage Cologne 2019

When: 8pm onwards
Where: Meltdown Cologne Kyffhäuserstr. 39 Cologne Germany
How: Free tickets sold out, other tickets available
Cost: Free
More info: Enjoy an evening of playing games and drinking beer.

Devcom Developer Night

When: 7pm onwards
Where: Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse Deutz-Mülheimer Straße 51 50679 Köln
How: Show up with your Devcom pass
Cost: Free to Devcom pass holders
More info: Close out Devcom 2019 in style while celebrating the start of Gamescom

#4: Tuesday, August 20th

Polish party at Gamescom 2019

When: 8pm to 11:45pm
Where: An der Alteburger Mühle 6 50968 Köln Germany
How: Invite only
Cost: Free
More info: The party will provide great networking with a fine selection of representatives of Polish industry.

BelgianBeerCafe Gamescom 2019

When: 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: Koelnmesse Messeplatz 1 Booth Hall 4.1 Aisle A - 051g 50679 Köln Germany
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Free
More info: More than 20 talented Belgian game companies from our 3 Belgian regions (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels) showcase their latest games & products on a joint Belgian Pavilion at gamescom.

Korea Pavilion Networking Event at Gamescom 2019

When: 6pm to 7pm
Where: Koelnmesse Halle 3 2F C40/ F49 Korea Pavilion 50679 KölnGermany
How: Sold out
Cost: Free
More info: This event is the perfect chance to get to know the Korean game developers and publishers.

Lithuanian Beerception

When: 5pm to 8pm
Where: Koelnmesse Messeplatz 1 Hall 3.2 F-040G 50679 Köln Germany
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Free
More info: Enjoy a mingle with beer while checking out games and development services from Lithuania.

Meet China’s top publishing companies, in association with Mintegral

When: 6pm to 9pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Cologne Hotel Kennedy-Ufer 2A Cologne Germany
How: Bring your business card
Cost: Free
More info: An opportunity to network whilst enjoying a drink.

European Mobile Drinks

When: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: KölnSky, 27th floor, Ottoplatz 1, Cologne
How: Invite only
Cost: Free
More info: An exclusive networking opportunity for games industry representatives. Also includes food and drink.

#5: Wednesday, August 21st

Gaming Women Breakfast

When: 8:30am to 10.30am
Where: Café Heimisch Deutzer Freiheit 72-74 50679 Köln Germany
How: Sold out
Cost: Free
More info: Meet fellow women within the games industry

The Big Indie Pitch at Gamescom 2019

When: 4:30pm to 9pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Cologne Hotel Kennedy-Ufer 2A Cologne Germany
How: Register here
Cost: Free
More info: The Big Indie Pitch is returning to Gamescom. Join us for networking, pitching and drinking as we put the focus on some of the best indie developers in the world.

G-STAR Games Mixer presented by Pocket Gamer

When: 6:30pm to 11pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Cologne Hotel Kennedy-Ufer 2A Cologne Germany
How: Register here
Cost: Free
More info: Once again, our Games Mixer is returning to Gamescom! In case you haven’t been to one before, our Games Mixer is the perfect networking event to end a busy day of conferencing.

The PC Indie Pitch at Gamescom 2019

When: 4:30pm to 9pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Cologne Hotel Kennedy-Ufer 2A Cologne Germany
How: Register here
Cost: Free
More info: Our PC Indie Pitch comes to Gamescom. Join us for networking, pitching and drinking as we put the focus on some of the best indie developers in the world.

Triple Dragon at Gamescom 2019

When: 9pm to 11pm
Where: Servus Colonia Alpina Steinweg 12-14 50667 Köln Germany
How: Open invite
Cost: Free
More info: An informal chat over some drinks.

Black Desert PlayStation 4 Launch Party!

When: 7:30pm to 11pm
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Cologne Gürzenichstraße 8 50667 Köln Germany
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Free
More info: Enjoy food and drink with the Pearl Abyss team.

#6: Thursday, August 22nd

Triple Dragon at Gamescom 2019

When: 9pm to 11pm
Where: Servus Colonia Alpina Steinweg 12-14 50667 Köln Germany
How: Open invite
Cost: Free
More info: An informal chat over some drinks.

gaYmescom LGBT meetup

When: 8pm onwards
Where: Barcelon Colonia Pipinstraße 3 50667 Köln Germany
How: Eventbrite
Cost: Free
More info: This year Gamescom welcomes LGBT gamers and professionals for a fun evening of networking.

Gamigo Gamers Party

When: 7pm onwards
Where: Wartesaal am Dom Johannisstraße 11 50668 Köln Germany
How: Sold out
Cost: Free
More info: Enjoy chilled drinks with like minded people in a relaxed way.

#7: Friday, August 23rd

KARDS Gamescom 2019

When: 6pm-9pm
Where: Dom im Stapelhaus Frankenwerft 35 50667 Köln Germany
How: Eventbrite
Cost: €13.93 to €19.39
More info: First ever official player gathering for KARDS