Indie Arena Booth announced the lineup for Indie Arena Booth Online 2020 at gamescom, taking place August 27-30, 2020. For the first time ever, Indie Arena Booth will be held this year as a multiplayer online event.
With 185 titles from 51 countries, carefully curated by a jury of more than 40 national and international industry experts, Indie Arena Booth Online presents the world’s largest and most varied selection of indie games, embedded in an entertaining online multiplayer event with an attractive live program. Every participating developer and publisher will be able to build their own booth thanks to an innovative and intuitive WYSIWYG booth editor by Super Crowd Entertainment. This will create a colorful and multi-faceted gaming world that is in no way inferior to the diversity and creative range of the physical Indie Arena Booth.
“After a very challenging year so far, we are very happy that the Indie Arena Booth is adapting and continuing to celebrate indie games and bring them to life for the entire community, ” said Wolf Lang, CEO Super Crowd Entertainment GmbH. “Indie Arena Booth Online is a visually stunning multiplayer event in the browser without having to download anything first. Every visitor can immediately explore our digital world!”
“We are incredibly happy and proud that our concept for the Indie Arena Booth Online has been received so positively and eagerly worldwide,” added Valentina Birke, Head of Indie Arena Booth. “And, as every year, we were overwhelmed by the high variety and fantastic quality of the submissions, from which our jury curated an enormously diverse line-up that impressively demonstrates why indie games raises the bar every year when it comes to innovation, storytelling, fun and the courage to come up with unusual ideas”.
Indie Arena Booth Online is a prime example of how Germany is courageously leading the way in the digital event space and demonstrating what can be achieved technically in the shortest possible time without sacrificing creativity. With Indie Arena Booth Online, Super Crowd Entertainment sends a clear signal to the global indie community that its future is in safe hands. Super Crowd is very proud that its new technology for browser-based digital events is being used for the first time at this upcoming digital gamescom.
Long-awaited game highlights and hyped indie insider tips available at your fingertips
Everspace 2 (ROCKFISH Games) and GONNER2 (Art in Heart) are two eagerly awaited sequels to worldwide successes at the Indie Arena Booth Online 2020. The graphically impressive space simulation Everspace 2 was by far the most successful German game to emerge from Kickstarter in 2019, while the procedurally generated platformer GONNER2 is set to continue the success story of its insanely difficult predecessor. The gorgeous Hazel Sky (Coffee Addict Studio) and the atmospheric No Longer Home (Humble Grove) are just two examples of the wide creative radius and the enormously varied storytelling ideas of indie games, while the platformers Pumpkin Jack (Headup), Eastern Exorcist (Wildfire Game) and Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth (Why So Serious?) impressively prove that even long-established genres can set new milestones with their courage to innovate and their perfectly balanced gameplay.
The Riftbreaker (EXOR Studios) is another outstanding example of how indie games are not afraid to break barriers and set new standards across genres; this mixture of real-time strategy like StarCraft and hack-and-slay like Diablo will make worldwide headlines and surf a hypewave straight to the Indie Arena Booth Online 2020.
With exclusive sales events at Steam and GOG.com, numerous indie hits can be purchased at discounted prices, and demos of many games can be downloaded directly. Indie Arena Booth is also very pleased to welcome Yager – a studio that carries the indie spirit in its DNA and is one of the oldest game studios in Germany, with over 90 employees from more than 20 countries, and several award-winning blockbusters like Spec Ops: The Line under its belt.
After the award-winning hits Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP and Critter Crunch, Capybara Games is continuing its winning streak with Grindstone, described as “a puzzle battle splatter-fest.
For the full Indie Arena Booth Online 2020 lineup, please visit: https://indiearenabooth.de/gamescom2020/games
From 1.500m² in person to 100.000m² online
The Indie Arena Booth Online removes all restrictions and limitations of physical events. While in 2019, the total area of the Indie Arena Booth was 1,500 square meters, its 2020 incarnation will span a gigantic 100,000 square meters of virtual space that can be explored in its entirety by visitors. A total of 227 individually designed booths (including game and community booths) invite visitors to explore with numerous Easter eggs. And thanks to the intuitive and easy-to-use navigation, all visitors will find their way around at lightning speed.
16 publishers present their lineup of tomorrow’s indie hits
Indie Arena Booth Online 2020 will be supported by 16 publishers all representing their games lineups this year. Embedded in a spectacular online world to discover and explore, all visitors will be able to play the upcoming indie hits by these publishers at their leisure, get detailed information about them and exchange ideas with the developers.
Here you can find an overview of all publishers at the Indie Arena Booth Online 2020:
- Serenity Forge
- Raw Fury
- Plugin Digital / Dear Villagers
- Application Systems Heidelberg
- Thunderful Publishing
- Fellow Traveller
- Those Awesome Guys
- Daedalic Entertainment
- Another Indie
- Modern Wolf
Broad support from politics, culture, and the games industry
Indie Arena Booth Online 2020 would not be possible without the support of our numerous partners. Super Crowd would like to thank all of the partners who, even in the current situation, continue to show that their hearts beat for indies, and who also see indie games as a strong economic factor both within the global gaming industry and for Germany as a business location:
- Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
- Media Network.NRW
- European Union / Creative Media
- Ubisoft Entrepreneurs
- game – Association of the German Games Industry
- Play Factory
- Bitburger 0.0.
- Fritz Kola
- Unity 3D
- Steel Media / Big Indie Pitch
- Pro Helvetia / SwissGames
For more information about Indie Arena Booth, please visit https://indiearenabooth.de/