Indie Arena Booth, the world's largest indie games showcase, has announced their gamescom 2020 lineup, which will take place between August 27 to August 30 in a giant virtual location with demos to try.
This year, the Indie Arena Booth will be an online multiplayer event, with 185 different titles from 51 countries being showcased. Every developer and publisher that is participating in the event will be able to build their own booth due to a WYSIWYG booth editor by Super Crowd Entertainment.
"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".
Games that players can expect to see is Everspace 2, the most successful German Kickstarted game of 2019, and GONNER2, which looks to continue the same difficulty level as its predecessor. Other games include Hazel Sky, No Longer Home, Pumpkin Jack, and Eastern Exorcist. For a full game list of what to expect, be sure to go here.
The area has turned from a 1,500 square meter booth to a 100,000 square meter online experience that can be fully explored. There will be 227 individual booths for visitors to explore as well, so visitors will have a lot to do at the online version of the Indie Arena Booth. Easter eggs will also be included for players to find, which should be a relatively easy challenge since the Indie Arena Booth should feature "intuitive and easy-to-use navigation". With over 100,000 square meters of online space, you'd hope that it would be painless to navigate.
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