gamescom asia 2022

gamescom asia 2022: What To Expect & How To Watch At Home

With events coming back in full force, anyone who’s interested in the world of games in Singapore and Asia should keep their eyes fully trained on the upcoming gamescom asia 2022, happening from 19 to 23 October, with both free online and ticketed physical components

A hybrid event that aims to deliver the best content for both consumers and businesses alike, both online and offline, keeping track of what will be happening each day can be a hard task. Fret not, however, for Geek Culture is here to help you with the definitive guide to gamescom asia 2022, both for the free online shows as well as the ticketed Trade Zone events.

gamescom asia 2022
19 October8:00pm to 9:00pmPRIMETIME – Online ShowFacebook
20 to 21 October9:00am to 6:00pm (Trade Conference Delegates)Trade ConferenceLevel 4, Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
20 to 22 October10:00am to 6:00pm (Trade Visitors & Delegates)Exhibition
(Trade Zone)
Level 4, Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
23 October1:00pm to 7:00pmSTUDIO – Online ShowFacebook

All timings above are based on SGT, GMT+8.

gamescom asia 2022 ENTERTAINMENT ZONE – B2C (Online)

As the first Asia satellite event of gamescom, gaming fans can expect highlights for the industry and a spectacular entertainment programme designed especially for them, all for the low price of nothing.

PRIMETIME – 19 October, Wednesday, 8 – 9pm (GMT+8)

Kicking off a day before the actual event, PRIMETIME is a 1-hour show hosted by Victoria Cheng with breaking news, premieres, first looks, and more on games both from the ASEAN region and around the world. The show will be available online for free via Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch, and also localised in Bahasa Indonesia and Thai with hosts Dejet and Mint, respectively.

STUDIO – 23 October, Sunday, 1 – 7pm (GMT+8)

Rounding things off nicely on Sunday will be STUDIO, a comprehensive show that will cover all things gaming in Southeast Asia and beyond, led by the vibrant gaming scene here in the region and host Tashbunny. Catch the shows live on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. The shows under STUDIO will likewise be localised in Bahasa Indonesia and Thai with hosts Dejet and Mint, respectively.

Games Made in Southeast Asia (1 – 1:45pm)

Hosted by Arief Johan and Andreas Betsche of Virtual SEA, check out trailers, gameplay, and hear from the developers first-hand about the incredible games that are making waves and leaving a deep impression here in Southeast Asia.

Behind the Scenes with Scopely (1:45 – 2:30pm)

Catch the first trailer of Scopely’s latest title and gain a deeper understanding of the company’s creative process for its mobile games. Fun highlights from the Stumble Guys live event will also make their way onto the screens for entertainment and laughter.

Awesome Indies and More (2:30 – 3:15pm)

Behold 45-minutes of awesome and award-winning indie titles from all over the globe in this special feature, guaranteed to help you find your next gaming fix.

Singapore Showcase (3:15 – 4pm)

The host country takes centre stage in this showcase, with the various studios and companies exhibiting at the Singapore Pavilion getting to show off their chops on the big stage.

Land of the Rising Fun: What Makes Japan’s Game Scene so Unique (4 – 4:45pm)

Join Daniel Robson, Chief Editor (IGN Japan), Dylan Cuthbert, CEO (Q-Games), and Baiyon, Director and Music Creator (Q-Games) for a fireside chat on why Japan remains a quintessential part of gaming from past to future.

World Warrior – Capcom Cup IX Qualifiers (4:45 – 7pm)

The stage is heating up as the Capcom Cup IX qualifiers get underway with World Warrior, a double-elimination Street Fighter V tournament. Featuring the top 8 SEA players, watch as the pros compete for a chance to join the cream of the crop at the Capcom Cup, and enhance your knowledge of fighting games with hosts Razer Xian, Mike Ross, and Zhi.

Steam Event – 19 to 23 October

Throughout the entire week, the gamescom asia Steam event page will also be live, enabling gamers to wishlist showcased games, get special discounts, and even enjoy demos of certain games. At the same time, hear from the very developers that are creating these experiences, and understand why your support is so invaluable to this creative industry. You can also join the gamescom asia official Discord channel and engage with other like-minded gamers and fans.

gamescom asia 2022 TRADE ZONE – B2B (In-person, requires tickets)

For studios, developers, and other businesses involved in gaming, gamescom asia 2022 represents a great opportunity to meet with your peers and learn more from veterans of the industry. Split into the Trade Conference and Trade Zone Exhibition areas; attendees have plenty to get busy with, including:

  • Trade Conference (Only open to Trade Conference ticketholders)
  • Developers-Publishers-Investors Speed Dating (Only open to Trade Conference ticketholders)
  • Expo and Expo Stage
  • Meet & Network
  • Recruiting
  • Networking on the biz community app (Joint digital platform with gamescom and devcom)
gamescom asia 2022

gamescom asia 2022 DAY 1: 20 October, Thursday

Trade Conference – Hall 406

Registration begins at 8 AM, with the following events taking place throughout the rest of the day:

9:15amOpening Address
9:35amApplying Immersive Sims Values to Other Game Genres by WolfEye Studios (USA)
9:55amCinematic Directing in Real-Time Worlds by Blizzard Entertainment (USA)
10:15amA Look 20 Years Ahead: Game Development 2042 by Wizards of the Coast (CAN)
10:35amNetworking Sessions/Coffee Break
11:05amInteroperability Is the Future of Web3 Gaming by Meta0 (CAN) 
11:25amEnding “Crunch” Through Better Testing by GameDriver (USA)
11:45amCulturally-Infused Games Panel with Mojiken Studio (Indo), Persona Theory Games (MY), Secret 6 (PH), Arief Johan (MY), and moderated by Virtual SEA (LK)
12:25pmSpanish Audiovisual Hub – Where Talent Flourishes by TEA -– Top Entertainment Agency (ES), Vermila Studios (ES), and the Embassy of Spain in Singapore
12:45pmNetworking Sessions/Lunch
1:50pmHow Will User-Generated Content (UGC) Shape the FutureOf Gaming by Overwolf (KR)
2:10pm Grow your Game with Next Level Game-tainment on TikTok
2:30pmWhat’s Happening in the Esports Space by ESL Pro League (DE), MOONTON Games (SG), YouTube (USA), ONE Esports (SG)
3:10pmHard to Learn, Harder to Master: Composing Sifu’s Convoluted Yet Satisfying Combat System by Sloclap (FR)
3:30pmNetworking Sessions/Coffee Break
4:00pmLet’s Build a Zoo – Postmortem by Springloaded (SG)
4:20pmLevel Up Your Checkout: Why Payments are Key to DrivingGaming Growth in APAC by Nuvei (SG)
4:40pmNarrative Forward: A Tale of Departments and Diplomacy by Certain Affinity (USA)
5:00pmOfficial Reception by TikTok (conference ticketholders, media, speakers, VIPs only)

Trade Zone Exhibition & Expo Stage – Hall 404, 405

Registrations for the exhibition area will begin at 9 AM, opening the gates to new partnerships, new connections, and even career opportunities for budding developers. Here are the key details on what to expect:

10:00am to Closing– Exhibition area with more than 80 companies
– gamescom biz community lounge
– Southeast Asia Associations Corner
– Awesome Indies Pavilion
– gamescom asia Merchandise
10:30am (Expo Stage, Hall 404)Fast-Cycle: Make Your Game Survive and Thrive Presented by TentuPlay (KR)
12:00pm (Expo Stage, Hall 404)Made in SG Games Industry Showcase Presented by the Singapore Games Association (SGGA)
2:30pm Expo Stage, Hall 404)Breaking Boundaries: Packing Light and Traveling through Transmedia Adaptation Presented by Area28 (SG), Work-Life Balance (SG), Ubisoft (FR), Sybil Collas (FR), moderated by Neo Tegoel Games (SG)
4:00pm Expo Stage, Hall 404)Connect with GenZ, Millennials Gamers through Memes and Creative Ads Presented by 9GAG (HK)
5:00pmOfficial Reception by TikTok (conference ticketholders, media, speakers, VIPs only)

SideFX Workshop – Level 3, Room MR336

Open to all delegates, get up close and personal with the processes of 3D animation, modelling, and more from Toronto-based SideFX and its Houdini software. This workshop begins at 10 AM all the way until 3:30 PM in Meeting Room 336 on Level 3 of Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre.

10:00amAlvaro Garcia (Mayhem Mirror)The magic of Houdini building the universe of CRETE
We will explore all the areas where Houdini is helping to build the video game CRETE. From procedural modelling to motion editing and retargeting in KineFX, to the powerful and extensive toolset of LABS. And how all these workflows are not just speeding up the production, but powering up the game design and its creative choices
11:00amYunus Balcioglu (Freelance)Face Peeling Using KineFX
Creating a polygon folding-based face peeling setup using KineFX that’s highly procedural and art directable.
1:00pmCalvin Gu (Tencent Games)DGW with PCG Tech — Houdini Working in the Digital Great Wall Project
Showing the techniques of Houdini we used in the Digital Great Wall project. And how we use these techniques to design our tools and pipelines.
2:15pmSolomon Temowo (Neon Doctrine)How we use Houdini to elevate our teams and provide value for our partners
This presentation will explore how we use Houdini in our everyday production process. We’ll take a look at how it elevates our internal teams and how we use it to provide value for our partners. This talk will explore why, when and how we use Houdini, along with some real-world examples and shipped games use cases.

gamescom asia 2022 DAY 2: 21 October, Friday

Trade Conference – Hall 406

9:15amOpening Address
9:30amMy 20 Years Running an Independent Games Company by Q-Games (JP)
9:50amPsst… Branding is Everything by Finest Bay Area Development & Former Mighty Eagle of Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment (FI)
10:10amA Future Vision for Engaging Digital Therapeutics by Akili (USA)
10:30amNetworking Sessions/Coffee Break
11:00amThe Culture Cultivation Toolkit’ Panel by Ubisoft (SG & PH), PixelAnt Games (PL), Boomzap Entertainment (JP), Streamline Studios (MY), moderated by Kepler Interactive (SG) 
11:40amOur Time is Now: The Global Appeal of Asia-Made IndieGames by XBOX (SG)
12:00amEnlist Three Allies to Drive Revenue Growth with Out-of-AppPurchases by Codashop (SG)
12:20pmRaji: An Ancient Epic Enhanced Edition – Postmortem by Nodding Heads Games (IN)
12:40pmNetworking Sessions/Lunch
1:40pmCooking Diary: Deep Dive into the “Ugly” Advertising Creatives by MYTONA (SG)
2:00pmSmart Payment Strategies for Amplifying Game Revenue by Xsolla (KR)
2:20pmHow Game Publishing is Evolving Panel by Bethesda / ZeniMax (AU), Plug In Digital / Dear Villagers (FR), Majamojo (ID), VNG Corporation (VN), moderated by Take-Two Interactive (SG)
3:00pmArchitects of the Metaverse: The Keys to Creation onRoblox (USA)
4:00pmDevelopers-Publishers-Investors Speed Dating (by registration only)
5:30pmMixer for Speed Dating Attendees (by invite only)
7:00pmSGGA Drinks ToGather (Register online or via SGGA at Singapore Pavilion) – offsite location 

Trade Zone Exhibition & Expo Stage – Hall 404, 405

10:00am to Closing– Exhibition area with more than 80 companies
– gamescom biz community lounge
– Southeast Asia Associations Corner
– Awesome Indies Pavilion
– gamescom asia Merchandise
10:30am (Expo Stage, Hall 404)How to attract investors and publishers presented by Xsolla (KR)
12:30pm (Expo Stage, Hall 404)Data-Driven Game Opportunity Sizing presented by Newzoo (DK)
2:30pm Expo Stage, Hall 404)From Good Leadership to Great Leadership: The Role of Leaders in Advancing Gender Inclusivity in The Games Industry presented by Meta (SG), VMWare (SG), Affyn (SG), Niko Partners (ID), moderated by Women in Games Asia (SG)
7:00pmSGGA Drinks ToGather (Register online or via SGGA at Singapore Pavilion) – offsite location 

gamescom asia 2022 DAY 3: 22 October, Saturday

10:00am to Closing– Exhibition area with more than 80 companies
– gamescom biz community lounge
– Southeast Asia Associations Corner
– Awesome Indies Pavilion
– gamescom asia Merchandise

Whether you are checking things out online as a player and consumer, or looking to dive deeper into the business side of things in gaming, gamescom asia 2022 is where you’ll need to be this October.

Registrations are still open for industry professionals and businesses alike, so stop waiting and come together to celebrate the entertainment medium loved by millions around the world. Online shows for consumers are free to watch on 19 and 23 October on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch – don’t miss out!