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PlaySide at Gamescom 2023!

Updated: Aug 28

Following a successful outing at Gamescom 2022, including a nomination for the Best Strategy/Simulation Games for Age of Darkness: Final Stand, PlaySide Studios is excited to announce a return to Cologne, Germany for the event once again in 2023.


Gamescom is an annual trade fair and convention for video games held in Cologne, Germany. It is one of the largest events in the video game industry, with upwards of 400,000 attendees each year. The event serves as a platform for game developers, publishers, hardware manufacturers, and gamers to come together to showcase their latest products, innovations, and announcements.

Gamescom features a mix of business and public days. During the business days, industry professionals have the opportunity to network, discuss partnerships, and unveil new games or technologies. The public days of Gamescom are open to gamers and enthusiasts, allowing them to experience hands-on demos of upcoming games, attend panels and presentations, and interact with developers.


This year, PlaySide Studios will be proudly partnering with Australian industry body, IGEA, to showcase Age of Darkness: Final Stand, Dumb Ways to Die, and PlaySide Publishing on the Australia booth.

The following opportunities will be available on the IGEA Australia booth:

  • Exclusive Gameplay for Age of Darkness: Final Stand

  • PlaySide Studios is set to unveil its second major update in 2023 for the critically acclaimed survival RTS, Age of Darkness: Final Stand

  • The Rise and Rise of Dumb Ways to Die

  • 2023’s breakout viral hit was more than 10 years in the making

  • With over 5.5B views in 2023, and more than 7M brand followers, the Dumb Ways brand continues to captivate new audiences across social media and its mobile gaming platforms

  • PlaySide Publishing

  • PlaySide Publishing is looking for new development partners at Gamescom, and shedding more light on current and future titles

  • Learn more about Dynasty of the Sands, an Ancient Egyptian survival city builder with a unique relaxing tone, created by Northern Ireland’s Rocket Flair Studios (Surviving the Abyss)

  • Opportunity to learn more and speak with new developer partners

With GM of PC and Console, Ryan McMahon, Ben Kelly, GM of Dumb Ways and Harley Homewood, our Global Head of Publishing in attendance – we look forward to showcasing the capabilities of PlaySide.

We hope to see you at Gamescom 2023!

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