Meet your favorite content creator at the Indie Game Fest!

MrsTahlly

Mrs Tahlly has been passionate about indie games for a long time and has made it her mission to bring these great gems to the attention of others. In her streams and videos, she looks for the little peculiarities, loving details, unusual mechanics and challenging stories. In a relaxed atmosphere she plays, translates and spares no effort to take others along into these worlds.

Mrs Tahlly hat schon lange ihr Herz an Indiegames verloren und hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, anderen diese großartigen Perlen nahezubringen. In ihren Streams und Videos sucht sie nach den kleinen Besonderheiten, nach liebevollen Details, ungewöhnlichen Mechaniken und anspruchsvollen Geschichten. In entspannter Atmosphäre spielt, übersetzt und liest sie diese Spiele vor und scheut keine Mühen, andere in diese Welten mitzunehmen.

OnkelJo

Pixel blood flows in the veins of Joachim Hesse. You may know him from PC Action, spieletipps, Gronkh TV or as "Uncle Jo" from his podcast Start & Select. Meanwhile, he streams even old and new games on Twitch

In den Adern von Joachim Hesse fließt Pixelblut. Sie kennen ihn vielleicht von PC Action, spieletipps, Gronkh TV oder als „Onkel Jo“ aus seinem Podcast Start & Select. Mittlerweile streamt er sogar alte und neue Spiele auf Twitch

Vleafnin

Vleafnin, also known as Vivi is on Twitch since the end of 2017. She likes to stream games with deep storylines and beautiful worlds where you can easily get lost in.
Besides streaming, she loves to cuddle with her two bunnies and craft cosplays.

Vleafnin oder auch Vivi genannt, streamt seit Ende 2017 am liebsten Spiele mit tiefgründiger Story und wunderschönen Welten, in denen man sich leicht verlieren kann.
Neben dem Streamen liebt sie es mit ihren beiden Kaninchen zu kuscheln und Cosplays zu basteln.

Moerp

Moerp has been a gamer with heart and soul since 1989. School and university couldn't stop him from spending a lot of time playing role-playing and strategy games. But he also enjoys other genres, which you can follow on his channels on Youtube and Twitch. In addition, he writes as a freelance author for Gamestar" from time to time.

"Moerp ist Gamer mit Leib und Seele seit 1989. Auch Schule und Studium konnten ihn nicht davon abbringen viel Zeit in Rollen- und Strategiespielen zu verbringen. Aber auch andere Genres haben es ihm angetan, die man auf seinen Kanälen auf Youtube und Twitch verfolgen kann. Dazu schreibt er hin und wieder als freier Autor für die Gamestar"

LaraStreams

Lara is actually a full-time voice actor, yet now she pursues her passion for indie games together with Skotschir!
She loves playing indies on Switch. Her favorite games include Night In The Woods, Celeste, Deaths Door, Coffee Talk and ROM 2064. Although she loves playing video games, she's absolutely terrible at it, which she demonstrates regularly on her Twitch.

Lara ist eigentlich hauptberuflich Synchronsprecherin, aber nun lebt sie ihre Leidenschaft für Indiegames zusammen mit Skotschir aus! Sie spielt ihre Indies am liebsten auf der Switch und zu ihren Lieblingsgames gehören Night In The Woods, Celeste, Deaths Door, Coffee Talk und ROM 2064. Obwohl sie gerne Videospiele spielt, ist sie absolut grottig darin, das beweist sie regelmäßig auch auf ihrem Twitch.

Shigeako

"Nina aka Shigeako is a cosplayer since 2007, part of Schlömpels Reallife since 2014 and Twitch streamer since 2020. Among other things, she works as a freelancer in community and campaign management in the cosplay as well as gaming scene.
Besides the Zelda series and J-RPGs, indie games are especially close to her heart and through her format AB INDIE ECKE she additionally tries to bring indie games closer to her Twitch community on a regular basis."

Nina aka Shigeako ist seit 2007 Cosplayerin, seit 2014 Teil der Schlömpels Reallife und seit 2020 Twitch Streamerin. Sie arbeitet u.a. als Freelancerin im Bereich Community Management und Campaign Management in der Cosplay- und Gamingszene.
Neben der Zelda-Reihe und J-RPGs liegen ihr Indiegames besonders stark am Herzen und durch ihr Format AB INDIE ECKE versucht sie zusätzlich, ihrer Twitch Community regelmäßig Indiegames näher zu bringen.

TazOnAir

TazOnAir is Variety Streamer on Twitch, showcasing everything from indie games to AAA titles. But in between, he also shows IRL streams and in rare moments of legendary - Badestreams.

TazOnAir ist Variety Streamer auf Twitch und präsentiert alles, von Indie-Spielen bis hin zu AAA-Titeln. Zwischendurch zeigt er aber auch IRL-Streams und in seltenen Legendenmomenten Badestreams.

TheFuchsia

Manu aka TheFuchsia, Variety Streamer with a special love for Soulsborn Games.
Challenges are her thing! But since the interaction with the community is the focus, one or another abyss can be her downfall.
Often goofy and always clumsy on the road. But with a lot of love, minimal rage and a touch too little thinking before she says something.

Manu aka TheFuchsia, Variety Streamerin mit einer ganz besonderen Liebe zu den Soulsborn Games - Herausforderungen sind genau ihr Ding! Doch da die Interaktion mit der Community im Fokus steht wird ihr der ein oder anderen Abgrund gerne mal zum Verhängnis. Oftmals verpeilt und immer tollpatschig unterwegs. Aber mit ganz viel Liebe, minimalem Rage und einem Hauch zu wenig Nachdenken, bevor sie etwas sagt.

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Event Schedule

Cologne Game Executives Dinner
November 26th 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Invite Only

The team of the INDIE Hub has the goal to connect the industry.

We would like to take the opportunity offered by the Indie Game Fest and invite you to participate in an exclusive flying dinner.

As special guests we can welcome leading representatives of the business development of the city of Cologne (KölnBusiness ).

Cologne Welcome Drink
November 26th 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

for exhibitors, partners, sponsors. and invited VIPs

The Indie Game Fest team and the city of Cologne would like to welcome you and invite you, together with our exhibitors, partners, sponsors and invited VIPs, to this exclusive networking event.

Get to know each other and see the event location first hand. Thanks to our partner KölnBusiness, drinks are completely free for 2 hours!

Indie Game Fest- Exhibition
November 27th 1:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Everyone!

Exchange ideas with developers on site and play unique games!

You can find a selection of games here:
https://indiegamefest.de/our-exhibitors

Networking Brunch by Ada Quest
November 28th – 11 am- 1:00 p.m.

for exhibitors, partners, sponsors. business ticket holder and invited VIPs

Together with our partner Ada Quest we would like to invite you to a brunch on Sunday morning.

This brunch will give you once more the opportunity to network with our partner, exhibitors, business ticket holders and sponsors.

Indie Game Fest
Matchmaking Days

December 2nd & 3rd
11 am- 11:00 p.m.

Free Matchmaking
for Industrie Professionals.
Twitch Stream
Everyone!

We would like to invite industry representatives, youtubers and press to visit the digital World on these two days and arrange meetings on the platform using the matchmaking tool.

In addition, we will accompany the digital exhibition via the INDIE Hub Twitch Stream!
(November 27th + December 2nd & 3rd).

COVID-19

Your safety and health are very important to us! For this reason, we have once again increased our efforts in the fight against Covid 19.

# The 2g-plus rule applies to all program items that take place during Indie Game Fest. (Vaccinated / recovered plus additional Covid rapid test). People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons, please bring their proof. Then they can also be tested at the testing station.

# A Covid testing station is located on the grounds of the Wasserturm Hotel.
The tests are free of charge for people with main residence in Germany. The cost of testing for all other participants will be covered by us.

#For tracking purposes, we ask you to fill out the registration form. The data will be deleted four weeks after the event.

# We are obliged to check digital vaccination certificates using the CovPassCheck app from the Robert Koch Institute and to compare the certificates with an official identification document. We ask that you have the documents ready.
All information about the CovPassCheck app can be found at https://digitaler-impfnachweis-app.de/en/covpasscheck-app

# Only persons who follow these rules will be admitted to the site. Violation may lead to exclusion from the event.

We apologize for the expected waiting time and ask for your understanding.

Trade Visitor Tickets

Early Bird

Business-Ticket
100 Sales end on August 31, 2021
  • Matchmaking Tool
  • Business Lounge
  • Free Food and Drinks
  • After Show Party
  • Networking Breakfast ​
  • Discounted Room Rates

SUPER EARLY BIRD

Business-Ticket
75 Sales end on May 31, 2021
  • Matchmaking Tool
  • Business Lounge
  • Free Food and Drinks
  • After Show Party
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Discounted Room Rates

Business-Ticket

125
  • Matchmaking Tool
  • Business Lounge
  • Free Food and Drinks
  • After Show Party
  • Networking Breakfast
  • Discounted Room Rates

November 2021

We offer our exhibitors, trade visitors and sponsors the possibility to arrange meetings via a matchmaking tool.

 

November 2021

Benefit from discounted room rates

 
 
 
 

November 27th 2021

 

Exhibition of 30 creative and unique indie games <-> 1 – 11 p.m

November 27th 2021

On the day of the exhibition, we offer you a Business Lounge, where you can talk in a quiet atmosphere with our trade visitors.

 

November 27th 2021

During the exhibition free food and drinks!

 

November 27th 2021

Cologne Welcome Drink <-> 6:30 – 9:00 p.m

The Indie Game Fest team and the city of Cologne would like to welcome you and
We invite our exhibitors, partners, sponsors and invited VIPs, to this exclusive networking event.
Get to know each other and see the event location first hand.

Thanks to our partner KölnBusiness, drinks are completely free for 2 hours!

 
 
 

November 28th 2021

Networking Brunch by AdaQuest <-> 11 a.m to 1 p.m

Together with our partner Ada Quest we would like to invite you to a brunch on Sunday morning.
This brunch will give you once more the opportunity to network with our partner, exhibitors, business ticket holders and sponsors.

 
 
 

COVID-19

Your safety and health are very important to us! For this reason, we have once again increased our efforts in the fight against Covid 19.

# The 2g-plus rule applies to all program items that take place during Indie Game Fest. (Vaccinated / recovered plus additional Covid rapid test). People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons, please bring their proof. Then they can also be tested at the testing station.

# A Covid testing station is located on the grounds of the Wasserturm Hotel.
The tests are free of charge for people with main residence in Germany. The cost of testing for all other participants will be covered by us.

#For tracking purposes, we ask you to fill out the registration form. The data will be deleted four weeks after the event.

# We are obliged to check digital vaccination certificates using the CovPassCheck app from the Robert Koch Institute and to compare the certificates with an official identification document. We ask that you have the documents ready.
All information about the CovPassCheck app can be found at https://digitaler-impfnachweis-app.de/en/covpasscheck-app

# Only persons who follow these rules will be admitted to the site. Violation may lead to exclusion from the event.

We apologize for the expected waiting time and ask for your understanding.

We are located in the center of Cologne!

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

You can take lines 3, 4, 16 and 18 to the Poststrasse subway stop. From there, walk another 200 meters to the Hotel im Wasserturm

BY CAR

Please enter the following address into your navigation system:

Kaygasse 2
D-50676 Cologne

The underground car park has 80 parking spaces and reserved spaces for event visitors.

 

Call for Participation

This year’s Indie Game Fest focuses on the topic of “Networking”.

The Indie Game Fest offers you the opportunity to network with each other over 3 days, to present your games in front of trade visitors, other developers, freelancers, publishers and Indie Games enthusiastic audience.

 
 

What we offer you during the 3 days

November 2021

We offer our exhibitors, trade visitors and sponsors the possibility to arrange meetings via a matchmaking tool.

 

November 26th 2021

Cologne Welcome Drink <-> 6:30 – 9:00 p.m

The Indie Game Fest team and the city of Cologne would like to welcome you and
We invite you our exhibitors, partners, sponsors and invited VIPs, to this exclusive networking event.
Get to know each other and see the event location first hand.

Thanks to our partner KölnBusiness, drinks are completely free for 2 hours!

 
 
 

November 27th 2021

 

Exhibition in the center of Cologne <-> 1 – 11 p.m

November 27th 2021

The AdaQuest Business Lounge opens its doors on exhibition day
This is a place where you can talk in a quiet atmosphere with our trade visitors.

 

November 27th 2021

During the exhibition free food and drinks!

 

November 27th 2021

For all interested gamers who cannot come to the exhibition, we offer an event live stream.

As a developer you have the opportunity to present your game at the Live Stream.

 
 
 

November 28th 2021

Networking Brunch by AdaQuest <-> 11 a.m to 1 p.m

Together with our partner Ada Quest we would like to invite you to a brunch on Sunday morning.
This brunch will give you once more the opportunity to network with our partner, exhibitors, business ticket holders and sponsors.

 
 
 

COVID-19

Your safety and health are very important to us! For this reason, we have once again increased our efforts in the fight against Covid 19.

# The 2g-plus rule applies to all program items that take place during Indie Game Fest. (Vaccinated / recovered plus additional Covid rapid test). People who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons, please bring their proof. Then they can also be tested at the testing station.

# A Covid testing station is located on the grounds of the Wasserturm Hotel.
The tests are free of charge for people with main residence in Germany. The cost of testing for all other participants will be covered by us.

#For tracking purposes, we ask you to fill out the registration form. The data will be deleted four weeks after the event.

# We are obliged to check digital vaccination certificates using the CovPassCheck app from the Robert Koch Institute and to compare the certificates with an official identification document. We ask that you have the documents ready.
All information about the CovPassCheck app can be found at https://digitaler-impfnachweis-app.de/en/covpasscheck-app

# Only persons who follow these rules will be admitted to the site. Violation may lead to exclusion from the event.

We apologize for the expected waiting time and ask for your understanding.

New Date! November 26-28.2021

We have been intensively dealing with the pandemic situation for months. We are observing the developments with concern in relation to our chosen date. Maybe moving it to June was not far enough – we were being hopeful and optimistic – but who can estimate a pandemic?

In the summer of 2020, there were still many unknowns in the equation: no high-impact second wave at the time, no highly infectious viral mutant at the time, and even the vaccination start date was more of a hope than real knowledge – we could not have estimated it better for the life of us.
Health is our most valued asset. We are aware of our responsibility towards our visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, and partners – Thus, we decided against an onsite event in June.

The Indie Game Fest lives on interactions between developers and visitors. The personal and direct interaction creates a flair that is difficult to reproduce digitally. For this reason, we have agreed with our partners as well as the event location, on another date shift to the end of November.

New schedule:

Friday: Nov. 26.2021Cologne Welcome Drink <-> 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The Indie Game Fest team and the city of Cologne would like to welcome you and
We invite our exhibitors, partners, sponsors and invited VIPs, to this exclusive networking event.
Get to know each other and see the event location first hand. Thanks to our partner KölnBusiness, drinks are completely free for 2 hours!

 

Saturday: Nov. 27.2021Exhibition at the Wasserturm Hotel 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Sunday: Nov. 28.2021Networking Brunch by AdaQuest <-> 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Together with our partner Ada Quest we would like to invite you to a brunch on Sunday morning.
This brunch will give you once more the opportunity to network with our partner, exhibitors, business ticket holders and sponsors.

New submission is closed

 

The entire Indie Game Fest team will use the extra time to continue working on Indie Game Fest to bring you an outstanding Event.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

COVID-19

Your safety and health are very important to us! For this reason, we have once again increased our efforts in the fight against Covid 19.

# The 2g-plus rule applies to all events taking place during the Indie Game Fest. (Vaccinated / Recovered plus additional Covid rapid test). People who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, please bring along your verification. If so, they can also be tested at the testing station
.
# A Covid testing station is located on the premises of the @Wasserturm Hotel.
The tests are free for people with primary residence in Germany. The costs of the tests for all other participants will be covered by us.

# Access to the premises is only granted to persons who follow these rules. Violation may lead to exclusion from the event.

We apologize for the expected waiting time and ask for your understanding

Welcome to our new website!

Hello and welcome to our new website.
We have rebuilt our site a little bit for you and hope you like it.

In the future we will be sharing information here in the blog posts.
Of course, we will continue to keep you updated on our social media channels!