Information for gamescom visitors

Information for exhibitors can be found here.

Advice on the colored wristbands

As every year, the majority of the exhibition space will be freely accessible to all family members even without wristbands. With these colored wristbands, Koelnmesse and gamescom exhibitors in collaboration with the USK (German abbreviation for “Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body”) ensure that younger visitors only have access to content intended for their age group: Only visitors who have demonstrably attained the age of 12, 16 or 18 (confirmed via photo ID or health insurance card with photo) will receive the respective wristband and gain access to the appropriate areas. There are no exceptions. Parental accompaniment or consent forms do not replace proof of age.

The corresponding wristbands will help booth personnel identify which visitors have access to the different areas of any given booth. Additionally, the competent authorities of the City of Cologne will thoroughly monitor compliance with the German Children and Young Persons Act (JuSchG) at the fair. Prior to the fair the USK will be rating every game and will stipulate the corresponding age categorization depending on the content. The USK will function as contact for any queries regarding youth protection regulations prior and during the fair. The contact for questions concerning youth protection at gamescom is:

Marek Brunner
E-Mail: gamescom--at--usk.de

Please address any questions concerning tickets, reservations and directions to:
gamescom--at--visitor.koelnmesse.de

Information on submissions

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Information on submissions

Here you can find all relevant information for publishers and business partners. 

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Information on submissions

Here you can find all relevant information for publishers and business partners. 

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Information on submissions

Here you can find all relevant information for publishers and business partners. 

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USK-Film

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