Starting quite small, Oliver Eberlei secured a leftover area of 40 m² through hearsay shortly before gamesc...
Starting quite small, Oliver Eberlei secured a leftover area of 40 m² through hearsay shortly before gamescom in 2013. He decided to take the risky challenge to find nine other teams crazy enough to prepare something for the world’s largest consumer event in games. Together with his friend Sven he built a wooden arcade wall in his garden - completely selfmade.
An important part of the team from the beginning was Wolf Lang and his game studio Threaks. Wolf is using his networking skills to secure funding, and manages the booth business-wise. Talented artists at Threaks take good care of prints and booklets every year.
The INDIE ARENA BOOTH continued to bring indies to the gamescom - and took the next leap to 300 m² in 2015. Expanding the team to streamline the workflow, adding members for marketing, PR, design and project management became necessary quite fast. A force of amazing volunteers functions as the backbone of the booth - this year the team has the help of about 100 enthusiasts to lend a hand!
While gamescom is our most important highlight of the year, the INDIE ARENA BOOTH hype train takes two additional stops this year: at Dokomi (Düsseldorf, May 2018) and MAG (Erfurt, October 2018).