retro gaming

23. Aug 2017 10:00 - 20:00

family & friends, Halle 10.2, A-020/B-020

Koelnmesse GmbH

The popular special exhibition „retro gaming“ will be bigger and more diverse than ever. On 1600 square meters and three adjacent stands, about 50 collector, developer, musicians and associations will celebrate the history and culture of video games. More than 200 consoles, handhelds and arcade machines from over four decades, which are all ready-to-play, will visualize the development of digital pastime.

Lectures, interviews, readings, music shows and presentations on the subject of retro will be offered on a stage.

The main emphasis amongst other things will be on the zelda-exhibit, Pokémon-theme based consoles, Star-Trek games, 30 years of “Final Fantasy” – 20 years of “Final Fantasy VII, four centuries calculators and Poly-Play, the only arcade machine in the GDR.

There will be legendary exhibitors aswell as the origin team of Factor 5 including Chris Huelsbeck, Jon Hare, the founder of Sensible Software, Hewson Consultants, amiga-legend Petro Tyschtschenko or musicians like Blue Metal Rose, Double Score Dungeon, Endgegner, Hans Hisacore, Klirre, Melted Moon, Myuu, Patrick Nevian, Sajuuk, Toriyuca Arts, Tronimal or Vault Kid.