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VR and Loathing in Las Cologne: Klang goes to Gamescom 2015

August 21, 2015

“We were somewhere around the Just Dance 2016 stand when the coffee began to take hold.”

Mixing business with pleasure can be dangerous, well at least that’s what they say. But, like any PRO-GAMING STUDIO, we went to Gamescom and did exactly that. Admittedly, we weren’t there to exhibit officially; our operation was a bit more guerilla.

Devices in hand, we took to the halls to spread the good word of ReRunners in order to show these Europeans this wonderful world we have created. Along the way we met some great people - old friends, new friends, business friends, and lots of gaming fiends.

One of these (you can guess which category they fall into) included Klonk Games from Munich, who was showcasing their incredible mobile game Shift Happens. Unfortunately, we only managed to talk to them for about five minutes as they were in the process of closing their booth, but at least we managed to get a few stickers to represent! Go check out Shift Happens, though.

Next up we checked out our old friends and ex-colleagues at CCP, who were demoing their upcoming Samsung Gear VR arcade shooter, Gunjack.

Both Ívar and I worked on EVE for seven years and thought we had seen everything that the EVE Universe had to offer, but boy were we wrong! Gunjack gives you the opportunity of becoming a turret operator where you have to gun down pirates and other various ‘bad dudes’ to keep from messing with your stuff. While the concept may not be too original, its fully immersive gameplay is stunning and hella fun to play! 

The strangest thing we saw the whole weekend was the Cosplay Village, and we mean that in the nicest possible way. It’s a beautiful thing seeing people express themselves by creating these crazy and elaborate costumes, wondering what drugs they have been taking. Maybe it’s just pure cosplay passion?

All in all, Gamescom was great fun. We could go on and on about all the awesome things we saw, the amount of exclusive parties we didn’t attend, and the early access Fallout 4 footage we drooled over, but you might as well watch IGN’s video coverage instead.

See you next year, Gamescom!

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