9.12.2018

Unreal Engine Developers Converge at Gamescom 2018

By Amanda Bott

Hundreds of thousands of gamers and developers alike descended upon the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2018, the world’s largest gaming convention. Unreal Engine developers took advantage of the incredible opportunity to showcase their efforts to the masses, with many great titles at the show.

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UE Devs in the Indie Arena Booth

The biggest shared developer booth in the world, Indie Arena Booth prides themselves for creating a space for independent developers from all over the world to call home. This year’s booth was chock-full of passionate developers demoing titles to eager gamers. The creators of Deliver Us the Moon, Unreal Dev Grant recipient KeokeN Interactive, were in fine form donning their space gear, among many other Unreal Engine teams.

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Our team was delighted to award The Sojourn, a mesmerizing first-person puzzler, as the Best Unreal Engine Game in the Indie Arena Booth.IAB_TheSojourn_1920.jpg

Below is a list of the Unreal Engine-powered titles from the booth:

9 Monkeys of Shaolin | Sobaka Studio, Buka Entertainment

9 Monkeys of Shaolin represents the rebirth of the iconic beat 'em up genre. You play simple Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng and have to avenge the death of your friends and family slaughtered in a pirate raid at your peaceful village.

A Fisherman’s Tale | Innerspace VR, Vertigo Games

Bend and twist reality in A Fisherman's Tale, the mind-bending VR puzzle adventure game in which being turned upside down and inside out is not merely a play on words.

Gelly Break | ByteRockers' Games, Wild River

Gelly Break is a co-op jump and run game for the Nintendo Switch. The 3D comic style coupled with an active camera provides a dynamic and varied gaming experience for both younger and older players.

Deliver Us the Moon | KeokeN Interactive, KeokeN Interactive

Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna is set in the near future where Earth's natural resources are depleted. In an effort to solve the energy crisis, global powers created the World Space Agency and secured a promising new source of energy on the Moon. The World Space Agency colonized and operated from the Moon until one fateful night all communications with Earth ceased and the energy source was lost. Now, years later, you assume the role of Earth's last astronaut to go on a do-or-die mission to investigate what happened and save humanity.

During this adventure, your only companion is a small robot named ASE. Together you will traverse the Moon, explore abandoned facilities, gather clues and ultimately uncover the secrets and hidden agendas that are at play. Only by relying on your wits will you have a chance at successfully delivering the Moon!

EVERSPACE | ROCKFISH Games, ROCKFISH Games

EVERSPACE is an action-focused single-player space shooter. The game combines roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, yet beautifully crafted universe full of surprises. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously while learning about your own existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own part of the puzzle to tell.

Redeemer: Enhanced Edition | Sobaka Studio, Buka Entertainment

Redeemer is a top-down action game where you will punch, hack and blast your way through the enemies using fists, hammers, firearms, and even the environment.

Save Your Nuts | Triple Scale Games, Triple Scale Games

Go nuts in Save Your Nuts, a physics-based capture-the-flag battle that will put your cooperation skills and friendships to the test!

Shift Quantum | Fishing Cactus, Fishing Cactus

Shift Quantum is a brain-busting platformer using a unique mechanic called SHIFTING, which is a way to twist your environment and invert space around you. Bend your mind to reach the exit of each level and unveil the secrets of a strange program. Extend the experience, create and share your own levels.

State of Mind | Daedalic Entertainment, Daedalic Entertainment

State of Mind is a futuristic thriller game that delves into transhumanism. The game explores themes of separation, disjuncture, and reunification in a world that is torn between a dystopian material reality and a utopian virtual future.

The Inner Friend | PLAYMIND, PLAYMIND

Descend into an eerie world made of scattered memories and unresolved traumas and explore a nightmarish landscape where you will come face to face with childhood fears and nightmares.

The Sinking City | Frogwares, Bigben Interactive

In the 1920s, on the East Coast of the United States, the half-submerged city of Oakmont is gripped by supernatural forces. You're a private investigator, uncovering the truth of what has possessed the city and corrupted the minds of its inhabitants... and yours.

The Sojourn | Shifting Tides, Iceberg Interactive

The Sojourn is a thought-provoking first-person puzzle game in which you traverse the parallel worlds of light and darkness in search of answers to the nature of reality.

Witch It by Barrel Roll Games, Daedalic Entertainment

Witch It is a multiplayer hide & seek game set in a humorous, magical world. Brave hunters are tasked with finding the witches that curse their villages!

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Unreal Engine Meetup

Over 100 developers came together to celebrate Unreal Engine and mingle with their fellow creatives and engineers at the annual Unreal Engine Gamescom Meetup. It was the perfect opportunity to swap stories, share tips and tricks, and meet with the Epic Games devs that were in town from all over the globe.

It was an absolute pleasure to host devs from a variety of teams, big and small, students to seasoned veterans, all under one roof.

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Until next year!

Full List of Unreal Engine Titles at Gamescom 2018:

7Sins | SAE Institute
9 Monkeys of Shaolin | Sobaka Studio, Buka Entertainment
A Fisherman’s Tale | Innerspace VR, Vertigo Games
Aeon Must Die | Limestone Games
Ancestor’s Legacy | Destructive Creations, 1c Company
Another Sight | IndieGala
Ashen | Aurora44, Microsoft Studios, Annapurna Interactive
Bee Simulator | Varsav Game Studios, Varsav Game Studios
Biomutant | Experiment 101, THQ Nordic
Bolt storm | Kuality Games
Breach | QC Games, QC Games
Bring the Light | SAE Institute
Bus Simulator  | Stillalive Studios, Astragon
Close to the Sun | Storm in a Teacup
Cold Comfort | Meet to Match
Dakar 18 | Bigmoon Entertainment, Deep Silver
Darksiders III | Gunfire Games, THQ Nordic
Daymare | Invader Studios
Dead Woods | Tim Jonisseck, SAE Institute
Deathgarden | Behaviour Interactive, Behaviour Interactive
Deep Rock Galactic | Ghost Ship Games, Coffee Stain Publishing
Deliver Us the Moon | KeokeN Interactive, KeokeN Interactive
Detached: Enter Space | Anshar Studios, Anshar Studios
Dolmen | Massive Work Studio, Massive Work Studio
Die Young | IndieGala, IndieGala
Downward | Caracal Games
Dragon Ball FighterZ | Arc System Works, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Dragon Quest XI | Square Enix, Square Enix
Endling | Herobeat Studios, Herobeat Studios
Eternal Escape | Team Goji
Eternity: The Last Unicorn | Void Studios, 1c Company
Everspace | ROCKFISH Games, ROCKFISH Games
Fade to Silence | Black Forest Games, THQ Nordic
Firewall Zero Hour | First Contact Entertainment Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment
Fishing Barents Sea | Misc Games, Astragon
Floating Islands | Tina Hillert, SAE Institute
Gelly Break | ByteRockers' Games, Wild River
Headsnatchers | IguanaBee, Iceberg Interactive
Insurgency Sandstorm | New World Interactive, Focus Home Interactive
Jump Force | Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd., BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Kingdom Hearts 3 | Square Enix Business Division 3, Square Enix
Life is Strange 2 | Dontnod Entertainment, Square Enix
Lost Ember | Mooneye Studios, Mooneye Studios
Lunacy: Saint Rhodes | Lazarus Studio, Iceberg Interactive
MARVEL Powers United VR | Sanzaru, Oculus
Moss | Polyarc, Polyarc
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden | The Bearded Ladies Consulting, Funcom
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker | Soleil, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
N00bees | Nickelodeon
Omen of Sorrow | AOne Games, Soedesco
Overkill’s The Walking Dead | Overkill Software, Starbreeze Publishing AB/505 Games
Paradise Lost | PolyAmorous
Paused | ThoughtBread
Planet Alpha | Planet Alpha ApS, Team17 Digital Limited
Project 1313 | SAE Institute
PUBG | Tencent Games, Bluehole, PUBG Corporation
Realm Royale | Hi-Rez Studios, Hi-Rez Studios
Redeemer: Enhanced Edition | Sobaka Studio, Buka Entertainment
Remnant: From the Ashes | Gunfire Games, Perfect World
Rend | Frostkeep Studios, Frostkeep Studios
Ride 3 | Milestone S.r.l., Milestone S.r.l.
RoboQuest | RyseUp Studios
Runner Game | Unterpunkt 9
Save Your Nuts | Triple Scale Games, Triple Scale Games
Scopegoat | Crevice
Shift Quantum | Fishing Cactus, Fishing Cactus
Sinner | DARK STAR, Another Indie
Soul Calibur VI | Project Soul, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Spyro Reignited Trilogy | Toys for Bob, Activision
State of Decay | Undead Labs, Microsoft Studios
State of Mind | Daedalic Entertainment, Daedalic Entertainment
Steel Rats | Tate Multimedia, Tate Multimedia
Stormdivers | Housemarque, Housemarque
Switchblade | Lucid Games Ltd, Lucid Publishing Ltd
Telefrag VR | Anshar Studios, Anshar Studios
Terramars | Untold Games
The Inner Friend | PLAYMIND, PLAYMIND
The Sinking City | Frogwares, Bigben Interactive
The Sojourn | Shifting Tides, Iceberg Interactive
The Wizards | Carbon Studios, Carbon Studio
Torchlight Frontiers | Echtra Games, Perfect World Entertainment
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes | Grasshopper Manufacture, Grasshopper Manufacture
Upside Drown | Yaxuna
VR Furballs | Gamily Studios, Gamily Studios
Witch it | Barrel Roll Games, Daedalic Entertainment
Wreckdolls | SAE Institute

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