Five exciting booths at Taipei Game Show 2019
POSTED BY Ram Ronquillo ON January 26, 2019
Taipei Game Show 2019 is in full swing with its doors open to the public. This allowed the attendees to get the full experience; try the video games and the demos, do the booth activities, and watch the respective programs unfold.
With over 2,000 booths in this year’s convention, uniqueness played a bigger factor in getting the attention of attendees. Each booth in the convention stood out but these are five that just stood out among the rest.
Google is one of those booths that didn’t hold back in making their presence felt this year. Their booth is drastically different from last year occupying a bigger footprint along with the size, it takes on a more Google-esque design.
The tech company featured Youtube Gaming and Google Play with the latter occupying majority of their booth. Youtube Gaming had a caster’s booth for a tournament side of their booth. On the other side is Google Play that featured pedestals for attendees to play some of the mobile games including Hearthstone, Arena of Valor, and Knives Out, to name a few.
The booth is dominantly white and it worked as a good canvas for them to feature the artwork from the different games as well as the logos of Google Play and Youtube Gaming.
Like Google, PlayStation occupied quite a good space on the convention floor. They featured some of their upcoming games and also featured their current roster of products from PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro to PlayStation Classic and PlayStation VR.
Despite having so many games in their booth, PlayStation had three big featured games in Days Gone, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Resident Evil 2. Their respective areas in the PlayStation booth looked like they could actually be separate booths because they had stylized areas.
Days Gone featured a rusty motorcycle with a worn out shack that housed the demo area.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, on the other hand, stood out because of the Corrupted Monk statue along with a traditional Japanese house with the demo area.
Lastly, Resident Evil 2 had the iconic Raccoon Police District and mini roads on the left and right that led attendees for the demos.
Hidden Survivor, a Taiwanese mobile game, had a pretty unique booth. While we were uncertain what the actual game is, it still got us curious because it sprawled across a part of the convention hall featuring rooms.
Unlike most booths on this list, Hidden Survivor didn’t rely on having a tall booth, instead, it featured rooms that we assume can be found in the game. These included a bathhouse, a classroom, a school exterior, a bedroom, and a few more.
There was a new area to find each step of the way in their booth and it was pretty interesting to experience for the first time.
Ubisoft is another booth that attracted a lot of people and had a relatively big booth. The look of the booth looked pretty interesting with a wooden panel front for their merchandise area and a demo area further inside.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 was the biggest feature of their booth with its demo area fenced off and featured Tommy the Teddy Bear right outside. Along with this, the front of the booth had the front half of an airplane along with cosplayers for fans and attendees to have a photo with.
Joining Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 were Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Trials Rising, and Just Dance 2019. The last of which included a lit dance floor and a disco ball.
Across Ubisoft was Black Desert. The booth featured both Black Desert Mobile and Black Desert Remastered. While their booth wasn’t quite as intricate or covered as much ground as other booths on this list, it still attracted a lot of attention with the two featured cosplayers dressed as Archer and Dark Knight that looked just like the ones in-game and quite a unique setup on the other.
The other side of the booth featured a massive 20v20 arena with a stage dividing the two teams. With attendees playing on the 40 computers, it looked there was a competitive tournament always going on.