Aug 14 / 2011

Gamescom 2011 | Day 1

By Sledgehammer Games

Hello Hammers,

Sledgehammer Games had a wonderful first day in Cologne, Germany. Being that Gamescom doesn't actually start until Wednesday, the crew decided to do some sightseeing today. So Glen, Michael, and I hopped on the train in Cologne and traveled alongside the infamous Rhine River to a little German town call Koblenz.

Train station in Cologne, Germany

During our trip to Koblenz, we were able to see quite a few attractions including historic castles and extravagant churches along the banks of the Rhine river.

Once we reached our destination in Koblenz, we navigated through the city and made our way to the Electoral Palace where beautiful gardens and landscaping were on display.

Glen in front of the Electoral Palace

But we didn't just stop there. We had heard about the sheer size of the fortress, Ehrenbreitstein alongside the east bank of the Rhine river so we had to see it for ourselves. Wow, what a fascinating place. Even the tram ride up to the fortress was an experience in itself.

Michael on the banks of the Rhine river

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Guy in front of the Ehrenbreitstein fortress

The fortress was absolutely amazing. From the architecture and layout of the land, it's hard to fathom how much energy was spent creating such a structure... it was truely breathtaking. We talked about the idea of how cool it would be if a MP map was built based upon the layout of the fortress. Hmm, ideas ideas.

Oh, and the view, well....

.... perfect.

Having the opportunity to hang out with Glen and Michael while experiencing today's events, I'd say it was an awesome day!


Guy Beahm