During 2 days of the conference, lecturersfrom leading Ukrainian and foreign companies will read more than 70 lectures on the main areas of the game industry: game design, programming, management, art, marketing, VFX, VR, QA and others. All the lecturers have extensive experience in game development. They have participated in the creation of successful projects for companies such as Wargaming, CD Project RED, Crytek, Ubisoft, Epic Games, Unity, 4A Games, King, Red Beat, Playrix, iLogos, Murka, etc.
Compared to last year, the number of participants in Indie Blast has doubled, which indicates a growing interest in making games among enthusiasts. This year, there willbe more than 50 teams of indie developers represented at the event. They will be able to demonstrate their games to all visitors and to find their potential publisher. Also, Epic will provide 10 branded stands for those participants who make their project on the Unreal Engine 4. In addition, all projects will take part in competitions, and the winners will receiveprizes from our partners and sponsors.
And, of course, the conference will not do without virtual reality. A rapidly developing direction is increasingly used in many areas and games are no exception. With us, you can immerse yourself in the worlds created by our partners and getfirst-hand information about new developments.
A unique feature of the conference - 6 game battles, which were highly appreciated by visitors to Games Gathering 2016. Game battles are 3-hour competitions in game design and art, where participants make their own decisions in the assigned tasks. Each battle is conducted by a professional in his field. Winners of the Battle will receive valuable prizes. In addition, the artistswill be able to try their hand at the demo zone of Novella, the officialdistributor of Wacom.
We expect at least 1200 people from more than 160 Ukrainian and foreign game development companies will participate in Games Gathering 2017.
The annual party of Ukrainian developers, which traditionally takes place in Kiev, will again take place as part of Games Gathering 2017, December 9. Meeting in an informal setting is an excellent chance to communicate with old friends, make new acquaintances and strengthen business relationships. And Epic plans to hold its secret party on December 8, the day before the start of the conference.
Games Gathering 2017 is a real opportunity to get valuable information about tendencies and industry trends, as well as to expand your professional skills and gain new inspiration for development in your favorite industry.