All You Need to Know About India Game Developers Conference (IGDC) 2018
IGDC 2018 is right around the corner and with over 300 exhibitors there a chance of feeling lost. We thought why not help you plan ahead for it. Many of you might remember it as Nasscom Game Developers Conference (NGDC), well this year the event got rebranded as The India Game Developers Conference (IGDC).
Where & When
The event will be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) in Hyderabad, India on December 4th and 5th 2018.
Why should you attend IGDC?
The action-packed event plays a key role in developing the gaming ecosystem. It is the best confluence to network with game developers, publishers, industry veterans, investors, indie developers & people passionate about games. The event would be dedicated to the advancement of interactive entertainment through talks, panels, super-pitches, tutorials and more. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the conference & is expected to be attended by over 3000 professionals from the gaming industry.
IGDC will witness the unveiling of a new initiative, IndiaJoy. The festival will be showcasing games, animation, VFX, AR VR Content and more. IndiaJoy’s aim is to promote Indian content through international relations and provide leadership and growth of Digital media and Entertainment industry in the country. The expected footfall is more than 100K.
A focus on future
The conference centers on technologies & trends shaping the gaming environment’s tomorrow. The underlying theme from last year was 3D gaming & programming. This year’s event will be marked by:
– Gaming & Technology track showcasing
- “Google Indie Game Developer Day” which brings together developers from around the globe for talks and hands-on learning with Google experts.
- India’s Gaming Expo (IGX) is India’s largest and longest-running video games event
– AR & VR Technology Track marking
- BonfireVR is a community for VR & AR professionals. The platform is dedicated to accelerating the growth of a healthy, diverse VR ecosystem through events, education & services.
– Animation Track covering
- International Animation Day (IAD) is a global event that celebrates the art of animation & brings together delegates from across the globe.
Talk the talk
With over 500 speakers from across 30 countries, the event brings under one roof CXOs of companies like NaturalMotion, Ubisoft, Zynga, Games2Win, Moonfrog Labs, etc. Some of the topics for discussion include gaming strategies for the future, challenges posed by an ever-more complex video ecosystem, how to create innovative applications combining technology & a compelling user experience, adapting business models to accommodate the shifting digital trends & more.
An opportunity to pitch your game to an elite panel of judges by taking part in the various competitions. You stand a chance of being awarded the ‘Upcoming Game of the Year’, ‘Game of the Year – Critics choice’ and others.
Another no miss is the after-event parties where you get a chance at interacting with the best minds of the industry. One such look forward to get-together is hosted by Unity, who will also be running their Unite India conference alongside IGDC from December 5th to 6th.
To cut the chase the conference is an extraordinary place to catch up on All Things Game & overall a great learning experience.