The 14th edition of India’s oldest and biggest game developer conference, IGDC is back to connecting with the audience in its original physical avatar after a covid-induced virtual get-together of 2 years. The conference will be held from 3rd to 5th of November 2022 at HICC, Hyderabad and it is expected that around 3000 people will attend.
Day 1 and Day 2 of the Conference will focus on the developer community. Like always, IGDC will have speakers and participants from the industry, academia, government, and other relevant institutions talking about technology, innovations, future trends, financial aspects, growth, talent and training, and much more. With an eclectic mix of speakers consisting of Art Directors, Project Heads, Studio Heads, CXOs, representing some of the top Indian and International gaming & Investment companies in the World such asActivision Blizzard King, Aream, EA,Glance, Gametion, Gameberry labs, Good Dog Studios, Jet Synthesis, Junglee Games, Lego, Meta, Moon Active, Niantic,Ncore Games, Paradox Studios,Playtika,Play Rovio, RobloxScopely, Simple Games, Super Gaming, Stillfront, Ubisoft, Unity among others.
A preview of the State of India Gaming report by Lumikai in association with IGDC will be released on Day 1 which will draw interesting insights and growth opportunities for the industry.
Day 3, has a new initiative, named ‘IGDC Futures’, will focus on students, opportunities and upskilling in the game industry and critical themes for the future like gaming and climate change etc.
IGDC’s flagship initiative – IP connect – is also back in a new avatar. Shortlisted studios will be mentored by a council consisting of representatives from India’s leading game investment firms. The investment and publisher sessions at the event will have one-on-one meetings and speed dating formats.
IGDC awards will reward winners across five categories – Studio game of the year, Indie Game of the year, Hypercasual game of the year, Upcoming game of the year and Student game of the year. IGDC has also launched a trophy in line with their new logo and will also have a popular choice award giving audience a chance to vote for the most popular game from amongst the shortlisted awards entries
Rajesh Rao, Convener, IGDC, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be back in LIVE action. We are excited about the remarkable passion and commitment of speakers, panellists, sponsors, attendees, and volunteers to make this a success. The excitement around this year’s IGDC has been peaking as we are looking forward to gain from the extensively experienced individuals and institutions from across the world, and we hope the event will spur fresh discussion and debates, ideas and insights, and contribute to the growth of the sector.”