The 2017 edition of GameOn, taking place on 16-17 September, expects to draw over 15,000 visitors, 150 companies and some 100 media and social media outlets. The convention will feature a Tech Expo giving visitors the chance to try the latest games and gadgets, as well as an Indie Village for game developers to meet their fans and promote their work. In addition, guest speakers from companies like Google, NVIDIA, Versus Evil, Housemarque, Wargaming, and others are expected to lead a number of talks and workshops, while several eSports tournaments, cosplay, and musical performances will round out the activities on offer at GameOn 2017.
The increasing interest in a convention like GameOn comes at a time when Vilnius is primed for growth in the Game Development sector. With a rapidly expanding community of local and foreign IT professionals, a business climate that is making it easier for companies to set up shop in Lithuania’s capital, and some of the fastest WiFi in the world, the time to turn ambitious goals into reality is now.
Game Development is nothing new in Vilnius, either. Several local companies have been active in the city for some time, and a handful of foreign companies from around the Baltic Sea Region have established operations in Vilnius. Together with the fact that two local universities already offer dedicated Game Development programmes, alongside several others that have optional Game Development courses, the field is one of particular interest to the local tech economy.
There are still spots in the Indie Area available, as well as opportunities for companies to promote their core and casual games. It’s even possible to get some free stage time and do game demos! If you want more info, just get in touch with us!