7 Days Later... Renatus Looks Back at Amazing DevGAMM Moscow 2016

May
24

Renatus team tells about the two and a half days of stay at DevGAMM, the largest gaming event for developers and publishers in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia.

We’re back to the office where DevGAMM charms don’t have any effect, and ready to share our thoughts on the event.

For 2 days the halls of Radisson Slavyanskaya hotel were crowded with people and games. The conference gathered 1,600 attendees from 25 countries and gave them what they wanted: 60+ exclusive sessions from notorious speakers, round tables, workshops, a gaming expo, 2 awards ceremonies, 3 parties and that peculiar DevGAMM atmosphere we all miss in between the events.

The attendants were asked to rate every session and choose the best content. Chris Remo of Firewatch, Sergey Galyonkin (Steam Spy), Leonid Sirotin, Rami Ismail from Vlambeer, Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone) and Ed Valiente from Nintendo were named among the favorite speakers in Moscow. Thanks to Microsoft company and the conference team 6,400 people had a chance to watch the live streaming of sessions from Red and Blue Halls.

Almost 100 titles in total were presented during GAMM:Play and Speed Game Dating, which remain the most productive activities for publishers and developers. The latter caught the attention of Big Fish Games, G5 Entertainment, 6waves, tinyBuild, BUKA and other major gaming companies.  Yet, the event’s true highlight was Game Lynch, a show featuring the word battles between game experts and game makers, lavishly seasoned with bitter sarcasm, alcohol and surprisingly warm atmosphere. Wait for the official video to fully enjoy it (coming soon to DevGAMM site)!

The Moscow event offered plenty of networking opportunities with a very handy Pitch & Match system and 3 unforgettable parties. The most memorable one was brought by RiotGames: that was more than just a meetup in an informal setting, guys made a real show introducing cosplay girls, League of Legends tournament, DJ, contests and free bar with extraordinary cocktails.

And that wasn’t the only game competition. DevGAMM team arranged a massive Hearthstone card battle during the experimental novelty, Play & Chat, and a bit earlier there was a clash of creative minds in Green Hall called Narrative Challenge.

We’re happy to say that this latest conference in Moscow is considered the best. And we guess that the key to success is a mix of good traditions, new experimental experiences and the topicality of content.

The next DevGAMM will take place on November 10-11 in Minsk, Belarus.

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Posted by Renatus on May 24, 2016