The St. Petersburg WN Conference will be held on July 5-6. What will it be like?

The WN Conference is just over two weeks away. We tell you what to expect from the anniversary conference (the first WN, then still called White Nights, was held in St. Petersburg in the summer of 2012) in our material.


The event will be held at a new venue — DAA EXPO, which is part of the Design District creative cluster in Krasnogvardeysky district.

Expo — hall of the former workshop of the Central Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering for two thousand square meters with ceilings of 48 meters.

The location is located very close to the city center — a 15-minute drive from Nevsky Prospekt.

Developer Exhibition

The site will traditionally host an exhibition of developers. More than 50 teams are expected.

Conference plan
Recall that participation in the exhibition is free.

To get your own stand and one premium ticket, it is enough to send an application.

Acceptance of applications for participation is still open.


The lecture component of the event has more than 30 performances. They will go in one stream. Among the editors who liked us , we note the following:

July 5th

  • How to create and sell games while still living in Russia”

Program presentation by SoftClub account Director Sergey Zykov on how domestic game development copes with the challenges presented to it by the current crisis.

  • “The future of desktop and mobile gaming in the CIS

Report by Rodion Kotelnikov, Technical director of VK Play, the Russian equivalent of Steam. It is dedicated to what VK is ready to offer today to teams operating in the CIS.

  • Measures to support game development

The Internet Development Institute (IRI) recently announced that it will allocate 1 billion rubles for the development of Russian game development. Anton Klyuchkin, Advisor to the Director General of the IRI, will tell you in detail about the grants.

July 6

  • What is the difference between developing a VR project and creating a free-play game

Ruslan Gerasim, the leading R&D designer of CM Games (formerly Creative Mobile), will share what the studio faced when moving from the development of free-play games to the “rails” of paid VR products.

  • SCRUM methodology for launching mobile titles

Natalia Popova, the head of the studio’s development, will reveal how the processes changed after Friday’s Games technical team switched to SCRUM.

  • How We Launched Diplomacy Is Not an Option

Oleg Sakharov, the founder and chief designer of Door 407, will devote his report to a detailed story about the six months preceding the launch of the Diplomacy Is Not an Option strategy in early access.


As always, two parties will be held as part of the main program of the WN Conference.

The pre-party will take place on the eve of the opening — on July 4 at the Scarlet Sails restaurant. This place — right in front of the Peter and Paul Fortress — is well known to regular visitors of the summer WN.

Scarlet Sails Restaurant
The main party, which will end the first day of the conference, will be held in the panoramic restaurant of the author’s cuisine Crystal on the Sinopskaya embankment.

Crystal Restaurant***

The organizers expect about 1000 participants at the venue.

You can buy tickets at this link.

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