WN Conference Belgrade'23

Онлайн платформа доступна: 23 ноября - 22 декабря, 2023

About

WN Conference in Belgrade – a developer-focused deal-making event for the video game industry that took place on December 7-8, 2023. Participants had the opportunity to connect with others, learn, and discuss current industry trends.
The main topics discussed during the event included mobile game development, game design, art and game production, game publishing, talent management, game analytics, and more. Additionally, there were two fantastic networking parties.

Meet Our Featured Speakers

Raphael Colantonio

Co-Сreated Dishonored, Prey, and Weird West

Miroslav Micevic

Director Of Operations
Ebb Software

Sanja Zugic

Director of Culture and Engagement
PLAYSTUDIOS EUROPE

Johnnemann Nordhagen

Worked on Bioshock, Gone Home, XCOM

Mina Simić

Lead Product Artist
Two Desperados

John Kavanagh

Sales Director
TransPerfect Gaming Solutions

Michael Isidorov

Operations Director
MGVC

Pavle Music

Concept Artist
Bunker VFX

Anna Ponyatoykina

Country Manager, Eastern Europe (CIS)
Xsolla

Danica Čudić

2D Artist
Two Desperados

Vladimir Zivkovic

Co-Owner / Game Designer / Artist
Foxy Voxel

Mladen Martinčević

Technical Director
PLAYSTUDIOS EUROPE

Christopher Bergstresser

Board Member
Mogul Games Group

Mirko Topalski

CEO
MBTR Ventures & Consulting

Sasha Zlotnitskaia

Game Designer
Playkot

Vanja Knežević

Game Developer
Euclidean Studios

Andrea Aleksić

Co-Founder / Lead Environment Artist
Phobos

Tanya Lavorenko

Business Development Manager
Zorka Agency

Vanja Jakovljević

Talent Acquisition Manager
Mad Head Games

Dragan Jerosimović

Game Developer

Program

Two Days' Worth of Cutting-Edge Industry Knowledge

Download program* *The program may be updated

UTC+2

09:30 - 11:00

Welcome Coffee

11:00 - 11:05

Welcome to WN Belgrade!

Antonio Pasalic
WN Media Group
11:05 - 12:00
Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion on Serbian Indie Scene 2.0: What a Difference a Year Makes

Moderator Vanja Knežević
Euclidean Studios
Andrea Aleksić
Phobos
Djordje Markovic
Bohemian Pulp
Nikola Šoškić
Shosha Games
Vladimir Živković
Foxy Voxel
12:00 - 12:30
Solo Talk

Have a Heart: Why a Strong Story is Good Business for Indies

Johnnemann Nordhagen
Dim Bulb Games
12:30 - 13:00
Solo Talk

How to Boost Mobile Game Revenue: Proven Web Shop Strategies

Anna Ponyatoykina
Xsolla
13:00 - 14:00

Refreshments Break

14:00 - 15:00
Panel Discussion

Raising VC Funding for PC and Mobile Games in 2024

Moderator Mikhail Isidorov
My.Games Venture Capital
Mirko Topalski
MBTR Ventures & Consulting (previously CEO at Eipix, CEO at Playrix RS)
Igor Živkovski
Moravčević, Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr
15:00 - 15:30
Solo Talk

AI in Gaming and Its Impact on Localisation

John Kavanagh
TransPerfect Gaming Solutions
15:30 - 16:00
Solo Talk

A Developer’s Guide to Growth

Mladen Martinčević
PLAYSTUDIOS EUROPE
16:00 - 16:30
Solo Talk

How (Not) to Hurt Yourself with Interactive Narrative

Dragan Jerosimović
16:30 - 17:00
Fireside Chat

Discussing Immersive Sims, Life, and the Art of Change with Raphael Colantonio

Oleg Nesterenko
Game World Observer
Raphael Colantonio

WN Dev Contest Jury

Shiew Yeu Loh

Senior Outsourcing Manager
Riot Games

Alena Dubrovina

Art Director
Larian Studios

Jason O'Connell

Creative Director
Saber Interactive

Valerio di Donato

CEO
34BigThings

Kadri Harma

Venture Partner
Sisu Ventures

Martine Spaans

Game Publisher at FGL & Tamalaki / General Manager at Dutch Games Association

Montgomery Singman

Managing Partner
Radiance Strategic Solutions

Sponsors & Partners

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Partners

Contacts

Pavel Ryaykkonen

CEO & Founder
pavel@wn.media

Julia Lebedeva

COO & Partner
julia@wn.media

Yuliana Baygazova

Marketing & PR
marketing@wn.media

Antonio Pasalic

Program Director
antonio@wn.media

Denys Prymakin

Head of Sales
sales@wn.media
Telegram: DenysPr