20.05.2024

The next WN Conference will be held in Istanbul from June 11 to 12

Information has surfaced about the upcoming WN Conference scheduled for this summer. The event will take place in the convenient transportation hub of Istanbul in early June. Over 1,500 representatives from the gaming industry are expected to attend.

Photo: Ibrahim Uzun Source: UnSplash

It is already known that the speakers will include:

  • Rami Ismail — developer of the iconic games Ridiculous Fishing and Nuclear Throne, and founder of the indie team service presskit();
  • Alexander Nasonov, producer of the turn-based tactic game Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition;
  • Türker Karahan — co-founder of Udo Games, which created major hyper-casual projects like boas.io and Street Life;
  • Ismet Gökşen — founder of the investment firm Ludus Ventures, actively investing in Turkish gaming projects.

The topics of the upcoming presentations will include the specifics of the local market, the challenges of modern publishing, and discussions on the venture climate. Some speakers will address the use of AI and Web3.

Traditionally, the conference will feature an expo. WN Conference guests will be able to discuss business aspects that interest them and visit exhibits of developers presenting prototypes and vertical slices of game projects.

On the right — game developer booths

In addition, the conference will feature the WN Game Finder Contest, judged by representatives from Ubisoft, Playstudios, 3D Realms, and Saber Interactive.

Ticket prices start at €229. This is the price for an indie ticket without access to parties (two are planned — a pre-party and a big party at the end of the first day). A ticket with access to the pre-party will cost €449, while the premium ticket is priced at €589. Prices will increase closer to the event date.

Those who cannot attend in person but wish to engage with participants can purchase an online ticket for €99. This grants access to the WN meeting system, allowing interaction with all event guests, as well as access to lecture recordings.

Key sponsors of the event include companies such as Yandex Games, Moloco, adikteev, Xsolla, JustMoby, and GEM Capital.

The large summer conference by WN Media Group has been held in Istanbul for three years in a row. The first event took place in 2022, gathering about 1,400 participants. Last year, it was held in conjunction with the AI For Business event and gathered over 1,500 attendees.

Photo from last year's conference in Istanbul

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