Games Emerge Conference (GEC), 2020
Games Emerge Conference (GEC) is Pakistan’s biggest game industry event that gathers national, international industry veterans and aspiring game developers, game designers, game artists, producers, and publishers together under one roof. The primary goal of GEC is to promote the video game development industry in Pakistan. The event aims to provide learning, mentoring and networking opportunities for video game development students and industry professionals.
GEC 2020 will continue the legacy of creating and promoting a vibrant community of game developers in Pakistan. Two days conference will be filled with talks, panel sessions and workshops by industry veterans. However, this will be the first time that international speakers and renowned game developers will travel to Pakistan to speak on stage. Through this undertaking, we aim to further bridge the gap between the local and international game industry.
GEC will also host its second, Games Showcase, where local indie developers will be able to showcase their games to professional mentors, potential investors, and publishers. Such a platform can help boost the developer’s finances and network, and help them achieve their goal of bringing their product to the market. The best entries to the showcase will be selected and given awards based on their engagement, immersiveness, social impact, and other criteria.
2 Days of Conference
This year GEC 2018 will comprise of two days. Local and International Speakers will join the conference and give talks via skype. This is the first time when international speakers will visit Pakistan for their sessions. It will be a great opportunity for game developers to network and discover more opportunities.
Talks and Workshops Details
As one of the primary aims of the conference is to provide learning opportunities and mentoring to developers and potential developers, there will be talks by industry veterans and training workshops conducted by professionals. As there are relatively fewer trained and experienced professionals in the Pakistani game industry and there appears to be a buildup of considerable interest in it, these talks and workshops would be a very important and attractive part of the conference.
These learning events would focus on different aspects of games and game development, specifically,
- Game Design and Production
- AI in Games
- Art and Animations
- Sound Design and Composition
- Video Game Narratives
- User research in Games
- Mobile Games Marketing and User Monetization
- Quality Assurance in Games
Pakistan Game Showcase
In order to promote the local game developers and give them a larger audience at a central platform, a Games Showcase will be organized as part of the conference. As part of the games showcase, local developers and vendors will get a chance to show their games to the conference attendees and get media coverage as part of the conference. As the conference attendees will also have some experienced members of the game industry, the showcasing developers will get a chance to interact with them and get valuable feedback on their products.
Awards will be presented to selected entries games and product showcase to encourage students and new game developers. The awards will be given based on the following criteria.
Currently, applications are open for a place at the games and product showcase. Check more details here.