PlatinumGames, 2K Games, Nihon Falcom, XL Games, Hypergryph and more: G-STAR Announces its Amazing Superstar Speaker Line-up for G-CON 2020!

The Korean games market is the 4th biggest in the world and G-STAR is the best way to access everything the region has to offer. With the new online format for 2020, G-STAR is now easily accessible for everybody, presenting superb opportunities to network with the ever-growing Asian market, and hear about everything it has to offer from its incredible line-up of global games industry leaders.
Busan, 5 November 2020 – There are only two weeks to go to G-STAR 2020 and the networking matchmaking system is LIVE! Meetings are already being created in their thousands. G-CON this year will be streamed free via G-STAR TV and will be available for everyone, and with such a star-studded line-up of global gaming giants, you really do want to make sure you are there (virtually). The honoured guests taking to the digital stage this year will cover a vast array of topics including Game Development, Esports, AR/VR, Blockchain Gaming, and Next Generation Consoles.

G-CON SPEAKERS REVEALED

This year’s speaker line-up is one of the best ever. With all talks lasting 20 minutes, you are guaranteed to learn more than just a few simple tips and tricks. With top industry speakers from companies like PlatinumGames, 2K Games, Nihon Falcom, XL Games, Hypergryph, Gen.G eSport, Facebook, Paradox Interactive, The Sandbox and many more, you will definitely find something to be inspired by, and to learn from. The provisional line-up is still being finalised and is subject to change, but here’s how it’s shaping up:

Trends in the Korean Game Industry and the ArcheAge2 development story – Jake Song, XLGames 
In this session, Jake Song, Korea’s TOP game developer and founder of XLGames, along with other key members of XLGames, will analyze the trends in the game industry. They also discuss future plans and details on the Korean’s top-anticipated ArcheAge2.
The Story of a Star Developer who Changed the Paradigm of Action Games – Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames
PlatinumGames is one of leading Japanese game studio, developing the Bayonetta series, and Nier-Automata and more. Hideki Kamiya, the director of Devil May CryResident Evil 2(and more) will deliver his own philosophy and simple story for action game development through this session.
NBA 2K21 Development Story – 2K Games
The next generation of basketball games has finally arrived bringing a whole host of new features and upgrades to the series. Learn all about the development of the latest game, the challenges faced, and how these were overcome.
The Crusader Kings 3 Development Story – Alexander Oltner, Paradox Interactive 
Paradox Interactive crafts games for all systems that allow players to experience rich, personal stories. Their latest release, Crusader Kings 3, launched over the summer, and has been a tremendous success, beloved by longtime fans of the series while attracting many new players at the same time.
The Age Of Making A Living By Playing Games: Pro Gamers Are Not The Last Stop – Kang Chan-Yong (Ambition), Gen.G eSport
Kang Chan-Yon is better known as Ambition in League of Legends. Kang is retired but works as a streamer for Gen.G eSports and will provide insight into the life of a pro gamer.
How Arknights Became a Unique Game – Hai Mao, Hypergryph
Arknights is a strategy RPG for mobile with visually stunning graphics and a well-crafted continuous storyline. Design Director Hai Mao will explain the story behind the game’s development.
MZ Generation Strategy: How We Found the Answers in Road of Heroes – Yoon Sung-Guk, Clover Games
Clover Games is based in Seoul and makes wonderfully creative RPGs. This talk will focus on how they used specific knowledge of their target audience to create Road of Heroes.
Blood Ocean Beyond the Red Sea: Succeeding With an Indie Game – Moon Ji-Hwan, Team Horay
Team Horay is an indie game development team based in South Korea. This talk will explain a little about the creation of its title Dungreed and its incredible achievements to date.
Current Trends in Adventure Games: Console Games in Korea  – Jin Seung-Ho, LINE Games Corporation / Team Largo
Jin Seung-Ho from Team Largo will take you through the development of Buried Stars, a mystery adventure game set inside a TV studio, where players must communicate with the other contestants and try to escape the collapsing building.
A Very Refreshing Game: The Development Story of Baba is You – Arvi Teikari, Hempuli
Baba is You by Finnish developer Arvi Teikari won awards for Best Student Game and Excellence in Design at the Independent Game Festival in 2018. In his own words, developer Arvi Teikari will talk about how he developed this unique and creative puzzle game.
A Story of the Positive Elements of Gaming through KT Real Cube – Park Jung-Ho, KT
KT Real Cube offers XR experiences to create a mixed reality learning experience for both young and older generations to promote brain health and activity. KT’s Park Jung-Ho will share his insights.
The Prospect of VR Entertainment – Yelena Rachitsky, Facebook/Oculus
There is no doubt VR is here to stay, but how will it continue to expand beyond games? Facebook’s Yelena Rachitsky will explore all the possibilities.
The Next Digital Revolution Will Start in Virtual Worlds – Sebastien Borget, The Sandbox
The Sandbox is a community-driven platform where creators can monetise voxel assets and gaming experiences on the blockchain. Sebastien Borget will discuss how everyone can benefit from the virtual world experience through blockchain, and explain their native token SAND, virtual space LAND, and making your own playable game without coding or programming knowledge.
Toshihiro Kondo, Nihon Falcom
Japanese Developer Nihon Falcom should need no introduction. He’s been building magical RPGs for decades. The Legend of Heroes series has seen no fewer than 14 titles, including sub-series.
DON’T DELAY – GET YOUR TICKET NOW!

G-STAR runs on 17-21 November, so there are only a couple of weeks to go to book your place at this amazing online exhibition. As well watching sessions at G-CON, a ticket gives you access to the Live Biz Matching meeting system and so much more, so this really is a great chance to explore new territory, hear from the most exciting speakers, and do business with some of the biggest games companies in the world. Full tickets cost just $200 and can easily be booked by heading to the English-language Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/g-star-global-game-exhibition-2020-tickets-115423999289

DOUBLE CONFERENCE DISCOUNT DEAL

G-STAR and Pocket Gamer Connects have been promotional partners for several years now and this year they have joined to bring you an amazing conference combo. A standard G-STAR ticket is $200 (above) – but book to attend Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 at the same time and you can save 20% off the price of a combined ticket, thanks to a combined ticket deal.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pg-connects-digital-4-tickets-120442852815

Our partner conference, Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4, belongs to a series of b2b events for the games industry, run since 2014 by Steel Media, publishers of PocketGamer.biz, the leading mobile games industry website. The next Pocket Gamer Connects conference takes place entirely online on 9-13 November, 2020 and features over 230 speakers who will educate and inspire through an agenda of themed tracks set to cover monetisation and growth, global game trends and company culture, development tools and stories and strategies to thrive in the modern gaming market be it mobile, PC, console, blockchain or XR. It also features access to the Games Industry Investor Summit in association with Enthusiast Gaming, designed as an ideal introduction to the latest developments, trends and investment opportunities within the $160 billion videogames industry. G-STAR features prominently at the event too, including appearing as a supporting brand on the November Big Indie Pitch: https://www.bigindiepitch.com/upcoming-events/

ABOUT G-STAR

Organized by the Korea Association of Game Industry (K-GAMES) and co-organized by G-STAR Organizing Committee and Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency, G-STAR is “the best gateway to the Asia games market”. Launched in 2005, this annual South Korean computer and video game trade and consumer show is the one-stop, easily-accessible gateway to Eastern markets, and takes place annually in Busan, South Korea. With one of the most active and developed gaming markets behind it, the biggest players in publishing, development and investment gather at G-STAR every year, to do business and set the industry trends. Register now at
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/g-star-global-game-exhibition-2020-tickets-115423999289

ABOUT POCKET GAMER 

Steel Media Ltd is a consumer and b2b technology publisher and events company based in the UK. Its biggest consumer brand is PocketGamer.com, the longest-running and biggest games site dedicated to the mobile and handheld scene. It also publishes a range of b2b sites, including mobile-focussed PocketGamer.biz, and also organises many international events, such as the world-renowned Pocket Gamer Connects conference series. More than 27,000 industry professionals have attended the Pocket Gamer Connects international conference series since 2014. Since then, the roadshow has landed in the UK, Canada, USA, Finland, Hong Kong, Jordan and India. With the advent of the Digital conferences in 2020, 68 countries are represented at the online events. Since October 2019, Steel Media Ltd has been part of the Enthusiast Gaming group. https://www.enthusiastgaming.com/

Register for G-STAR and Pocket Gamer Connects Digital #4 at the same time, to receive up to 20% discount, at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pg-connects-digital-4-tickets-120442852815