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November 29, 2023

Andreas Betsche

Philippines to Host B2B International Video Game Industry Event: GameDev Summit Announced

November 29, 2023 | Andreas Betsche

The upcoming GameDev Summit (GDS) in the Philippines is set to be a gathering for industry insiders and enthusiasts alike. Scheduled for February 15-16, 2024, this event promises a fusion of innovation, networking, and exploration against the backdrop of the stunning Boracay Island.

GameDev Summit: a B2B event for the gaming industry

Comprising two tracks – External Development and Indie Games – GDS aims to serve as a nexus for studios, developers, advocates, and stakeholders, encouraging collaboration and advancement within the video game landscape.

The organizers are expecting participants and speakers from a wide range of local and international affiliations, including Xbox, Respawn Entertainment, Riot Games, Electronic Arts, Capcom, Remedy, GameOps, Pixel Mafia, Brandoville Studios, Boomzap, and Kowloon.

GameDev Summit Philippines

Of particular interest to our readers is the Indie Games Track, which promises to serve as a platform, offering attendees a spectrum of opportunities to glean insights, unearth new prospects, and delve deeper into the dynamics of indie game development. This track is presented in cooperation with the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP).

Who can benefit from participation in GameDev Summit’s Indie Games Track?

  • Indie Developers: Eager to receive wisdom from industry luminaries and expand their network in game development.
  • Publishers: Scouting fresh talent and innovative content.
  • Investors: Keen to explore the striving domain of indie games.
  • Industry Mentors and Advocates: Driven to share their knowledge with the next generation of indie game developers.

The event will feature talks from prominent industry figures, including Bam Aquino (Mee Games), Juney Dikstra (EA XDI), Jason Della Rocca (Execution Labs), Anlu Liu (Kowloon), Chris Natsuume (Boomzap), and Kristian Roberts (Nordicity).

The Indie Games Track’s features include:

  • Curated Talks and Workshops: Presented by seasoned veterans, offering insights and experiences from the forefront of the indie game industry.
  • MeetToMatch System: Streamlines schedules for networking and meetings.
  • Welcome and Farewell Parties: Opportunities to unwind and connect with leaders within the gaming sphere.

For those intrigued to join the GameDev Summit in the Philippines, registration and further event details are available on the official GDS website. Stay updated by following GDS on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, X, and Instagram.


Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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