The Games Industry Conference (GI), which will take place as a hybrid event this year, starts in October.
Patick Liu, Head of Publishing at Fast Travel Games, will host a moderately difficult session on the challenges facing large development studios with goal setting and team alignment. As the ex-Head of Games at Mojang, Creative Director at Rovio, and Senior Producer at Dice, Patrick has a wealth of experience dealing with such challenges. He will present his insights as an insider and explain how such difficulties can be overcome.
People Can Fly’s Lead Graphics Programmer, Peter Sikachev, is hosting a talk session for anyone interested in Unreal Engine 5. In the past he worked on famous IPs like e.g. B. Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2. Peter will take up the topic of liquid-based simulations of wind in UE5 in his presentation. First he will give an introduction to the theory behind it and the most important points for a practical real-time based simulation before presenting his company’s in-house solution for extending and improving the UE 5 graphics engine.
A continuously updated overview of the 62 of over 120 planned talk sessions that have already been confirmed here available.
More GIC highlights
In addition to highly informative lectures, the conference will also Gamedev Investment Forumthe GIC Legal Summitthe Geek Careers Recruitment Zone and many more side events. Around 40 exhibitors are represented in this year’s B2B Exhibition Zone. Here are the best opportunities to get in touch with new and old business partners. The GRIP app helps to organize business meetings both on site and online. Business meetings are on Friday from 1pm to 6pm, Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Saturday, October 8th begins at 3 p.m Central & Eastern European Game Awards (CEEGA) Gala. After the great successes of the last few years, Eastern Europe’s most important video game awards ceremony will once again honor the best of all new titles in eight categories.
Information about the contest, the speakers and more can be found on the official website: https://gic.gd/#
Music fans can enjoy the performance Epic game music which begins Friday at 6pm (tickets must be purchased separately). With conductor Adam Domurat, singer Carolin, ‘Wønder’ Mrugała, a professional orchestra and the choir of the University of Poznan, the concert will be an unforgettable experience for fans of video game music.
For those interested in the city of Poznan itself, city tours will be offered on all three days of the conference. During the two-hour walking tours, visitors see attractions such as the castle, the cathedral and the old market of the city. The offer is free for speakers and owners of GIC tickets.
Premium and Business Pass holders enjoy free access to the pre-GIC party, which starts on Thursday 6 October at 20:00. Thursday’s Xsolla & GIC Party is open to all attendees with a GIC or Indie Zone Exhibitor pass. A business pass is required for the Poznan Game Arena Party, which starts at 20:30 on Saturday.