Information has emerged about the WN Conference planned for the summer. The event will take place in the convenient transport hub — Istanbul — in early June. It is expected to be attended by over 1,500 representatives of the gaming industry.

Photo: Ibrahim Uzun Source: UnSplash

It is already known that the speakers will include:

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

Topics of the upcoming presentations include the specifics of the local market, the challenges of modern publishing, and a discussion of the venture climate. Some speakers will touch on the use of AI and Web3.

Traditionally, the conference will feature an expo. WN Conference guests will have the opportunity to discuss business aspects of interest and visit the developer exhibition featuring prototypes and vertical slices of gaming projects.

On the right — the game developers' stands

In addition, the WN Game Finder Contest is timed to coincide with the conference, with judges from Ubisoft, Playstudios, 3D Realms, and Saber Interactive.

Ticket prices start at €229. This is the price for an indie ticket without access to the 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 €589. Prices will increase as the event date approaches.

Those who can't attend in person but want to connect with participants can purchase an online ticket for €99. It provides access to the WN meeting system, where you can communicate with all event guests and watch lecture recordings.

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

The large summer conference of WN Media Group has been held in Istanbul for the third consecutive year. It was first held in 2022 and attracted around 1,400 participants. Last year, it was held in conjunction with the AI For Business event and attracted over 1,500 attendees.

Photo from last year's conference in Istanbul