– 65 kinds of indie games were introduced to the audience through the ‘BIC Showcase X G-Star 2021’ exhibition
– Indie games of various genres, including the ‘BIC 2021’ exhibition and the winning works of ‘BIC Game Jam 2021’, received a great response.
Busan Metropolitan City (Mayor Park Hyung-Jun), Busan Information Industry Promotion Agency (President Jung Moon-Seop), and Busan Indie Connect Festival Organizing Committee (Chairman Seo Tae-Gun) successfully ended the ‘BIC Showcase X G-Star 2021’ exhibition, which was held from the 17th to the 21st. said on the 22nd.
In the ‘BIC Showcase X G-Star 2021’ exhibition, 65 kinds of indie games were presented to many visitors to the event. Among the 121 games introduced at the ‘Busan Indie Connect Festival 2021 (hereinafter BIC 2021)’ held in September, 30 games including 10 winners of the ‘BIC 2021 Award’ and 3 winners of the ‘BIC Game Jam’ participated in the exhibition. 30 games received through the G-Star Secretariat and 5 games produced by Game Academy students were included in this exhibition, making it the largest showcase ever. Xsolla and NCsoft participated in the sponsorship.
The ‘BIC Showcase X G-Star 2021’ exhibition, which was placed in the first exhibition hall, received a warm response than ever. Visitors to the booth participate in the ‘Indie Game Taste Test’, which helps them find the indie game exhibition zone that suits their taste, while enjoying various indie games from around the world and actively asking questions or expressing their feelings to the developers of each game. appeared to communicate with
In particular, the BIC organizing committee supported a contest program for indie game developers with Xsolla, which has been sponsoring the BIC festival for 4 consecutive years. △ ‘Wand Games” ‘TurnTack’, which won the Xsolla eXcellence Award, the best game selected by Xsolla participating in BIC Showcase 2021, will receive a cash prize of $7,000, Xsolla Funding Club benefits, and Xsolla Partner Network Credit worth $2,000. ‘Kalpa – Original Rhythm Game’ of ‘Quesera Games’, which won the Xsolla neXt Generation Award, the best game selected by the votes of booth visitors, was supported with a cash prize of $3,000 and benefits from the Xsolla Funding Club.
Busan Indie Connect Festival Organizing Committee Chairman Seo Tae-geon said, “BIC Showcase X G-Star 2021 has been well-received more than ever and successfully finished the exhibition. I believe you have given We look forward to the day when we will officially introduce the game to users who enjoy the game, and we ask for your support for the many developers who are working hard even at this time.”
Busan Information Industry Promotion Agency is operating the Busan Global Game Center with the support of Busan Metropolitan City, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Creative Content Agency to foster the game industry in Busan. Together with the organizing committee, the BIC Festival is held every year.
|By Kim Young-hoon, staff reporter [email protected]|