Busan City (Mayor Park Hyung-jun), Busan Information Industry Promotion Agency (Director Chung Moon-seop), and Busan Indie Connect Festival Organizing Committee (Chairman Seo Tae-gun, BIC Organizing Committee) said, The offline event of Festival 2022) announced on the 4th that it ended successfully with a total of 15,973 visitors.
The BIC Festival 2022, which was held at the Busan Port International Exhibition Convention Center from 1st to 4th, resumed the offline event of the general visitors, which were restricted by the Corona Fan Demick in three years. Earlier this year, we declared that we will reproduce the enthusiasm for the previous corona. It was renewed.
The exhibition hall was selected as the largest number of 162 works in 23 countries, and there were a total of 130 works, including a total of 130 works, the general and rookie category, the newly established Kennect Pick this year, and the technical exhibition field. In the general and rookie category, the horror action adventure game in a cute animal village ▲ Edu Catid Game Studio’s ‘Biforder Knight’ and the famous emoticon IP ‘Ogu and Secret Forest’ of Sink Hol Studio Co., Ltd. 101 new indie games were displayed. In addition, 27 works such as Soeun’s ‘Rally Rally’ and ▲ Zombie Mate’s ‘CAT SPA’, which were popular in the previous BIC Festival exhibition, were selected as ‘Connect Pick’ and received great response from the ‘BIC Festival’ fans.. Lastly, in the field of technology exhibitions, Team Raud’s ‘EATER’ and ▲ Team345 ‘Seedvault’, which were developed using their own engines and technology, were selected to present the direction of the new indie game.
In addition to the exhibition, in the two-day conference, the two-day conference was held in the conference for ‘My Development Journal’ session and technology and arts that can be heard of the vivid game contents development story of indie game developers, including Kim Sang-won, the developer of ‘ALT F4’. The session was held on the theme of collaboration of cultural arts and game contents such as philosophy. In addition, the Biz Session, which was participated by Yaha, Mega Zone Cloud, Epic Games, and Nicalis, communicated with indie game developers on the theme of new game contents technology and trends.
The Biz Matching Program, which was held in the same period, was involved in 14 sponsors, including the Platinum sponsors, Studio Kingdom, Nicalis, and Pearl Abyss, and exceeded 100 pre-matching and finished with more than 300 cases.
Since then, the Festival Day (9.3. ~ 9.4.) Has provided various events such as ‘Sticker Big Go Event’ and ‘BIC OX Quiz’. In particular, events using ‘John’, the representative character of ‘BIC Festival’ such as ‘Overcome John’ and ‘John Indie Special Live’, have received great response, and the charm of Virtual influencer ‘John’ to visitors Imprinted.
At the closing ceremony held on the 4th, the BIC Awards awards ceremony was held this year. First of all, this year’s Grand Prix was awarded by Nerial’s Card Shark, and Rookie’s Rising Star was named by the Irix’s Shambles.
In addition, in the general sector, ▲ esports Team Fractal Alligator’s ‘WrestledUnk Sports’, ▲ Audio Bearmask’s ‘Lo-Fi Room’ Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, ▲ Experimental ALJO GAMES ‘Moss’, ▲ Game Design ‘CARD SHARK’, ▲ Art NERIAL’s Card Shark The forest was suspicious.
In the rookie category, social impact Hitech’s ‘Father Hood’, ▲ Audio Pubul’s ‘Miray’, ▲ Casual BIB’s ‘PA! NT’ He won the year of the year of the Bidsuder Knight Bigs of the Eon-Dew Catid Game Studio.
For gamers who have remained unfortunate after the offline event, the BIC Festival will expand the online exhibition period this year until September 30. Visitors who want to enjoy each work more relaxed can purchase each exhibition by purchasing online tickets through BIC official website.
Seo Tae-gun, chairman of the Busan Indie Connect Festival Organizing Committee, said, This BIC festival reproduces the pre-corona transfer and can be a window for harmony between indie game developers, gamers and industry officials. You can check the current status of the indie game industry, which is growing to the extent, and the sensation is heavy. The BIC Festival will also grow continuously and contribute to the spread of global indie game culture.
Chung Moon-seop, director of the Busan Information Industry Promotion Agency, said, Thank you for all the general visitors who visited in three years and the sponsors and developers who have been running a heated exhibition for four days. It was, he said. We will confirm the direction and possibilities of the latest indie game market through this event, and we will try to make the BIC festival a foothold so that the indie game industry can grow in the future.
The Busan Information Industry Promotion Agency operates the Busan Global Game Center with the support of Busan Metropolitan City, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Creative Contents Promotion Agency to foster the game industry in Busan. The BIC Festival is held every year with the Organizing Committee.