As the fledgling crypto games market evolves and grows, we will start to see a more global community presence emerge. One of the exciting ways to strengthen the crypto games community, is to attend conferences. The Crypto Games Conference in Kiev is the first international conference dedicated completely to Crypto Games and the development teams who are pioneering in that space. They are building a roster of speakers that include many industry leaders from across the globe. Attendees will no doubt have a chance to participate in rich knowledge sharing and discussion about this exciting new trend in games.
We were able to catch up this week with Andriy Sharanevych who is one of the co-organizers of the conference.
Can you tell me a bit of background about your team? What inspired you to start the crypto games conference?
My name is Andriy Sharanevych; I am co-organizer of the Crypto Games Conference (https://cryptogames.events). The team behind the event has an extensive background in games development. I’m doing games for over 20 years, starting with Chasm: The Rift – the first FPS 3D shooter in ex-USSR – back in 1997. Since then I’ve participated in development of over 50 games across PC, consoles, web and mobile platforms. Eugene Lavrinenko, who is co-organizer of the conference, has over 9 years of game development experience. He is founder of the Cells Games, developer of over 15 different games and an active participant and speaker at games conferences. Our team includes Sasha Paleeva and Katerina Burbela, who organized Casual Connect and Games Gathering conferences. We come from different companies, but share the same vision. Last year we saw a significant increase of interest toward crypto games among developers and publishers. The niche is still in early infancy and reminds me of early gamedev days, when the space was not yet dominated by big guys sitting on huge marketing war chests, which makes it really exciting and brings a lot of opportunities for both indie developers and renowned studios alike. After hosting successful meetups and having a lot of talks and discussions about this unfolding market, we’ve decided to organize a first full scale event focused solely on blockchain and cryptocurrency-based gaming to bring together the community of like-minded people who are set to change the industry!
Tell me about how the vision for the conference in the long term.
Tell us about your upcoming event. Venue, location, speakers, etc…
What are some of the projects out there that you find really exciting? Who are the players to watch?
What are some of the barriers / keys to success you see ahead for the crypto games industry?
Any important announcements coming up you would like to share?
If you can carve out time, go support the incredibly innovative crypto games community at the Crypto Games Conference in Kiev, Ukraine. To learn more about the conference, download the CGC one pager here, or visit their website at: cryptogames.events
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