Global indie game festival kicks off in Busan

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Global indie game festival kicks off in Busan

By Jun Ji-hye

A global indie game festival kicked off Friday in Busan for a three-day run, bringing developers of independent games from all around the world together.

According to the festival's organizing committee, 118 indie games, developed inside and outside of the country, will be showcased during this year's Busan Indie Connect Festival.

At the annual festival, which began in 2015, dozens of independent studios and hundreds of developers gather to show their projects, share their inspirations and help foster a growing global developer community, the committee said.

This year, a program to support businesses of indie game developers has been newly added.

A number of companies also participated in the event as sponsors. They include global indie game developer Nicalis, as well as Amazon Web Service, Epic Games Korea and Pearl Abyss.

"The Busan Indie Connect Festival is a venue in which people can meet with a wide variety of genres of indie games to which they cannot have easy access in their daily lives," said Seo Tae-gun, executive chairman of the organizing committee. "We will continue to explore and support promising indie game developers and vitalize development of indie games in order to diversify the game industry."


By Jun Ji-hye

A global indie game festival kicked off Friday in Busan for a three-day run, bringing developers of independent games from all around the world together.

According to the festival's organizing committee, 118 indie games, developed inside and outside of the country, will be showcased during this year's Busan Indie Connect Festival.

At the annual festival, which began in 2015, dozens of independent studios and hundreds of developers gather to show their projects, share their inspirations and help foster a growing global developer community, the committee said.

This year, a program to support businesses of indie game developers has been newly added.

A number of companies also participated in the event as sponsors. They include global indie game developer Nicalis, as well as Amazon Web Service, Epic Games Korea and Pearl Abyss.

"The Busan Indie Connect Festival is a venue in which people can meet with a wide variety of genres of indie games to which they cannot have easy access in their daily lives," said Seo Tae-gun, executive chairman of the organizing committee. "We will continue to explore and support promising indie game developers and vitalize development of indie games in order to diversify the game industry."


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