Weplay Expo, one of the few gaming culture festival in 2021 scheduled to physically take place in China! This will be one of the largest game expo this year, involving video gaming, arcade, and tabletop . WeplayExpo will be held on November 11-12, 2021, in Shanghai. The latest details about the expo can be found at https://www.weplaymore.com/english.
Over the past four years, WePlay has been working on bringing a unique game culture experience to China.We have brought all different platform games, with high quality gaming content and experience gathered from all over the world. The most popular companies involved including Blizzard, Ubisoft, PlayStation, Square Enix, 2K games and a lot of indie game brands. In 2020, more than three hundred games from China, Poland, Japan and other thirteen countries covering all major platforms were present; some even had their public debut at WePlay.
Weplay also offers a rich experience around gaming and is a fantastic event for younger generations. This event is complete with mini live, arts gallery, game competitions, board games, etc. Try to imagine the combined experience from Pax, Gen Con, MAG Fest and EVO! On our main stage, WePlay has more than ten shows packed in two days every year. Including live music, speed runs, competitions, and special guest appearances! Previous guests covers: Bryan Dechart: actor from the game Detroit: Become Human, Koji Igarashi: the producer of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and many more .
Game Development Education and Careers showed up as a new area in WePlay since last year. It was the first time student developers were given an opportunity to exhibit their games to a wider public audience. This provides a great opportunity for students to better understand and connect with the gaming industry.
“WePlay is a gaming carnival for hardcore gamers and fans, where we showcase our latest games and lead fans to explore the coolest gaming worlds.” Words from exhibitor after they joined WePlay.
The fast growing China game market is the main reason why more international companies wish to join WePlay; especially for those who mainly sells over steam. It is said Steam users from China may have already exceeded fifty million, with local indie games having sold big numbers, some of them sold over two million copies. Examples include Dyson Sphere Program, Taiwu Scroll and Tale of Immortal. Games which support the Chinese language also experienced a rapid growth in sales. WePlay is the perfect event to connect and actually meet local users, media, influencers and potential partners.
Aside from the fast growing Chinese game consumer market, more companies from around the world want to attend WePlay, nothing it as the best event for further developing the China game market. In 2020,"Games from Poland" brought twelve games from Poland, while JETRO also organized eleven Japanese companies to join WePlay for business development and talks. It has become the best platform to match international and domestic game enterprises.
CiGADC 2021 will be held as usual – one day before WePlay Expo. CiGADC is a conference for game developers and game industry practitioners that covers design, vision, programming, narrative, platform, marketing and more. A number of industry leaders from China and abroad will share cutting-edge technology and market information with developers from around the world. To get the latest information on CiGADC 2021 check out our website: https://www.cigadc.com/english
This year will be 5th anniversary of WePlay, so at the event you will experience a major upgrade and an expansive immersive play experience to all the players out there. For more updates on WePlay 2021 , follow WePlay Expo on Twitter, Facebook, and Discord.
WePlay Expo is the largest gaming culture festival in China where you can play games the entire time with a fresh perspective you might have never had before.It has been organized by CiGA since 2017.
All types of game platforms are present, with high quality cultural content and experience gathered from all over the world. WePlay also create a fantastic event directly for the newest generation who enjoys games on any platform; such as console games, computer games, mobile games and board games. This includes unique experiences, such as themed immersion, mini live, guest meet & greet, anime & manga, pop art, merchandise, etc.
CiGA Developer Conference (CiGADC) is a conference organized by CiGA for game developers and game industry practitioners that covers design, vision, programming, narrative, platform, marketing, game launch logistics and more. Guests from all over the world always have rich experiences or have given unique contributions to the field.
In concert with the conference, a B2B exhibition and negotiation area will be set up in the venue to facilitate sharing within the industry. They can show their projects, services and opportunities for cooperation to their desired demographic. CiGADC provides true value, unique information and opportunities for everyone who is serious about the gaming industry.
Founded in 2015, the China Independent Game Alliance (CiGA) is by far the largest independent game organization in China; running various independent game related events throughout the year with the greatest amount of influence in China. CiGA has built a strong network of resources to support independent game developers in investment, incubation, development, publishing, marketing, communication, and more.
CiGA has an open communicative and cooperative relationship with many international game development organizations, game industry associations, international game industry events and developer groups. We actively promote a cooperative environment and exchange between the Chinese game industry and the international game market. This is primarily to help the overseas game organizations and enterprises to develop cooperative ventures and products in China.