GIC Success stories

Since we started our adventure with game development, we came across countless studios, game, audio, and graphics developers or just simple games maniacs that found their path to success. Some of them you may already know, some are to be met in the upcoming edition of GIC.

Whether your achievement is a business opportunity, mentoring, or somebody that shares your vision – we are glad that we are the place where you gain your goals.

 

Below small sample of our friends and their accomplishments during the Game Industry Conference.

 

 

Olga Kovinova, Head of Partner Success Xsolla

“Of the 40+ shows we had last year, GIC was one of the busiest for Xsolla’s business development. Great meetings with talented developers (indie to enterprise) in conviniently located beatiful Poznań.
This year looks even better! We’re excited to meet more gaming companies and discuss how Xsolla’s Payment, Sales, and Marketing Solutions can help them improve and sell more games globally.”
 

 

Piotr Mistygacz, Senior LvL Designer Techland

“I am at GIC since 2015. We always visit with a large team from Techland. It’s not only a perfect place to exchange knowledge an experience, but an event to meet devs from Poland and the wide world. I met a lot of talented people there and have a chance to see some only there. For me, the most important thing is gaining contact and the opportunity to share knowledge with anyone who needs it.”
 

Mikołaj Pawłowski, CEO Juggler Games

“Juggler Games will be forever in GIC dept. We are a game development studio, who created My Memory of Us – a story-driven action and puzzle title. It was during GIC we met Mark Estdale from OMUK Studio. Thanks to this meeting, we had one of a kind opportunity to collaborate with Sir Patrick Stewart, who was the narrator for our game. We won’t miss any next GIC for sure, and you should not too.”

 

Nikoloz Astamidze, Unity Developer HUUUGE GAMES

“GIC definitely is doors of possibilities! In 3 days I was able to meet great professionals from all around the world, share experiences, make connections, accomplish my childhood dreams and of course, have fun. Finally, the most life-changing for me – finding the job in one of the greatest companies in the world, Huuuge Games. Don’t hesitate – Go to GIC!”
 

 

Teemu Kokkonen, Director ワーカービー WORKER BEE Inc.

“Ideal place to meet and connect with developers from not only Poland but also throughout Europe. We ha pleasure to network with gamedev who we would not have met at other, events and had a great opportunity to expand our business potential and networks in Europe. If you are looking for dev in this industry – GIC is the event to visit.”
 

 

Konstanty Kalicki, Co-founder Thing Trunk

“We are creating a series of unique pop-up book homage to classic games. At GIC we are looking to meet old and new friends and bring our games to wider audiences. We meet fantastic people there, resulting in signing cross-promotion deals. Made friendships concluded in getting couple of our other best projects. Definitely an event we will be returning to every year!”

 

Błażej Zawadzki, Head of Account Management Lionbridge

“As Lionbridge we always come to Poznań to see industry friends and meet new partners. GIC is where you meet almost everyone from Polish GameDev and where you find great environment for starting new business partnerships. It was during GIC last year where I was able to find 5 new projects and ship 5 games. This is the place to be!”

 

Ema Stolicna, Founder Pink Bunny

“Last year I started a charity-driven indie dev studio. Beginnings are always hard, but I was lucky enough to visit GIC. At that time I had almost no foreign contacts within the industry, so at GIC I wanted to meetas many people as possible, nework and ideally make new friends. GIC had it all. The atmosphere and relaxed networking opportunities were a perfect start for a newbie like me.”
 

 

Margarita Belorukova, COO Unnyhog

“My experience at GIC was super awesome. A lot of business meetings and had a great time exploring Poland at a different angle, meeting new friends. It helped me to expand my network and become more confident when presenting my company. All this reminds me of how it’s important to stay connected and support each other in order to grow. I would love to be back this year!”

 
 

Eduardas Klenauskis, CEO UAB Applava

“While having developed Blazing Beaks we attended GIC willing to show our game and seek for potential business partnership. We did not except such significant outcome for our studio. I am very thankfull that I had such opportunity to attend GIC, because not only I got a lot of experience and insights, made new contacts, saw a lot of other inspiring games, but also came back with 2 publishing contracts and 2 other business opportunities.”

 

Thilina Premasiri, Director Arimac

“GIC is the best conference I attended. Honestly, it has given me many opportunities, way more than I expected. I got valuable possibilities to network and find business partners. It has been a breakthrough in my career. “

 

 

Artem Sovetnikov, CEO Autumn Fall Studio

“GIC scholarship was an incredible experience, that kickstarted our studio! We are so greatful for that opportunity! We sealed 2 contracts with more to come in the future!”

 

Lucas Antunes Estanislau Ribeiro, Producer Donkey Crew

“My applying for the scholarship of the Game Industry Conference was a life changing experience. Thanks to GIC I had honour and pleasure to meet the awesome folks at Donkey Crew and I am here as a producer, helping them shape a most anticipated game called Last Oasis. A simple trip to an industry event that changed my life. Thank you, GIC!”