The last few months have been major for Enjin in Korea.
We made our mark (and blockchain history) at Busan Indie Connect (BIC) Festival, where we gave away the world’s first ERC-1155 collectible souvenir.
Then, we joined government and industry experts from across the world to discuss the regulation and future of blockchain technology at the Global Blockchain Policy Conference in South Korea’s National Assembly.
We also solidified a partnership with the Korea Mobile Game Association (KMGA) and Korea Blockchain Contents Association (KBCA) to expand our presence in South Korea and help boost the country’s blockchain game industry.
Most recently, we made our way back to Busan for G-STAR 2018 and to speak at the Busan Global Game Center (BGC). The city is beginning to feel like a second home.
Hosted by the Korea Association of Game Industry (K-GAMES), G-STAR is Korea’s largest game exhibition and is considered the central hub for the gaming industry in Asia.
To say G-STAR lived up to this reputation would be an understatement. With 235,082 attendees, the crowds were mind-blowing.
A testament to G-STAR’s continued (and seemingly exponential) growth, for the first time ever, a non-Korean company was dubbed the event’s main sponsor: Epic Games.
Naturally, Fortnite was everywhere.
But we didn’t go to G-STAR just to be faces in a massive crowd.
As with all events we attend, we went to stand out and make an impact—to educate and inform attendees about blockchain technology’s ability to transform gaming and the world as we know it.
With that in mind, our Head of Marketing in Korea Danbee presented “Gaming in 2019, Dreaming of Blockchain” as part of a seminar hosted by our partners KMGA and KBCA. Through all of the seminar presentations, one thing was abundantly clear: the era of blockchain gaming is near.
We met so many incredible fans, developers, and industry leaders—and even ran into one of our early adopters!
We even gave some lucky supporters the opportunity to experience Enjin Beam before its release and receive an exclusive ERC-1155 collectible gift. The icing on the already sweet G-STAR cake.
We can’t wait for next year.
Now, on to Brunch Day… because who doesn’t like brunch?
Brunch Day at the BGC
The Busan Global Game Center (BGC) was created jointly by Busan City and the Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency to foster the region’s game industry and develop its future leaders. The organization provides support for game development, global marketing and business, job training, and more.
With 23 current resident members, the ultimate goal is to establish the BGC as the hub for building up game companies, attracting foreign businesses, and fostering local developers and start-ups.
Each month, BGC hosts a “Brunch Day” event for its resident companies to network, share the latest industry news, demonstrate game content, and attend an educational presentation.
This month’s topic was “blockchain games,” so we were grateful for the invitation to participate as the main speaker.
During our presentation, we introduced Enjin’s platform and blockchain solutions, explaining why blockchain and games are a perfect match. Of course, we also demonstrated Enjin Beam for an interactive experience.
The QR addiction is real.
With a full house, it was clear that blockchain is a hot topic for BGC members.
We had a great time at the BGC spreading the word about Enjin and the blockchain and networking with Korean game companies—not to mention, developing additional opportunities to introduce Enjin at other industry events, which we are always eager to do.
As you can see, our Korean Team has been crushing it, and the rest of our team is ready to follow suit. This next month, we will be pushing ourselves to the limit to finish out 2018 strong—and make 2019 our year.
As always, thank you for your continued support, and we’ll see you at the next event! Be sure to have your QR scanner ready.
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