The organizers of Play Beyond: Sui Gaming Summit, a side event parallel to this years Game Developers Conference, today announced the programming and headlining speakers for their inaugural event for game developers. Play Beyond is a one-day conference dedicated to game developers and entrepreneurs interested in building on Sui, the innovative layer 1 smart contract platform, hosted in partnership by Mysten Labs, the original contributor to Sui and Sui Foundation.
The one-day event will open with a keynote address from Hilmar Veigar Petursson, CEO of CCP Games. Petursson, an Icelandic entrepreneur, and CCP Games are acclaimed for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, EVE Online, which still boasts over ten million players after twenty years of operation. Petursson and CCP were one of the first gaming companies to embrace web3-powered technology and began exploring NFTs in 2022.
Panels, talks, and partner showcases will follow Peturssons address, including from Andrew Chen, General Partner at a16z Games, who will unpack fundraising in 2024, and Mark Long, CEO of Shrapnel, addressing how to launch a gaming token, as well as Johnson Yeh, CEO of Ambrus Studio, discussing how web3 can improve gamer retention. Bringing perspective from the other side of the world will be Sangho Kim, the Chief Games Officer of South Korean gaming giant, NHN, who announced their intentions to build on Sui in September 2023, and whose first web3-powered game is forthcoming in Q2 of 2024.
We want to bring the focus of web3-powered gaming back to the fun of the games themselves, where veteran game developers can leverage Sui to create seamless, unique, and sticky user experiences for their players, said Anthony Palma, who leads Gaming Partnerships & Investments at Mysten Labs. Play Beyond will help showcase the tremendous potential of web3-powered gaming to developers, regardless of whether or not theyve explored web3 in the past.
Play Beyond is free to attend, located at 40 OFarrell Street, San Francisco, CA, and will be followed by a media-only happy hour and a VIP closing party. Register today at http://go.sui.io/sui-gaming-summit.
Sui is a first-of-its-kind Layer 1 blockchain and smart contract platform designed from the bottom up to make digital asset ownership fast, private, secure, and accessible to everyone. Its object-centric model, based on the Move programming language, enables parallel execution, sub-second finality, and rich on-chain assets. With horizontally scalable processing and storage, Sui supports a wide range of applications with unrivaled speed at low cost. Sui is a step-function advancement in blockchain and a platform on which creators and developers can build amazing, user-friendly experiences. Learn more: https://sui.io.
About Mysten Labs
Mysten Labs is an industry-leading team of experts on distributed systems, programming languages, and cryptography, whose founders were senior executives and lead architects of pioneering blockchain projects. The mission of Mysten Labs is to build critical infrastructure to create a more decentralized internet. Learn more: https://mystenlabs.com
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