IgroMir

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IgroMir
Status Active
Genre Video games
Location(s) Moscow
Country Russia
Inaugurated November 2006
Attendance 130,000 (2013)
Organized by Russian Game Developers Conference
Website
http://igromir-expo.ru/

IgroMir (Russian: ИгроМир, Gaming World) is the first large-scale annual exhibition of computer and video games in Russia, organized by the committee of the Russian Game Developers Conference.

History[edit]

Models at IgroMir 2008
Cosplayers at IgroMir 2010
Promotion at IgroMir 2012

2006[edit]

The exhibition was held for the first time on November 4–5, 2006, at the All-Russia Exhibition Center, Moscow, and, according to the organizers, gathered more than 25,000 people.[1] The exhibition was attended by about 45 companies, both domestic and foreign. More than 100 games for different gaming platforms were shown at the exhibition.

2007[edit]

In 2007, IgroMir was held in the same location from November 2–4. The exhibition area increased from 9000 to 13000 square meters, and there were about 45,000 to 50,000 visitors, including the exhibitors and the press.[2]

The exhibition was attended by domestic game companies such as Russobit-M, 1C, Akella, Buka, Nival Online, IT Territory, as well as by western publishers such as Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Sega and others. Some games were shown to the public for the first time. Many were presented by developers, such as the president of Epic Games' Mike Capps, Ubisoft\s Jade Raymond and representatives of Bizarre Creations, Creative Assembly and Running with Scissors.

2008[edit]

IgroMir was held on November 6–9 in 2008, switching to a four-day exhibition format. The first day was called the business day[3] and was closed to public access: games were presented to people from the gaming industry and the press, which allowed the participants to present their products in a relaxed business setting. The remaining three days were open to the public. The total number of visitors exceeded the 2007 IgroMir, with 65,000 people.[2]

IgroMir 2008 was attended by more than 120 exhibitors, among which were the leading western companies: Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Sega, Ubisoft, and Blizzard Entertainment. The total exhibition area increased from twelve to fourteen thousand square meters.[4]

2009[edit]

The 2009 exhibition again took place at the All-Russia Exhibition Center, from November 5–8, 2009. According to estimates of the organizers and the police department of the OCE, the exhibition was visited by 82,000 people.[5] In the fourth year of its existence, IgroMir attracted both domestic game companies (1C, Akella, Buca, Nival Network, Playnatic Entertainment, Snowball Studios and others), and Western—Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Activision, Nintendo and Sega. Visitors to the exhibition included actor Joe Kucan, who played Kane in Command & Conquer, and Anatoly Wasserman.

2010[edit]

In 2010, the fifth IgroMir was held from November 3–6, and was partnered with Gamer.ru and Mail.ru. The exhibition was attended by more than 110 companies, and in that year IgroMir 2010 took almost the entire pavilion—more than 13,000 sq.m. The business day of the exhibition was attended by more than 3,500 professionals and more than 900 members of the press.[6][7][8][9][10]

2011[edit]

In February 2011 the official website of the Crocus Expo exhibition catalog featured a brief description of the show. On July 11, 2011, the sixth exhibition was officially announced.

IgroMir 2011 was held from October 6–9 in the exhibition center "Crocus Expo". The total size of the exhibition exceeded 16,000 square meters. It attracted Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, 1C-SoftKlab, Akella, Buka, Nival, Wargaming.net, Gaijin Entertainment, Panzar Studio, Blizzard Entertainment and others.

In addition, all guests of the show were shown a special entertainment program on the main stage. On the first day, Noize MC was shown on stage, on the second Yeah was shown, and the third day, Tony Watkins and Underwood were shown. As in the previous exhibitions, the closed business day was the first day - October 6, and the other three days were open to the public.[11][12][13][14][13]

2012[edit]

Igromir 2012 was held from October 4–7 at the Crocus Expo again. After the business day, IgroMir was open to all visitors. For the first time family games were exhibited in a separate room. There was also the final fights of Panzar: Forged by Chaos game contest with prize money of one million rubles.[15]

2013[edit]

Attendees of IgroMir 2013

Igromir 2013 was held between October 3 and October 6 at the Crocus Exhibition Center.[16] Celebrating the fact that it showed ground forces gameplay for the first time at IgroMir 2013 Expo in Moscow, Gaijin Entertainment brought two real WW2-tanks to its booth.[17] A StarCraft II tournament was held. The tournament featured a prize pool of $5,000 and four invited players: two from Russia, and two from South Korea to competed with team MVP from South Korea winning.[18]

Attendance[edit]

  • 25,000 (2006)[1]
  • 50,000 (2007) [2]
  • 65,000 (2008) [4]
  • 82,000 (2009)[5]
  • 90,000 (2010)[8]
  • 95,000 (2011)
  • 105,000 (2012)[19]
  • 130,000 (2013)[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Свершилось!". 9 November 2006. Archived from the original on 19 December 2006. Retrieved 01-04-2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "ИгроМир завершился!". 8 November 2007. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 01-04-2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Билеты на выставку ИгроМир 2009". 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 01-04-2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Информация для прессы". 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 01-04-2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ a b "ИгроМир 2009 завершен – выставку посетили более 80 тысяч человек!". 2009-11-13. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 01-04-2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "GAMER.ru – генеральный информационный партнёр пятой выставки "ИгроМир 2010"". 3 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mail.Ru отправляется на ИгроМир 2010!". 6 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Юбилейная выставка "ИгроМир 2010" завершена!". 9 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Корпорация Microsoft на "ИгроМире 2010"". 30 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Компания Electronic Arts объявляет о своем участии в выставке "ИгроМир 2010"". 1 November 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Антон Логвинов проговорился о новом месте проведения выставки". 5 November 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "ИгроМир 2011 Крокус Экспо – Международный выставочный центр". 12 February 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  13. ^ a b "ИгроМир 2011: Добро пожаловать на новый уровень!". 11 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Blizzard Entertainment на выставке ИгроМир 2011!". 23 September 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Игромир 2012, 16 July 2012.
  16. ^ http://eng.crocus-expo.ru/exhibition/detail_exhibition.php?ELEMENT_ID=15609
  17. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocvvMLQkZh8
  18. ^ http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/Igromir_2013
  19. ^ "Юбилейная выставка "ИгроМир 2012" завершена!". 9 November 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 31 January 2011. [dead link]
  20. ^ http://vostokgames.com/en/news/igromir-2013-report

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