G-Star

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G-Star
G-Star in 2017.JPG
StatusActive
GenreOnline
VenueBEXCO (2011)
Location(s)Busan (2011)
CountrySouth Korea
Inaugurated2005[1]
Most recentThursday, November 15 - Sunday, November 18 2018
Attendance82,000 (2010)[2]
Organized byKOTRA
Websitehttp://www.gstar.or.kr/

G-Star (sometimes also written G*STAR, G★, G★STAR, Korean: 지스타 (Revised Romanization: Jiseuta)) is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry presented by KOTRA in November. Originally held in the Seoul Metropolitan Area, it was relocated to Busan in 2009.

Attendees[edit]

Being a show focused on the South Korean game market, the show has a large number of online game companies, including local operators NCsoft, Hangame, NHN Entertainment, KakaoGames, Nexon, and Webzen, as well as overseas companies, such as Activision-Blizzard.[3][4]

Attendance Numbers[edit]

Year Total Attendees B2B Attendees Location
2005 n/a n/a KINTEX, Seoul
2006 n/a n/a KINTEX, Seoul
2007 n/a n/a KINTEX, Seoul
2008 n/a n/a KINTEX, Seoul
2009 n/a n/a BEXCO, Busan
2010 n/a n/a BEXCO, Busan
2011 n/a n/a BEXCO, Busan
2012[5] 296,169 n/a BEXCO, Busan
2013[6] 188,707 n/a BEXCO, Busan
2014[7] 200,000+ 1,656 BEXCO, Busan
2015[8] 209,617 1,781 BEXCO, Busan
2016[9] 161,908 1,902 BEXCO, Busan

References[edit]

  1. ^ GSTAR 2009 | Press Release
  2. ^ Gamasutra: Simon Lim's Blog - G-Star 2009 Overview: Rules and Regulations
  3. ^ G-Star 2009: Blizzard Entertainment and MGame for the first time | N4G
  4. ^ http://www.nexusgamenews.com/gaming-today/g-star-2009-blizzard-entertainment-and-mgame-attend-for-the-first-time/
  5. ^ "G-Star 2012 - A Resounding Success - General General Articles". MMORPG.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  6. ^ "Tech in Asia - Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem". www.techinasia.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  7. ^ "International business exchanges expand at G-Star game show". koreatimes. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  8. ^ "'Global Game Exhibition G-STAR 2015' Breaking the Record in Its Scale | Business Wire". www.businesswire.com. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  9. ^ "Mobile sector at forefront of top game expo". koreatimes. 2016-11-20. Retrieved 2016-11-22.

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