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IgroMir
IgroMir
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StatusActive
GenreVideo game exhibition
FrequencyAnnually
VenueCrocus Expo
Location(s)Moscow
CountryRussia
InauguratedNovember 2006
Attendance163,000 (2016)
Organized byRussian Game Developers Conference
Websitehttp://igromir-expo.ru/

IgroMir (Russian: ?, Gaming World) is the first large-scale annual exhibition of computer and video games in Russia, organized in Moscow by the committee of the Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI) since 2006.

The exhibition quickly grew to a four-day event (Thursday to Sunday), with the first day reserved for industry members, the press, and VIPs. It was held on the first weekend of November at VDNKh Exhibition Center for its first five years, then from 2011 moved to Crocus Expo and was held on the first weekend of October. Since 2014, Comic-Con Russia has been held as part of IgroMir and attendance has averaged 160,000 people, the capacity of the venue.

History

2006

The exhibition was first held November 4-5, 2006, at the VDNKh Exhibition Center. According to the organizers, attendance exceeded 25,000 people.[1] About 45 domestic and foreign companies were present, showing more than 100 games for different platforms.

2007

In 2007, IgroMir returned to the VDNKh Center for an expanded exhibition November 2-4 (Friday to Sunday). The exhibition area increased from 9,000 to 13,000 square metres (97,000 to 140,000 sq ft), and there were about 45,000 to 50,000 visitors, including 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 Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, Sega and others. Some games were shown to the public for the first time. Many were presented by developers, such as Epic Games President Mike Capps, Ubisoft's Jade Raymond and representatives of Bizarre Creations, Creative Assembly and Running with Scissors.

2008

IgroMir continued to grow and switched to a four-day format (Thursday to Sunday) held on November 6-9 in 2008. The first day was called the business day[3] in which games were presented to industry members and the press in arelaxed business setting. The remaining three days were open to the public. The total number of visitors exceeded 65,000 people,[2] with more than 120 exhibitors. Among them were leading western companies: Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, Sega, Ubisoft, and Blizzard Entertainment. The total exhibition area increased to 14,000 square metres (150,000 sq ft).[4]

2009

The 2009 exhibition again took place at the VDNKh Center, November 5-8. According to estimates of the organizers and the VDNKh police department, the exhibition was visited by 82,000 people.[5] The exhibition attracted domestic game companies (such as 1C, Akella, Buka, Nival), and Western companies Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Activision, Nintendo and Sega. VIP guests to the exhibition included Joe Kucan and Anatoly Wasserman.

2010

In 2010, the fifth IgroMir was held November 3-6 at VDNKh, and was partnered with Gamer.ru social network and Mail.ru.[6][7] The exhibition was attended by more than 110 companies, and occupied more than 13,000 square metres (140,000 sq ft) of exhibition space. The business day was attended by more than 3,500 professionals and more than 900 members of the press. According to estimates of the organizers and police, over 90,000 people attended.[8][9][10]

2011

The sixth edition of the exhibition was held at the Crocus Expo hall in Moscow, held October 6-9. The total size of the exhibition exceeded 16,000 square metres (170,000 sq ft). It attracted Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, 1C-SoftClub, Akella, Nival, Wargaming.net, Gaijin Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment and others. In addition to exhibits, a main stage had a special entertainment program which included rapper Noize MC and Underwood. As in the previous three years, the four-day exhibition began with a business day followed by three public admission days.[11][12][13][14][13]

2012

Igromir 2012 was held October 4-7 at Crocus Expo. For the first time, family games were exhibited in a separate room. There was also competitive gaming, featuring the final fights of the Panzar: Forged by Chaos game contest with prize money of ?1 million.[15]

2013

Igromir 2013 was held October 3-6 at Crocus Expo.[16] Exhibition space was increased to 50,000 square metres (540,000 sq ft),[] and Gaijin Entertainment's booth included two real WWII-era tanks.[17][relevant? ] There was a separate room for competitive gaming, where tournaments were held for the final of League of Legends,[]StarCraft II,[18] and others.

2014

In 2014, IgroMir was held October 2-5 at Crocus Expo and combined with the Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI).[19] The first Comic-Con Russia was also hosted as part of IgroMir.[20][21] Attendance over the four days was estimated at 152,000.[22]

2015

In 2015, IgroMir was held October 1-4 at Crocus Expo, and again included Comic-Con Russia. Cosplayers were also recruited for the exhibition.[22] Attendance exceeded 160,000.[23]

2016

Red Square booth at IgroMir 2016.

In 2016, IgroMir was held September 29 to October 2 at Crocus Expo.[23] There were 250 exhibiting companies attracting 1,900 members of the press and an estimated 163,000 attendees.[24]

2017

In 2017, IgroMir was held September 28 to October 1 at Crocus Expo.[25] The main guests were game developer Richard Garriott, and actors Christopher Lloyd, Rutger Hauer and Stephanie Corneliussen. The exhibition area was 26,500 square metres (285,000 sq ft), and estimated attendance was 164,000.[26][27]

2018

In 2018, IngroMir was held October 4-7 at Crocus Expo.[28] Comic-Con Russia continued to be held with it.[29] As in the past years, attendance strained the four-day 160,000-capacity limit of the venue.[30]

2019

For 2019, the exhibition is scheduled for 3-6 October at Crocus Expo.[31]

Attendance

Year Dates Venue Attendance
(estimated)
2006 Nov 4-5 VDNKh Exhibition Center 25,000[1]
2007 Nov 2-4 50,000[2]
2008 Nov 6-9 65,000[4]
2009 Nov 5-8 82,000[5]
2010 Nov 3-6 90,000[8]
2011 Oct 6-9 Crocus Expo 95,000
2012 Oct 4-7 105,000[32]
2013 Oct 3-6 130,000[33]
2014 Oct 2-5 157,000[34]
2015 Oct 1-4 162,000[35]
2016 Sep 29 - Oct 2 163,000[24]
2017 Sep 28 - Oct 1 164,000[26]
2018 Oct 4-7 c. 160,000[30]

See also

References

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