For those who don’t know much about the gaming industry, the XDS (External Development Summit) event may not sound as popular as GDC (Game Developers Conference, in San Francisco – United States) or Gamescom (in Cologne – Germany), for example. The main difference between these kind of events? Its attendees and their main goals.
GDC and Gamescom, alike many other gaming conferences on earth, are focused not only on business but mainly on the consumers. It is, what we call as B2C (Business to Consumer) event. These events are used by many video game developers to exhibit upcoming games and game-related software/hardware. Something many don’t know is that, behind these events curtains, besides all lectures, presentations and releases, companies are doing business with other companies. This is what we call the B2B (Business to Business) part of the event.
XDS, unlike GDC and Gamescom, does not hold any B2C content. Established in 2013, External Development Summit (XDS) is the only annual, international games industry event with a primary focus on external development for art, animation, audio, software engineering, QA and localization.
XDS gathers hundreds of international attendees from over 45 countries to advance the practice of external development for the games industry with three days of structured networking in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. XDS is considered to be a professionals-only event.This year, XDS will begin on Tuesday, October 27th and ends on Friday, October 30th.
On its 8th year, Kokku is already a longtime friend (this is our 6th edition) and we’re proud to sponsor External Development Summit for the 2nd year in a row. For this fully virtual edition, Kokku set a virtual stand with the best of its work. XDS20 Adapt attendants will be able to check some of the great content the company has been working on for the past few years. We also welcome you to check out our Virtual Booth by hitting the following link:
We’re looking forward to the upcoming months and years, where we’re going to be able to share the outcomes of these intense and fruitful days we’re going to have ahead.