IgroMir

IgroMir
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IgroMir (literally “Gaming World”) is an annual exhibition dedicated to computer and video games and interactive entertainment. Held in Moscow, it is the longest-running large-scale gaming expo in Russia. The exhibition is usually held the first weekend of October at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center.

IgroMir is organized by the same team that runs the Russian Game Developer’s Conference (KRI). The first exhibition took place on November 4–5, 2006. It featured about 45 exhibitors, both domestic and foreign, and attracted more than 25,000 attendees.

Over the years, IgroMir has grown to become a major gaming event with an annual attendance of more than 160,000 people. It runs over four days in early October. On the first day, it is open to industry professionals and press. During the next three days, the exhibition is open to the general public. Two more events, the Russian Game Developer’s Conference and Comic Con Russia, are usually held at the Crocus Expo at the same time, running parallel with IgroMir.

According to the organizers, IgroMir is Russia’s first large-scale exhibition for the fans of interactive entertainment. At the exhibition, Russian and international developers present their new projects and make exclusive announcements. Past exhibitors at IgroMir have included Nival Online, Akella, Buka, 1C, Russobit-M, Sega, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Bilzzard Entertainment, and others.

Alongside the exhibition itself, the program of IgroMir includes live performances on several stages, gaming tournaments, panels featuring special guests (video game developers, designers and executives), contests and competitions, cosplay demonstrations, and other events and activities for gamers.

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