G-Star to showcase newest online, mobile games

G-Star, the country’s largest international game show and trade exhibition, kicks off on Thursday in BEXCO, Busan, to showcase the newest online and mobile games as well as arcade, board and console games.

A total of 434 game makers from 31 countries will participate in the eighth edition of the annual exhibition to be held until Sunday in a wide, 43,000-square-meter venue. G-Star 2012 will greet about 15 percent more participating companies than last year, at a 40 percent larger exhibition venue.

“We will do our best to make G-Star one of the world’s top three game conventions,” co-organizer Korea Association of Game Industry and Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency said. Nintendo Korea has announced its G-Star debut this year, underscoring the convention’s growing global reputation.

Under the slogan “Game, Touching the World,” the global game convention showcases big-name game firms including Nexon, Neowiz Games, Hangame, Blizzard Entertainment and Sega. NCsoft and CJ Netmarble, however, will not take part in the convention this year.

For full article, see Korea Herald.