It has been announced that the Women in Games conference, which was due to take place on 5th March 2020 has been rescheduled amid concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, with a new date yet to be confirmed.
The networking and social conference was scheduled to be hosted between firms Playstudios; a developer of award-winning casual casino games for mobile and social platforms, including POP! Slots, myVEGAS Slots, myVEGAS Blackjack, and my KONAMI Slots, and CrazyLabs; a worldwide leader in casual games development, distribution, and innovation, just three days prior to International Women’s Day to share and discuss the everyday challenges that women face in the gaming industry.
Event organisers have been working around the clock with representatives, including; SciPlay, MoonActive and Playtika among others, before the public announcement of the postponement.
Ahead of the announcement, Adva Lev; Head of Relations and Co-Operations at Playstudios said:
“Women are deeply involved in every aspect of gaming, from product development to game design, marketing, and operations. This is an opportunity to start a conversation about how we can attract and enable more women to join the gaming and technology industries. Together, we can create mentorship and training programs to give women and girls the confidence to pursue careers in computer science.”
Vice President of Business Development for CrazyLabs Elinor Schops also commented on the importance of the event:
“Women in Games’ was created to answer the need for a professional conference for women in the gaming industry. We aim for an eye-level discussion and for peer-to-peer communication, and so this event will provide attendees more than just the option to listen to lectures and panels. We strive to create real open discussions that can help us and our counterparts in similar companies enrich our professional toolkit.”
CrazyLabs, founded in 2010, is a top 10 mobile games publisher and has almost three billion downloads. The firm aims to ‘stay on top as a worldwide mobile casual games leader and innovator, and our mission is to reach high results and keep publishing top-playable games over time’.