MaGESpire has announced the second Game On! 2022 as taking place from Sept. 8 to 9, 2022 as part of the StartmeupHK Festival, organized by InvestHK.

Game On! 2022 is a two-day hybrid conference celebrating the essence of gaming, art, music and entertainment (GAME) industries by bringing together passionate gamers, artists, developers, investors and enthusiasts in a true-to-spirit gamified environment. This is the conference to be at for gaming fans, art and music enthusiasts and entertainment aficionados who are keen to learn more about how new technologies like blockchain and NFTs are transforming this space.

Bowie Lau, founder of MaGESpire and Game On! 2022 event organizer, said: “Getting yourself educated is the first step before you make any decision to do anything! In that spirit, I’m thrilled to announce this conference will gather some of the best minds and top-notch speakers to debate and share unique perspectives and knowledge on the blockchain and NFT space in the context of GAME industries. We are delighted to have InvestHK, StartmeupHK, MaGEHold, Tencent Cloud, Animoca Brands, The Sandbox, Whale and other marquee affiliate sponsors join us on this exciting quest to support and nurture the GAME industries through this exceptional summit.”

“It’s exciting to have Game On! 2022 be part of our StartmeupHK Festival this year,” commented head of StartmeupHK Jayne Chen, “Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem is dynamic and resilient, growing stronger year by year despite the challenges of the pandemic, in part because people here are open to new technologies and ideas, and the opportunities they bring.”

“The Game On! summit brings some of the greatest minds and pioneers of the natively digital space together,” said Whale founder Whale Shark, “Being able to share with and learn from all of the experts participating in this momentous event will undoubtedly prove to be invaluable as we move further down the digital rabbit hole.”

President of Blockchain at Gala Games, Jason Brink, said: “For the second year in a row, the Game On! summit brings the heavy hitters in the Web3 gaming space together in an innovative physical/digital meeting of the minds. For those looking to understand the gaming space, especially in Asia, Game On! is the place to be!” 

The event’s first day will also see some live-action pitch competition, where GAME companies will pitch to a group of VC investors. The top three winners will receive cash prizes worth $10,000 or more. The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 20, 2022.

“The Game On! summit is becoming an important virtual bridge for Web2 and Web3 in the Web3 gaming and Metaverse era. We are very much looking forward to sharing our findings and insights from our global crypto conferences’ tours in the first half of 2022,” commented Charles Hu, managing director at Lucid Blue Ventures.

The market for GAME industries is growing faster than ever, driven by Millennials and Gen Zs, and the advent of technologies like blockchain and NFTs have unlocked business models that were hitherto unavailable. To specify a metric based on marketplace data, NFT sales reportedly reached $40 billion last year, and the 2022 total has already exceeded that, at more than $42 billion, according to Chainalysis. Sales in January and February accounted for more than half of the 2022 total so far. In-game items, art memorabilia, musical moments and entertainable moments have all now found a place in the digital realm via NFTs.

Registration for Game On! 2022 is open now.