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March 18 - 22
Join Xsolla in San Francisco for an amplified GDC experience. Meet our experts and discover how Xsolla empowers developers to make more than a game and grow a successful gaming business. Want to know more? Book a meeting with us. Find us at booth #S741 in the Moscone South Hall.

MOSCONE CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO

747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103See route

MEET THE XSOLLA TEAM AT GDC 2024

Our global game industry experts will be at GDC Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2024. Reserve a time slot, and we'll explore how we can help make your game a global success. It’s the perfect time to jump on tomorrow’s opportunities and get ahead of the game!

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Join Xsolla's Developer Summit

Xsolla is committed to helping game industry businesses thrive. Join our team live at the Xsolla Developer Summit as we share industry updates and expertise on the tools and services available to help grow your games. We are preparing a full day of sessions for Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Join us in the Moscone West, room #2014. Session details coming soon.

Speaking Sessions

Session 01: March 19, 9:30 AM — 10:30 AM

2024 State of Play

Chris Hewish

Chief Strategy Officer, Xsolla

David Stelzer

President

Join long-time industry veterans — Chris Hewish, Xsolla's Chief Strategy Officer, Xsolla's President David Stelzer — in a thought-provoking talk about the last five years in the gaming industry. Based on proprietary and public data, as well as insights from partners and Xsolla’s extensive network of gaming professionals, topics covered will include performance, comparisons to other relevant industries, and upcoming trends and forecasts.
Session 02: March 19, 10:50 AM — 11:30 AM

Direct to Consumer in 2024 - How to Create Powerful Web Store Experiences

Sam Gaglani

EVP of Global Business Development & Partnerships at Xsolla

Michael Spieler

VP of Strategy and Corporate Development, Sciplay

Spencer Tucker

Chief Gaming Officer, Yuga Labs

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Jenna Seiden

SVP of Partnerships at Skydance Interactive

Michael Lewis

VP of D2C, Take-Two Interactive

2024 is the year to solidify your direct-to-consumer strategy. Attend a panel of C-level decision makers who will discuss the latest news regarding DMA and how to create a compelling Web Store experience for your users.
Session 03: March 19, 1:20 PM — 1:50 PM

How to Win at Mobile Gaming: Play in App, Pay Online

Berkley Egenes

Chief Marketing and Growth Officer, Xsolla

Josephine Friday

Sales Director, US, Xsolla

Did you ever wonder what to do and what not to do for your mobile games? Do you want to see some real-life success stories of how mobile game developers monetize and grow their games inside and outside the app store? Hear from Josephine Friday and Berkley Egenes, two experts from Xsolla, on how you can win new users and generate incremental profits.
Session 04: March 19, 2:10 PM — 2:40 PM

Master the Art of Leveraging Influencers to Stay Ahead of the Game

Sandy Davila

Influencer Partnerships, XPN Program Director, Xsolla

Tess Thormodsgaard

Head of Marketing, BebopBee, Inc.

Keelyn Lewis

Chief Operating Officer, Cherry Pick Talent

Brian Ta

Mobile Gaming Talent Agency, Digital Creative Artists

Influencers are the gateway to players, yet remain widely misunderstood by publishers and brands. Learn the formula to launch successful creative influencer campaigns and ways to adopt partnership best practices to avoid pitfalls commonly made by AAA and indie titles. Join this industry-rich panel session featuring influencer experts across gaming and level up your influencer knowledge!
Session 05: March 19, 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Don't Just Build a Game, Build a Business

Ron Scott

GM Xsolla Backend and SVP Business Development, Xsolla

Jean-Philippe Steinmetz

Head of Xsolla Backend

Xsolla plans to democratize access to high-quality backend technology by introducing the Xsolla Backend engine. Join Ron Scott and Jean-Philippe Steinmetz as they walk through the market opportunity. Learn how Xsolla's execution, product features, innovative business model, product roadmap, and more, benefits all developer partners for this multi-player, cross-platform-play, game systems management, hosting, and analytics platform.
Session 06: March 19, 3:50 PM — 4:20 PM

Weathering the Storm: Perspectives for Success in Difficult Times

Justin Berenbaum

VP, Strategic Planning & GM, Xsolla Funding Club, Xsolla

Charlotte Cook

Global Commercial Director, Team 17

Boyoung Kim

Investor, Griffin Gaming Partners

Anlu Liu

Business Manager, Kowloon Nights

Ben Kvalo

Founder & CEO, Midwest Games

In a volatile gaming landscape, the stakes are high for developers seeking success. Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring investors and publishers still scouting for and signing projects right now. We will discuss strategies for navigating the rapidly changing market and share crucial insights to help you adapt your projects, secure funding, and launch strategically. Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable information and equip yourself with the tools and insights to bring your game to the forefront.
Session 07: March 19, 4:40 PM — 5:10 PM

Navigating Web3 for Your Video Game: Presented by 3Thix

Timothy Tello

CEO, 3thix

Evan Cheng

CEO, Mysten Labs

Angela Dalton

CEO & Founder, Signum Growth

Michael Lee

SVP of Growth, zkSync

Peter Kieltyka

CEO, Sequence

Sebastian Borget

Co-founder and COO, The Sandbox

This panel will deep dive into the key drivers of blockchain technology used in games. Topics will include use cases and how the blockchain is uniquely equipped to incorporate IDFA while addressing interoperability and economics of scale. The panel of industry experts will also explore the benefits of blockchain technology and how it can add quantifiable growth while simultaneously tackling pressing matters such as retention, user acquisition and more. The panel’s goal is to demystify blockchain misconceptions plaguing the industry and to clarify the benefits it offers to game development’s future.
Session 08: March 19, 5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Mastering Game Analytics: Unlock your Game’s Full Potential: Presented by GameAnalytics

Allison Bilas

COO, GameAnalytics

This talk is your roadmap to becoming data-savvy, accelerating your decision-making with actionable insights, and driving your game to success. Gain a better understanding of key metrics, benchmarks, and optimization strategies that will not only save time and resources but also elevate your game’s user experience and profitability.

CATCH XSOLLA AT BOOTH #S741

Stop by our booth #S741 in South Hall with your questions for Xsolla’s team of experts. Learn how Xsolla can help you accelerate your game’s commerce efforts. Enjoy barista-served coffee, SWAG giveaways, product demos, a comfortable meeting space, and more. See you there!

XSOLLA FUNDING'S RAPID ROUNDS: YOUR CHEAT CODE

If you’re trying to fund your game or studio, this is the must-attend event at GDC 2024. Xsolla will host investors and publishers looking to expand their portfolios — you might just be their next partner! Get involved! Submit your game to Xsolla Funding Club today.
March 18 - 19, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Xsolla’s Open House - Drop by and meet our expert team

Xsolla is proud to host an Open House event at the Alloy Collective on Monday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Drop in for a chat with Xsolla experts about Xsolla solutions, Funding Club, and how your game business can benefit from working with us. All video game industry professionals are welcome — no ticket or GDC badge is required. Dates: Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Alloy Collective, 431 Tehama St, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
March 19, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

XSOLLA GAME NIGHT

Join Mattel, Mastercard, Deconstructor of Fun, and Xsolla for a fun-filled game night! Enjoy Mattel classic tabletop games like UNO™, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots™, and many more. Join fellow game enthusiasts and meet new people. It’s your chance to relax and socialize before GDC! Snacks and beverages will be available. Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Moscone South Esplanade #156 & #158

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