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Korea’s largest game fair begins online in a pandemic

G-Star Global Game Exhibition 2020 (Yonhap News Agency)

Korea’s largest game expo opened online for the first time in a new coronavirus pandemic, bringing together major domestic and international game and technology companies.

G-star, which is the 16th time this year, is concerned about the occurrence of COVID-19, does not operate an offline booth, and fans are supposed to participate in the event through the online streaming platform Twitch.

According to the event organizers, major local game developers and distributors from Nexon to Kakao Games will showcase their latest lineup at the G-Star Global Game Exhibition in the port city southeast of Busan. To do.

On the first day, Kakao Games announced the long-awaited new mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) “Odin: Valhalla Rising”.

Developed by Lionheart Studios, the Scandinavian-themed title revolves around the story of five continents and enjoys large-scale 3D war content based on so-called motion capture technology, which is more commonly used in console games. can do.

According to the organizers, the country’s largest esports league will also be held beside the exposition, with hundreds of players from three different game titles. This is the first time an esports competition has been held at this event. (Yonhap News Agency)

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