On March 9th and 10th, NEO Global Development is hosting a free two-day NEO Game Conference in Japan, where it intends to exhibit the ‘next generation’ of games, host panel discussions, and hold a ‘Game Ideathon.’

The conference will also be attended by popular figures in Japanese media, such as the idol group 9nine, various voice actors, and public figures from the gaming industry. Attendees may be found listed on the conference website.

Representatives from various NEO projects will also be in attendance as exhibitors, including the development group O3 Labs, the game platform BlaCat, and the developers of NeoLand.

Game Ideathon

The Ideathon is intended to encourage game developers to explore the use of blockchain technology. All game ideas that leverage the benefits of blockchain (such as immutability, decentralization or unique assets) are permitted. 500,000 JPY in prize money is allocated for the winning concepts.

Applications for the Ideathon end on March 1st, with ideas submitted by following the official conference Twitter account and tweeting them with the #NEOGAMEアイデアソン hashtag. Five applicants will be invited to the semi-final presentation.

The event runs between March 9th – 10th and will be hosted at the Bellesalle event hall in Akihabara, Tokyo. Entry to the event is free, with doors opening at 11:00 JST.

The schedule for each day can be found at the following link: