Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek

July 7-8-9
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Expected Speakers

  • CEO / Co-Founder
    Geogrify / SetJetters
    Kate Edwards is the CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, a consultancy which innovated content culturalization, as well as the CXO and Co-Founder of SetJetters, an app focused on connecting tourist to global filming locations. She is also the former Executive Director of the IGDA from 2012 to 2017 and the Global Game Jam from 2019 to 2022. In addition to serving in several board and advisory roles, she is a geographer, writer, and corporate strategist. Following 13 years at Microsoft, she has consulted for EA/BioWare, Google, Amazon, Facebook, LEGO, Ubisoft, and many other companies. As an award-winning 29+ year veteran of the game industry, in 2021 she was included in the Forbes’ “50 Over 50” Vision List as one of 50 veteran women selected from a wide variety of industries, and in the same year was inducted into the Women in Games Hall of Fame.
  • VP of Growth, - a Ubisoft Company

    John Goodale is an internationally renowned videogame industry veteran of 27 years. He is leading growth initiatives at, a Netherlands-based Infrastructure As A Service company hosting enterprise applications (Discord) and multiplayer games (EA, Psyonix, Ubisoft and others). He got his start in the games industry at SEGA, where he worked for 7 years as a consultant working on special projects in what he has called “the greatest exposure to all aspects of the games industry that anyone can experience.” He is probably most well known as the “Father of Unity Asia” having launched the games engine powerhouse in the Far East, opening and staffing offices in Korea, Japan, China and Singapore. John has the unique perspective of an American who has spent much of his career helping mostly European countries expand to Asia. John has spent more than one-third of his life in Asia and is bilingual English-Japanese. Having traveled to and done business in 60+ countries, he is super excited for his first visit to Central Asia and is looking forward to a great cultural exchange at the Central Asia Games Show.
  • Lead Performance Engineer
    Owlchemy Labs
    Jarryd Huntley is Lead Performance Engineer at the VR studio Owlchemy Labs. He plays important roles in Cleveland’s game development scene, as an educator running workshops and teaching classes, and as an organizer with the Cleveland Game Developers community. He was lead programmer on the 2022 game, We are OFK, which was released on PC, Switch, PS4, and PS5. He was also co-author of the 2017 book Game Programming for Artists. Jarryd was also an inductee in the Video Game Awards Future Class 2021.

    With talks at universities and conferences around the world, he brings a unique perspective by drawing on his experiences from enterprise software engineering and as a professional musician. His studio, Polytundra LLC, has helped port console games like Quench, and EarthNight on Switch and PS4. Polytundrea released its debut title Art Club Challenge in 2018, which was featured in the 2017 Smithsonian American Art Museum Arcade.
  • CEE Mobile Gaming Lead
    Google / Google for Startups
    Mariusz Gasiewski has been with Google since 2007. He works with top gaming companies in CEE region. Additionally he is leading mobile gaming and apps initiatives at Google for Startups Campus in Warsaw, supporting growth of mobile gaming and apps ecosystem in in the CEE region. During most of his career was helping some of Google’s biggest clients in Central and Eastern Europe in preparation and implementation of mobile measurement strategies. He is
    a frequent speaker at gaming and mobile conferences and a founder of GameCamp (, one
    of the biggest mobile gaming and apps specialists communities in Europe.
  • Founder and producer of DBillions
    CEO Ekarecords / AWA
    Ernist Umetaliev is a respected sound engineer and music producer in the Kyrgyz Republic. He has authored numerous music projects and produced comedy films. He is also the creator of the popular music project DBillions, which has garnered over 40 billion views on the YouTube platform. Currently, the DBillions team consists of around 70 people who are involved in various aspects of content creation, such as developing ideas, writing scripts, filming, editing, creating music and sound design, animation, programming, and translation.
  • Co-founder DBillions App,
    CEO PixyBot
    Announcement of a secret project
    AI-based mobile app for children. A proven track record of developing and implementing AI solutions across 10 different businesses (automating document verification, facial recognition, etc.). Over 8 years of experience as Head of Product in various industries (,, - from traveltech to web3).

    23 years of experience in IT, progressing from webmaster to group of companies CEO. Confidence backed by a proven ability to build innovative products and lead high-performing teams.
  • Team Lead DBillions Mobile Game
    Announcement of a secret project
    Daniil Mirkin is a game developer with more than 20 years of experience. He has spent most of his time as an independent developer. He developed and released 13 games for PC, MAC, Android, iOS platforms, combining team-lead, programming, game design and artwork skills. He also worked at Alawar as a mobile technical lead. Currently in the process of developing a children's mobile game for DBillions
  • Art director DBillions Mobile Game
    Announcement of a secret project
    Alexander Muravyev is a professional artist, animator, art director and sound designer for games with more than 13 years of experience in the game industry. Worked with such companies as Playgenes, Alawar and others. In the release of a large number of games in various casual genres.
  • CEO
    Artmer Studio
    Vladimir Tokarev is the CEO of Artmer Studio and has over eight years of experience in the 3D art production industry. He used to work on several high-profile companies. He is passionate about creating visually stunning content and is dedicated to providing his clients with the best possible service.
    Learn more about Artmer Studio at
  • Senior Concept Artist
    Professional concept artist and art director working for the movie and game industry in London, UK. Recently Jama worked on such shows as Mandalorian, Ahsoka, Skeleton Crew and movies such as Kong: Skull Island, Ready Player One, Jurassic World 2 and many others
  • Independent indie game developer in the Kyrgyz Republic
    Andrey Amortiz is one of the first pioneers of the gaming industry in the Kyrgyz Republic. Under his leadership, one of the first games from Kyrgyzstan was released on the Steam platform - World of One, as well as mobile games Mask Merge and Merge and Burn, which received high awards. Currently, he is an independent author and developer of indie games, who has independently released the game Rooten, and is currently working on a new dark game.
  • Founder, CEO
    Founder of GameDev Goethe, the first game development incubator in Uzbekistan.
    Lecturer of Game Development discipline at Westminster International University in Tashkent.
    Managing partner at AmayaSoft, the largest company in Uzbekistan focused on developing mobile games for children.
    Author of a column in Spot, the largest online business and startup publication in Uzbekistan -
  • Chubak Temirov
    Director / CEO of the High Technology Park of the Kyrgyz Republic (HTP), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Kyrgyz-German Institute of Applied Informatics, Member of the Supervisory Board of TechnoWomen KG.
    Chubak Temirov is responsible for the general management of the HTP and plays one of the key roles in the development and support of ICT in Kyrgyzstan and HTP residents, extending markets of residents, creating favorable ecosystem for startups, and creating physical infrastructure for tech companies. Chubak is also in charge of consulting, recruting international and local IT companies, expanding global markets of HTP resident companies. Chubak has more than 10 years of experience in the IT sector, in addition to sales and consultancy experience. He earned his bachelors degree in Business Administration from AUCA, also, MS degree in Operations and Logistics Management from the University of East Anglia, UK.
  • Maxim Rate
    Founder, CEO
    Westward Gaming Ventures Limited
    Maxim Rate is a highly accomplished professional with a wealth of expertise in the dynamic and rapidly-evolving Chinese market, specifically in the fields of Gaming and Fintech. With a decade of experience living and working in China, Maxim has held influential roles at prominent organizations such as Tencent, Leiting, and Swiftpass, where he was responsible for leading cross-border projects and collaborations. He is currently engaged in several high-profile projects, some of which are deeply integrated into the local ecosystem.
  • Daniar Amanaliev
    Co-founder and band master
    ololo group in the Kyrgyz Republic
    ololo group of companies includes a chain of creative hubs in Bishkek and Osh, ololoAkJol co-working resort, ololoFamily art hotel on Issyk-Kul, John Galt business accelerator, Liberterra real estate management company, ololoEvents event agency, ololoMedia digital agency, WelcomeKG and ololo creative impact fund, which are aimed at developing female entrepreneurship and creative businesses. He is a member of Global Council on Creative Economy, a co-founder and Supervisory Board member of KG Analytics think tank, and a co-founder and Chairman of Kyrgyzstan’s Creative Industries Association.