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DODANE 22.05.24

The Digital Dragons 2024 conference is over so we come with a summary of the event!

The biggest names in global gamedev, led by Swen Vincke, CEO of Larian Studios, who received the Digital Dragons Award statuette for the legendary Baldur's Gate 3, met in Krakow for another edition of one of the biggest B2B events for the games industry in Europe. Digital Dragons Conference, which was record-breaking in many respects, has just concluded.

Three days filled with specialist lectures delivered by almost 200 speakers, three thematic summits, and over 2600 guests from almost every corner of the world - the capital of Małopolska became the capital of the games industry for a few days. Organized by the Krakow Technology Park, the Digital Dragons Conference once again showed that Poland is attracting more and more attention from the world's biggest industry tycoons for a reason.
Watch the Digital Dragons Awards Gala and Digital Dragons Party summary video.
The biggest players

This is proven by the presence of leading game development and technology companies - such as Activision, the main sponsor of the conference, Larian Studios, Intel, and Dell. Alongside them, the biggest players on the domestic market, including Techland and 11-bit studios, have had their stands in the exhibition area.

We place particular emphasis on the relational aspect of our event. Alongside an extensive content program, it is a key element of the conference - meetings in the Business Networking Zone are becoming more and more popular every year. The event integrates developers, publishers, and investors, enabling the exchange of experience and inspiration, as well as the establishment of key business relationships.

Anna Krampus-Sepielak, Head of Digital Dragons Hub

This year's edition of the conference also featured a record-breaking program - 195 panelists prepared a total of 132 program topics. That is why the organizers have decided, for the first time in the history of the event, to plan it over three days and invite the guests not only to the ICE Congress Centre, made available courtesy of the City of Krakow, but also to the nearby Park Inn by Radisson hotel, where three thematic summits were held - Legal Summit powered by Rymarz Zdort Maruta, Game Design Summit powered by Anshar Studios & Fool's Theory and Games Marketing Summit.

Masters of the game
This is probably the coolest looking award that we've won so far – said Swen Vincke, CEO of Larian Studios, just after receiving the Digital Dragons Award statuette in the Best Foreign Game category for resurrecting the legendary RPG brand in the form of the hit game Baldur's Gate 3. The winners in the Best Polish Game category were the creators of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty from CD PROJEKT RED studio. 

In addition, six other awards were presented. The Cyberpunk DLC also won in the Best Polish Narrative category, Inkulinati was recognized for best visuals, The Invincible for sound, and Against the Storm for game design. The best mobile game of 2023 was Hero Legacy: Adventure RPG and the Special Recognition Award went to Marta Fijak.



Starting of a new game
Digital Dragons Conference is a space not only for industry leaders but also for young, aspiring developers. More than 70 such studios presented in the Indie Zone - a special space where indie game developers sought to gain the attention of the media, publishers, and investors.

40 of them have competed in Indie Showcase, a competition that singled out the most promising independent games. There was also room for representatives of gamedev environments from selected countries from around the world (including Chile, Indonesia, and Georgia) in the National Showcase and for graduates of Digital Dragons Incubator & Accelerator. The games presented at the conference can be viewed on Steam.

Indie Showcase results:
I place – Frozengem Studio, Dungeons of the Amber Griffin
II place – HiKing Mind, Follow the meaning
III place – Crunching Koalas / LABEL THIS Studio, The Gap
Community Vote – HiKing Mind, Follow the meaning
National Showcase Award – MadMoa, Dumbriel: Magnificent Adventure in Hell
The selected indie studio projects were also appreciated by leading studios. Activision awarded four special prizes, and CD PROJEKT RED handed over a powerful computer received the day before from AMD (as a prize for winning the Best Polish Game category) to the PJ Games team.

Also noteworthy is Digital Dragons Arena, a pitching platform for indie studios from all over the world that sought to gain the attention of potential business partners.

Digital Dragons Conference was not only about learning and working, but also about networking in a looser, club atmosphere. Guests at the event visited the Stara Zajezdnia and Forty Kleparz to network at the Badge Pickup Party powered by Creepy Jar and Digital Dragons Party powered by Activision. VIP pass holders also visited the Gallery of 19th Century Polish Art in MNK Sukiennice and the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology. For the second time, there was a meeting designed for women in the games industry, and for the first time, a Polish Gamedev Roundtable with representatives of companies and central and local government authorities.
Watch the VIP Party powered by Activision & Badge Pickup Party powered by Creepy Jar video summary.
Digital Dragons Hub

Digital Dragons is a comprehensive ecosystem of support for the games industry prepared by the Krakow Technology Park, which, apart from the conference, offers, among other things, classes for beginner gamedev adepts (Digital Dragons Academy), incubation and acceleration programs or the organization of the largest Polish game jam - KrakJam.


Województwo Małopolskie is the Main Partner of the event: the regional authorities implementing a range of projects that serve innovation and economic development of Małopolska, and its attractiveness for investors. Małopolska is a perfect location for running a business, particularly based on new technologies. Evidence of that is the number of new ventures growing every year, including dynamically developing tech start-ups. Thanks to the massive support given to entrepreneurship and the optimal utilization of EU funds and other public funds, Województwo Małopolskie positively stands out among other voivodships.


The Main Sponsor of Digital Dragons Conference 2024 is Activision

Activision is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and products whose mission is to create the most iconic brands in gaming and entertainment and deliver unrivaled gaming experiences for the world to enjoy, together.


Krakow is a modern metropolis with over a million people working in it. Krakow has 140 thousand students, 23 universities, and over 200 international corporations employing nearly 80 thousand people in sectors such as finance, IT, services, research and development, and business analytics. We base the development of the city, among others on intelligent management and strengthening the sector of modern services and research and development. That is why we focus on innovation and effective cooperation between science, business, and local government.

The press kit for the event is available at the following link: https://pr-outreach.com/en/game/digital-dragons,73.

For any questions about Digital Dragons 2024 please get in touch with Agnieszka Szóstak at agnieszka.szostak@pr-outreach.com or call +48 881 951 601.
About Digital Dragons Conference

The Digital Dragons conference is an international B2B event for game dev organized by the Krakow Technology Park, which attracts hundreds of creators and developers from all over the world to Wawel Castle every year. During the event, which takes place May 19-21, participants can not only take advantage of the rich program offer but also take part in the Digital Dragons Awards gala for the best Polish games of the past year, get acquainted with the most interesting productions of independent studios in the special Indie Zone or make new business acquaintances in the networking zone. https://digitaldragons.pl/en/
About Krakowski Park Technologiczny

The Kraków Technology Park (KPT) is the most complete one-stop-shop for businesses operating in Poland. They have a full toolbox to let their clients develop better and faster at their disposal. The system they have developed consists of ca. 350 enterprises, whom they help to build the best conditions for business development and sales increase in their daily practice. They don’t pretend they run businesses instead of their clients. All they do is help them where the growth potential is the greatest. https://www.kpt.krakow.pl/en/
Release date

19-21st of May 2024 (ICE Kraków Congress Centre)
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Game summary

Digital Dragons is currently one of the largest international events for the digital entertainment industry in Central and Eastern Europe. The main goal is to create a Business to Business (B2B) cooperation platform within the games sector in Europe. This year’s edition will be held at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre on 15 and 16 May 2023.

Key features
  • Digital Dragons Awards - prestigious gaming industry awards.
  • Indie Showcase - a curated selection of the best, most interesting titles on the independent scene – games close to release, already released, and titles still ways off from launch, but already possessing the necessary “it” factor. We will invite 50 chosen developers to show playable versions of their games at our Digital Dragons show floor at Kraków’s ICE Congress Centre – 20 of which will compete for our main prizes. But all of them will vie for the attention of investors, publishers, as well as other devs, and all our other guests at Digital Dragons.
  • Digital Dragons Arena - marketplace: space for young game development studios seeking business partners that doubles as an opportunity for representatives of VC funds, business angels, publishers, and media to meet attractive teams with large potential.
  • Lectures and panel discussions - The conference program features six thematic tracks this year covering the widest possible spectrum of topics in the industry: art in games, games design, business and marketing, mobile, programming and technology, production and leadership, and blockchain.
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