G-Star, the biggest game gathering event in Korea has come to an end over the weekend. The game expo took place at Busan, a southeastern seaport city. Spectators say that the gala lived up to expectations and was a grand success, reports Korea Joongang Daily.
Pro gamers like Lim Yo-hawn crowded the convention center where 311 gaming firms displayed their best titles. Also among the delegates were CEOs and game developers. Among the crowd were high school gamers carrying their balloons and other gifts they received from the various booths on display.
The organizer of G-Star said that approximately 48,000 attendees were present at the gaming festival on the first day. This compares to a lean 17,000 last year. And on the second day 89,000 visitors came to the show as opposed to 51,000 last year.
Although the organizers limited crowd attendance on the final days of the event, a total of 300,000 game enthusiasts showed up by afternoon. This figure compares to 240,000 from last year.
Park Seung-ryong, chief of the exhibition team at Korea Creative Content Agency said that last year incidences of avian flu prevented people from attending the event. Additionally, this year the game show was scheduled after the College Scholastic Ability Test. This has helped to reel in visitors in record numbers.