Vilnius 2023

JUNE 20-21

For the second year in a row, DevGAMM came back to lovely Vilnius with a magnificent speaker lineup, amazing new games and game activities, plenty of networking opportunities, and the infamous friendly vibes that make DevGAMM so cozy and unique. Take a glimpse at how it was.

DevGAMM Vilnius 2023 gathered 650+ attendees representing 280 companies. For more numbers and graphs, feel free to explore the event infographics.


The stellar lineup of 83 speakers from 20 countries featured such names as:

🎤 Kim Aava, Lead Environment Artist, EA DICE

🎤 Neil Holmes, Senior Developer Partner Manager, Xbox

🎤 Chelsea Blasko, Сo-CEO, Iron Galaxy Studios

🎤 Mads Maretty Sønderup, Education Content Developer, Audiokinetic

🎤 Alisa Lynn, Founder, Sintakon

🎤 Alex Nichiporchik, CEO, tinyBuild

🎤 Rami Ismail, Consultant, ex-Vlambeer

…and so many more!

Some of the speakers’ presentations can be found here, while session recordings will be available on YouTube within a few months. Subscribe so you won’t miss it!

AWS for Games invited DevGAMM attendees for a series of captivating workshops to expand knowledge and discover the latest developments and solutions for the gaming industry. The topics on building a winning pitch deck, AI, engagement, and monetization were a real hit!


This time, the meeting tables hosted 815 meetings. However, the results of those meetings are still awaiting implementation in real deals, the opportunity to meet was undoubtedly golden.

On top of that, business audiences could enjoy a little extra privacy for their meeting at the Business Lounge. Sponsored by Archibaldi Studio, this room featured live music and additional catering options.

The Expo area hosted a few dozens of booths with engaging activities from the event sponsors, such as tinyBuild, Melsoft, Nordcurrent, Scopely, AWS For Games, Belka Games, Vizor, Glera Games, Wargaming, Outfit7, and other great companies!

Roundtables allowed the attendees to be more than a listener and actively participate in conversations. The premise is simple: 10 people, a table, no cameras, and no media. 5 tables attracted BUSINESS and SPEAKER ticket holders for hot discussions.


Game Showcase brought to the spotlight 25 new games and their dev teams. Not only did the showcasers exhibit their cool projects, but they could also run them on powerful software advanced by AMD.

DevGAMM Awards returned to the in-person format. The judges worked really hard to determine 22 nominated games from 17 countries. The ceremony took place on the second day of the event, featuring special guests: Chelsea Blasko from Iron Galaxy Studios, Fawzi Mesmar from Ubisoft, Mao Sugiyama from Nintendo and others.

Don Duality developed by Königsborgs is the winner of the Best Game of the Show, while Ready, Steady, Ship! developed by Martynas Cibulis is the winner of the Best Game from the Baltic States.

For the first time at DevGAMM, the attendees voted for their favorite games from the showcase, thus determining the winner of the People’s Choice category, advanced by AMD. The winner is Death from Above developed by Rockodile Games.

Public Pitch returned as the reimagined activity with 5 pitch decks and the professionals on the jury: Alex Nichiporchik, tinyBuild, Andrius Mackevičius, Nordcurrent, and Nathan Sölbrandt, Xsolla.

The jury voted with special tablets, and the developers had to drink mysterious mixtures as a punishment for a poor performance. Hosted by Borys Trienin, remote control productions, this event looks like it’s going to become one of DevGAMM’s signature activities.

After a lot of cool presentations and drinking, the winner was found – The Fallen, by the Visionkeeper Studio. Congrats!


As usual, it all started with the Pre-Party, sponsored by tinyBuild. Gathered right at the event venue, there were first hugs, welcome drinks, and a stunning view on the Vilnius sunset. Plus, AI generated these pictures of the DevGAMM attendees. 

The Main Party was a real hit! Sponsored by Scorewarrior, this gamedev celebration gathered DevGAMM attendees in the heart of Vilnius for informal networking, dances and a funky performance by Daniel Nielsen.

Unreal Gala gathered industry professionals at buffet-style reception and featured a charity auction honoring Ukraine. At the special charity auction, almost 15 thousand dollars were raised, also DevGAMM added extra 5 thousand, all of which will be donated to the Leleka Foundation saving lives in Ukraine. Thanks to Unreal Engine for sponsoring this event and to everyone who participated.

Bye-Bye Mingle closed it all, with hugs, beer, and goodbyes will the next DevGAMM. Sponsored by tinyBuild, this tradition lives on. Some say, this is where the deals are finalized. Don’t miss it next time. 


DevGAMM Quest allowed the attendees to not only visit as many booths by performing various tasks, but also win cool prizes, like Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, AirPods Pro, and more. This time, 180 attendees fought for 12 prizes, and you just look at those happy winners!

Career Wall served as a job board with 80 postings. Sponsored by tinyBuild, and powered by InGame Job and Values Value, the Wall allowed game designers, developers, modelers, VFX artists, and other specialists to find a dream job at a number of locations around the world.

Don’t forget to tag your friends and peers on the photos from the event:

Special thanks go to the sponsors and partners of the event. Just look at that list: tinyBuild, Melsoft, Nordcurrent, Scopely, Scorewarrior, Amazon (AWS), Belka Games, Vizor Games, Glera Games, Wargaming.net, Outfit7, devtodev, Edvice, Bidease, Gamedev.Camp, Alconost, Asterman, Poki, Epic Games (Unreal Engine), Easybrain, Archibaldi Studio, Xsolla, AMD , PINE, inGame Job, Values Value, NIKO firm, Sticker Mule, Go Vilnius, Invest Lithuania, Lithuanian Game Developers Association.

Kudos to our amazing volunteers, speakers, moderators, media, and all the good folks who helped us bring DevGAMM back to Vilnius.


Coming up next – DevGAMM Lisbon 2023,  November 16-17.

Get ready for a refined gamedev experience by the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the best of Portugal through sightseeing, private dining, and parties with unforgettable networking opportunities. Plus, a spectacular game showcase, powered by IndieX.