News's G-STAR 2017 party and networking guide

Here we go!'s G-STAR 2017 party and networking guide

G-STAR is one of the biggest games industry gatherings in the world, and this year it's taking place between November 16th to 19th.

You'll be plenty busy at a show that welcomes thousands upon thousands of people in both its B2C and B2B areas.

Inbetween it all you might want to let your hair down a bit and relax come the evenings.

Party on

To get you the lowdown on all the parties and networking opportunities in Busan (where the event is taking place) during the week, has put together a list of the go-to G-STAR shindigs.

Of course we're biased, so we reckon you should head to our very own event:

The Big Indie Pitch @ G-STAR 2017 

And you can always set up a meeting with us during business hours by contacting us directly or filling in this form here.

But there's plenty more parties happening to get your networking on at (and maybe a few drinks while you're at it).

Wednesday November 15th

Google Play Go Global Games Mixer

When: 1pm to 9:30pm
Where: The Bay 101 Kitchen barley, 52 Dongbaek-ro, U-dong, Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
How: Sign up here
Cost: Free
More info: Networking party starts at 7:30pm


The Eve G-STAR Kick-Off Party

When: 8pm to 12am
Where: 44-2, Jungdong 1-ro, Busan, South Korea
How: Sign up here
Cost: Free
More info: "Drinks and appetizers are on us, so come join us at 8 pm for a fun night of networking with the finest."


Thursday November 16th

Paymentwall G-STAR 2017 Back 2 College Frat Party @ HARD ROCK CAFÉ

When: 7pm to 10pm
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Busan, 15 Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 298beon-gil
How: Sign up here
Cost: Free
More info: "Our party will transport you to an American college party. We’ll bring back in college to play crazy games, meet new people, and have fun!"


G-Star Happy Hour 2017 hosted by Adjust and Fyber

When: 8pm start
Where: Fuzzy Navel, 1392-17 Jung-dong, Haeundae, Busan
How: Sign up here
Cost: Free
More info: "Enjoy drinks and light bites with leading game app developers and marketers!"


Tel Aviv Night

When: 8pm to 10pm
Where: TBR (The Back Room) Gunam-Ro 17-1, Haeundae , U-Dong, Busan, South Korea
How: Sign up here
Cost: Free
More info: Party hosted by three of Israel's biggest ad tech companies


Saturday November 18th

The Big Indie Pitch @ G-STAR 2017

When: 2pm to 6pm
Where: BEXCO - Busan Exhibition & Convention Center, Convention Hall Room #201- 201, #55 APEC Street, Haeundae-gu. Busan, Korea, Republic Of
How: Sign up here
Cost: Free
More info: Come join us at G-STAR 2017 for networking and pitching in one of the world's most diverse and interesting markets, as we once again put the spotlight on some of the best indie developers.


Know of any other parties going on not listed here? Let us know over on our Facebook games industry events, gatherings and parties group and we'll get them added!

Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.