Facebook has announced its first-ever gaming event — FBGamingPressStart in India. Spread across two days, the virtual event will be hosted by comedian Abish Mathews. It aims to provide game developers, publishers, and creators across India an opportunity to build, grow their communities, and monetize on Facebook.
According to the social network, #FBGamingPressStart is another step in Facebook’s mission of bringing the world closer together. On Facebook, people can find entertaining gaming videos to watch, follow their favorite creators and game titles, build meaningful connections in gaming groups and chats, discover new games and play those games with people from across the globe — all in one place.
The opening address will be made by Gio Hunt, VP of gaming business and operations Facebook; Ajit Mohan, managing director and vice president, India; and Manohar Hotchandani, business development director, Facebook.
Focused on gaming publishers, the first day sessions include: ‘Play 101: Facebook Instant Games & Cloud Opportunities’, ‘Get In-App Ads Right With Audience Network’, ‘Supercharge Your Game With Facebook Gaming Services’ and AR as well as gaming communities.
On the second day creators, publishers and e-sports companies can be part of sessions on Facebook Gaming video programs, Gaming Creator Programs and Stories of Diversity and Monetisation from popular gamers in the gaming community.