Develop: Brighton – industry meets gamers

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Recently I’ve been given the opportunity to attend Develop: Brighton in full to take a look at what’s going on in the industry.

This is a chance to head out and meet the real people behind the screens that create and develop the games we love all so much.

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So what’s been going on in Brighton?

Each year you may hear about an extraordinary developer conference based in the colourful city of Brighton.

Well they’re not wrong about the extraordinary part as this event is a one of its kind, exploring the industry and business side of video games.

With over 1800 developers set to visit over the 3 days it’s certainly a packed event full of people eager to learn something new and network with fellow devs.

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This event pulls people from all corners of the world, offering expert talks with some of the finest in the industry

These session tracks include:

  • Indie Boot camp
  • Design
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Coding
  • Production
  • Audio
  • Keynotes

What have we been doing?

Today I’ve met with a range of brilliantly talented developers, taken a look at some special keynote sessions and of course took some time out to visit the beach! (Come on this is Brighton after all)

Over the next few months we’ll be releasing expert features that explore some of these talks in more detail.

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If you’ve been keeping up with what’s happening down here in Brighton then you’ll know that it’s not just the talks that will keep you entertained.

It wouldn’t be Develop:Brighton without the exbo hall which this year features some of the finest Indie games on their way to market.

These Indie games Include:

  • Mutiny!
  • Hue
  • Fragments of Him
  • Radial-G: Racing Revolved
  • QUBE 2
  • PaperLander
  • Lumino City
  • POKU
  • SpeedRunners
  • Sunless Sea

(With so many great games to play it’ll be a mission to get any work done at all)

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What you should be looking out for:

Develop is a very busy event.

Theres no doubt about that…

It’s been only half a day for me (at the time of writing this) and already I’ve been swept off my feet with all the inspirational people and talks that are constantly going on around me.

From what I’ve seen already a lot of the these talks are geared towards the marketing of videos games, game engine / design and rather interestingly Virtual Reality.

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But

What you should really be looking out for is the people you meet.

The bar and the after hours events are invaluable for meeting a variety of people from developers all the way up to publishers.

Later this year we’ll be publishing a guide to game conferences and events, make sure to look out for that.

 

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