The #1 event for the Essex game industry

March 2018 |  University of Essex

Thank you to everyone that came to IDM ESSEX 2017

IDM Essex empowers game developers and creatives within East Anglia by providing them with a platform to connect with new people, develop with confidence and explore unique opportunities.

Individuals and companies attend from across Essex to listen to innovative talks from highly respected experts in the game development industry.  Attendees leave inspired and motivated to discover what difference they can make to the video game industry.

IDM Essex March Opening Video

If you missed IDM Essex (March) or would like to check out the opening video again, here it is for you below

Posted by DoubleUpGaming on Thursday, 17 March 2016




2017 Speaker

Phil Elliott

Director of Community & Indie Development

Phil created Square Enix Collective in 2013, and built it from scratch to offer a range of services for indie developers globally. He also runs the Community team in London. Prior to joining Square Enix, Phil ran for four years, with stints at GameSpot and BBC 5Live before that.

Receive exclusive supporter only perks!

While we'll always endeavour to keep IDM Essex free, our supporters are what enables us to keep this event going strong. Please consider supporting this community event (and we'll through in some cool loot with it!)

All funds made from these tickets will be used to fund our 2017 event as well as future events. We strive to help the gaming industry in Essex and East Anglia thrive and your support is crucial to keeping IDM Essex going. 


Connect with new people

Meet new people and build your growing network of industry contacts

Develop with confidence

Get the support you need from other industry professionals to overcome development problems

Explore unique opportunities

Collaborate and work with new and exciting opportunities that present themselfs

Learn insider secrets

Gain new found knowledge from highly respected industry speakers during IDM talks