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February, 2013: Tandem Events
announced today that speaker submissions have opened for this
Develop in Brighton
, which will take place from 9 -11
Attendance at the
Develop In Brighton Conference has increased each
year since its inception in 2006 and it is now Europe’s
leading event for the games development community. Last July saw a
rise of 22% in the number of indie developer attendees, a strong
sign of the conference’s ability to reflect the fast-changing
business models in the games development market.
Innovation and change will kick off the conference again this
year, with the popular
Evolve sessions on Tuesday 9 July.
Evolve focuses on emerging platforms, new business
models and innovation in games technologies and is an ideal opener
for the business to follow over the next two days.
Develop is a vibrant conference with a diverse
programme encompassing business, coding, game design, art and audio
among its tracks. Held on the seafront in Brighton, it has also
become justly renowned for its networking opportunities.
“Game developers are passionate about what they do
and we want to hear from anyone who feels they can contribute,
whether by helping to raise awareness of issues, presenting
technological advances, or discussing areas of importance in games
development today and beyond,” says Tandem Events’
managing director Andy Lane.
“This is a time of real change in the industry and anyone
who has a stake in that should be interested in involving their
fellow developers. Crowdfunding, new console platforms, connected
TV, for example, are all issues that directly affect us and will be
among burning issues for the year ahead.”
Develop speakers have found the experience both
informative and enlightening.
Keynote speaker Eugene Evans, VP, Studio GM, Bioware Mythic, who
made his Develop Conference debut last July, says: “It was a
pleasure to deliver the keynote for the Develop Conference. It
clearly represents an amazing opportunity for both new and
experienced developers to network and learn about the latest
thinking in gaming. The collective knowledge of speakers at a
smaller less formal event can’t be surpassed.”
Of his participation last year, David Solari, Chief Marketing
Officer, Jagex Games Studios, says: “The Develop conference
remains the ‘go to’ event for the UK industry. The
conference offers so much regardless of your background, perfectly
mixing excellent speakers and unbeatable networking
To submit your proposal for a speaker session, visit
www.developconference.com and fill out the
submission form before the deadline of 15 March 2013.
Notes to editors:
About the Develop Conference:
The eighth Develop Conference will take place at the Hilton
Metropole in Brighton, UK, from 9-11 July 2013. It attracts over
1,600 game developers from over 20 different territories and has
become firmly established as the leading conference in Europe for
games developers. Tracks include: Art, Audio, Business, Coding,
Design, Evolve and Production.
Developers can submit session proposals and find out more at
Evolve focuses on how to develop games for
new and emerging platforms, new technologies and new markets like
social and casual gaming. It opens on Tuesday 9 July.
About Tandem Events:
Tandem Events has over 30 years of experience in organising
market-leading exhibitions, conferences and events across a number
of industry sectors, including Develop and Evolve in Brighton,
Evolve in London, Develop in Liverpool, GamesDevMasterClasses,
Games:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads. More details at