11 - 13 July 2017

Develop Brighton


Indie Devs at Develop

This one's for the indies

This one's for the indies

Competition is tough for indie game devs today and you're often working on small budgets with limited resources. So Develop:Brighton is the perfect place for you to learn all the latest tips, tricks and advice from the best in the business. From funding to design, discovery to community management and of course running a successful business, come and be inspired to make better games!

View Indie Sessions

This year we're doing things a bit differently - instead of running the Indie Dev Day on Thursday as a separate stand-alone conference, we  have incorporated the indie focused content into the main conference. This means you can choose to attend just the indie track sessions on each day, or you can access any of the other sessions. Instead of the Indie Dev Day pass, we're offering a very reasonably priced Micro Indie pass for everyone with 4 or less people in their studio. 
So there's double the indie content at the conference this year - the same amount of sessions as the Indie Dev Day but repeated on Wednesday too! Plus you get to go to Evolve on Tuesday at the special Micro Indie rate. The best bit is, as a Micro Indie you'll pay the same for a one day pass as you did for an Indie Dev Day pass last year - you can go to any sessions on that day and you choose which day suits you best and if you'd like to attend more than one day - the longer you attend the lower the daily rate.  More info

Indie BootCamp - Free sessions for start-ups

Indie BootCamp - Free sessions for start-ups

Knowing you want to make great games is one thing. Knowing how to go about it is another. Setting up as an indie developer may be your first step on the ladder to breaking through to the big league, but how easy is it and what does it take to really succeed? Join us to hear straight talking from successful indie developers about how they started, what worked for them, and what mistakes they made – so you can avoid repeating them! 

View 2017 Indie BootCamp sessions

Indie Showcase - Free competition for indie devs

Indie Showcase - Free competition for indie devs

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And as part of the Indie Dev focus, we’re running ever popular Indie Showcase from 12 - 13 July in the Develop Expo – which will feature independently developed games unpublished by a third party, shortlisted by a panel of experts. Delegates will have the chance to play all the games on display, and one of these games will go on to be judged overall Indie Showcase winner by our panel. All delegates will have a chance to vote for their favourite game in the Showcase via a "People's Choice" ballot at the event. 



  • Being here gives me a lot of energy - and I’m sure a lot of other people too, to keep going. And I hope I can be here again in maybe 10, 20, 30 years!
    Hideo Kojima
    Kojima Productions
  • I love coming to Develop:Brighton – it’s a great chance to network, tell people what you’re up to, have meetings, do business deals.. also finding some great talks and great information from some of the best speakers around. It’s a regular thing I come to every year and I can’t imagine not coming.
    Patrick O’Luanaigh
    CEO, nDreams
  • It’s not just about the great talks, but it’s about bringing together the whole community, it’s the networking – it’s just amazing, we love it!
    Aj Grand-Scrutton
    Co-founder, Dlala Studios
  • The quality of the attendees is very high – lots of interesting folks asking some great questions and there are some sweet names who are presenting.
    Luke Krane
    Head of Games, Kickstarter
  • It’s key to have UK events like this that allow the coming together of developers, sharing of knowledge, networking, deals to be struck and fun to be had!
    Sam Watts
    Operations Lead, Make Real
  • I think really it’s important for developers to get together at events like Develop, share war stories and learn from one another.
    Robin Hunicke
    Co-founder, Funomena
  • I know a lot of people who’ve come to Develop for the networking opportunities, to speak to each other and to give support to each other… just hearing other people’s ideas can help spark inspiration.
    Kate Russell
    Journalist, Reporter and Writer
  • Develop is a very important place – it’s one of the few developer focused conferences we have in Europe and that makes it very valuable.
    Rami Ismail


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Suggestions Box

We'd love to hear any suggestions you have for this year's Develop:Brighton - who you'd like to hear talk, ideas for sessions, anything at all you'd like to tell us that will make the event better for you!