11 - 13 July 2017

Develop Brighton

Insight:Inspiration:Networking

Sessions by Track

Find out more about the tracks at Develop:

Art

Art LogoGame visuals today span the artistic spectrum, from iconic mobile graphics to lush AAA productions and now of course the shift towards virtual reality and a return to photo-realism. Our Art Track will provide artists with inspiration, practical advice, best-practise guidance and real-life case studies from not just the games industry but other creative industries too.

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Audio

Audio LogoNothing ruins a good game faster than annoying music or inferior sound effects. Our Audio Track sponsored by Dolby is a day long conference on Thursday 13 July for anyone involved in sound or music and video games. Audio professionals can expect to be inspired by the latest techniques and trends, plus hear from peers and experts who will share their own experiences and knowledge on all things sound related.

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Business

BusinessIt's all very well making a great game, however without some commercial know-how and a sensible business model then you won't get very far in today's hugely competitive games industry. Our Business track brings together some of the smartest brains in games to share  real-life case studies, practical advice, and best-practise tips so you can run a truly successful business as well as make great games. Also covers the challenges of game production, funding and marketing.

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Coding

Coding LogoThe games industry clearly remains the most exciting and varied sector for a programmer to go to work in. In the Coding Track our seriously knowledgeable and experienced technical speakers will show you exactly how to rise to the many challenges and opportunities facing game programmers today - including new and emerging platforms like VR and AR. 

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Design

Design LogoCreativity in games has recently undergone a renaissance due to Indie developers, new formats, smaller budgets and online distribution channels as well as mainstream innovations. So contemporary game design is a challenging mix of cutting edge tech versus old school techniques like storytelling and game play. Come and be inspired by some of the world's most innovative and successful game designers offering their own top tips, and insight.

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Evolve

Evolve LogoVideo games never stop changing, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Evolve is a single track conference taking place on Tuesday 11 July, which explores everything that is new or cutting edge in game development across all disciplines - from new technologies and new trends to new business models. Plus there's some crystal ball gazing and debate on how to create the best new game experiences for the next decade.

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Indie

Indie LogoWhile competition is hotting up for indie game devs, fresh opportunities continue with ever more tools, services, and other resource emerging to help turn your ambitions into reality. To help you become one of the winners, the Indie track brings together the indie community plus a few super star speakers to share hints, tips, lessons, and dreams. 

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FREE Indie Boot Camp

Indie LogoFree sessions on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July for students, start-ups, and anyone else looking to be the next big thing! 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.

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  • 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
    Vlambeer

 

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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!