11 - 13 July 2017

Develop Brighton


Develop Expo

Running alongside the Develop:Brighton Conference on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July is the Develop Expo. It's free for all visitors to attend and brings together some of Europe's most innovative companies from every sector of games development.

At the heart of the Expo is the Develop Bar & Networking Lounge so you don't have to go far to buy colleagues a drink, have an informal meeting or just mix with other visitors.

It also features the Indie Showcase which demos some of the best independently developed projects around.

networking lounge
indie showcase

Expo Hours:

Wednesday 12 July 09.00 - 18.00
Expo Booth Crawl from 17.00

Thursday 13 July 09.30 - 16.30

2017 Exhibitors and Sponsors include:

AstroFish Games

Blazing Griffin

Dolby Laboratories

Dovetail Games



GameSparks is the leading Backend as a Service platform for developers, providing an end-to-end tool to rapidly build all of the server-side features of their games, as well as tuning and managing their products post-launch. Developers can save large amounts of time and talent by using GameSparks to create and maintain typical server-side components such as leaderboards, multiplayer, notifications, player save data and much more. The GameSparks platform offers a single integrated tool to build these server components, boosting player retention and maximising revenue without ever having to set up and run a server.

Gram Games

Lunar Animation

Norwich University of the Arts

OPM Response


OPM Response provides a unique service acting as an intermediary between the employers and job seekers in the computer games and associated industries worldwide. As an established brand we consistently listen to our client needs and candidate stories to match expectations.
In our industry finding the right people isn't always easy. Sometimes just a handful of people are right for the most highly skilled roles. Finding this talent requires a human touch and a deep understanding of the past, present and future of the games industry. When it comes to our candidates, we drill down surprisingly deeply into someone’s skill set. We only send people who can do the job – we've yet to meet anyone who does business quite like us.

Perforce Software


More than 10,500 companies, including major games studios like Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Sony Online Entertainment and Nintendo trust Perforce version management solutions to help them deliver cutting-edge mobile, console, PC, and MMORG games. Our FREE 5/20 service offers powerful file storage, sharing, collaboration and versioning. It’s easy to get started and perfect for indie game developers, artists, musicians, writers, and everyone else with a vision to share. Stop by our booth B42 to discover why Perforce is the SCM of choice for Game Developers.


Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe



Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity's powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Game Performance Reporting, Unity Ads, and Unity Everyplay. Unity Technologies serves over 700,000 monthly active developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.

University of York

Wellcome Trust

Fuelling creative minds with expertise, inspiration and funding. We are a global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences. We work with the games industry to support innovative projects that engage audiences with biomedical science. We seed ideas, facilitate access to experts and offer funding for development and production. By working with people from across the games industry, from developers to tool providers, publishers to trade bodies, we aim to inspire fun, immersive games that engage players with bioscience and medical humanities. Our Development Awards (up to £10,000) and Co-production Awards (up to £40,000) support games that engage with biomedical science and its impact on our lives. We’re looking for fresh, accessible and entertaining games inspired by bioscience and the human condition. To find out more come and talk to us at stand B26 or visit www.wellcome.ac.uk/games.

Vicon Motion Systems



  • 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!