Running alongside the Develop in Brighton Conference on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 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, sponsored by Unity, which demos some of the best independently developed projects around.
COMPANIES PARTICIPATING in 2012 included:
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The shortlisted games for the Indie Dev Showcase 2012 were:
The Bridge by Ty Taylor and Mario Castaneda - a PC based gravity game whereby you tilt the world around you in order to guide your character to various points in the level.
Perspective by DigiPen - a PC game that combines a platformer and first person shooter in truly unique way in order to provide a great puzzle experience.
Q.U.B.E. by Toxic Games – a portal-estue PC game combining a first person shooter and block physics game to create a really fun experience.
Great Big War Game by Rubicon Development - an excellently executed RTS style game for PC and iOS.
Zack Zero by Crocodile Entertainment - the only PS3 game submitted with the mechanic of switching between character types, with each offering unique abilities makes for very fun and varied gameplay.
Captain Cat by Digital Tentacle - a quirky iOS game, where you must guide Captain Cat’s ship anchor through sea depths collecting coins and treasure as you go.
Voxeliens by Volumes of Fun - a great PC re-imagining of Space Invaders in 3D. Your ground is slowly eaten away by enemy fire and you must destroy them before that happens (and without being hit yourself).
The Missing Ink by RedBedlam - a great indie take to a MMO running on PC, iOS and Android.
International Racing Squirrels by Playniac - a race management sim currently free on the web and coming soon to iOS and Android, where the player must run an errant gang of misbehaving squirrels.
Lume by State of Play Games – beautifully animated PC puzzle adventure game, which tests your visual, aural and memory skills.
If you're interested in exhibiting at Develop in Brighton 2013 or would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities please contact Duncan Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy Lane at email@example.com or call +44( 0)20 7405 4500