Develop Brighton, 14-16 July 2015

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Develop Expo

Running alongside the Develop:Brighton Conference on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 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 Networking Bar 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.

If you're interested in exhibiting at Develop: Brighton 2015 or would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities please contact Andy Lane: or call +44( 0)20 7405 4500

Expo Hours:

Wednesday 15 July 09.00 - 18.00 - Expo Booth Crawl from 17.00

Thursday 16 July 09.30 - 16.30

2015 Exhibitors and Sponsors include:

Amazon Appstore

Amazon Appstore allows developers to distribute and sell their Android and HTML5 web apps to millions of customers in 236 countries and territorie. It is available on a multitude of devices, and is pre-loaded on Android phones on select carriers in the US and Europe. And now the Amazon Appstore has over 400,000 apps globally. It’s easy to get started. You can test your app in under a minute and we’ve seen that most Android apps just work on Amazon devices, with no additional development required. Developers can get started in minutes from our developer portal at

Amazon is announcing the developer preview of the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), a free SDK that lets you easily add voice capabilities to Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo. With ASK, you can teach Alexa capabilities, called skills, that enable your audience to interact with your service in a whole new way. Using ASK, you can teach new skills to Alexa in just a few hours. No prior experience with speech recognition or natural language understanding is required. ASK is free to use. If you have an existing cloud-based service, you can easily use that to start.




bluegfx is a reseller specialising in the digital media industry, focused on providing solutions to the games industry. We work with many of the small independent games developers as well as some of the larger studios. We deliver a high level of consultation, training and support, tailored to our client’s needs, budget and future technology proofing. Our portfolio includes 3D software, plug-ins, video solutions, storage, workstations, render management, networking and cloud technologies. This includes software, hardware, services and support. All of this is backed by first-class support. We are an Autodesk Gold partner, as such, demonstrating the ability to deliver complete Autodesk consultative solutions. Other partners include Chaosgroup (V-Ray), Thinkbox (Deadline), PipelineFX (Qube), Next Limit (Realflow, Maxwell Render), Wacom, Dell, Workstation Specialists, HP, AMD, NVidia and many more. See


Ciklum is an award-winning global IT company with Scandinavian roots and more than 13 years of experience in IT outsourcing. We recruit from a pool of more than 40,000 IT specialists throughout the world to build your development dream team, working closely with you to meet your needs from beginning to end. At Ciklum, we put people and technology at the forefront of our business. Everything we offer is designed to help our clients succeed. Whether you’re looking for a review of current processes, need to bring a new project to market quickly, or are looking to expand your current development resources on a budget, Ciklum is here to help.

Epic Games
Earlier this year, Epic Games partnered with the Wellcome Trust to launch the Big Data VR Challenge. Developers from all over the world were invited to take part in the Challenge to find new ways to search and analyse big data sets. The final judging will take place on Wednesday 15th, and the winner of the $20,000 prize will be announced in the Networking Bar & Lounge at 15.45. Come and meet the five finalists of the Challenge, experience their demos using the VR headsets and decide for yourself who you think deserves to win. All of the teams have built demos powered by Unreal Engine 4. For more information on the Challenge go to


GamesAid is a UK based video games charity (Registered UK Charity 1081706) which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. It is a non-trading body, administered by Trustees who operate on a fixed term basis run by a chairman who is also appointed on a fixed term. As the only fully democratic charity in the games space, members of the games industry propose and vote for the charities of their choice annually.


GameSparks is a cloud based platform that provides developers with the tools they need to build all of the server-side components of their games and then manage them as a service post launch. The GameSparks platform significantly reduces the time required to implement server-side functionality and equips you with all of the tools you need to manage players and optimise your games performance in terms of retention, engagement and monetisation. Unleash the power of the cloud to turbocharge your games with our rich library of social and game economy features. Join thousands of the leading studios and publishers using GameSparks to build and run the backend of their games.

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Kingston University

London Geometry

London Geometry is the leading provider of professional training courses for the games industry, providing a range of technical, business and art courses taught by industry experts and leading academics.

MHT Game

MHT Game is the leading and fastest growing interactive video gaming platform in China. We specialise in the digital distribution and publishing of Android based games for Smart TVs, set top boxes and other Android TV based devices.



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 new FREE hosted Helix Cloud service offers powerful file storage, sharing, collaboration and versioning through an elegant web interface. Start from scratch or import existing work from Git/GitHub, DropBox, or just upload a zip file. 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.

Player Research

Playwest (UWE Bristol)

PlayWest is a new Bristol based game studio supported by the UWE Bristol, aiming to take games technology to the real world through multiplayer experiences. Current projects include our massively multiplayer local party game Kachiku64 (with upcoming world record attempt for most connected local players), a 10 player supersonic drag racing and management game inspired by @BloodhoundSSC that allows players to race cars from the 50 years of records attempts against one other, as well as Super Trash Heories our European Green Capital Digital Challenge retro side-scrolling arcade game about food waste. is also proud to be developing the telemetry and diagnostics software for the actual Bloodhound SSC project which the team will use during the actual world land speed record attempt in 2016. Come and say hello at B38, and follow us on Twitter for more: @PlayWestHQ

Demoing a 64 player massively multiplayer local arcade party game prototype publicly for the first time!! A land speed record game and the games tech being used for the actual attempt will also be there. Speak to our latest interns from @UWEGames and see how they are getting on.

Reallusion Inc

Reallusion creates real-time animation tools empowering game developers with a pipeline to create and animate 3D avatars. iClone 6 enables developers with a variety of skills to build-up complete game characters with highly-morphable components for body, face and wardrobe design. Animate avatars with motion capture, puppeteering, motion layer editing or facial animation and lip-sync. Create scenes with props, environments and accessories from an assortment of royalty-free 3D models from the Reallusion or import 3DS, OBJ, FBX or SKP files to aid in set design. The iClone 6 and 3DXchange 6 pipeline provides a path to quickly import and animate any FBX character with special one-click setup for HumanIK based characters and an Expression editor to set up face bones and blendshapes for facial puppeteering and lip-sync. Export everything to Unity, Unreal, Autodesk and more with ready-made FBX profiles to create and animate a complete cast of characters for your games.

Reallusion is showcasing the iClone 6 Animation Pipeline for game developers including the release of 3DXchange 6 utility to import and setup characters for iClone and the all new character creation tools that simplify avatar build-up of face, body and wardrobe to design, animate & populate a complete cast of human game characters.

Special Effect

Sprung Studios

Square Enix


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:

Vicon Motion Systems

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


Interested in exhibiting this year?

If you're interested in exhibiting at Develop: Brighton 2015 or would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities please contact Andy Lane at or call +44( 0)20 7405 4500

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