11 - 13 July 2017

Develop Brighton





Develop:Brighton is Europe’s leading game developer conference, playing host to over 2,000 games industry professionals.

Press releases are posted both before and after the events so please visit this site regularly. 

Media access to the Develop:Brighton Conference is by invitation only and is limited to those journalists actively writing about and reporting on the games development industry.

If you have any queries please contact our PR agency: develop@bastion.co.uk

As an accredited journalist, we will give you:

  • Access to Develop and Evolve in Brighton conference sessions running from 11- 13 July 2017
  • Access to a quiet press office where you can check email, file copy and charge your laptops and phones
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Access to speakers for interviews - please contact us as early as possible to arrange this
  • Refreshments

 What we expect in return:

  • A name check for the Develop:Brighton in all stories originating from your presence at the event whether in print, on screen or online.
  • If Tweeting about or from the conference, we would greatly appreciate it if you could use the hashtag #developconf 

Please note: Press passes are allocated solely to editorial journalists. They will not be issued - under any circumstances - to anyone working in advertising, sales, new business, production, publishing, PR, personnel or marketing - so please don't ask. Passes are not transferable and ID will be required when collecting your pass 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!