Posted: 10th April 2018

Tuesday 10 April: Chet Faliszek, creative director at Bossa Studios, was today announced as the first keynote speaker for this year’s Develop:Brighton conference and expo.

Delivering a talk entitled, ‘The Future of AI in Games Creation’, Chet Faliszek will expand on the impact of AI not just on the narrative of games but also deep in their core designs. Former writer of iconic games at Valve, Chet will share a perspective on how Bossa is creating the games of tomorrow with the help of AI.

“I’m excited to be speaking at Develop:Brighton this July,” commented Chet Faliszek. “It’ll be great to share some of what we’ve been learning on AI here at Bossa and to reveal how we see them impacting on the games of tomorrow.”

Other speakers recently announced include:

Aj Grand-Scrutton, Dlala Studios
What To Do When That One Big Deal, Doesn’t Turn Into The Next Big Deal

Alex Leff, Professor of Cognitive Neurology
Delivering Therapy Apps for Patients with Acquired Brian Injury

Dave Cooper, Dr Davient
How to Win Loads of Awards with Your Very First Game

Dr Bernie Byrnes, University of Portsmouth
PONToon – Digital Skills, Employment and Empowerment

James Brooksby, Edge Case Games
Keeping and Re-engaging Players (long) After Your Game is Out

Jon Ashby, Frontier Developments
Run Fast, Sound Great: Keys to Successful Voice Management Systems

Jordan Erica-Webber, Games Journalist
Five Stars – The Best Video Games of 2018 (so far)

Michael Schade, Rockfish Games
Effective Social Media and Influencer Marketing on a Budget

Michael Hampden, Sony London Studio
VR Evolution: Learnings and Strategies for Designing AAA VR Games

Simon Ashbery, The Victoria & Albert Museum
Lessons from the Wilderness. Positive Outcomes from a Field Project
Simon Oliver, HandCircus
So You Have a Great Idea. What Next?

Thomas Buijtenweg, Breda University
Putting Your Borg Hat On: A Procedural Approach to Game Design

Andy Lane, managing director of Develop:Brighton organisers, Tandem Events, added, “We are delighted to welcome Chet Faliszek to Brighton this year. Bossa Studios are working on some very interesting concpets revolving around AI and it will be fascinating to hear more.”

Develop:Brighton is a three-day conference and expo taking place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 July 2018.

Registration is now live for Develop:Brighton, with delegates able to save as much as £325 on a three-day Super Early Bird pass bought on or before 25 April at


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