Insomniac has been creating best-selling games for over 27 years including Spyro the Dragon, the long-running Ratchet & Clank series and Marvel’s Spider-Man. More recently Insomniac has released Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for the PS5.
Ted Price will answer questions about Insomniac’s approach to game development in an increasingly unpredictable world, sharing lessons learned over the studio’s decades-long history of making blockbuster titles.
Ted joins fellow keynote speakers Debbie Bestwick MBE, founder-CEO of award-winning developer and independent games label Team17, and Lorne Lanning and Bennie Terry III from Oddworld Inhabitants.
Develop:Brighton returns as a live event to the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 October 2021.
A range of passes for the conference are now on sale, available at a special Super Early Bird rate of 30% off until midnight tonight.
In addition to announcing Develop:Brighton’s latest keynote, Tandem Events is also happy to announce the next round of speakers. More than 60 speakers have now been announced across nine tracks, covering everything from business and indie development to coding and audio design.
The conference programme can be viewed here: https://www.developconference.com/whats-on/2021-conference-programme
Further additions to this year’s programme will be announced in the coming weeks.
Speakers at Develop:Brighton 2021 include representatives from Ubisoft, Konami, SEGA, Improbable, Rebellion, Splash Damage, Creative Assembly, Polystream, Atomhawk and more. A selection of these sessions is detailed below.
Now in its 16th year, Develop:Brighton promises the same inspiring and fun-filled three days by the sea. The game dev community will enjoy insightful keynotes given by the best in the business, diverse roundtables and sessions offering practical advice and inspiration to help game makers make better games.
The conference offers nine tracks – Design, Coding, Art, Mobile, Business, Discoverability, Roundtables, Indie and Audio.
Develop:Brighton will also see the return of much anticipated networking opportunities, from the formal meeting planner - Meet@Develop - to the many afterhours social events including the Develop:Star Awards on the Wednesday evening.
The Indie Showcase will also return to find the hottest new indie games, for the first time since 2019. More details on how to enter the competition will be announced soon.
For those unable to travel to Brighton, a digital pass is also available.
About Develop:Brighton conference & expo
The Develop:Brighton conference is where the European developer community comes together to learn from each other and share experiences, be inspired by world renowned experts and gurus, get up-to-date with the latest development tools and techniques, make new contacts and catch up with old ones.
With a programme that is shaped by some of the industry's key figures, the conference touches all levels of the development community from the largest studios to the smallest indies; from development directors to programmers.
About The Develop:Star Awards
Taking place alongside the conference, the new Develop:Star Awards will recognise the very best of the game development community. The achievements of developers and success of great games and creativity will be celebrated across 18 categories, including one ultimate ‘Develop Star’. This award will honour an extraordinary game developer for outstanding achievement and contribution to the industry.
Develop is a very important place – it’s one of the few developer focussed conferences we have in Europe and that makes it very valuable.
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
Develop is important – the networking is very important. And go to talks they’re inspiring and get your creative juices flowing, they can make you think and you’ll learn how other people do things.
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
There are many ways you can be part of Develop:Brighton - including taking a booth in the Expo or choosing one of the many sponsorship opporunities during the event or at the Star Awards.Contact us now!