Tandem Events has today announced Develop:Brighton Digital, an online-only event taking place 2-4 November 2020. The event replaces the physical event, which was postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Develop:Star Awards will be also be held digitally, and will take place on Wednesday 4 November.
Due to ongoing safety concerns, the decision has been taken to create a virtual alternative to the annual video game developer conference, ahead of a return to the south coast next year from 13-15 July 2021.
Passes purchased for Develop:Brighton 2020 will be automatically rolled over to next year’s event.
Develop:Brighton Digital will feature quality pre-recorded sessions from an array of industry speakers. Further details will be shared in September.
“Safety is paramount but due to the scale of Develop:Brighton it would be impossible to safely hold a physical event that would incorporate the conference, the expo, the Develop:Star Awards, and the numerous networking and social events which take place during the week,” said Tandem Events managing director Andy Lane.
“So while it feels wrong to not be returning to Brighton this year, we’re no less excited about what’s to come. Develop:Brighton Digital will be every bit as informative and entertaining as our attendees have come to expect from the event.”
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About Develop:Brighton conference & expo
Develop:Brighton 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 micro indies.
About The Develop:Star Awards
Taking place alongside the conference, the Develop:Star Awards 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 and one ultimate ‘Develop Star’.
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I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
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
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!
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.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
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