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’.
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.
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
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.
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
One of the things I like about Develop is it brings people together from across Europe and the whole world. There is a very high level of professionals here, so you have company leaders having drinks with juniors from their community.
Dr Mata Haggis-Burridge
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.
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
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!