Pocket Gamer Connects is a leading games industry conference in London, Helsinki, Seattle, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Its an international series of b2b events for the global games industry. First held in London in 2014, it’s now the biggest mobile games industry event in Europe. It now includes blockchain, PC and XR content as well. The shows are attended by up to 3,000 delegates from more than 50 countries on average, representing every sector from students and independent developers to top publishers and platform holders. Every two-day event features multiple conference tracks covering the critical issues for any games professional, from the latest industry trends and technical insights to new ways to monetise and future growth opportunities. Alongside the seminar schedule there are fringe events such as the Big Indie Pitch, Investor Connector and the Global Connects Party for networking after hours.
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If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
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.
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.
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.
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 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: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!
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
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.
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