Chris is a 13-year veteran of the video games industry, beginning his career in QA before joining UK business paper MCV as an assistant and rising up to editor. He's been part of the leadership team that created the Women In Games Awards, Best Places To Work Awards, Esports Pro, Meet The Indies @ Rezzed, the GamesIndustry 100 and more. He’s currently publisher for GamesIndustry.biz and is tasked with launching new projects and events around the world. He also contributes to the BBC, Sky News, The Observer, and Doctor Who Magazine.
Frontier Developments CEO David Braben joins Chris Dring for a fireside chat on 25 years of Frontier in the studio’s 25th anniversary year. David charts a quarter century of games industry history via the path his studio has taken to its current success. Expect anecdotes, musings and sage advice from one the industry’s premier figures.
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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.
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
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.
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
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
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!
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.
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.
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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