In 2015 Dave left his role as Associate Professor at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics: it was time to put his money where his mouth is, to stop teaching game development and start living it. He returned to the UK and founded Dr Davient in 2016, taking his part-time passion full-time with Blockships - due for release this year. Dave holds a PhD in Computer Science from Newcastle University, with a research background in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks and Smart Cities.
Why do some games win awards and others don't? After entering the industry just 2 years ago our game Blockships has won 6 awards and 6 nominations. We've taken it to over 20 events, expos, and conferences along the way, appeared in the PAX10, on Ginx TV, and the front page of Twitch. Were we just lucky? No, then, are we simply amazing? No, and in this talk I will discuss how we won these awards, and our strategy for getting them. What we did right, what went wrong, and how you can use what we learned to improve your ability to gain awards and how to make the most of them when you win!
Sign up to our e-newsletter for all the latest info for next year's event!Sign up now
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.
It’s great for inspiration and just to keep up to date. Coming down to Develop you can see a lot of people at the top of their field talking about their wok and sharing insights.
It’s the one opportunity in the year where it feels like so much of the UK development community is right here – it’s a great place to find out what people are up to and what are the latest trends.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
There are many ways you can be part of Develop:Brighton 2018 - including speaking in the conference, taking a booth in the Expo or becoming a sponsor.Find out more