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Tuesday 9 July


  • 9.45 - 17.45: Develop:Brighton conference covering all aspects of game development, 7 tracks - art, business, coding, design, discoverability, evolve and indie
  • 9.45 - 17.45: Develop:Research - designed to demonstrate the value of University research and development (R&D) to the games industry. It is sponsored by Connected Futures, one of the University of Brighton’s five research and enterprise themes.  
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  • 2.00 - 17.30: ESI Brighton - panel sessions, a keynote and round-tables, coupled with great food and drinks and a full afternoon of networking for anyone invoved in the esports industry, or if you want to learn more about it. Find out more..


  • Ice Breaker Welcome Drinks in the Waterhouse Bar sponsored by Unreal Engine - everyone with a Develop pass welcome from 6pm
  • GamesAid Poker Tournament at the Hilton Metropole - from 8pm until midnight
    Once again, Blazing Griffin (, Games London ( and Keymailer ( have generously offered their support as the poker tournament’s sponsors, with Bluegfx ( as our drinks sponsor. 

    To take part in the tournament and guarantee one of 60 places, games industry players need to register their £50 donation/buy-in and name on our dedicated Justgiving Page

    The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit with a £50 donation/buy-in. Re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. There won’t be cash prizes available, however, a number of other exciting prizes will be announced.

    As always, all levels of players are welcome!

    For more information about GamesAid and where the money raised from the poker tournament will go, please check out

Don’t miss out!

Develop:Brighton offers you an inspiring mix of top-notch speakers, practical how-to sessions, insights into the latest trends and technologies, plus fantastic networking opportunities. Find out about the different conference pass options and prices here or...

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