Running alongside the Develop:Brighton conference on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 July is the Expo. It's free for all visitors to attend and brings together some of Europe's most innovative companies from every sector of games development. Get up-to date with the latest tech and get hands on with all the games on display.
At the heart of the Expo is the Develop Bar & Networking Lounge sponsored by Unreal Engine so you don't have to go far to buy colleagues a drink, have an informal meeting or just mix with other visitors.
The Expo also features the Indie Showcase which demo's some of the best independently developed projects around - come and play the games and vote for your favourite.
Expo Opening Hours:
9.00 - 18.00 on Wednesday 15 July
9.30 - 16.30 on Thursday 16 July
From platform holders to tool providers, dev studios to cutting edge tech companies, some of the most innovative companies from every sector of games development took part in the 2019 Expo.
The 2020 exhibitor list will be announced nearer the event.View 2019 Exhibitor List
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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.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
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
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.
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.
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
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.
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
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.
There are many ways you can be part of Develop:Brighton 2020 - including speaking in the conference, taking a booth in the Expo or becoming a sponsor.Find out more