Running alongside the Develop:Brighton conference on Wednesday 14 July and Thursday 15 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 14 July
9.30 - 16.30 on Thursday 15 July
From platform holders to tool providers, dev studios to cutting edge tech companies plus universities showcasing talent, some of the most innovative and inspiring organisations from every sector of games development have taken part in previous Expo's.
Previous exhibitors include AWS Game Tech, Bossa Studios, Boss Alien, Dolby, Facebook, Frontier Developments, Hangar 13, Hi Rez, Jagex, King, Lunar Animation, Mag Intereractive, Mediatonic, Natural Motion, PlayStation, Sumo Digital, Team 17, Unreal Engine and many more...
The 2021 exhibitor list will be announced nearer the event.
If you're interested in taking a booth in the Expo contact us now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 is a very important place – it’s one of the few developer focussed conferences we have in Europe and that makes it very valuable.
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
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.
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: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!
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
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
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.
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.
There are many ways you can be part of Develop:Brighton - including taking a booth in the Expo or choosing one of the many sponsorship opporunities during the event or at the Star Awards.Contact us now!