Tuesday 10 July from 14.00 - 18.00 Room 7
This brand-new track aims 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, and convened by Professor Karen Cham. Their Connected Futures research focuses on the value of rapid contemporary changes in the interactions between people, material objects and digital media worlds. They harness innovation to build trust in digital infrastructures and collaborate with industry to turn ideas into reality and advance our connected lives.
This year, sessions will showcase the best of games, serious games, play, and gamification research with direct application to industry from the University of Brighton. You’ll find out more about breakthrough research and opportunities to work together on future developments from inspiring presenters.
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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
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!
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.
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!
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’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
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 absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
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’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
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