Then you won't want to miss this event because Develop:Brighton brings together the entire game dev community for three days by the beach in July - it's a great place to network. We're big enough that it feels like the whole industry is here, but relaxed and small enough to make meeting people easy.
There are plenty of informal networking opportunities - bumping into people in between conference sessions, over a coffee or lunch. Then there's the Expo where you can meet companies offering the latest tech and services, developers showcasing their games so you can even play games and share feedback with the creators or grab a beer in the Networking Bar spnsored by Unreal Engine.
If you'd rather not leave your meetings to chance then we offer a meeting tool where you can pre-arrange to meet people:
Meet@Develop Meeting Zone
Tuesday 10 July
Ice Breaker Welcome Drinks in the Waterhouse Bar from 6pm (free with a conference or expo pass)
GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament from 8pm
Wednesday 11 July
Develop Expo Booth Crawl from 5pm (free with a conference or expo pass)
Develop Industry Excellence Awards organised by NewBay Media in the Oxford Suite from 7pm
GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party from 8pm
Thursdy 12 July
Close of conference drinks in the hotel bar from 6pm
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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’s a pretty good social element to Develop. A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers that are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
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