Jamie Smith is a systems-focussed designer with over 12 years of games industry experience. His experience has led him to work on Driver: San Francisco, The Crew, Tom Clancy’s The Division and the FIFA franchise for Ubisoft and EA respectively. As of 2018 he has been at Sumo Digital as Principal Game Designer on Hood: Outlaws & Legends and the campaign of Call of Duty: Vanguard. He is also a big advocate of knowledge sharing in a creative context and has judged multiple BAFTA games awards.
One of the main challenges that faces a designer is aligning the team towards a common goal. This talk will introduce numerous approaches to aid with this, in order to empower others and maximise collaboration. Supported by development anecdotes, it will account for a variety of disciplines and typical scenarios throughout various stages of development.
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
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 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 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.
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!
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’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
It’s fantastic to have such an event that provides this opportunity for all the game devs, indie devs and other organisations to get together to showcase what they do, meet and interact.
I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
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.
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!