We believe that Develop:Brighton is a must-attend event for all game devs in the UK, but don't just take our word for it!
Find out below what people who've actually attended as a conference delegate or an exhibitor in the expo thought of it...

Visitor

Ian Livingstone, CBE photo

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

Grace Carroll  photo

There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.

Grace Carroll

Creative Assembly

Alex Moyet photo

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. 

Alex Moyet

Curve Digital

Gemma Foster photo

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!

Gemma Foster

Dlala Studios

Tetsuya Mizuguchi photo

I’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!

Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Enhance Games

Kate Edwards photo

If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.

Kate Edwards

Geogrify

Haden Blackman photo

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.

Haden Blackman

Hangar 13

David Amor  photo

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.

David Amor

Mag Interactive

Graham Devine photo

There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.

Graham Devine

Magic Leap

Mike Bithell photo

Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.

Mike Bithell

Mike Bithell Games

Brenda Romero photo

I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.

Brenda Romero

Romero Games

Jessica Saunders photo

By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel. 

Jessica Saunders

Salix Games

Kish Hirani photo

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.

Kish Hirani

Terra Virtua

Jonathan Smith photo

We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.

Jonathan Smith

TT Games

Jo Twist, OBE  photo

I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.

Jo Twist, OBE

Ukie

Rami Ismail photo

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.

Rami Ismail

Vlambeer

Exhibitor

Tom Hulton-Harrop photo

We’ve met an amazing variety of people here at Develop – we’ve had students, developers, researchers, people from universities. It’s just been incredible getting to meet all of them and hear their experiences with Lumberyard.

Tom Hulton-Harrop

Amazon Games

Adrian Ruiz photo

We came here looking more for clients and we’ve found a lot of interesting people we’d like to work with in the future. The whole industry’s really well represented.

Adrian Ruiz

Anti Matter Games

Mike Cox photo

It’s gone very well – we expected to see a lot of graduates which we have so that was good. But we’ve also found a good number of medium sized companies – people who’ve been in the industry for a few years. So that was a bonus for us.

Mike Cox

Blazing Griffin

Nihal Tharoor photo

We’re at early stage build for our game - getting feedback, getting ideas. This is a really generous place to be, everyone’s really interested in nurturing your work.

Nihal Tharoor

Electric Noir Studios

Chris Bigelow photo

We are really excited to be here at Develop because Hangar 13 is actually new to Brighton. So we’re here, we’re hiring – it’s kind of our coming out party!

Chris Bigelow

Hangar 13

Richard Eddy photo

Develop’s like the beating heart of the games industry. The stand’s been really busy, we’ve had loads of people coming up for all manner of roles not just developers, but people from other industries wanting to break into games.

Richard Eddy

Jagex

James Rodgers  photo

It’s gone incredibly well – we’ve made some great contacts and potential partnerships with some amazing talent.

James Rodgers

Lunar Animation

Sam Watts photo

I think Develop is probably one of the most important events for game developers. It brings developers together and breaks down those boundaries between the big guys and the little guys.

Sam Watts

Make Real

Shruti Ghosh  photo

I’ve come all the way from India to exhibit our game. It’s a huge event and you get to meet a lot of fellow developers, publishers and gamers.

Shruti Ghosh

Nodding Head Games

Suzee Laxton photo

It’s gone really, really well we’ve met and engaged with lots and lots of people. It’s been great to see the passion that everyone has for the gaming industry and I think that’s infectious.

Suzee Laxton

Silicon Spa

Michael Hampden  photo

There’s just so many amazing developers that come from all over the world to show their stuff here and go to some talks. It’s a really good diverse group of people.

Michael Hampden

Sony London Studio

Sally Blake photo

We’ve definitely achieved what we were hoping to today at Develop. We’ve got a lot of new graduates as well as senior developers and we’re looking for a variety of different roles so it’s been great.

Sally Blake

Ubisoft Reflections

Dr Jeremy Gow photo

It’s been non-stop here, we’ve had people coming for the whole 2 days, a constant stream of people talking to us it’s been fantastic.

Dr Jeremy Gow

University of London

Tim Doubleday photo

Whether it’s an indie studio or one of the larger studios in the UK, I think Develop connects them all together. So it’s connecting with the medium and small indie devs that has a real benefit for us.

Tim Doubleday

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