[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
The call for papers for the Develop in Brighton conference opens
today and prospective speakers have until 7 March to submit
Develop in Brighton is Europe’s leading conference for the
European game development community, taking place on 8-10 July
2014. The event, which launched in 2006, has grown year on year.
Last summer’s event attracted 1,667 attendees, an increase of
54 per cent on the launch year and a three per cent rise on 2012.
In a survey completed by Develop 2013 delegates, 85 per cent rated
the event as excellent or good.
“We are very fortunate to have hosted some incredibly high
calibre speakers over the years with keynotes from industry
luminaries including Mark Cerny, Phil Harrison, David Perry, Tim
Schafer, David Braben and Peter Molyneux,” commented Andy
Lane, managing director of organiser Tandem Events.
“We personally invite the majority of our speakers knowing
– based on input from delegates and our advisory board
– that they will deliver insight into the issues of most
importance to the industry. But we also like to extend that
invitation wider to ensure that all developers who have something
valid and insightful to share have an opportunity to do so.
“Each year, the content of the conference evolves to
ensure it reflects the ever changing face of game development and
this year, our ninth, will be no different in that respect
including a brand new marketing track. In addition to the great
programme, we're introducing a number of new features, such as a
Game Jam and more high level tech talks, to ensure that developers
have a fun-filled experience both in and out of the sessions. The
aim - as always - is to create an event that's accessible to all
developers, from the smallest indies to the largest studios, and
which fulfills their thirst for knowledge and for networking and
Speaker and delegate quotes following Develop in Brighton
Jo Twist, Ukie
"I absolutely love Develop - it's the only time you get all the
creative minds in the industry together in one place in the
Ella Romanos, Remode
"Develop is really important, particularly in the UK games
industry - it's the one place that everybody is going to be. So
it's very good for networking and a good way to catch up with
people, have meetings and keep up with what's going on."
Barry Meade, Fireproof Studios
"One of the best things about being in this industry is meeting
other developers. You come to a place like Develop and you realise
it is a community - Develop lets developers come together and hang
Alice Taylor, Makielab
"Develop is amazing - I love it because it’s very clever
and everyone's got really good stuff to say."