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Bethesda's Todd Howard to keynote Develop:Brighton 2020

Veteran game designer leads the first wave of speakers at the UK conference

Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard will deliver the headline keynote at Develop:Brighton 2020.

Howard, who is widely known for leading the teams behind The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, will be interviewed onstage about his 26 year career in the games business.

It will be the second of three keynote addresses at Develop:Brighton 2020, taking place on the morning of Wednesday July 15. Howard will also receive the Develop Star award at a ceremony that evening.

Entries are open for the Develop:Star Awards nominations, the deadline for which is April 3.

Alongside Howard's keynote, Develop:Brighton has revealed its first wave of speakers, which features PlayStation, Media Molecule and Rocksteady Studios, among others, across ten different tracks -- including a new addition, Mobile.

Here is a selection of the first wave, but you can find the current line-up here:

  • Audio -- Player-Driven Audio Creation in Dreams: A Post-Vivem
    Bogdan Vera, Media Molecule
  • Art -- Designing Animation
    Adam Vincent, Rocksteady Studios
  • Business -- Building a Better Esport
    Rachel Rakowski-Gaskin, Jagex Game Studio
  • Coding -- AI-Demystified: The Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence and Games
    Tommy Thompson, AI and Games
  • Design -- Lore, Community, and Communication: Narrative Design in Early Access
    Nicolette Stewart, Crytek
  • Discoverability -- Building Communities That Last. From Scratch
    Stevie Ward, Future
  • Indie -- Nailing the Pitch: Practical Skills for Securing Multi-Million Pound Projects
    Natalie Wicks, Double Eleven
  • Mobile -- What Makes a Successful Hyper-Casual Game?
    Simon Prytherch, Kwalee
  • IBC -- How to Not Launch a Game on Steam
    Aiden Rodgers, Indie Game Developer
  • Roundtables -- LGBTQ+ Roundtable
    Ian Masters, Flick Games

Develop:Brighton is held from July 14 to 16, 2020. You can find out more information about the event on its official website. readers can use the following code for an additional 10% off Super Early Bird rates until April 8 -- SRCPSC. is a media partner of Develop:Brighton.

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Matthew Handrahan: Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.
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