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Develop Conference and Expo

Third annual Brighton event scheduled for July, with sessions including "How to Make Children Cry".

As the speaker roster and seminar programme for this year’s Develop Conference and Expo continues to grow in stature, organiser Tandem Events reveals highlights are to include sessions from development greats Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), Traveller’s Tales, Electronic Arts, Bizarre Creations and Kuju.

The third annual Develop Conference and Expo takes place in Brighton from 29-31 July and this year’s can’t-be-missed programme will feature more than 90 speakers and 60 sessions moulded around tracks that are key to the world of games development: Audio, Art, Business, Coding, Game Design, Production and World View.

A full list of confirmed sessions can be found online at . Track highlights to date include:

- Coding: Physical Gaming and Cameras: Out of the Lab and into the Living Room- Diarmid Campbell, SCEE

- Game Design: How to Make Children Cry - Jonathan Smith, Traveller’s Tales

- Business: Why We Sold Our Studio; And Why We Didn't - Sarah Chudley, Bizarre Creations, Paul Wedgwood, Splash Damage, Ian Baverstock, Kuju Entertainment, Michael French, Intent Media

- Production: Creatives and How to Get the Best Out of Them - Paul Barnett, Electronic Arts

- Art: Re-rendering Magical Movie Moments in Games - Phil Gray, Traveller’s Tales

- World View: Secrets, Exclusive and Lies - Ste Curran, Zoe Mode

“The Develop Conference programme is shaping up to be as educational, thought provoking and possibly controversial as ever and we’re well on track to, once again, provide the global games development community with a premier networking hub in Europe,” said Tandem Events managing director Andy Lane.

Notes to editors:

About Develop Conference and Expo: Develop Mobile and GAMES:EDU will run alongside the Develop Conference & Expo on Tuesday 29 July. Develop Mobile is expanding to offer delegates two tracks – business and development – with sessions focused on everything from the latest 3D technologies, to case studies of successful games, proven techniques for launching a new IP, and cross-platform casual games design.

GAMES:EDU is an annual conference, which aims to light a spark under the debate over the current and future education needs of the gaming community. It offers a unique opportunity for those who have a passion to transform the UK development community. Backed by Skillset, GAMES:EDU brings together the UK's foremost educators from across all disciplines to connect directly with developers and games producers, to exchange ideas and perspectives.

Delegates can apply for Super, Standard, Mobile, Audio and Expo passes for the Develop Conference and Expo online at Discounts are available on all passes purchased before July 1 2008. The expo pass is free of charge – please register online.

About Tandem Events:

Tandem Events has over 20 years of experience in organising market-leading exhibitions, conferences and events across a number of industry sectors, including Develop Conference & Expo, Develop Mobile Conference, GAMES:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads. For more information, please visit

Participating at Develop:

To find out more about participating in the Develop Expo, please call Craig Mundle or Andy Lane on +44 (0) 20 7405 4500 or contact them at and

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