Games Industry Events in United Kingdom

May 2006

Apply Serious Games 2006

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London, UK, United Kingdom

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July 2006

Develop in Brighton

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

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September 2006

Computer Games Industry Forum

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David Lean Room, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN, United Kingdom

The Writers' Guild is inviting developers, publishers, writers and those working across the games and multimedia industry to attend this event to look at the future of games narrative.

The Future for UK Games Development

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Newcastle, UK, United Kingdom

TIGA conference held in partnership with Game Horizon.

October 2006

London Games Festival 2006

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Umbrella festival encompassing events being held by BAFTA, ELSPA, TIGA, CMP and others in London during this week.

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London Content, Outsourcing and Middleware Market

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St Mary's Church, London, United Kingdom

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GDC London 2006

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BAFTA Building, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

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London Game Career Fair 2006

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Cafe Royal, Regent Street, London, United Kingdom

The London Game Career Fair provides a chance for game development professionals, recent graduates and people from related industries, such as graphics, animation and film, to talk to top companies in the game industry about career opportunities.

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London Games Summit

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BAFTA Building, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

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British Academy Video Games Awards 2006

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BAFTA Building, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

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January 2007

Mobile Games Forum 2008

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Sofitel St James London, 6 Waterloo Place, United Kingdom

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May 2007

DevStation 2007

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Waterloo, London, UK, United Kingdom

DevStation 2007 will be a three day conference dedicated to providing information on getting the most out of PlayStation 3. Presentations will focus on the core technologies and features of PS3 and for the first time will provide content for all disciplines (design, production, art, audio and programming), focusing anywhere from physics, SPU optimisation and audio tricks right through to the latest developments with the PlayStation Network. DevStation will also bring Sony's Technology, Developer Support and Third Party Relations Groups together with SN Systems and a number of Middleware providers in a unique environment where you can gain information and share your experiences with industry peers.

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June 2007

Enterprising Games Week

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London, United Kingdom

2 conferences (Apply Serious Games and AI Innovations addressing the realization of innovation in games, VFX and serious games) + 2 masterclasses over 2 days – focused on virtual worlds, web 2.0, brands and learning. Developers, publishers, corporations and media organizations come together to hear about and see innovation in action whilst networking for business.

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July 2007

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Develop Conference 2007

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

The Develop Conference & Expo is where the European developer community comes together to learn from each other and share experiences, be inspired by world renowned experts and gurus, get up-to-date with the latest development tools and techniques, make new contacts and catch-up with old ones.

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October 2007

Symbian Smartphone Show

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ExCel Centre, London, United Kingdom

We are delighted to invite you to the 2007 Symbian Smartphone Show, 16-17 October, at the London ExCel Centre. Attended by over 3500 delegates from across the mobile industry, the event showcases recent and upcoming mobile technologies and handsets and gives you the opportunity to debate the future of mobile with industry experts.

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London MCM Expo 2007

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Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL, United Kingdom

A broad entertainment show with a mix of Video Games, Movie, TV, Anime & Manga. With over 20,000 consumers this is the place to be seen!

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London Games Festival 2007

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London, UK, United Kingdom

The week will feature a series of diverse events in different venues for different audiences. Whether you’re a gamer, a parent needing advice on games, someone working in the industry, or someone wanting to find out more about how games work and where the future of entertainment will take us, this is a festival for you.

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London Game Career Fair 2007

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The Old Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom

The London Game Career Fair brings you face to face with leading games industry professionals and representatives of prominent colleges and universities. It's the perfect way to advance your interest in gaming professions, whether you've graduated or left school, or work in a related technology or entertainment industry.

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Golden Joystick Awards

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London, UK, United Kingdom

The Golden Joystick Awards are officially the world's favourite video games ceremony, originally debuting back in 1982, when Atari, Commodore and Spectrum ruled the earth!

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January 2008

ATEI 2008

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EARLS COURT 1, London, United Kingdom

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February 2008

Brighton Digital Media Job Fair

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Jury's Inn, Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

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March 2008

Play.com Live

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Wembley Stadium, London, UK, United Kingdom

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April 2008

A License to Kill: Licensing in Videogames

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National Medium Museum, Bradford, UK, United Kingdom

GAME REPUBLIC: A panel discussion including representatives that are revered in the world of licensing, IP ownership and video games publishing - Aaron Ludlow from Mastertronic. To be chaired by Northern games industry legend, Charles Cecil. 18:00 until late. The panel discussion, which will take place between 19.00 and 20.00 will be followed by networking, supported by food and drink.

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NMA Mobile Marketing Conference

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Thistle Marble Arch, London, UK, United Kingdom

NMA's inaugural Mobile Marketing event is the only conference tailored exclusively for agencies' knowledge needs; featuring a jam packed programme of 'need to know' information that will guarantee you & your clients are placed as leaders in mobile marketing. With a unique round table format where the industry experts rotate their sessions throughout the day creating an interactive yet intimate environment to explore & debate the nitty-gritty details related to mobile. Hear exclusive insights from experts: Sponge, Bango, Filter, Nokia, Ad Infuse & many more.

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Games Grads 2008

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London, UK, United Kingdom

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May 2008

London MCM Expo 2008

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Excel, London, UK, United Kingdom

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Qantm College Open Day

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London, UK, United Kingdom

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Game Republic: Games, gamers and demographics

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Leeds, UK, United Kingdom

A panel discussion that explores the relationship between games and gamers, touching upon the creative process, feedback loops with gamers (does this happen often enough?) and are we, as an industry, reaching out to the masses with our products? The full names of the panel are still be confirmed, but so far we have Ed Bradley from Ignition Entertainment, Jamie Sefton from Future Publishing, Margaret Robertson (a freelance writer, consultant and games designer) and a representative from Zoe Mode. Its free attend, will offer great networking opportunities as well as food and drink to fuel debate.

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June 2008

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MMOG-Fest

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Staffordshire University, UK, United Kingdom

To celebrate the launch of Staffordshire University's new award 'Multiplayer Online Games Design', The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology are hosting a 2 day conference on all aspects of the growing field of study that includes MMOGs and Virtual or Persistent Worlds – from the industry, academic, technological and the individual perspective. The scope of the 2 day conference is broad, encompassing the many angles of the current state of play of massive multiplayer games, in all their forms.

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DevStation 2008

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Waterloo, London, UK, United Kingdom

DevStation08 is a two-day conference, dedicated to providing information on getting the most out of PlayStation 3. Presentations focus around the core technologies and features of PS3 and for the first time, we are providing content for all disciplines (design, production, art, audio and programming), with focus on physics, SPU optimization and audio tricks right through to the latest developments in the PlayStation Network. DevStation08 will also bring together our Technology, Developer Support and Third Party Relations groups with SN Systems and a number of our Middleware providers in a unique environment where you can gain information and share your experiences with industry peers.

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GameHorizon Conference 2008

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The Baltic Flour Mill, Newcastle, UK, United Kingdom

A two-day conference featuring the most creative, entertaining and inspirational speakers from the games and entertainment industry. A must attend event for games industry executives.

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July 2008

Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Following the publication of the DCMS's Creative Economy Strategy Document, this seminar will examine the issues affecting the future direction of the games industry in the UK. Themes will include standardised classification, training and education, financing and the UK’s competitive position. We are delighted that the Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism, DCMS; Paul Jackson, Director General, ELSPA; and Richard Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Tiga, will be delivering keynote addresses at this seminar.

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Visual Web Convention

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London, UK, United Kingdom

*Online Games *(MMOs & casual games) – Building sustainable communities, opening up Facebook and reaching 500m+ established social networkers. *Visual Web 2.0 – *Not just about virtual worlds.* *How developers, publishers and brands (in-game, game-related + life-style) benefit from the opportunity resulting from the new Visual Web 2.0. *Widgets & Gadgets – *How this-gen Web, with prolific open APIs and widgets, is driving commerce, building communities and brands - including games and media. *Virtual worlds – *New platform for the Web? Life-style games? MMOs? What’s the value, opportunity and roadmap? Who are the key players and what are the /right/ platforms for you to develop new games on? *Serious games & learning *– Appropriate use of Web 2.0, ARGs, virtual worlds and serious games to learning, awareness and policy. In addition, are climate change games a new family-friendly genre for games publishers? *The Talent Crunch *– How to find and then keep key talent in the creative digital industries. The definitive Academic Meets Industry Consultation!

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Develop 2008

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

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August 2008

Microsoft Gamefest Europe

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Chelsea Football Club, London, UK, United Kingdom

Gamefest Europe is Microsoft’s premier conference on game development. Come hear the latest news about gaming on Windows® and Xbox 360™ and what’s in store for the next version of DirectX®.

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Edinburgh Interactive Festival

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Edinburgh, UK, United Kingdom

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September 2008

Women In Games

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Warwick University, Coventry, UK, United Kingdom

The Women In Games conference encourages research and seeks to promote careers for women within the games industry. Making this career path attractive from a female perspective doesn't just make good business sense, it's vital both commercially and artistically. A major theme of Women in Games 2008 is exploring ways of encouraging more women to enter games and increase their prominence across the industry, ultimately demonstrating how the female perspective can provide a rich new angle on the gaming experience. Other themes will focus on the latest game research with a particular emphasis on areas that affect, or are affected by, women. Men are welcome too! Although this conference is concerned with women and games please note that men are also very welcome to attend. The industry needs a meaningful dialogue between the sexes as it moves forward.

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October 2008

Virtual Worlds Forum Europe 2008

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Building on the success of last year's inaugural forum - Europe's first major virtual worlds conference - with over 480 delegates from 23 countries, this year will see an enlarged event featuring a new London venue, a significant increase in the number of supporting organisations, as well as a raft of new show elements. The congress and expo is adopting the theme 'Enterprise, Education and Entertainment - harnessing virtual worlds for twenty-first century advantage'. It is to take place at The Bridge, London SE1, on 6-7 October, with workshops to follow on 8 October.

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Virtual Worlds London

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Virtual Worlds London takes place 20-21 October 2008 at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, a beautiful venue right across the street from Westminster Abbey. Virtual Worlds London the leading event for businesses seeking to understand and maximize business strategies within virtual worlds. Virtual Worlds London is produced by Virtual Worlds Management (VWM), the leading virtual worlds trade media company. Conference agenda will include consumer and entertainment worlds, enterprise worlds, investment and strategy, education uses of virtual worlds, virtual law and visionary/future development.

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Video Games: Concepts

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BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

Private View and Networking Event - A celebration of artistic achievement in video games Wednesday 22 October, 6.30 - 8.30pm Members' Bar, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN Please RSVP to Lucinda

The Future is Online

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Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK, United Kingdom

Time: 18.00 - 20.00, followed by food, drinks and networking If online is the future of gaming, what does it take to be successful in this space? and how can you make the transition to online? Back by popular demand! and such a hot topic at this year’s GameHorizon Conference, we are taking a new look at MMO’s and online gaming at the next GameHorizon event, taking place 23 October. Featuring some of the industry’s leading online studios, sign up today to hear talks and debate that will give you the essential information you need if your business is heading online!

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Games 3.0

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28 Great Russell St, London, UK, United Kingdom

Topics which will be covered on the day include: - Develop techniques to optimise your marketing strategy - Learn how to attract and drive revenues from new market segments - Optimise your retail business models - Mobilise against threats to the physical product - Learn the latest news from online gaming and the market for in-game advertising - Position yourself to take advantage of the market in the next 12 months

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GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair 2008

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London, UK, United Kingdom

The GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair brings you face to face with leading games industry professionals and representatives of prominent colleges and universities. It's the perfect way to advance your interest in gaming professions, whether you've graduated or left school, or work in a related technology or entertainment industry, or even if you work in games and are looking to further your development career. Come along and we'll show you how to get in the game.

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Eurogamer Expo 2008

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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, United Kingdom

Eurogamer is happy to announce its inaugural consumer videogame event, the Eurogamer Expo! Taking place at the Old Truman Brewery on 28th and 29th October, the Eurogamer Expo is a feature event of the London Games Festival, and brings consumers face to face with all of the biggest Christmas release on all formats.

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Gamecity 2008

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Nottingham, UK, United Kingdom

Now into its third year of ground-breaking games, premiere screenings, exclusive appearances - GameCity continues to bring you what other festivals can’t. And a little of what they won’t. Building on the success of the the previous two years, GameCity 3 promises buck the trend of phoning in lazy sequels by delivering a brilliant third installment where even Spider-Man and the Godfather couldn’t. This brilliant new programme will also be taking place at an exciting new venue. We are delighted to be able to announce that this special series will be taking place for three whole days within GateCrasher Loves Nottingham, the £1.5 million club facility within the heart of Nottingham City Centre from 30th Oct to 1st November. GameCity is a festival celebrating the culture and potential of videogames, bringing the people who play them into contact with the people who make them - and who want to make them. Taking place across an entire city, GameCity brings gaming to huge variety of venues - from cinemas and market squares, to restaurants, cafes and schools. It remains the only event in the world to bring developers, students and lovers of interesting culture together in Indian restaurants.

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The Casual Games Forum

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The Ambassadors Hotel, London, UK, United Kingdom

- Gather essential information about market trends and future forecasts - Learn more about new and existing business opportunities - Get up-to-date with the latest techniques in developing casual games - Be inspired by case studies of successful and innovative casual game development - Network - mix with peers, meet the experts and make new contacts

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January 2009

Game Republic:

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Round Foundry Media Centre, Leeds, UK, United Kingdom

"AI is dead – long live online gaming!" is a panel discussion from 7-8pm with speakers including Alex Champandard (AIGameDev.net), Jon Hare (ex-Sensible Software, Nikitova Games) and Martin Korda (games journalist and consultant), followed by refreshments and networking. The panel is part of a day event in association with Bradford University called "AI & Avatars", a workshop from 10.30am–5.00pm involving industry and academic collaboration, held at the National Media Museum, Bradford.

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GameHorizon: Beat the Credit Crunch

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Centre for Life, Newcastle, UK, United Kingdom

Make a date in your diary for the first GameHorizon event of 2009. Taking place on Thursday 15th January 2009 at Centre for Life, Newcastle, "Beat the Credit Crunch" will look at how the games industry can minimise the effect of the Credit Crunch on your business. Experts will advise you on the various ways you can make cost savings to your business in the current economic climate.

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The 6th Annual Mobile Games Forum 2009

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The Tower Hotel, London, UK, United Kingdom

Now in its 6th year, the Mobile Games Forum is firmly established as the leading Mobile Games event in Europe. With the whole ecosystem present - operators, publishers, developers, handset manufacturers and software providers - all industry viewpoints will be represented at MGF09 at the Tower Hotel in London on 21st and 22nd January 2009. This is your perfect opportunity to question and meet industry experts from Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone Group, 3, Reliance Communications, Ogilvy Group, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Gameloft, EA Mobile, PopCap Games, Konami, Glu Mobile, Real Networks, Digital Chocolate, I-Play, Jamba, AMD, Blyk plus many more. The unbeatable speaker line-up includes over 40 cutting-edge viewpoints from industry leaders.

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February 2009

Qantm Twilight Tour

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2-12 Pentonville Road, Angel, London, UK, United Kingdom

Ever wanted to become a part of the media industry? Qantm College has been training future professionals around the world since 1996. Come and drop in for an evening tour at Qantm London. View the facilities and talk with our staff about how Qantm can help give you the training you need to be a part of the Game Development, 3D Animation, Web Development and Graphic Design industries.

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March 2009

BAFTA Games Awards 2009

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Park Lane Hilton, London, UK, United Kingdom

Since 2003 the British Academy Video Games Awards have focused attention on the highest achievements in video games released in the UK each year in order to motivate and inspire those who make them and to educate and develop the tastes of those who play them. With a focus on creativity and innovation as opposed to commercial success alone, niche but highly creative work can be recognised and rewarded.

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Game Based Learning 2009 Conference

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The Brewery, London, EC1, United Kingdom

The Game Based Learning Conference is the only event of its kind currently in existence that deals with all aspects of games in learning. The huge surge of interest amongst education professionals, game companies, learners, employers, parents, public sector agencies and technology providers over the last 5 years has been demonstrated by the overwhelming success of the gaming strands in the Handheld Learning Conference. Game Based Learning builds on this success whilst providing more depth by creating stimulating, challenging and provocative dialogue spaces at the intersection between the education, gaming, social media and consumer electronics sectors. Here, policy makers, thought leaders, innovators and key practitioners meet to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences as part of a unique ongoing conversation.

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April 2009

BAFTA Presents: Digital Distribution

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BAFTA, 195 Picadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

In association with the GamesIndustry.biz Network. Key games industry figures discuss how they're making money from web-based advergames, PC and console download services, and the iTunes application store - revolutionising the old model where publishers paid developers to make games, and customers paid publishers to buy them in the shops. But can these new revenue streams generate the large incomes needed to create the rich experiences that gamers expect - and are many of them swapping dependence on one kind of publisher for another?

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May 2009

UK Schools Computer Animation Competition 2009

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UK-wide, United Kingdom

Schoolchildren and sixth form students all across the UK are being challenged to unleash their creative talents and enter the UK Schools Computer Animation Competition 2009, with a closing date of May 1. The competition is now in its second year, and in 2008 attracted 230 entries from 55 schools, with over 400 children attending the Film Show and Awards day at The University of Manchester. Prizes for the 2009 competition include notebook PCs, digital cameras, and MP3 players, and winning entries will be shown at a high-profile Animation Festival at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry on 26 June 2009.

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Game Republic Student Showcase 2009

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Sheffield Hallam University, UK, United Kingdom

The hugely successful Game Republic Student Showcase will return this year on Tuesday 5th May 2009 at Sheffield Hallam University, and will feature Yorkshire universities and colleges competing for the top awards of Game Technology, Game Art, Game Design and Best Team. The Game Republic Student Showcase is a unique opportunity for final-year and post-graduate Yorkshire and Humber students to show off their games development talent to the top games studios in the region, including Rockstar Leeds, Team 17, Sumo Digital and Tuna. The Student Showcase will be followed in the evening by a Game Republic event, which will include prizegiving, a special panel featuring Yorkshire games studios and the chance to network with games professionals. Refreshments will be provided.

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Self-Publishing: Good Opportunity, Good Practice

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Whittington House, Alfred Place, London, UK, United Kingdom

Self-publishing is becoming increasingly popular and available. As new platforms and routes to market emerge so the opportunities grow, both for established games developers and new entrants into the industry - however, self-publishing also has its risks. This free seminar, hosted by Sheridans and TIGA and featuring guest speakers from platforms that make self-publishing a viable option, will go through the opportunities and advantages of self-publishing and provide a roadmap to avoid the pitfalls.

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BAFTA Games & Networking Night

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BAFTA, 195 Picadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

BAFTA would like to invite you to an informal video games and networking night on the evening of Friday May 29th, in association with award-winning multi-platform entertainment company, Six to Start. If you're not too busy with - or would like a break from - any E3 preparations, come along and enjoy the chance to drink, socialise and play old and new games on the 10-foot screen of the Run Run Shaw room at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN. It'll run from 6.30pm to around 10.30pm, and is free to attend for anyone working in the games industry (so feel free to forward this to anyone you work with) but, because numbers are limited, please reserve your place by RSVPing to daveg@bafta.org by email.

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Qantm Open Day

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2-12 Pentonville Road, Angel, London, UK, United Kingdom

Ever wanted to become a part of the media industry? Qantm College has been training future professionals around the world since 1996. Come and visit us at our Open Day; view the facilities and talk with our staff about how Qantm can help give you the training you need to be a part of the Game Development, 3D Animation, Web Development and Graphic Design industries.

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June 2009

Qantm Study Day

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2-12 Pentonville Road, Angel, London, UK, United Kingdom

Ever wondered how your favorite game or website was made? How they made cars transform to robots? What goes into the design of an international magazine? Come and join Qantm College London for a study day! This is a unique opportunity for you to register and study with Qantm College for the day. Study Day subjects available include: Game Development, 3D Animation, Web Design, Graphic Design.

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3D - The Next Dimension in TV and Games?

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BAFTA, 195 Picadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

2009's box office is full of 3D films - but what about television? Sky, ITV, the BBC and others have been making forays into full 3D broadcast tests, and Sky has confirmed its aim to broadcast the 2012 Olympics in 3D - to say nothing of what it's going to do for the computer games industry. In this evening event there will be demonstrations from broadcasters and games companies and a panel discussion on where this technology is taking the audience, and what the implications will be for the producers and broadcasters.

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GameHorizon Conference 2009

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The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle, UK, United Kingdom

The conference is one of Europe’s leading events for international game executives. This two-day event will feature some of the most creative, innovative and inspirational speakers from games, entertainment and business. Attend and network with the experts, the influencers; those who will drive the industry forward.

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July 2009

GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament 2009

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Grosvenor Casino, 9 Grand Junction, Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

GamesAid presents the Charity Poker Tournament, part of Develop week, taking place this summer in Brighton. Texas Hold'Em No Limit is the game, with proceeds going to the GamesAid charity. For registration please go to the Events Page in the GamesAid group on Facebook.

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Develop Conference 2009

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

The Develop Conference is where the European developer community comes together to learn from each other and share experiences, be inspired by world renowned experts and gurus, get up-to-date with the latest development tools and techniques, make new contacts and catch-up with old ones. The combination of seminars, sessions and workshops together with the unrivalled networking opportunities that an event like this offers, add up to make the Develop Conference a must-attend event, designed to help today's developers make better games.

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Kids in Games & Virtual Spaces

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SCI, Belgrave Square, London, UK, United Kingdom

Learn about the current status and direction of government and industry policy for nurturing, engaging and protecting minors in games & virtual social spaces. What actions are planned by the new UK Council for Child Internet Safety? Identify the key stages and action points pertinent to your community Understand the successful strategies taken by self-policed virtual social spaces (including deciding on the correct virtual goods, payment systems and advertising) and hear from the leading providers of kids and teen games and worlds.

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2nd Funding & Investment Summit for B2C Digital Business

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SCI, Belgrave Square, London, UK, United Kingdom

Following on from the highly successful 1st Funding & Investment Summit of December 2008, this Summit extends the discussion to the wider B2C digital markets by addressing the revolutionary changes - demographic and recessionary drivers - affecting the whole B2C business and distribution model.

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August 2009

Edinburgh Interactive 2009

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Edinburgh, UK, United Kingdom

The games festival will take place during the Edinburgh Festival in the week of 10th - 16th August 2009 in Edinburgh’s City centre. The world’s biggest arts festival embraces the increasing popularity, influence, growth and cultural impact of video and computer games. Importantly, the festival also offers the vibrant games and creative industries sector in Scotland the chance to demonstrate its impact both locally and around the world.

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September 2009

Women in Games 2009

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Brunel University, London, UK, United Kingdom

Currently in its fifth year, Women in Games is an annual conference with the distinct aim of highlighting the most recent, groundbreaking work in computer game research and development to both academic and industrial worlds. WiG has consistently addressed the empowerment and professional development of women working in, and researching into, games and the games industry. In 2009 with the objective of widening the audience and reach of the initiative WiG is running a series of activities in parallel with key games events, both academic and industry, to deliver focussed work to the wider community.

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Game Republic/BAFTA presents: Writing For Games

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3 Albion Place, Leeds, UK, United Kingdom

The games industry was worth £4bn in the UK alone last year, and Yorkshire and Humber boasts some of the world's most successful studios including Team 17 (with Worms and Alien Breed Evolution), Rockstar Leeds (makers of Grand Theft Auto games for Nintendo DS and Sony PSP) and Sumo Digital (creators of Virtua Tennis 2009 and OutRun Online Arcade for SEGA.) Writing For Games is a free networking event and panel discussion about writing narrative for games, featuring some of the industry's top developers, producers and writers including Charles Cecil, founder of Revolution (Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky), John Dennis, Design Manager at Team 17 (Worms, Alien Breed Evolution), Andy Walsh, Writer (Medieval II: Total War, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) and Marek Walton from The Mustard Corporation (Driver, Virtua Tennis 3).

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BAFTA: A Life In Video Games - David Braben

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195 Picadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

In association with GamesIndustry.biz Celebrating 25 years since the release of ground-breaking 3D space simulator Elite, British development legend David Braben reveals his unique perspective on combining cutting-edge technology with innovative gameplay. David is founder and chairman of independent Cambridge developer Frontier, whose releases include the LostWinds launch title for Nintendo's WiiWare digital download service, and the BAFTA-nominated Dog's Life and Wallace & Gromit In Project Zoo.

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Get in the Game Launch

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3 Albion Place, Leeds, UK, United Kingdom

Screen Yorkshire & Game Republic invite you to attend the launch of the 'Get in the Game' scheme, which will offer games and digital companies from the region the opportunity to pitch for a £10,000 development award and mentoring from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) on a PlayStation Network (PSN) game for the PlayStation 3/PSP. Representatives from Screen Yorkshire, Game Republic, SCEE, Northwest Vision and Media and Pixel-Lab will attend the launch to present the outline of this year's project at the event, announce the details and dates of the pitching workshop and detail the entry process. The presentation will showcase SCEE's new snack gaming initiative, PSP Minis, giving digital and interactive companies that don't have a games industry background the opportunity to work with a major platform-holder. The launch event in Leeds, on Tuesday 15th September 2009, 11.30am - 2pm (lunch and refreshments provided), will be followed by an intensive two-day pitching and concepts workshop in Liverpool in October, where up to three regional companies will be chosen to chance to pitch their ideas to SCEE. The successful company from the region will then be awarded a £10,000 investment, executive production and mentoring and the opportunity to pitch ideas to XDev Studio Europe, in the hope that the project will be taken into consideration for further development by SCEE.

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October 2009

Games Media Awards 2009

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Jongleurs, Camden, London, United Kingdom

The Games Media Awards 2009

Eurogamer Expo/GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair 2009

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The Royal Armouries, Leeds, UK, United Kingdom

The Eurogamer Expo is about putting the best games in the hands of gamers. Many publishers have already signed up to exhibit their biggest titles of this Christmas and beyond, and these will be announced over the coming months.

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London Games Conference 2009

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BAFTA, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

London Games Conference 2009

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GameCity 2009

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Nottingham, UK, United Kingdom

GameCity is the UK's best-loved gaming event, attracting international speakers like Alexei Pajitnov, creator of Tetris and Keita Takahashi, the man behind the Katamari Damacy phenomenon, as well as exclusive game premieres, debates in Indian restaurants and amazing music events. A five-day festival which takes gaming out into the streets, shops and cinemas of Nottingham, it's about finding out what a videogame festival could be.

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Best of British 2009

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Kings Place, London, United Kingdom

GameHorizon is celebrating the innovative British Games industry and invites you to join them at the Best of British conference on Wednesday 28th October, Kings Place, London. Attend and you will hear a series of talks covering a mix of topics relating to the British games industry. Some will highlight everything that makes the UK's games industry great, looking at examples of great British games and the benefits of being based in the country. Others, meanwhile, will investigate the serious problems facing the UK's industry at present, and will seek ways to solve them.

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Casual Games Forum

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Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London, UK, United Kingdom

The Casual Games Forum is a one-day conference and networking event designed specifically for anyone involved in or interested in the business of casual gaming. The arrival of casual gaming has caused a revolution in the traditional video games market. So, casual games development is no longer a small side show, it is a significant and exciting fastgrowing sector that has the potential to dominate the interactive entertainment world. The Casual Games Forum programme will feature some of casual gaming's leading experts giving their opinions on current trends and future industry forecasts, plus star developers sharing their experiences of both the commercial and more technical side of making successful casual games.

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November 2009

Develop Liverpool 2009

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Arena and Conference Center, Liverpool, UK, United Kingdom

Over the last four years the Develop Conference in Brighton has established itself as a must-attend event for game developers from across Europe. We are taking The Develop Conference north to Liverpool with the launch of Develop in Liverpool, a one day conference that will take place at the Arena and Conference Centre Liverpool on Thursday 5th November. Develop in Liverpool is designed to meet the demands of the thriving game community based in the north, with three tracks and multiple networking sessions including a post event drinks reception. The event will take place alongside Software City, which is organised by Merseyside ICT.

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December 2009

Building Intelligence: Autonomous Characters in Virtual Environm

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Wolverhampton City Campus, UK, United Kingdom

The creation of intelligent characters that pose a challenge for computer game players will be the focus of a free public lecture at the University of Wolverhampton by Professor Qasim Mehdi. The lecture will look at how non-player characters (NPCs) need to display intelligent behaviour to provide an entertaining challenge for the player. The NPCs are controlled by the computer and lack the ability to adapt to new situations, making them seem less convincing. The talk will also look at the techniques employed to create autonomous artificial intelligent characters.

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February 2010

DevMob 2010

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Science Museum, London, UK, United Kingdom

Devmob 2010 is a London 'unconference' giving developers interested in portable devices the opportunity to discuss their issues and find solutions.

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Games Meet Film

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Pinewood Studios, UK, United Kingdom

Dennis Weinreich, MD of Film and TV Post Production at Pinewood Studios Group will chair a panel of experts in audio production for games and films. The panel will discuss what these two industries can learn from each other, the challenges involved in 'crossing over' and showcase the very best in audio production from both worlds. Guests will also be invited to network with selected companies based at the Media Park at Pinewood. Introduced by South East Media Network (SEMN) and Screen South.

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BAFTA presents Game Developer Q&A: Darwinia+

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195 Picadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

Which is better, Xbox or PC? In 2006, independent London developers Introversion won glowing reviews for their haunting geometric wargame Darwinia, set in a living virtual universe inside your PC. They were as surprised as anyone when it took them 4 years to complete the apparently straightforward task of adapting it from PC to Xbox Live Arcade. Admittedly, they added a whole new multiplayer game and many other enhancements, but famously forthright Introversion directors Mark Morris and Chris Delay also reveal the real ups and downs of coding for consoles. And, when choosing a platform is one of the biggest development decisions you can make, could the PC's heyday of indie experimentation be drawing to an end? Chaired by Kieron Gillen, RockPaperShotgun.com; Tickets cost £5, or free for BAFTA members

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GameCityNights

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Antenna Club, Nottingham City, UK, United Kingdom

GameCityNights is a series of after-dark monthly events which bring together developers, students and players in a celebration and exploration of videogame culture - with prizes. Every month a brilliant headline speaker will be making their way to the illustrious Antenna club in Nottingham City, to share their thoughts, passions and give a unique insight into their work. Our inaugural GameCity Night features the splendid and outstanding Hello Games, creators of the much-anticipated IGF nominated thrill-fest ‘Joe Danger’. They will be sharing secrets, anecdotes and show'n'telling this brilliant new game and they *might* even let you play…

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March 2010

Game Based Learning 2010

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The Brewery, London, UK, United Kingdom

Game Based Learning 2010 takes place over two full days and includes an evening social event to make valuable connections in a relaxed environment. With a main conference programme running during these two days combined with breakout sessions for special interest groups there is something for everyone with an interest in using gaming and social media technology to improve learning, teaching and training. GBL 2010 will explore successful deployments and evidence for both commercial off the shelf (COTS) as well as bespoke serious games in the areas of formal and informal education in schools and universities, healthcare, military, corporate training, banking together with workshops on game procurement and a dedicated strand featuring leading international research in Game Based Learning.

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April 2010

Games Grads 2010: North

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Manchester, UK, United Kingdom

It's a chance for students to get in front of some of the leading companies and studios in games development to find out what vacancies are on offer. It's free for students to attend Games Grads and there are a number of seminars that'll run throughout the day, where students can get practical advice on how to get into the industry and what to expect. Registration is open on the website now, and anyone interested in taking part should call: 0207 405 4500.

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Games Grads 2010: South

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Olympia, London, UK, United Kingdom

It's a chance for students to get in front of some of the leading companies and studios in games development to find out what vacancies are on offer. It's free for students to attend Games Grads and there are a number of seminars that'll run throughout the day, where students can get practical advice on how to get into the industry and what to expect. Registration is open on the website now, and anyone interested in taking part should call: 0207 405 4500.

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May 2010

Game In Scotland

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Dundee, UK, United Kingdom

If you've ever wanted a job in videogames then Scotland is the place to be.' Grand Theft Auto, Lemmings and Crackdown are only a few of the games designed and developed here. Starting at noon, Game In Scotland offers visitors the chance to meet Scotland's videogame studios, hear presentations, speakers and panels and participate in discussions on the future of videogames themselves. Game In Scotland is free, but registration is a must to make sure you’re guaranteed a place at the biggest recruitment event in the videogames calendar. Now in its fifth year, Game In Scotland has grown with every event. Last year saw over 500 visitors pack in the venue to hear from game developers and experts. 2010 is expected to be the biggest year yet.

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IBIS/LBS Videogames Investment Network

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London, UK, United Kingdom

A panel and networking session of senior video games business and investment executives, exploring investment opportunities and deals across the industry globally. While this is an invite-only event, there are 10 free invitations for GamesIndustry.biz members. Contact tim.merel@ibiscapital.co.uk to be considered.

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June 2010

BlackBerry Developer Day

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Millbank, London, UK, United Kingdom

Whether you’re new to mobile applications or an experienced developer, BlackBerry Developer Days give you the tools and know-how to create and market apps for the BlackBerry smartphone. Free to attend, this event is perfect for anyone seriously interested in app development. Whether you're a business partner, content generator or developer, if you're looking to get the most effective and commercial results this is an event not to be missed.

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World of Love

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London, UK, United Kingdom

An indie game development conference which will be host to some of Britain's (and Ireland's!) greatest indie talent. Several guest speakers have already been announced including Terry Cavanagh of VVVVVV fame, Rolando creator Simon Oliver, Sean Murray of quartet Hello Games and the illusive Stephen Lavelle aka increpare.

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GameHorizon 2010

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The Sage, Gateshead, UK, United Kingdom

GameHorizon is the leading business network for UK-based games companies - developers, publishers, middleware firms and other service providers. Our goal is to facilitate more collaboration, improve knowledge and increase local and international trade for UK-based games companies.

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July 2010

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Develop Conference 2010

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

Now in its fifth year, the Develop in Brighton Conference is an inspiring place to be with over 80 quality sessions given by international development experts and around 1200 developers getting together to share ideas, learn from each other and socialise.

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GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party 2010

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Above Audio, Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

GamesIndustry.biz is once again hosting the legendary Summer Party as part of Develop week. Venue: Above Audio (the same venue as last year, just opposite the pier) Date: Wednesday 14th July Time: 10pm-3am Please note that this event is accessible by invitation only.

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September 2010

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Digital Spark – IP in the digital creative industries

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Abertay University, Dundee, UK, United Kingdom

In the knowledge economy, intangible assets can account for 70% of a company’s value. This conference will explore how to exploit those assets through using the intellectual property system efficiently and effectively – laying the ground for future profit generation. With introductory mini-seminars on the basics of IP, interactive seminars with leading business and legal experts, and presentations from senior representatives of ELSPA, Nokia, Google and Sony, this conference will help you plan for the future success of your business.

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TIGA: R&D Workshop/Networking 2010

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Research and development tax relief scheme:How to maximise benefit from your investment in innovation. These sessions will be led by Patrick Totty, Managing Director of Alma Consulting Group www.almacg.com and is free to attend. In the evening, come along to our brand new TIGA member networking drinks to meet people outside of your existing networks. You can bring along a guest too. Members attend for free, non-members £10 plus VAT. More dates to be confirmed around the UK. E-mail nisha@tiga.org to reserve a place.

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Xbox Pub Quiz

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Sway, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, UK, United Kingdom

Over 20 teams from retail, publishing, media and more take on a challenge to be crowned the smartest company in the games industry. Varied audio and visual rounds, spot prizes from sponsors, plus free food and beer.

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Playful 2010

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Conway Hall, London, UK, United Kingdom

Playful is almost certainly the only digital/games conference in the calendar where you can hear talks like these and many more all in one day. It’s a day for architects, artists, designers, developers, geeks, gurus, gamers, tinkerers, thinkerers, bloggers, joggers, and philosophers. It’s a day about play, games, innovation, education, feelings, dealings, and minds reeling.

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October 2010

GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair 2010

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Earls Court, London, UK, United Kingdom

The GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair brings you face to face with leading games industry professionals and representatives of prominent colleges and universities. It's the perfect way to advance your interest in gaming professions, whether you've graduated or left school, or work in a related technology or entertainment industry, or even if you work in games and are looking to further your development career. Come along and we'll show you how to get in the game.

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Eurogamer Expo 2010

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Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

The UK's premier games event for consumers and the industry. Incorporating the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair. More details coming soon!

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Games Invest 2010

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Earls Court, London, UK, United Kingdom

Screen Yorkshire and Game Republic are hosting a games investor event as part of the Eurogamer Expo in London. Games Invest 2010 is an opportunity for small-to-medium-sized games companies to find out more about games investment, and also have an opportunity to network and pitch informally and formally to investors. Games Invest 2010 has a skew towards project investment, although equity investment will also be featured.

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BAFTA/Megaton Young Game Designers Workshop

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Earls Court, London, UK, United Kingdom

Megaton and the Eurogamer Expo are hosting a workshop with BAFTA as part of the BAFTA Young Game Designers initiative to find the next generation of budding young creative talent. As well as being able to play all the latest games at the Eurogamer Expo before they are released this Christmas, participants (aged 11 to 16) will work in teams to get a head start on their entries to the UK-wide BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, speak to games industry professionals, and even have the chance to pitch their game idea to the experts! To apply for tickets visit www.megaton.co.uk.

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BAFTA Annual Video Games Lecture: Media Molecule

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BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

BAFTA's Annual Lectures showcase the most renowned creative forces in film, TV and video games, providing a platform to discuss their personal vision for the future of their industry. This year's Annual Video Games Lecture, in association with GAME, will be given by Media Molecule, the Guildford-based studio behind the BAFTA-winning LittleBigPlanet series.

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Develop Football Challenge

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Barnet, London, UK, United Kingdom

The definitive football tournament for games developers, tools and service companies. Sponsored by SuperMassive Games' Big Match Striker and UKIE. Your company can take on the likes of Exient, Sumo Digital, Sports Interactive, Bright Light, Testology, Crytek, The Creative Assembly, Jagex, Testronic and many more.

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Games Media Awards

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Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, London, UK, United Kingdom

The Games Media Awards is a highly prestigious event recognising excellence amongst specialist, lifestyle, national, broadcast and online games media. Categories include Games Magazine, Games Website, Rising Star. Specialist Writer, Print Specialist Writer, Online Coverage by a National Newspaper Brand, Coverage by a Mainstream Magazine Brand, Regional Games Columnist and Games Broadcast/Podcast or Games Blog. Over 150 media attend, plus additional trade and sponsors, taking total attendance towards 250.

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TIGA: How to Self-Publish and Market a Game

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Escape Studios, London, UK, United Kingdom

Speakers: Andy Payne, Managing Director at Mastertronic Group Ltd, Nicholas Lovell, Founder at GAMESBrief, Chris Kempt, Founder at Kempt Ltd, Julien Wera, PR & Marketing Manager, ICO Partners.

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November 2010

London Games Conference 2010

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BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

Survival And Profit In A Changing Industry The London Games Conference is purely focused on how the industry is adapting to the challenges of digital distribution, online play and social networks, with a focus on shifting revenue models and new skill requirements. A full line-up of speakers will be announced on Friday September 17. The event is endorsed by Screen Digest and UKIE.

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Gaming & Digital Technology Day

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Birmingham, UK, United Kingdom

Digital media includes everything from online tools and content to computer games and mobile products and services. The UK Games industry is the second largest in the world after the USA, and the West Midlands region has 21% of the UK games workforce. Come along and learn from over 14 different speakers including as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week and find out how you could develop or launch your games business!

Develop Liverpool 2010

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Liverpool, UK, United Kingdom

Following on from its successful launch last year, the one-day Develop in Liverpool Conference returns by popular demand on Thursday 25 November 2010. Develop in Liverpool is designed to meet the demands of the thriving game community based in the north, with three tracks and multiple networking sessions including a post event drinks reception. The event will take place alongside Software City, which is organised by Merseyside ICT.

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December 2010

Best of British 2010

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Best of British is a celebration of the best the UK games industry has to offer, and will be attended by some of the biggest names in the industry. Ian Livingstone will be opening the event with a talk on the future of the UK games industry and will be presenting a show reel of the "Best of British games" before we entertain our delegates with a pub quiz presented by our sponsor Multiplay. There will also be games consoles around the venue for delegates to use.

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Xbox Xmas Pub Quiz

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Sway, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, UK, United Kingdom

A special Christmas edition of the one of the games industry's best nights out. Over 20 teams from retail, publishing, media and more take on a challenge to be crowned the smartest company in the games industry. Varied audio and visual rounds, spot prizes from sponsors, plus free food and beer. Any maybe even an appearance from Santa himself.

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Technology World London

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ExCel, London, UK, United Kingdom

Hosted by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Technology World London delivers three conference programmes, 60 top-line speakers and gives UK organisations direct access to hundreds of potential partners from more than 38 countries. TIGA is hosting a session on The Rise of Social and Casual Gaming on the 8th December from 1pm-2pm. come along to hear the TIGA panel and series of informative presentations. Confirmed speakers include, Paul Farley - Managing Director Tag Games Limited, Cliff Dennett – co-founder & commercial director, SoshiGames, Euan Mackenzie -CEO 3MRT Ltd & FatBobGames Ltd , Mike Hawkyard – 4T2 Multimedia and Richard Wilson – CEO, TIGA.

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Evolve in London

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Innovation is speeding up. Social gaming and internet connectivity has gone from fringe to mainstream in barely a AAA development cycle. So how can game developers best adapt to this changing market? Evolve in London is a day-long conference focusing on how to develop games for new platforms, new technologies and new markets.

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January 2011

An Evening With… The Oliver Twins

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Birmingham Metropolitan College, UK, United Kingdom

The Times newspaper named them as two of the top ten Brits who changed video gaming forever. Now, Birmingham Metropolitan College is bringing the games industry to you with our special event, An Evening With… The Oliver Twins. Meet Philip and Andrew Oliver of Blitz Games Studios, hear them talk exclusively about their 30 years of industry experience and get advice on how you can get into gaming. After starting their career as bedroom programmers in the 1980s, Philip and Andrew Oliver went on to found one of Britain’s most successful games development studios. Their Midlands-based company now boasts six distinct divisions, producing casual games, mature games, serious games, downloadable titles and creating their licensable middleware, BlitzTech. The computer games industry is one of the fastest growing business and entertainment sectors in the world, with career pathways including Games Designer, 3D Animator / Modeller, Concept Artist, Programmer and many more. Find out more by following gamesdev on Twitter and coming to our first An Evening With… event. You could even win an iPod Touch.

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Mobile Games Forum 2011

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London, UK, United Kingdom

MGF is now firmly established as the leading Mobile Games event in Europe. With the industry attracting new interest and creativity and a whole new generation of technology before us, MGF 2011 is the best place to discuss the crucial issues of the future.

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World of Love 2

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London, UK, United Kingdom

The UK independent development community is getting stronger by the year, with dialogue between indie developers becoming richer, more complex and wiser. The last World of Love played host to some very high level discussion on the state of independent development, including questions such as: Publishers and platform holders have been keen to cash in on it, but who are the actual supporters and who have faltered? How important is support from the big companies in gaming when self published games can succeed without them? How can independent developers ensure that their projects will be successful, and how, if they want to, can they scale from bedroom coding to fully fledged studio?

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February 2011

AES 41st International Conference on Audio for Games

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BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, UK, United Kingdom

The committee is working hard on a detailed content track that brings up to date information to seasoned developers and also provides the necessary starting points for attendees who are new to the area. As previously, we're working hard on the right balance of technical and creative sessions from the industry's experts. Interest so far means we're shaping up for something pretty special. We are proud to announce that industry veteran John Broomhall will be the keynote speaker for the conference.

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Animex Pro 2011

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Newcastle, UK, United Kingdom

Animex Pro is a great opportunity to hear from experts in their fields, and to make those important business connections.

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The Games Brands Play

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IAB, London, UK, United Kingdom

Brands playing games? Well, forget for once about pulling in as many eyeballs as possible, this is all about engagement. And it’s why McDonald's opened a farm and American Express is facilitating deals on FarmVille. It's why Discovery Channel rolled out a game for the Deadliest Catch TV show, and Barclays launched the 56 Sage Street online gaming experience. Not to mention all those brands developing apps to get consumers in the games zone. Gaming the brand isn't child's play, though, and marketers need to know the rules of engagement: • What does gaming do for the brand? • Is now the time for that games app? • What’s so special about social gaming? • How can brands be part of the gameplay? • Is gaming right for your brand? To address these issues – and more – we've recruited a gang of practitioners to come along to our event at the IAB in central London on 16th February 2011 to talk about The games brands play. Our speakers will make the case for brand-games collaborations, showcase their gaming successes, and pretty much deliver the rules of engagement for this kind of branded entertainment.

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Gamesblog Live

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Join the Guardian's games correspondent Keith Stuart in the first Gamesblog Live event. Keith will getting to grips with topics such as narrative in game design, the evolution of game visuals and the nature of simulation, followed by hands-on time with the titles. "The aim of the Gamesblog Live events is to give our readers the chance to meet the most talented developers in the world and find out how modern videogames are created. "It's the perfect chance for gamers, and people interested in getting into the games industry, to meet the experts without having to be crushed to death at big US events like E3 or GDC."

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March 2011

TIGA: The Launch of the Scottish Videogames Manifesto

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The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK, United Kingdom

Speakers include Joe FitzPatrick, Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Dundee West; Andrew Dixon, Chief Executive, Creative Scotland; Richard Wilson, CEO of TIGA. It is FREE for both TIGA members and non-members; email suzi@tiga.org or call +44 (0) 845 468 2330 to reserve a place.

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Platform Expos

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Hull, UK, United Kingdom

Platform Expos, which is expecting to draw large crowds, has been created to kick start the high-growth business sector in the region. Gaming experts, businesses, musicians, artists and educational establishments are coming together to stage the event, which is being organised through World Trade Centre Hull & Humber. It has attracted interest from leading global players including Microsoft, which will give away its new smartphones as prizes for Platform’s 24-hour game creation competition. Microsoft’s new Kinect system, soon to be available for PC as well as X-Box, will also be demonstrated. Platform is themed around entertainment, play, culture, business, education, showcase and lifestyle, all of which contribute to the sector that is worth more than $70billion and set to double over the next five-to-10 years.

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April 2011

Vodafone Android 3D

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London, UK, United Kingdom

Vodafone developer, Sony Ericsson and Ideaworks Labs have joined forces to give a unique insight into creating 3D applications and games for Android. There will also be a workshop for developers to put some of these concepts into practice, as well as using the expert advice from the Vodafone developer, Sony Ericsson and Ideaworks Labs teams to help put the finishing touches to any existing Android projects.

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May 2011

Go Go Games

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Gateshead, UK, United Kingdom

Go Go Games is a free event, taking place in Gateshead. The UK and Gateshead have a wealth of mobile games companies developing for differing mobile platforms from iPhone through to the Nintendo DS. This area of gaming is highly pervasive and appeals to non traditional gamers and is therefore on the increase both in terms of technology and content. 2011 is a pivotal year for mobile gaming and at this opportune time, The Hub has commissioned a conference that will ensure Gateshead companies are armed with knowledge and contacts to help develop into market leaders. Mobile gaming and gaming apps are reaching new audiences and are making games more accessible. This event will aim to help games developers working in this space to focus on the right platforms, content and business models. The event will give local games developers and students the chance to learn from experts in this field whilst also networking with a national audience of games developers, publishers and aggregators.

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June 2011

GameHorizon Conference 2011

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Gateshead, UK, United Kingdom

The GameHorizon 2011 Conference is backed by the GameHorizon Advisory Board as well as a steering committee featuring some of the games industry’s leading names. A two-day event, the conference features creative, innovative and inspirational speakers from the worlds of gaming, entertainment and business. Attend and network with the experts, the influencers, the people driving the games industry forward. Use the code "GHC_GIB" when registering for the best deal!

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July 2011

2011 Intellect CE Conference

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London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, Grosvenor Square, London, United Kingdom

This conference will bring vital elements of the new digital value chain together to examine the market challenges and opportunities, growth strategies, and future outlook of the UK digital entertainment industry.

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Epic Developer Day

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De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR, United Kingdom

Open to anyone under Epic's non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for commercial Unreal Engine 3 evaluation and/or full license. Sessions covering a range of topics will be presented with time set aside for Q&A and troubleshooting tips. Epic is happy to sign NDAs prior to event. Interested parties may contact European Territory Manager Mike Gamble, mike.gamble@epicgames.com with inquiries.

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Unreal University

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De Vere West One, 9-10 Portland Place, London, W1B 1PR, United Kingdom

A new academic initiative launched by Epic to offer professional, hands-on guidance to those interested in UDK. Session topics include getting started with UDK, level design best practices, mobile game development tips and tricks and more.

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Microsoft Gamefest 2011

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Chelsea Football Club, London, United Kingdom

Two full days of presentations delivered by professionals with experience developing solutions for the industry’s leading titles. Learn about the state of the business, discover new opportunities for reaching and amazing your customers, and explore all the latest tools and technologies for creating entertainment on Microsoft platforms.

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Develop Conference 2011

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

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September 2011

Eurogamer Expo

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Earls Court One, Earls Court, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA, United Kingdom

The Eurogamer Expo is the UK's biggest dedicated video games event, brought to you by the people behind Eurogamer - Europe's leading independent website for gaming news, reviews, previews and videos. The Expo features playable versions of the most anticipated games for this Christmas and beyond, and we also welcome the world's most talented developers, who present their work directly to the public in our massive auditorium. Plus we have tournaments, great prizes, independent games, a retro zone and the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair. What's not to like? Join us this September for the biggest Expo ever!

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Women In Games Conference 2011

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London, United Kingdom

The conference focus is Career Development for women within the European games industry, featuring keynote and specialist speakers giving practical advice on getting into and getting ahead in the industry, where as few as 1 in 15 people are women.

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GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair 2011

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Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

The event is designed for students, graduates and those looking for a new move in the rapidly changing video game industry, and will feature career talks, roundtables and Q&A sessions from UK and international game developers.

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October 2011

Games for Brands

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London, United Kingdom

From ingame advertising and branded virtual goods, through advergames to gamification, this conference will explore all the avenues that organizations can explore to enhance customer and audience engagement using games, game mechanics and gamification.

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London MCM Expo 2011

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ExCeL, London, United Kingdom

London MCM Expo is London’s Comic Con with 50,000 plus people per show and is a showcase of cult entertainment and popular culture from various segments of the entertainment industry including but not restricted to Science Fiction or Fantasy Films & TV, Animation, Comic Books, Anime & Manga, Pop Art, Collectable’s (Action Figures, Autographs etc.) and Merchandising.

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November 2011

Internet Week Europe

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City wide – London, United Kingdom

Internet Week is a five-day festival of events to celebrate Europe's thriving internet industry and community.

London Games Conference 2011

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One Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom

GameStop’s EVP of international, Mike Mauler, will present a keynote on the global games retailer’s digital future. Meanwhile, games development icons Ian Livingstone (Eidos life president) and Peter Molyneux (Microsoft Game Studios creative director) will jointly deliver a talk looking at the big changes facing video games in the years to come.

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Digital Interactive Gaming Conference

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London Convention Centre, London, Ontario , United Kingdom

The Digital Interactive Gaming Conference (DIG) aims to stimulate game industry growth by providing a forum for Canada’s leading gaming developers, publishers, technology companies and services providers to connect, learn, and share ideas. Held in London, Ontario annually, DIG attracts over 600 professionals and creators of console, pc, mobile, and online games, as well as students from across Canada.

December 2011

Evolve London

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London, United Kingdom

Evolve in London is a day-long conference focusing on how to develop games for new platforms, new technologies and new markets.

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January 2012

Cloud Gaming Europe 2012

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Hilton London, Paddington, United Kingdom

Video games are moving to the cloud and this fundamental shift represents a huge opportunity for both the traditional industry and new players moving in. Not only are services and content multiplying, but partnerships between publishers, platforms and IPTV operators are being announced every few weeks. However, business strategies, distribution models and technological advances are still unclear and opinions remain divided on where the sector is headed. It is vital for executives across the video games, telecommunications and manufacturing industries to come together and make the most of the huge cloud gaming opportunity.

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DNA London Seminar 2013

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EXCeL London, United Kingdom

The event will be a unique opportunity, presenting the Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment (DOE) sector to industry executives, developers and those interested in knowing more about this emerging sector.

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February 2012

Bit of Alright

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Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom

A new London based game design conference, centred on independent development. The event will exist somewhere between a conference and a festival, with a curated programme of multiple things happening in different spaces at once. This will not just cover videogames, but have elements of board, card and live games too.

Virtual Community Summit 2012

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Royal Institution of GB, London, United Kingdom

Vircomm Summit 2012 is a one-day conference for online community professionals, which will cover topics including - Managing Gaming Communities, Marketing Communities Online, Community Social Networking, User Behaviour, Community Administration, Community Technical Topics, Legal and Regulatory Discussions We have community specialists speaking from a number of global MMOs, Virtual Worlds and Gaming Agencies - including Moshi Monsters, Jagex, Bin Weevils and KZero.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi at BAFTA

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he British Academy of Film and Television Arts, London, United Kingdom

Nintendo today announces that an exclusive event will be held at the London headquarters of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Thursday 16th February 2012. BAFTA will welcome the world renowned videogame developer, director and producer Hironobu Sakaguchi to the stage to discuss his illustrious career as the creator behind some of the greatest video games, a departure into film and his return to his heartland of gaming with the creation of the critically-acclaimed The Last Story™ for Wii.

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March 2012

British Academy Video Games Awards 2012

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London Hilton, Park Lane, United Kingdom

The 2012 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards will take place on Friday 16 March 2012 at the London Hilton on Park Lane and, for the fourth year running, will be hosted by comedian and gamer, Dara O’Briain. The nominations will be announced on Thursday 16 February 2012.

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Free 2 Play Summit

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London, United Kingdom

The F2P Summit will explore everything game developers needs to know about Free to Play strategy and how they can make it work for them.

TIGA's 2nd Smartphone and Tablet Conference 2012

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Osborne Clarke, 6th Floor, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5EB, United Kingdom

Speakers and panelists: Oli Christie, CEO, Neon Play Volker Hirsch, Global Head of Business Development, Research In Motion Simon Oliver, Founder, HandCircus Mills, Chief Wonka, ustwo Suresh Sudera, Head of Games, Vodafone Group Max Scott-Slade, Partner, JohnnyTwoShoes Andrew Roper, Programmer, IndieSkies Tak Fung, Founder, Supermono Studios Gareth Edmondson, CEO, Thumbstar Games Rick Gibson, Director, Games Investor

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April 2012

Games for TV 2012: The Gamification of Content

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BAFTA, Piccadilly, Central London, United Kingdom

This conference aims to address three key areas for media owners: 1) How to integrate games and define the proper role of games as part of a 360-degree transmedia strategy 2) Using games to enhance audience engagement and monetisation 3) The role of games in the development of social TV and connected TV And, for the games industry: 1) How to enhance the value of their own IP by working with “traditional” media owners 2) How to drive player monetisation by integrating games content with “traditional” content

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June 2012

Indies Games Expo

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Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom

The Indies Games Expo will be an introduction to indie games for people more used to traditional art media. The event will be part of V22's "Summer Club" series in Bermondsey, London on the 3rd and 4th June. The aim is to show games that achieve expressivity and depth in a manner unique to this medium, as it unfolds.

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BAFTA Games Question Time 2012

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BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN , United Kingdom

Your chance to ask the experts about issues affecting the UK's rapidly-evolving industry. Tonight's panel includes: Peter Molyneux OBE - founder of Lionhead Studios and Bullfrog Productions, and until recently Creative Director of Microsoft Game Studios Europe, Peter is now Creative Director at a new startup, 22Cans. Ian Livingstone OBE - founder with Steve Jackson of Games Workshop and the Fighting Fantasy series of interactive gamebooks, Ian is Life President of Eidos, Vice Chairman of UKIE and co-chair of their Next Gen Skills Campaign. Alice Taylor - previously VP Digital for BBC Worldwide (LA), and commissioner of Channel 4 Education games, apps and web TV shows, Alice is the founder of MakieLab, a new company producing customisable, 3D-printed, game-enabled toys. Dave Bailey - is co-founder of Mediatonic, a studio based in central London whose team of around 40 design high quality social and mobile games in partnership with media giants such as Disney, EA, Time Warner and Sony.

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September 2012

TIGA - Battle of the Platforms: Self-Publishing

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Shoreditch House, Ebor Street, London, E1 6AW, United Kingdom

Come and join us on Weds 19th Sept at Shoreditch House in London to be part of our Battle of the Platforms: Self-Publishing Conference, sponsored by Microsoft. The format of the day will be split into proponents of different platforms discussing which platform is most important in moving forwards – a day focused for those already self-publishing or considering it. With so many costs to consider in addition to game development (hiring a team, workspace, equipment and software, licences and marketing), is it realistic to think you can create a cross-platform game from an early stage or should you focus on a particular platform that best suits your game? Luckily, we have some of the smartest and most innovative studios in the industry presenting their experiences of self-publishing across console, mobile, web, tablet and PC.

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F2P Summit 2012

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Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom

F2P and freemium are hot topics at the moment sparking a lot of debate within the game development community. The F2P Summit is a unique event that explores all aspects of F2P and freemium from the developer’s point of view, offers practical advice and an opportunity to hear from studios who have built successful businesses on this model. This event is aimed at independent developers, publishers, IP and media owners plus brand marketers.

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Women in Games Conference 2012

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Hilton Hotel, Kensington in London, United Kingdom

The theme of this year’s conference is the evolving of the games industry and the opportunities that this creates for all. Ella Romanos, MD of Remode Studios will give a keynote on “HTML5: Fad or Future?” Martha Henson of Wellcome Collection will also speak on “Drugs, bugs and neuroscience: a formula for successful learning games?”

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Eurogamer Expo 2012

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Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

The UK's biggest and best games event!

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BAFTA ANNUAL GAMES LECTURE 2012: HIDEO KOJIMA

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BAFTA HQ, London, United Kingdom

Acclaimed video game director Hideo Kojima will deliver this year’s BAFTA Annual Games Lecture supported by Autodesk on Friday 28 September, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced today. The Japanese creator of the hugely successful METAL GEAR series will be sharing his views on the creative landscape in games.

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October 2012

Apps World Europe 2012

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Earls Court 2, London, United Kingdom

This year’s event includes ten tracks, covering a broad spectrum of the industry’s most burning issues; operator and developer revenue streams, publishing strategies, mobile and tablet app marketing, handset innovation, gaming apps, branding and the rise of the TV app. Speakers across the conference include representatives from brands such as Unilever, Samsung, Microsoft, foursquare, BBC, Google TV, Facebook, P&G, PlayStation BMW and many more ; eager to discuss how their organisation is harnessing the power of multiplatform apps.

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Game Dev North 7

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

A informal meet up for the game industry from AAA to indies, journos to freelancers, all welcome!

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November 2012

CES Unveiled LONDON

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Inmarsat Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom

CEA continues to expand its CES Unveiled series internationally with the second annual CES Unveiled LONDON. Exhibitors will be on hand with ground breaking technology products to showcase to key UK and European media and analysts.

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TIGA's Discovery Afternoon

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One New Change London EC4M 9AF, United Kingdom

A selection of UK developers reveal their new projects.The event will showcase some of the best upcoming independent games with developers presenting their titles to the UK games press in exclusive hands on sessions. TIGA is hosting the event to help developers, many with limited or no access to PR, to speak directly with the games press and get their games into your hands. The line up of exclusives includes Colin Macdonald with Channel 4, the Oliver Twins, Denki, nDreams, Legendary Games, 4T2, Atomicon, Plant Pot, Boss Level Games and Nellyvision.

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December 2012

Mobile Gaming Europe

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London, United Kingdom

Leading Game Developers/ Publishers share exclusive insight on the business models and marketing strategies that get more users to play, stay and pay on mobile!

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Edge Presents: Changing The Game

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41 Portland Place, London, United Kingdom

Edge Presents: Changing The Game - in partnership with Evolve is the first in a series of events dedicated to sharing with the game-making community the views of some of the most progressive thinkers in the interactive entertainment industry.

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January 2013

Mobile Games Forum 2013

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Dexter House, London, United Kingdom

The No.1 mobile games event in Europe returns to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in style! Co-located once again with the Social Games & Virtual Goods Forum and brand new for 2013, a special spotlight dedicated to Mobile Social Gambling this event promises to be the biggest yet, with 3 events over 2 days all in 1 fab location! MGF2013 offers the perfect setting to catch a drink with potential collaborators and forge new, rewarding partnerships as it continually brings together a global faculty of award winning organisations, leaders and pioneers from the industry, providing you with practical insights and invaluable advice. At MGF2013 you will hear from over 60 speakers from the entire value chain, including: Facebook, EA, Natural Motion, Google, Flurry and Gamevil Inc. to name just a few.

February 2013

Audio For Games

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London, United Kingdom

Things are on track to make the AES49th Audio for Games conference in February 2013 a memorable foray into the art of realtime interactive sound.

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Virtual Community Summit 2013

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The Royal Institution, London, United Kingdom

Now in our second year, VirComm is the UK’s first and only conference dedicated to Community Management. Born out of the e-mint community, VirComm was created in response to the need to share community management resources, best practices, information and ideas in a face to face environment as well as through our online community. VirComm is not your average conference. We are keen to maintain a relaxed atmosphere through engaged roundtables and panels – audience participation is key!

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Drop In and Play 2 - The Sequel

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Dundee Contemporary Arts Building, Dundee, United Kingdom

We are very pleased to be bringing you the second Drop in and Play event on February 10th at and in association with Dundee Contemporary Arts for the launch of Disney's Wreck-It Ralph.

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Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 2013

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Animex prides itself on being an inclusive event where people meet to be educated, inspired and entertained. At Animex you can learn from the foremost in the field and get the chance to meet and discuss the state-of-the-art, see behind the scenes of the biggest hits, do business and have a great time at one of the premier games and animation events anywhere in the world. Consisting of a unique blend of talks, workshops, networking events, exhibitions and screenings, Animex promotes an ethos of collaboration and sharing, bringing the world of computer games and animation to audiences of any level of expertise, regardless of background and prior knowledge.

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Cloud Gaming Europe 2013

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Thistle Marble Arch, London, United Kingdom

Cloud gaming is the next big development for the games industry. Though market forecasts vary from $148bln to $55bln by 2014 – cloud gaming is undeniably growing fast! But grabbing a slice of the pie is no mean feat! Well defined business models, marketing strategies, the technology's full potential and ideas around what players actually want on the cloud have yet to be refined. At Video Game Intelligence we believe the future of Cloud Gaming hinges on effective partnerships and honest appraisals of both the technology out there and publisher's next moves. And that's exactly what the Cloud Gaming Summit is all about!

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GEEK Game Expo East Kent 2013

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Margate, United Kingdom

GEEK2013 Tickets What's on Location FAQ's Contact us About us Sponsors Following the overwhelming success of our pilot event in February 2012 we are delighted to announce that GEEK (Game Expo East Kent) will be back for 2013. GEEK2013 will take place 21st - 24th February during Half Term at the Winter Gardens, Margate. So if you don’t know what to do for that half term, you do now. GEEK2013 is built around MEET-MAKE-PLAY

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The Story 2013

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The Conway Hall, London, United Kingdom

The Story is a one-day conference about stories and story-telling, to be held at The Conway Hall, London, on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 The Story will be a celebration of everything that is wonderful, inspiring and awesome about stories, in whatever medium possible. We’re hoping to have stories that are written, spoken, played, described, enacted, whispered, projected, orchestrated, performed, printed – whatever form stories come in, we hope to have them here. The Story is not about theories of stories, or making money from stories, but about the sheer visceral pleasure of telling a story. Whether it is in a game, a movie, a book, or a pub, we’ve all heard or told or been part of stories that have made us gasp, cry or just laugh.

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March 2013

BAFTA Games Awards 2013

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London, United Kingdom

BAFTA is the leading independent charity supporting, developing and promoting the art forms of the moving image in the UK - from Film and Television to Videogames and Interactive Media. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.

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PCR Awards 2013

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London, United Kingdom

Now in their sixth year, the PCR Awards celebrate the commercial and creative successes of the entire UK PC and tech channel – from independent retailers, through to distribution and blue chip hardware vendors.

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Multiplay Insomnia Gaming Festival

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Telford, United Kingdom

The Insomnia Gaming Festival is a gaming event for all ages, where gamers and industry leaders alike come together to celebrate games in all their forms. Held 3 times a year at the International Centre in Telford, insomnia is a fusion of gaming, exhibitions, tournaments & social gatherings resulting in a festival that really does have something for everyone!

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April 2013

CRITERION GAMES STUDENT OPEN DAY 2013

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UK, United Kingdom

Ever wanted to see inside a games studio? Criterion is hosting an exclusive Student Open Day on Thursday 11th April 2013, where you will meet the team behind Need for Speed Most Wanted and gain insight into development at a triple A games studio.

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Conpulsion 2013

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We’ll have some spy themed aspects to the convention as well as your usual flavour of gaming, from Roleplaying Game to LARP, Board Game to Wargame and CCG to Videogame. Not only those; there’ll be a selection of talks, quizzes and debates and most importantly our charity auction at the heart of the action. The spirit of Conpulsion, as well as fun and entertainment, is the desire to help others.

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MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2013

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London, United Kingdom

The MCV Awards celebrate the commercial and creative successes made by the UK computer and video games industry across fields including retail, PR & marketing, publishing and distribution. Key accolades include New Game Brand, Game Campaign, Sales Triumph, and Games Publisher.

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Free to Play Summit

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RichMix, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom

The F2P Summit is a unique event that explores all aspects of F2P and freemium from the developer’s point of view, offers practical advice and an opportunity to hear from studios who have built successful businesses on this model.

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The NUJ presents Game Over?

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London, United Kingdom

The video games industry is EXPLODING. But, as a journalist or a writer, can you still make money by writing about it? So many big-name magazines and Web sites have recently shuttered their doors and there are so many people wanting in and willing to work for free that it can sometimes seem impossible. Come and join some of the leading narrative writers, editors and journalists in the business to hear their opinions at this NUJ-sponsored event.

May 2013

Game Monetisation Europe 2013

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London, United Kingdom

Following the huge success of our recent conference in San Francisco on monetisation strategies for digital games, we are launching Game Monetisation Europe, London, May 13-14. Looking at everything from acquisition through to retention and monetisation in digital, this is one event in 2013 you don’t want to miss.

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Social Gaming 2013

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London, United Kingdom

Social Gaming 2013 is a conference that will explore the booming social gaming industry. With a focus on both social gaming and social gambling, the one-day summit will encompass all aspects of this sector. The social gaming industry is without doubt one of the fastest growing sectors of the decade - a Morgan Stanley report into social gaming estimates that if left unregulated, by 2015 the industry could be worth $7bn. Yet despite its profitability, the industry is subject to much scrutiny involving issues such as virtual currencies, privacy, marketing and advertising, and the protection of users and user data. As debates surrounding regulation continue, this conference will draw upon experts in the gaming, gambling and legal sphere who will offer insight into the future of this rapidly expanding industry.

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June 2013

TIGA Conference: What's Next for Social, MMO and Online Games?

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Arnold Circus, London, United Kingdom

Predicting the future of the video games industry is a difficult task – there are an increasing number of new ways for users to acquire content, disruptive technologies being introduced and many debates on whether cross-platform is the only way forward for longevity for studios.

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EToo London

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Loading Bar, London, United Kingdom

Not making it to E3 this year? Fear not: London will be getting its own indie gaming alternative, which will coincide with the major LA-based gaming convention. Taking place at the Loading Bar in Soho from June 10th - 13th, EToo will feature over 30 game developers showing off their latest projects on big screen TVs around the venue. The event is being sponsored by PlayStation, with GameStick, the forthcoming Android console from British tech company PlayJam, as a partner sponsor.

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Game QA & Localisation 2013

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London, UK, United Kingdom

With the increased proliferation of game-capable devices, higher population of gamers and more demanding consumers, Quality Assurance has never been more important in the gaming industry. Whether it be for console, PC, mobile, online or social, the playability and game experience can now define a game's success - or failure. Large developers may take a hit in revenue and/or reputation, but for small-to-mid-sized studios it can be make-or-break. The Game QA & Localisation 2013 forum is the world's first two-day forum that is entirely dedicated to (surprisingly) QA and localisation within the gaming industry. Taking place in London, United Kingdom, on June 25 - 26th 2013, the forum will bring together QA and Localisation Managers, Directors and VPs from game developers around the world to discuss some of the key challenges faced on a daily basis.

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September 2013

BAFTA Game Lecture: David Cage

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195 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

The founder and co-CEO of Quantic Dream, makers of the triple BAFTA-winning game Heavy Rain, will be sharing his views and predictions on creativity in the games industry.

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Game Music Connect 2013

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Southbank Centre's Purcell Room, London, United Kingdom

Game Music Connect is created for fans of music in games, aspiring and professional composers of all backgrounds and those interested in learning about the art and science of creating today's cutting edge video game soundtracks.

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5th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Ser

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Bournemouth University, UK, United Kingdom

VS-Games 2013, the fifth outing of the International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications will be hosted at Bournemouth University, UK between the 11th and the 13th of September 2013. With the conference organized in previous years at locations such as Coventry (UK), Braga (Portugal), Athens (Greece) and Genoa (Italy), it will take place, for 2013, at the state of the art Kimmeridge House building of Bournemouth University, situated at the main Talbot campus of the institution.

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IC tomorrow Digital Innovation - Games Contest Briefing Event

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Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom

IC tomorrow has launched the ‘Digital Innovation Contest - Games' contest to encourage digital innovation in the games sector. We are offering five businesses up to £25k* each to develop innovative commercial prototypes that meet the broad objectives we have set with our industry partners, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), Crytek UK, Intel, Google Chrome, ODEON Cinemas and Pinewood Studios.

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GameCity Presents: Modern Playing

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London, BFI Southbank, United Kingdom

GameCity is hitting the road again with Modern Playing, a quarterly, touring, nerdy night-out visiting major cultural venues around the UK from September. Building on the success of the 2012 GameCityNights tour, Modern Playing will educate, inform and entertain audiences with a new regular appointment for videogame culture.

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Eurogamer Expo 2013

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Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

This years Expo features playable versions of the most anticipated games for this Christmas and beyond, and we also welcome the world's most talented developers, who present their work directly to the public in our massive auditorium. Plus we have tournaments, competitions, indie games, a retro zone, the Games Industry Fair, cosplay and more. What's not to like? Join us this September for the biggest Eurogamer Expo ever!

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October 2013

F2P Summit 2013

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Rich Mix in Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom

It’s a unique event that explores all aspects of F2P and freemium from the developer’s point of view, plus offers practical advice, insights and useful take-away information from some of Europe’s leading F2P players and experts.

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Apps World Europe 2013

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London, United Kingdom

Game developer conference; mobile app gaming event. Mobile gaming has proved to be the golden goose of the apps industry; with games accounting for around 70% of all app downloads, the industry is expected to be worth $54bn globally by 2015.

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November 2013

London Games Conference 2013

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One Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom

Conference director James Binns commented: "There are no shortage of conferences around social and mobile… London Games Conference 2013 will add platform evolution from Sony, Xbox and Nintendo and the PC, along with emergent platforms. "LGC 2013 is the only conference where you can get the full picture of how games publishing is evolving." The conference will be called 'Games: The Next Generation, London Games Conference 2013'.

TIGA GameHack

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London and Dundee , United Kingdom

It’s an overnight hackathon and it’s all about making games! Big, small, native, web, single or multiplayer, we think that together we can make something amazing. This year is even more special than the last. Thanks to our brilliant partners, Abertay University in Dundee, there will be a satellite TIGA GameHack taking place with our super talented friends in Scotland - same time, same categories, and same 24-hour pressure!

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Social Gambling and Gaming Summit

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London, United Kingdom

The fourth annual Social Gambling & Gaming Summit is a full-day conference focused on the intersection of casino-style social games, mobile gaming, virtual goods, and the bridge between mainstream social gambling and gaming. This event unites established industry leaders and developers in free-to-play mobile games and social casino games for inspiring keynotes, lively panels, and in-depth discussion on the future of real-money gaming, cross-platform integration, game design, and player conversion. The stakes for mastering the business and technology of successful mobile social gambling have never been higher. By 2015, the social gambling market is predicted to grow to $2.5 billion and the mobile app market is predicted to top $38 billion. The global total spend on virtual goods is expected to reach $4.1 billion by 2016.

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Smartphone and Tablet Games Conference

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69 Wilson Street, London EC2A 2BB, United Kingdom

Our final TIGA conference of the year, the TIGA Smartphone and Tablet Games Event 2013’ is kindly sponsored by Dolby Laboratories. What does 2014 hold for mobile and tablet game developers? Our final TIGA conference of the year will help debate this.

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January 2014

Mobile Games Forum (MGF) 2014

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Novotel, London, United Kingdom

This dynamic and frenetic industry can create legends in moments and can cause upset and unrest in minutes. Android are gaining on iOS, GungHo is grossing $3.4 million a day in revenue with just one game and plans to topple Nintendo, and Zynga seems to be on shakier grounds than ever before, with reported declining revenues and falling active users across various titles If you need to stay on top of this industry and be a game changer, then you need to be at: 30+ focused conference sessions, including panel debates and keynotes 30 + exhibitor stands in the arcade and expo area 11+ hours of networking and deal making opportunities

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February 2014

ICE Totally Gaming 2014

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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom

ICE 2014 will be the biggest event in gaming occupying 55,000sqm and hosting all the world’s major manufacturers, innovators, and thought leaders. ICE embraces every gaming sector – casino, betting, bingo, lottery, online, mobile, social and street. ICE attracts all of the big names in gaming including Novomatic, IGT, Merkur, Gtech, Intralot, Amaya, Aristocrat, Bally, Playtech, Microgaming, SG Gaming, WMS Gaming and more as well as providing a platform for exciting new companies

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Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 2014

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Teesside University, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Animex prides itself on being an inclusive event where people meet to be educated, inspired and entertained. At Animex you can learn from the foremost in the field and get the chance to meet and discuss the state-of-the-art, see behind the scenes of the biggest hits, do business and have a great time at one of the premier games and animation events anywhere in the world. Consisting of a unique blend of talks, workshops, networking events, exhibitions and screenings, Animex promotes an ethos of collaboration and sharing, bringing the world of computer games and animation to audiences of any level of expertise, regardless of background and prior knowledge.

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GEEK Game Expo East Kent 2014

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The Winter Gardens, Margate, United Kingdom

GEEK is an extravaganza of fun and games held annually. The Winter Gardens in Margate will be filled with puzzles, tournaments, consoles and lots more. There will be a wide variety of computer games as well as lots to make and do.

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The Story 2014

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The Conway Hall, London, United Kingdom

The Story is a one-day conference about stories and story-telling, to be held at The Conway Hall, London, on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 The Story will be a celebration of everything that is wonderful, inspiring and awesome about stories, in whatever medium possible. We’re hoping to have stories that are written, spoken, played, described, enacted, whispered, projected, orchestrated, performed, printed – whatever form stories come in, we hope to have them here. The Story is not about theories of stories, or making money from stories, but about the sheer visceral pleasure of telling a story. Whether it is in a game, a movie, a book, or a pub, we’ve all heard or told or been part of stories that have made us gasp, cry or just laugh.

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Creative England presents: GamesLab

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

LAUNCH has partnered with Creative England to deliver its first GamesLab Social for the West Midlands; a night dedicated to showcasing the new investment and support programme for those in the Games Industry.

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April 2014

Stand Up for GamesAid 2014

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Comedy Store, London, United Kingdom

Imran Yusuf (Best Newcomer nominee at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010), will emcee the entire night. He began his career in the games industry working for the likes of Midway Games, Eidos and SEGA Europe before departing for the bright lights of showbiz with appearances on The Now Show, The News Quiz and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. Tickets are due to go on sale on the Comedy Store’s website from midday on Monday 17th February, they will cost £12.50 per person

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How To Develop for a Distracted Audience and Keep Them Engaged

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London, UK, United Kingdom

How do you develop for a mainstream audience who are only after a distraction between ad breaks rather than being fully engaged with your game? Emerging from the late-Blitz Games, new studio Lumo Developments argues that we don’t have the player’s complete attention and that developers need to understand how this impacts gameplay. This notion has been at the forefront during the development of the company’s first title, Lumo Deliveries Inc., which will be shown to the public for the first time. Using Lumo Deliveries Inc. the developer will explain the key drivers for success in developing short session gaming.

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May 2014

Game Monetisation Europe 2014

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Thistle Marble Arch, Bryanston Street, London, United Kingdom

Following last year's sell out success and back by popular demand, Europe's only summit dedicated to monetisation returns on May 14-15th 2014! After extensive research with the finest experts in the industry, VGI has assembled a powerhouse line-up to tackle the industry's most pressing challenges.

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LAUNCH Meet the Games Press

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Birmingham , United Kingdom

One of the best ways to generate interest in your latest product is to get media coverage about your game or games business. If utilised correctly, media coverage by respected media in the online and physical press can have a huge impact on your business. This year, LAUNCH has added a Marketing thread to the line-up to address the overlap in skills, planning and relationship building that all studios need to master.

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Cloud Gaming Europe 2014

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Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London, United Kingdom

Leverage cloud functionality to increase aquisition, create better games and monetize new business models Join leaders from Microsoft, Wargaming, Ubisoft, The Blast Furnace, Activision Blizzard, Orange, Bskyb, Facebook and many more.

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June 2014

IC Tomorrow Games Industry Workshop

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Côte St Paul, 26 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7DR, United Kingdom

IC Tommorrow aims to break down the barriers to developers launching their own businesses. The Games Industry Workshop will feature speakers from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Channel 4 and Microsoft (Xbox), running information sessions on a range of enterprise topics, such as accessing finance, promoting IP and being pitch perfect. Attendees will also have the opportunity to make connections with experts that can help them grow their core skills into scalable businesses, including investors, games buyers and representatives from large industry players, such as Sony and Microsoft.

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TIGA: Access to Finance

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London, United Kingdom

The event is being held in partnership with Mercia Fund Management, a venture capital fund focused on supporting pioneering UK businesses with strategic counsel and capital. It will offer attendees the chance to hear from experts in videogame funding, followed by a Q&A panel chaired by Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA CEO and provide valuable one-to-one networking opportunities with key UK investors.

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Edinburgh Game Symposium 2.0

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Scotland, UK, United Kingdom

There will be two full days of presentations, workshops, discussions and performances focusing on the latest in games development, games music & audio.

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July 2014

Develop 2014

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

The Develop in Brighton Conference is the number one event in the European games development calendar. Learn from your peers and share your own experiences, hear from renowned gurus and the brightest indie newcomers, and get up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques of leading game developers.

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August 2014

Nine Worlds GeekFest 2014

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London, United Kingdom

Nine Worlds will take place in London, UK, 8-10 August 2014. It’s about gaming, film, cosplay, fandom, literature, science, geek culture, meeting people and having a really big party.

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September 2014

Brighton Digital Festival

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

Brighton Digital Festival is a community-driven grassroots festival celebrating digital arts and culture. Held throughout September in Brighton UK, BDF supports an expansive and diverse programme of events, exhibitions and conferences that are developed independently by organisers.

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European Women in Games Conference 2014

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London South Bank University, United Kingdom

European Women in Games Conference welcomes you! Come and join us, everyone is welcome! This is an open event for both men and women, as well as anyone looking to join the games industry and wants to learn and network.

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European Women in Games Conference

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London, United Kingdom

Come and join us, everyone is welcome! This is an open event for both men and women as well as anyone looking to join games industry or working in games who wants to learn and network.

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EGX London 2014

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Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

EGX London offers visitors the opportunity to play the biggest console & PC games before they're released. Our developer sessions will bring attendees face-to-face with leading designers as they present their brand new games. Plus we have tournaments, indie games, cosplay, a retro zone, board games and loads more. What's not to like? Join us this September for the biggest EGX ever!

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October 2014

DrinkUp

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Update Events will hold DrinkUp, a plug and play social mixer for over 200 game industry professionals and business service providers on Thursday 9th October from 7pm onwards. The event, which will be held at Shooters Sports Bar in The Printworks, is an opportunity for North West game developers to meet and share their games in a relaxed environment, while also making valuable new business connections.

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Play Expo 2014

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EventCity, London, United Kingdom

The North’s biggest and most diverse video gaming expo is back! Play Expo is returning to Manchester’s EventCity for its third successive year. Taking place 11th-12th October 2014, Play Expo is expanding considerably and will now feature FIVE absorbing events, all under one roof!

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Creative England GamesLab Intensive GamesLab Masterclass

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Bristol, UK, United Kingdom

The GamesLab masterclass is a 3 day workshop with industry experts: Graham McAllister, Player Research; Noirin Carmody, Revolution Software and Steve Stopps, Lumo Developments.

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Standup4GamesAid

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Manchester, United Kingdom

GamesAid brings you a night of comedy hosted by Imran Yusuf, the man who took the UK comedy scene by storm after his debut in 2010. Joining him will be Mick Ferry, one of the UK’s most sought after comedians, having appeared in Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Comedy Central’s Comedy Store, his fine brand of ‘lugubrious surrealism’ will not disappoint. The line up is not for the faint-hearted as TV veteran and Comedy Network headliner Rob Rouse will chime in with his famous ‘cheeky banter’, whilst the internationally acclaimed Malawian, Daliso Chaponda will bring his endearing and hilarious stage presence that has consistently tickled the international stage to this unmissable night. Jo Enright forms the final part of this stellar line-up, and with her fierce reputation as one of the UK’s finest comediennes, the night will surely not disappoint.

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Games Funding Forum 2014

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Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom

Whether you’re three-person indie or a major studio, how you fund your next game has never been so important. The Games Funding Forum is a new half-day conference and networking event taking place on 23 October, which meets the huge demand for focused insight into all this and more. Anyone attending will gain a better understanding of the pros and cons of the different ways of funding their endeavours.

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November 2014

Mobile and Tablet Gambling Summit

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London, United Kingdom

Join mobile and innovation teams from Betway, Twitter, Stan James, 888, Facebook, Tombola, Unitbet to maximise your success across mobile platforms

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January 2015

NexGen Developers Day

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London, United Kingdom

Ambitious start-ups, Indie developers and small studios will gather to share their unique success stories and failures, business models and funding strategies, creative vision, quality gameplay, production and more.

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Microsoft Cloud Gaming Day

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Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London, United Kingdom

During the day we will discuss the true opportunity of Cloud Gaming : Simplicity for the world of multi-platform, multi-game, multi-player, multi-device development. The goal of cloud games is to provide gamers with the ultimate gaming experience and we will outline some of the best practice from across UK indies, Studios and research. Microsoft will share details of the $1.2 M innovation fund which enables iOS, Android, Windows, Xbox game developers to benefit from cloud computing.

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MGF London 2015

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London, United Kingdom

MGF is the leading and longest-standing ‘mobile-first’ forum for games industry professionals, who are shaping strategy and revolutionising the landscape. Established in 2003, we have built a steep history and reputation for quality content and seniority within our audience. Because of that, MGF continues to cover the trends and best practice in the global mobile gaming space.

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February 2015

TIGA International Access to Finance Forum

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Central London, United Kingdom

TIGA’s International Access to Finance Forum is for any games businesses that might be looking for funding. The event will help developers and digital publishers meet investors, and provide best practice advice, so attendees can improve their ability to secure finance. Topics include what investors are looking for in a game, in a team and in a pitch, as well as how to prepare compelling financial forecasts and marketing plans.

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March 2015

EGX Rezzed 2015

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London, United Kingdom

EGX Rezzed is a video games event brought to you by the team behind EGX (formerly Eurogamer Expo). Although it's a smaller event than its older brother, it still features many of the attractions that you love about our previous events; playable pre-release games on both PC and console (with a greater focus on indie titles), developer sessions by well known game designers and the opportunity to chat with developers on the show floor.

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Futurefest 2015

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London, United Kingdom

FutureFest is Nesta’s flagship weekend event of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to excite and challenge perceptions of the future.

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April 2015

Cloud Gaming Europe 2015

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Grange Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom

Cloud gaming returns in 2015 to once again be the one stop shop for discovering the latest developments, opportunities and strategies in the hottest space in games – The cloud. Top agenda talking points: - Overcome latency to stream flawless AAA game experiences straight to the consumer - Realise the Buy Once Play Anywhere model and deliver seamless multi device gaming - Capitalise on the cloud global potential to boost social connectivity and player retention - Advance game development using the cloud and break current design boundaries - Monetise digital distribution through progressive pricing models to increase game profit and grow long tail strategies

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Discoverability and Ad Monetisation for mobile game developers

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London, United Kingdom

Chartboost will present a guide to these topics and marketing advice and have Q&A time with game developers to advise and assist them.

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Game Monetisation Europe 2015

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Park Plaza Victoria London, United Kingdom

The video games industry will reach a staggering $80 Billion in 2014, with 11% YOY growth to 2018. Mobile and touch screen technologies have brought our industry from a splinter culture to a central one. We’re in a new era for games, with a new generation of gamers and huge new possibilities for developers and publishers alike. But as an industry we’ve not been able to develop strategies to consistently monetize across all our titles. As development and game management costs continue to rise, pressure piles on to acquire, retain and monetize users at better rates than we currently are. In mobile only 3% of users who walk through our doors convert in to players, lots more never even begin to play and only 2% of mobile game companies are breaking even. While at the same time audiences for PC and Console are squeezed by new technologies, making it vital to create successful monetization strategies and new revenue streams to maintain margins. Game Monetisation Europe brings together the brightest minds in our industries from the biggest game developers and publishers so together we can tackle the most critical challenge in gaming: Monetisation. - Organise 1-1 meetings onsite to get the knowledge and develop the relationships you need to see the money flooding in from your games - Industry leading experts give their renowned insight to make your games make more money - 2 days of dedicated networking: The Game Monetisation Summit is the biggest meeting of Sr executives and industry leaders in the field of monetisation with an unrivalled wealth of knowledge to drive our industry forward - Round table discussions with your peers to get to the heart of your monetisation challenges

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May 2015

Evening playhubs meet-up with speaker Dan Gray, Executive Produc

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London, United Kingdom

Dan Gray, Executive Producer for Monument Valley & Land's End at ustwogames & BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2014 will give a talk at playhubs. Monument Valley is an iOS and android game by ustwo and has won numerous awards including but certainly not limited to 2014 Apple iPad Game of the Year, Best Mobile & Handheld BAFTA 2015 and Best Handheld/Mobile Game GDC Awards 2015 Join us for some learning, drinks & networking!

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July 2015

Minecon 2015

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ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre, United Kingdom

If you like Minecraft, and you like people who like Minecraft, you’ll probably like MINECON. It’s THE place to see all the cool Mojangstas you fancy, meet people who love Minecraft maybe even as much as you do, and attend panels and events full of YouTube creators and a ton of other talented folks!

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Develop: Brighton

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

Bringing Together the Game Dev Community since 2006. Come and join 2,000 devs to share experiences, information and ideas. Come to be inspired by what other devs are up to, then take that inspiration back to your studio. Come and show off your new game or find new IPs, meet with fellow devs, make new contacts and of course hang out by the beach...

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#GamesUR conference

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Conway Hall, London, United Kingdom

After 5 years of summits in the United States, the IGDA Games User Research Special Interest Group (GUR SIG) has announced the speakers at their first European gathering, “#GamesUR conference”. The announced talks include sessions from leading player insight and playtest researchers from Riot Games, Ubisoft, Deep Silver Volition, Big Fish Games and more. Topics include reviewing narrative within games, using biometrics for playtesting insight, games analytics, expanding the influence of player research among development teams, games accessibility and more.

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August 2015

Insomnia

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Ricoh Arena, Coventry UK, United Kingdom

Insomnia is a culmination of all of the best bits of videogaming. It combines a massive LAN, a growing exhibition, prize-based competitive gaming tournaments, and other interesting activities within the package of an inclusive, gaming-focused social atmosphere. At an Insomnia Gaming Festival we have a little something for everyone.

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September 2015

Game Music Connect 2015

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London, United Kingdom

Game Music Connect has been created by multi-award winning composer James Hannigan and acclaimed game audio director & composer John Broomhall to celebrate and explore the amazing music of video games and the extraordinary talent behind it.

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October 2015

GameBench Open

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London, United Kingdom

A unique gathering of developers, publishers, chip designers and device makers who share a common goal of improving mobile gaming.

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November 2015

Apps World

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ExCel, London, United Kingdom

Event Organiser's Description: Apps World is BACK for 2015 at London ExCeL (18-19 November) for the 7th year and it's going to be bigger, better and more fun than ever before! True to its roots, Apps World carries on pioneering innovation in multi-platform apps but this year we will be embracing red hot topics: IoT, FinTech, DevOps, Beacons, Android Auto... Bringing together developers, leading brands, telco's, start-ups and investors, Apps World still offers the ONLY platform to meet, partner, party with the entire global app community! With 11 forward thinking conferences, a hand-picked line up of 300 + awesome speakers including Lastminute.com, Amazon, Alarm.com, Net-a-Porter, NEST plus many more, 250+ exhibitors , fun networking zones, hands-on technical sessions, fun and innovative Start Up Zones, The Appsters Awards and cool networking parties; this event looks set to be a hive of interaction and excitement. Book your FREE Expo pass to Apps World: Please enter VIP CODE: GAMBIZFREE http://bit.ly/LondonFree Book your discount delegate pass(20% off): Use Discount code I8RTY20 http://bit.ly/AppsSEB Find out more about this awesome event: http://bit.ly/AppsLondon2015

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January 2016

MGF London 2016

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London, United Kingdom

Mobile Games Forum (MGF) – the world’s premium mobiles games event returns to London on the 20th-21st January 2016, with the promise of connecting you to the major decision makers in the mobile gaming space. Boasting 600+ attendees including leading CxOs, crucial management figures, investors and leading indie developers, MGF is the opportunity to meet and greet the leading people who can take your business to the next level. And with a world class online meeting system, a concierge service to match you to the people you want to meet, VC speed dating and legendary parties, MGF is the perfect environment to do just that. If that wasn’t enough, we’re also playing host to a hundred leading speakers from the industry on our main MGF tracks and our Next Level Indie Forum. Top speakers confirmed so far include: • CEO, Wargaming • COO – EA Mobile, Electronic Arts • CEO, Game Insight • Head of European Partnerships, Tencent • CEO, Social Point • CEO, Animoca Brands • SVP – Digital Games, Warner Bros • CEO, Dropforge Games • CEO, Pixel Toys • Head of External Products, Rovio • Founder, Mobcrush • CEO, 6Waves • And many more

Platform Expo

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Hull, UK, United Kingdom

Platform is the annual event in the Humber region that showcases the culture of the video game & content creation industry’s in a two day event jam packed with activities for all: from hands on gaming to industry speakers and workshops.

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February 2016

ICE Totally Gaming

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London, United Kingdom

The award winning show ICE Totally Gaming is returning on the 2-4 February 2016 to London Excel. Our independently audited attendance of 25,497 in 2015 was the highest on record with 133 countries represented. This has further increased the reputation of ICE as the most international business event anywhere in gaming.

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Audio For Games 2016

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London, United Kingdom

An insightful conference which delivers a premiere knowledge-share at the edge of interactive audio.

Virtual Reality UK

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London, United Kingdom

Virtual Reality UK, a two-day festival that explores the creative and technological potential of virtual reality, makes its debut this year with an exciting and ambitious programme. Brought to you by Ravensbourne, the London-based University sector college, in partnership with Virtual Umbrella, the event will be held on 10-11 February at its campus on the Greenwich Peninsula. VRUK will showcase the most innovative projects within this fast growing sector, with talks from the world’s most leading virtual reality creators and the latest in technology.

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March 2016

Change The Game

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London Google HQ, United Kingdom

With more smartphones connecting to the cloud every day, game developers have a global audience with billions of potential players. From scaling your server power via the cloud to guiding game design via big data analytics, Google Cloud Platform will explore all of the possibilities at the event, discussing how they're changing the games of today. "With mobile surpassing console in gaming spend, the games landscape is transforming and we have the opportunity to reach the next billion players joining us online over the next several years," says Andy Tzou, Product Marketing Manager at Google Cloud Platform. "Cross-platform gaming powered by cloud has unlocked opportunities for immersive, connected play that spans the entire globe of players for your game right at launch. Join Google to learn how top studios are 'changing the game' in this unprecedented time for gaming."

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Gaming Analytics Innovation Summit

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London, United Kingdom

The Gaming Analytics Innovation Summit provides a platform for leading executives to share unique insight into the innovations that are driving success in the worlds most successful organisations.

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April 2016

EGX Rezzed 2016

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London, United Kingdom

EGX Rezzed is a video games event brought to you by the team behind EGX (formerly Eurogamer Expo). Although it's a smaller event than its older brother, it still features many of the attractions that you love about our previous events; playable pre-release games on both PC and console (with a greater focus on indie titles), developer sessions by well known game designers and the opportunity to chat with developers on the show floor

European eSports Conference 2016

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London, United Kingdom

Bringing together the current and future pioneers of the international eSports ecosystem, this 2 day B2B conference is the industry’s first opportunity to strategise the growth of eSports on a global scale. Focusing on the development and regulation of eSports throughout Europe, this exciting conference will also examine the industry’s hottest emerging markets, key trends and future predictions.

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eSports Industry Forum

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London, United Kingdom

The first of it's kind – a unique eSports forum designed specifically for developers, publishers and key stakeholders from the wider ecosystem. Unlike other trade shows and conferences, this provides an opportunity for more focused networking, and the ability to dig far deeper into the issues that game creators and publishers face in eSports.

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June 2016

How to Grow a Successful Games Business

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The Odeon Cinema Bedford Road Guildford, GU1 4SJ United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Strategic advice for the long game! Join us in Guildford on June 22nd to hear presentations from a mix of visiting and local studios who can offer tried and tested advice on what they believe are the winning formulas to build a great games studio. As we know there are no shortcuts to success but our experts will talk across the main themes of giving yourself the best possible chance. We will be looking at the foundations and operations of the business - Financial and legal insights. PR and Marketing tips. Publisher advice and hearing from developers who will share the highs and lows of their personal experiences.

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July 2016

Big Indie Pitch @ Develop Conference 2016

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Coalition, Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

Summertime is almost upon us, which means that we’re all due a trip to the beach. And in particular, we’ll be heading down to Brighton beach in July for a special Big Indie Pitch just in time for Develop Conference. Taking place on the 12th July at Coalition Bar (across the road from the Hilton Metropole Hotel), we’ll be serving up a Big Indie Pitch for your enjoyment with our lovely friends at Amazon Appstore & Chillingo! How it’ll work couldn’t be simpler. We’re inviting indie developers of all shapes and sizes along to pitch their games to our teams of tame journalists. Twenty teams will run the gauntlet, giving their all in quick fire five minute pitches to demonstrate that their title is worth of the Big Indie Pitch crown and coverage in the mobile games media.

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GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party 2016

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Patterns, Brighton. UK., United Kingdom

One of the highlights of the games industry social calendar returns! In partnership with our co-hosts announced so far - Wish Studios, Amiqus and NaturalMotion the GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party on Brighton seafront is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and unwind late into the night. Tickets can be bought through Eventbrite on the website link above.

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September 2016

European Women in Games Conference 2016

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London, United Kingdom

The conference takes place on 7 September 2016 in Greenwich, London. It features keynotes, panels, workshops and an expo to showcase the talent that exists making games, to educate and inspire, and help stimulate future generations of talent.

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FutureFest

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Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom

FutureFest is a weekend festival of immersive experiences, compelling performances and radical speakers to excite and challenge perceptions of the future. FutureFest is run by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, and takes place every 18 months in London. Our themes for the 2016 festival are love, play, work and thrive and the curators bringing these to life are Ghislaine Boddington, Pat Kane, Ruth Amos and Dr Morgaine Gaye.

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November 2016

Code Mesh 2016

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ILEC Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Code Mesh 2016 takes place at the ILEC Conference Centre in London, United Kingdom on 2nd November 2016

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Yorkshire Games Festival 2016

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National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Yorkshire Games Festival 2016 takes place at the National Media Museum in Bradford, United Kingdom on 9th November 2016

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WordPlay 2016

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British Library, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

WordPlay 2016 takes place at the British Library in London, United Kingdom on 19th November 2016

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AdventureX 2016

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Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

AdventureX 2016 takes place at the Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London in London, United Kingdom on 19th November 2016

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FantastiCon 2016

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Unknown, Hull, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

FantastiCon 2016 takes place at the Unknown in Hull, United Kingdom on 19th November 2016

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eSports Industry Awards 2016

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The Brewery, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

eSports Industry Awards 2016 takes place at the The Brewery in London, United Kingdom on 21st November 2016

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Parallel Worlds: Designing Alternative Realities in Videogames

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Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Parallel Worlds: Designing Alternative Realities in Videogames takes place at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, United Kingdom on 25th November 2016

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International Roguelike Development Conference (IRDC) Europe 2016

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Init Lab, Nottingham, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

International Roguelike Development Conference (IRDC) Europe 2016 takes place at the Init Lab in Nottingham, United Kingdom on 26th November 2016

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December 2016

Develop:VR 2016

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London, United Kingdom

Brought to you by the team behind Develop:Brighton, Develop:VR is a new one day event taking place on Thursday 24 November at the Old Truman Brewery in London. It will focus on the new commercial opportunities that Virtual and Augmented Reality present, together with exploring the tools and techniques needed to produce top notch VR and AR content.

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GamePad

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Maker Wharf, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

GamePad takes place at the Maker Wharf in London, United Kingdom on 10th December 2016

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January 2017

Pocket Gamer Connects 2017

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The Brewery, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Pocket Gamer Connects 2017 takes place at the The Brewery in London, United Kingdom on 16th January 2017

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MGF London 2017

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QEII Centre, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

MGF London 2017 takes place at the QEII Centre in London, United Kingdom on 17th January 2017

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February 2017

open( London ) 2017

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QEII Conference Rooms, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

open( London ) 2017 takes place at the QEII Conference Rooms in London, United Kingdom on 2nd February 2017

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ICE Totally Gaming 2017

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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

ICE Totally Gaming 2017 takes place at the ExCeL London in London, United Kingdom on 7th February 2017

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GEEK 2017

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Dreamland, Margate, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

GEEK 2017 takes place at the Dreamland in Margate, United Kingdom on 17th February 2017

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The PC Gamer Weekender

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Olympia, London, United Kingdom

To be billed as THE PC GAMER WEEKENDER PLAYED ON OMEN by HP, the event takes place at the Olympia in Kensington, London - a brand new venue for this year’s event - and it will take place over Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th February 2017. This is a brand new partnership for the PC Gamer Weekender, which was launched in 2016 by Future plc, home of market-leading gaming media including PC Gamer, GamesRadar+ and Edge.

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Growing a Successful Games Studio

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Charles Russel, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Growing a Successful Games Studio takes place at the Charles Russel in London, United Kingdom on 22nd February 2017

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March 2017

UK Games Industry Valuation

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21-27 Lamb's Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NL , United Kingdom

Join industry leaders, media and analysts for the announcement of the UK games industry valuation with a special launch briefing taking place at Ukie’s offices. At the briefing, hear from a panel of industry experts on the state of the UK games scene and then Ukie will reveal the consumer spend on all games sector categories for 2016. The breakfast event will start at 9:30am on Thursday 16 March at Ukie, 3rd floor of 21-27 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3NL. The proceedings will include panels featuring some of the companies who shared their data to help create the valuation and industry luminaries, all with coffee and pastries. Please register for this free event on eventbrite at - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-games-industry-valuation-tickets-32494691497

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VRTGO Labs Dev Day

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NDC, Gateshead, UK, United Kingdom

VRTGO Labs Dev Day will give you more technical insight to keep you on top of your game. You will have a chance to ask questions from the people leading the way in VR, make those important contacts and try the latest demos. There will be a session from the Khronos Group, discussing VR industry standards. Other speakers include Dan Gilmore from Atomhawk and Tom Painter from Bigman.

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Meet The Indies @ Rezzed

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Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom

Over 40 independent developers will meet with publishers, investors, agencies, service companies and more at this new B2B meeting expo, curated by the GamesIndustry.biz team. For more information, contact charlotte.nangle@gamesindustry.biz

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EGX Rezzed 2017

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Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom

EGX Rezzed is a video games event brought to you by the team behind EGX (formerly Eurogamer Expo). Although it's a smaller event than its older brother, it still features many of the attractions that you love about our previous events; playable pre-release games on both PC and console (with a greater focus on indie titles), developer sessions by well known game designers and the opportunity to chat with developers on the show floor

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GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair 2017

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Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom

The GamesIndustry.biz Careers Fair is a destination where established professionals can scope out their next career move and wannabe developers or games enthusiasts can learn more about securing a place in the industry. At its centre, the Ukie Careers Bar will offer three days worth of insightful talks and one-to-one careers advice workshops.

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London Games Festival 2017

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London, United Kingdom

The London Games Festival champions and showcases the cultural power of interactive entertainment. After a successful return in 2016, this year's London Games Festival takes place between Thursday, 30 March and Sunday, 9 April and will reach more than 50,000 attendees. - EGX Rezzed, a showcase of upcoming PC, console and indie games at Tobacco Dock running Thursday, 30 March to Saturday, 1 April - Now Play This, a three-day festival that explores the wider possibilities of games running Friday, 7 April to Sunday, 9 April at Somerset House - Games Finance Market which connects investors with interactive entertainment and runs from Tuesday, 4 April to Thursday, 6 April - The prestigious BAFTA Games Awards, taking place on Thursday, 6 April Plus London Games Festival Fringe will run throughout the festival offering an array of talks, performances, and parties

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April 2017

eSCon Europe 2017

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TBA, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

eSCon Europe 2017 takes place at the TBA in London, United Kingdom on 5th April 2017

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Hit Play!UK

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TBA, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Hit Play!UK takes place at the TBA in London, United Kingdom on 6th April 2017

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Now Play This 2017

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Somerset House, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Now Play This 2017 takes place at the Somerset House in London, United Kingdom on 7th April 2017

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Intel Buzz Workshop London, 2017

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8 Fenchurch Place, London, United Kingdom

The Intel® Buzz Workshop is a one-of-a-kind conference. Focused on gaming, the day is jam-packed with inspiring talks & panels, mentoring sessions, technical updates from experts, and live coding workshops.

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Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star Code Finals and Conference Day 2017

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Staffordshire University, UK, United Kingdom

This event is completely free to all students, lecturers and academics involved in games-related courses. Throughout the day there will be talks and informal mentoring sessions from games industry professionals, an academic roundtable discussion with UK games studios, and a networking lunch between all students, academics and industry professionals.

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Search for a Star and Sumo Digital Rising Star Art Finals and Conference Day 2017

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Hertfordshire University, UK, United Kingdom

This event is completely free to all students, lecturers and academics involved in games-related courses. Throughout the day there will be talks and informal mentoring sessions from games industry professionals, an academic roundtable discussion with UK games studios, and a networking lunch between all students, academics and industry professionals.

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Virtual Reality Show 2017

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Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Virtual Reality Show 2017 takes place at the Business Design Centre in London, United Kingdom on 20th April 2017

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Escape Technology In Games

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The Campus, Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Escape Technology In Games takes place at the The Campus in Manchester, United Kingdom on 26th April 2017

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May 2017

Guru Live: Games

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London, United Kingdom

BAFTA are opening their doors for 2 days of inspirational masterclasses, panels and Q+As with BAFTA nominees in games. From making your first game to directing VR, hear from industry peers and the best mind in games. Sessions include: - Your First Game – new UK studio Foam Sword and indie games developers look at what it takes to deliver your first game - Directing VR – hear from the teams behind Ghost in A Shell VR, Unseen Diplomacy, games engine Unity and Digital Jam - Telling Stories: Games – Dan Abnett, Rhianna Pratchett and Joseph Humphrey from Inke talk about narratives in games Use the code guruliveeaster when booking to get 3 tickets for £12.

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VRX Europe 2017

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Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London, United Kingdom

VRX is the world’s leading gathering of senior-level decision makers in the virtual reality business. With a core focus on VR in gaming, film, broadcasting, education, healthcare and enterprise, VRX brings together c-level and very senior executives from across the virtual reality business ecosystem. The events combine insightful talks and discussions from the true industry thought leaders, with a demo area showcasing the latest technology, content and solutions and exclusive, high-level networking for those serious about doing business. Running in London in May and San Francisco in December, the VRX events are established as the globe’s premier meeting points with c-level speakers from the likes of Epic Games, Oculus, CCP Games, Survios, Cloudhead Games, Roblox, Insomniac Games, Unity and dozens more.

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REVIVAL: The Rivals 2017

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Bank's Stadium, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

REVIVAL: The Rivals 2017 takes place at the Bank's Stadium in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom on 20th May 2017

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Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 2017

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TBA, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games 2017 takes place at the TBA in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom on 22nd May 2017

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Norwich Gaming Festival 2017

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The Forum, Norwich, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Norwich Gaming Festival 2017 takes place at the The Forum in Norwich, United Kingdom on 22nd May 2017

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June 2017

AppsWorld Evolution

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Excel, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Apps World returns as part of London Tech Week's new festival of technology 'TechXLR8’ – showcasing a paradigm shift in the digital services industry. The event will showcase the very best of the changing industry, embracing the opportunities presented by the rise of digital services. It’s the chance for brands and developers to learn about the new opportunities presented by next generation apps, Chatbots and the mobile web.

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Jamchester 2017

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The Studio, Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Second annual game jam where teams of up to four developers have just one weekend to create a working video game prototype from scratch

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UK tech post-Brexit: investment, influence and policy priorities

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London, United Kingdom

At a time of considerable uncertainty following the EU referendum, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to discuss the next steps for ensuring Britain’s technology sectors continue to flourish. Delegates will assess the key challenges facing the UK post-Brexit including a lack of confidence as negotiations continue, the application of EU regulation going forward for data, IoT and cyber security as well as examining the tax framework to ensure Britain continues to be competitive and attractive to global corporation and SMEs alike. Following the launch of the UK industrial strategy and a commitment to a ‘Global Britain’, delegates will discuss the key opportunities and priorities for the tech sector including attracting - both domestic and foreign - investment, ensuring access to workers with the necessary skills, increasing exports and the developing regulatory framework. Other areas for discussion will include the UK’s role and influence in the longer terms for areas such as standardisation and spectrum management; the balance between access to overseas labour and improving digital skills throughout education and whether UK infrastructure adequately supports the technology sector.

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Magellan Game Jam

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Coventry University's London Campus, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Explore the Magellan Authoring Tool, a novel environment for designing and publishing location-based games on the Android platform and get a chance to compete for great Amazon Voucher prizes (£350 to the 1st runner-up, £100 to the 2nd and £50 to the 3rd) to be awarded to the most innovative games created during the event.

July 2017

Develop Conference 2017

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Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Develop Conference 2017 takes place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton, United Kingdom on 11th July 2017

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Women in Games' Mentoring Breakfast

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Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Not-for-profit organisation Women in Games Jobs is partnering with Unity to host a mentoring breakfast during Develop:Brighton 2017. The event will introduce attendees to the support available from WIGJ’s on-going mentoring programme and the Unity Gurus. Ticket only, open to both women and men.

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GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party 2017

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Patterns, Brighton, United Kingdom

It's our 15th birthday, and we're celebrating it at our annual Summer Party in Brighton, UK. We're being joined by our co-hosts Jagex, Wish Studios and Amiqus for the evening, which takes place on July 12th at Patterns, our Brighton seafront venue - so it's an ideal night out for attendees of the local Develop In Brighton conference (note: this is a separate event). Tickets are available right here for £35 per person, and includes free drink (all night) and our traditional midnight bacon sarnies. Doors open at 8pm and the party doesn't stop until the early hours of the morning. The party takes place over two floors, with plenty of space to network and chat. We will also have a dancefloor downstairs and a terrace for those that want to enjoy the sea air (be aware, that drinking will be prohibited on the terrace after a certain time by the venue's discretion).

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4TG Game Con 2017

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AECC Oil & Gas Arena, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

4TG Game Con takes place at the AECC Oil & Gas Arena in Aberdeen, United Kingdom on 29th July 2017

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September 2017

European Women In Games Conference 2017

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ELAM Academy, London, United Kingdom

The seventh European Women in Games Conference which will take place over two days, comprising a mix of keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, the HR Manager’s Forum, an expo and the European Women in Games Hall of Fame Awards.

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Growth in the UK creative industries and priorities for the industrial strategy

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TBA, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Growth in the UK creative industries and priorities for the industrial strategy takes place at the TBA in London, United Kingdom on 7th September 2017

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Intelligent Games & Games Intelligence (IGGI) Games Research Centre Conference

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University of York, Spring Lane Building, York, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Intelligent Games & Games Intelligence (IGGI) Games Research Centre Conference takes place at the University of York, Spring Lane Building in York, United Kingdom on 14th September 2017

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EGX 2017

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Birmingham NEC, United Kingdom

The UK's biggest video games event. Come along and you'll find the most anticipated console and PC games, all playable weeks or months before they're released. We also have presentations by game designers from world renowned studios, areas dedicated to esports, the opportunity to meet and chat with game creators and loads more. We will also be running a series of industry events, including our Careers Fair,

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October 2017

Play Expo 2017

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EventCity, Manchester, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Play Expo 2017 takes place at the EventCity in Manchester, United Kingdom on 15th October 2017

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Future Games Summit (FGS) 2017

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Congress Centre, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Future Games Summit (FGS) 2017 takes place at the Congress Centre in London, United Kingdom on 31st October 2017

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November 2017

Yorkshire Games Festival 2017

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National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Yorkshire Games Festival 2017 takes place at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, United Kingdom on 8th November 2017

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Develop:VR 2017

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Olympia London, United Kingdom

Brought to you by the team behind Develop:Brighton, Develop:VR is a one day event taking place on Thursday 9 November at Olympia London. After a successful launch last year, we’re back with a focus on the new commercial opportunities that Virtual and Augmented Reality present, together with exploring the tools and techniques needed to produce top notch VR and AR content.

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AdventureX 2017

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TBA, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

AdventureX 2017 takes place at the TBA in London, United Kingdom on 11th November 2017

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Casual Connect Europe 2018

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The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, United Kingdom

Casual Connect lands in London, the gateway to Europe, in an event that will bring together the best that Europe has to offer. London is rich in innovative game and tech development

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December 2017

London International Animation Festival

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The Barbican, London, United Kingdom

A ten-day series of events exploring every aspect of animation, including films, TV and video games

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Children's Global Media Summit

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Yearly conference that tackles the importance of education, freedom and empowerment when it comes to how children interact with all forms of media.

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Gaming Utopia

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WeGeek, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Gaming Utopia takes place at the WeGeek in London, United Kingdom on 8th December 2017

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January 2018

Games First London

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Congress Centre, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom

Building on years of successful events in Helsinki, Supercell and Space Ape Games bring its indie developer gathering to London for the first time

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Pocket Gamer Connects London 2018

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TBA, London, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

Pocket Gamer Connects London 2018 takes place at the TBA in London, United Kingdom on 22nd January 2018

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Gamesforum London 2018

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Central London, United Kingdom

The rebranded Mobile Games Forum expands its remit to encompass more of the video games industry, inviting experts to share their insights via a six-track conference

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February 2018

GamesIndustry.biz Marketing Summit

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Stoke Park, UK, United Kingdom

An exclusive, behind-closed-doors marketing summit, round-table and networking event for the UK and European games industry. The overnight event will look at the biggest challenges facing the market and feature talks from experts outside of the games sphere. Speakers include ex-Disney's Matt Carroll, LEGO's Rob Lowe, psychologist Dr Jenny Cole, BBC's Bradley Crooks, music veteran Mark Mulligan, and more from the worlds of retail, sport and entertainment. Contact Charlotte.Nangle@gamesindustry.biz or Chris.Dring@gamesindustry.biz for more details.

VFX Festival 2018

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Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom

Three-day celebration of games, animation and motion graphics designed to inspire games developers, filmmakers, animators and more

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Google Play Indie Games Contest

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Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY , United Kingdom

On 13 February 2018, at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Google will host the final event of its Indie Games Contest contest. Up to 20 finalists will showcase their games to the audience who will help us shortlist the Top 10, who will then pitch in front of the jury of industry experts for a chance to win the top prizes. This is a public event open for anyone who wants to try out the games, meet the developers who created them, vote and support their favourites, and have fun.

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April 2018

London Games Festival 2018

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Various, London, United Kingdom

A myriad of events celebrating games culture held throughout the capital, alongside EGX Rezzed and the BAFTA awards

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More Than Just A Game IV

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Ironmongers Hall, London, United Kingdom

Two-day conference focused on the impact of AI and other immersive tech on games as well as our culture, identities and freedoms. Organised by Queen Mary University of London's centre for commercial law studios

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Now Play This

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Somerset House, London, United Kingdom

Three-day games festival exploring the most experimental titles currently in development from around the world. Part of the London Games Festival

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HUB

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London, United Kingdom

A new two-day B2B event housing the London Games Festival’s summits, a demo zone for prototypes and start-ups, a pop-up coworking space and gallery.

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Games Finance Market

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London, United Kingdom

Three-day event bringing 60 start-ups, developers and other games companies together with investors and publishers. Part of the London Games Festival

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ACCU 2018

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Marriott Hotel, Bristol, United Kingdom, Europe, United Kingdom

ACCU 2018 takes place at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol, United Kingdom on 10th April 2018

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W.IN

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BAFTA, London, United Kingdom

London Games Festival’s networking event for women working in games, interactive and related creative industries. It is inclusive and welcoming to all but exclusively features female speakers and stories.

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EGX Rezzed 2018

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Tobacco Docks, London, United Kingdom

EGX Rezzed is a video games event brought to you by the team behind EGX (formerly Eurogamer Expo). Although it's a smaller event than its older brother, it still features many of the attractions that you love about our previous events; playable pre-release games on both PC and console (with a greater focus on indie titles), developer sessions by well known game designers and the opportunity to chat with developers on the show floor

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May 2018

Stand Up For GamesAid 2018

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Comedy Store, London, United Kingdom

For the sixth year in a row, former games tester Imran Yusuf hosts a night of top stand up comedy to raise money for Games Aid. Line up includes Geoff Norcott, Abandoman, Milton Jones, Evelyn Mok, Scummy Mummies and Jason Patterson More acts to be announced.

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Games Media Brit List 2018

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Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom

The Games Media Brit List recognises excellence in games reporting and commentary, celebrating journalists, podcasters, vloggers, media brands, and more in a who’s who of the UK games media talent pool. The winners will be announced in London on May 18.

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June 2018

AltConf London 2018

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Royal Horticultural Hall, London, United Kingdom

AltConf London will be a one evening only event, centring on the Apple keynote live streamed directly from San Jose. We’ll open with drinks, followed by the keynote and finishing with a panel discussion from some of the industries best and brightest, reacting to the new announcements and products in (almost) real time! With capacity for over 400 attendees, it’ll be the place to be for the Apple Keynote 2018! As with all AltConf events, AltConf London will be free of charge for all attendees.

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Escape Studios’ Game Jam 2018

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Pearson College, 190 High Holborn, London, UK, United Kingdom

For the third year running, the Escape Studios’ Game Jam is going to be offering up-and-coming talent a chance to meet their peers and put their skills to the test. In a task set against the clock, teams will be challenged to create the best game to fit the brief and theme (the theme will be revealed at the start of the event!). Team work, creativity, endurance and a desire to learn from your peers are all that is required in this annual game design competition, which is now in its third year.

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IP and Game Content Seminar

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The Met Building 22 Percy Street, London, W1T 2BU, United Kingdom

Wiggin is running an intensive afternoon covering all of the key issues involved with the use of content in games. The event will cover what you can and can't do, when and how to clear and acquire rights, how to protect your IP, and how to reduce the risk of infringements. Providing a detailed and practical approach, with ready to use checklists and procedures, the agenda will cover topics including: · Using people, buildings and things in games. · Music for games. · Licensing content for games. · Protecting IP in games. You can see a full schedule through the link (right) Attendance is limited to games companies, with discounts available for TIGA members. Early bird booking is now open until April 30th 2018, with registration available for £150 (VAT exclusive). From May 1st, registration will be £175 (VAT exclusive).

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International Games Funding Conference

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International Business Festival, Liverpool, UK, United Kingdom

The exclusive event will bring together a select group of the UK’s best games, interactive entertainment and technology businesses with leading UK and international investors.

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July 2018

Unity Developer Day

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Unity Technologies, Brighton, United Kingdom

The annual Unity Developer Day conference tour is coming to the UK for the first time ever — join in for a day of development talks, games, and more

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Develop:Brighton 2018

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Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, United Kingdom

Develop:Brighton brings together the Game Dev community – from global superstars to micro indies. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, make new business contacts, plus get up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques that will give your studio an edge.

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GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament 2018

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Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, United Kingdom

The annual GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop:Brighton has been confirmed to take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from 8pm through to midnight on Tues 10th July. To guarantee one of 60 player places, just register your £50 donation/buy-in and name at the dedicated event Justgiving Page. The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit. Re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. There won’t be cash prizes available, but a number of other exciting prizes will be announced.

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GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party 2018

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Patterns, Brighton, United Kingdom

The GamesIndustry.biz Summer Party once again returns to Patterns on Brighton's sea front, and is this year co-hosted by Hangar 13, TT Odyssey and Amiqus. It takes place on Wednesday, July 11th, and kicks off at 8pm - running until the wee hours of the morning.

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Brains Eden 2018

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Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Brains Eden is the UK's largest international student game jam, now in its tenth year. Teams of students have 48 hours to create a game from scratch, with industry internships awarded to the winners

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September 2018

ESI London 2018

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Olympia, London, United Kingdom

ESI London is a three day esports business conference focused on building a bridge between expertise and interest while explaining the esports industry from the inside out. A full day of esports focused workshops covering topics such as how to build a brand and make content just like an esport endemic, league, event and team operations, the importance of PR in esports, legal and compliance and much more will cover just day one.

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Gamesindustry.biz Investment Summit

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NEC Birmingham, Gallery Seminar Suites 1-3, Birmingham, UK, United Kingdom

The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit is an EGX event that brings together small-to-medium games companies and games investors for talks, a panel, lunch and networking and formal meetings in the afternoon. Investors include VCs, angels, publishers, platform-holders, trusts, public bodies, private investment companies and government initiatives - and in previous years guest attendees have included London Venture Partners, SEGA of Europe, SIE XDev, Nintendo, Microsoft, UK Games Fund, The Wellcome Trust, Creative England, All4Games, Mercia Technologies and Kickstarter..

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EGX 2018

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Birmingham, UK, United Kingdom

The UK's biggest video games event. Come along and you'll find the most anticipated console and PC games, all playable weeks or months before they're released. We also have presentations by game designers from world-renowned studios, areas dedicated to esports, the opportunity to meet and chat with game creators and loads more.

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Pixelnebriation 3

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Ukie, Black Bull Yard, London, United Kingdom

An afternoon of brief presentations and keynote speeches, followed by open floor discussion about how to make life in the industry better for those who work in it

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October 2018

BAFTA Games Lecture: Siobhan Reddy

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BAFTA, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

An evening of insight from the studio director of Media Molecule, the UK developer behind LittleBigPlanet and the ambitious upcoming project Dreams

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Best Places to Work UK

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Ham Yard Hotel, London, UK, United Kingdom

The UK Best Places To Work Awards returns for a second year at the Ham Yard Hotel in London. Celebrate employer excellence at a special ceremony held in the heart of city. We'll be highlighting the greatest games industry companies, alongside excellence in diversity, corporate social responsibility, leadership, training, wellbeing and a whole host more.

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November 2018

#gamesUR Europe

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Cavendish Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom

Games UX talent heads to London’s Cavendish Conference Centre for gamesUR: a one-day conference on topics of player data and player research. This year the conference welcomes talks on UX strategy and research plan development from Warner and Scopely; sessions on insightful game analytics from Miniclip and Ubisoft Paris; sessions on UX culture and process from King and Travian Games; and project case studies from Reach Robotics and Activision. A biannual event organised by the IGDA Games Research and UX SIG

January 2019

PG Connects London

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London, United Kingdom

Now entering its 5th year, the PG Connects events series has grown to become the biggest and most influential mobile games conference in the west as well as the biggest games event overall in the UK and Helsinki

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Academic Conference

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Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Part of the new Interactive Futures festival, this one-day conference features 12 sessions targeting academics and researchers, plus school, college and university students

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February 2019

Yorkshire Gaming Festival 2018

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National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

A five-day celebration of both video games and the local industry, with a series of expert talks and panels, a Let's Play showcase, and a young developers conference to inspire the next generation. The festival also includes the Up Your Game event, which is a two-day business matchmaking event.

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March 2019

Achievement unlocked

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, United Kingdom

Join us for a night of games, talks and activities as we explore diversity in the gaming and tech industries. Black scientists, researchers and gamers from across the UK will discuss their work, bringing interactive activities for you to enjoy. Talks will be on throughout the evening alongside live gaming sessions in the theatre.

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April 2019

London Games Festival 2019

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London, United Kingdom

A city-wide celebration of video games, encompassing a myriad of events such as the LGF Hub, Now Play This and Ensemble exhibitions, Games Finance Markets and a games character cosplay parade

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Tentacle Zone Indie Dev Party

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London, UK, United Kingdom

In the spirit of Tentacle Zone and helping indie developers on their journey, Payload Studios is opening its doors for a party on Wednesday 3rd April, ahead of Rezzed, with two special guest speakers: Joel Hughes, European Director at Indiegogo will discuss how to get funding for your game. Kris Skellorn, Principal Designer at Payload Studios will talk about community driven development, a model that reduces risks for developers: involving players in your on going game development and giving players early access to new/unfinished features. The event is free to attend, although places are limited.

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More Than Just A Game V

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One Birdcage Walk, London, United Kingdom

MTJG V is dedicated to the role that games and interactive entertainment play in society and their profound impact on human interactions and in our democracy. Leading international academics, practitioners, in-house counsel and industry experts will discuss how the rules of the games and the legal structures of the ‘real world’ interact with one another

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UK Best Selling Game Awards - 30 Years of Play

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Coutts, 440 Strand, London , United Kingdom

Join us at the Best Selling Game Awards on the 11th April, where we'll be commemorating the best selling physical games in the UK over the past thirty years. We will be handing out awards to international publishers who have released video games that have sold over a million copies on a single platform, as well a handing out awards to UK developers who have sold over 600,000 copies of a single game too. We'll also be explaining a little bit about what physical retail has done for the UK interactive entertainment and video games industry over the past thirty years. The event takes place between 18:30 - 21:30.

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May 2019

Stand Up For GamesAid 2019

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The Comedy Store, London, United Kingdom

The funniest night in gaming’s calendar returns to The Comedy Store in London. Hosted by Imran Yusuf, and featuring Josh Widdicombe, John Moloney, Yuriko Kotani, Alex Kealy and a special 1st half improvised performance from Shoot From The Hip.

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Educational Game Jam

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Platform, 2b Worship Street, London, United Kingdom

Building up on the success of our previous game jams, we would like to invite you to join us for a unique and intense weekend Game Jam where you’ll learn how to design educational video games with social impact! Taking place at Platform, a new gaming and esports venue between Shoreditch and the City, you’ll be designing games that raise awareness of gender equality issues, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We’ll create teams as diverse as possible and welcome anyone over 16 years old to participate. You don’t need any previous experience or knowledge, as you’ll learn everything you need along the way, including how to use the game engine 'GameSalad' to design your games. All participants will receive a certificate of participation signed by key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals representatives and Scholas Occurrentes (the Pope's initative on education), who support this initiative. All the games created will also be published on an online platform, called scholas.social shared with more than 446,000 schools.

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Casual Connect Europe 2019

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The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, United Kingdom

Join us in London on 28 - 30 May 2019 to explore how your creativity and business can merge to create beautiful games. Learn from over 100 leaders in established and emerging markets of the games industry – covering game design, esports, social casino, funding, next-generation technology and best practices.

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Escape Studios Game Jam 2019

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Escape Studios, London, UK, United Kingdom

Put your skills to the test against the clock to create the best game to fit the brief, as a way to build your experience. Each team will have to create and present their game to a panel of judges. Escape Studios has teamed up with Creative Assembly and 3D World Magazine to bring you top industry professionals to help build your ideas. Representatives will drop in over the course of the weekend to offer advice and will be part of the final judging panel. Leading mobile games developer, Outplay, has also supplied an exclusive prize for the winning team.

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July 2019

Develop:Brighton

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Brighton, UK, United Kingdom

Develop:Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies - since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network with over 2,000 game dev professionals.

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GamesAid Golf and Spa Day 2019

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The Grove, Watford, UK, United Kingdom

Exertis will be organising the 12th Annual Entertainment Industry Charity Golf & Spa Day, on Thursday 11th July 2019 at The Grove in Watford, the venue of Tiger Woods' victory in the American Express Championship in 2006 and the British Masters in 2017. Hopefully you will recall the success of previous year's events, where the efforts of many of the industries key companies from Consumer Electronics, Movies, Music and Games. Who have helped us raise over £500,000 for a nominated selection and UK children's charities chosen and voted on by the games industry.

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August 2019

Insomnia65

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Birmingham, UK, United Kingdom

Insomnia65 is a four-day event, bringing over 40,000 Gamers to the NEC in Birmingham, UK. i65 announced UK Exclusive plays of 2k's Borderlands 3, some of Ubisoft's titles launched at E3, including Just Dance & Ghost Recon, plus Interactive Zones, including Retro, Indie, Hado & various free Tournaments, including a Fortnite Battle Royale. Insomnia has the BYOC - Bring Your Own Computer - & the Belong Esports Competition Stage. The UK?s biggest LAN Community is located within the BYOC with 2,900 gamers bringing their own hardware to participate in tournaments across the weekend, alongside enjoying the social side of gaming.

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September 2019

European Women In Games Conference 2019

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London College of Communication, London, United Kingdom

An open event for both men and women together with anyone looking to join the games industry together with those already working in games who wants to learn and network

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Best Places To Work UK Awards

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Ham Yard Hotel, London, United Kingdom

The theatre-style awards show will reveal the best employers in the UK games business, alongside the winners of our special awards -- including trophies to award excellence in diversity, education, health and wellbeing and the UK's best boss. Before the awards kick-off, GamesIndustry.biz has also programmed a number of talks and panels to discuss some burning topics, including diversity and inclusivity in games, mental health and wellbeing, and corporate social responsibility.

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Gayming Live

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Great Windmill Street, London, United Kingdom

A week-long series of events in London that celebrates and explores the LGBTQ community

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October 2019

Brand Licensing Europe 2019

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London ExCel, United Kingdom

Brand Licensing Europe is the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, bringing together 280+ leading brand owners with 7,500+ retailers, licensees and manufacturers for three days of deal-making, networking and trend spotting. This year, BLE will feature a large area dedicated to video game and esports licensing.

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Games | Drinks | Glasgow

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Broadcast, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

A series of 10 minute talks followed by general networking / drinks to encourage collaboration and communication between local developers. The talks will be repeated in Edinburgh on Tuesday, November 5, and in Dundee on Thursday, November 7.

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EGX 2019

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London ExCel, United Kingdom

EGX returns to London after four years in Birmingham. The leading consumer show will feature all the biggest games coming to market, plus a series of industry events, including the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit, the GamesIndustry.biz Zone and the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair.

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Game Accessibility Conference 2019

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Plexal, London, United Kingdom

GAconf is a one-day conference co-hosted by the IGDA’s game accessibility SIG, dedicated to making games more accessible to gamers with disabilities. The event features talks and networking for all disciplines of the games industry, exploring recent and future advances in game accessibility

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November 2019

X019

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London, England, United Kingdom

Join us in London and online for X019, the annual global celebration of all things Xbox. The event will be filled with news, first looks and several surprises, along with Xbox FanFest, all live streamed on Mixer, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The show kicks off Thursday the 14th at 12PM PT with the biggest episode of Inside Xbox ever.

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January 2020

Vive Developer Jam

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St James Hatcham building, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom

Join us for the upcoming HTC Vive Developer Jam in London, a weekend developer event to experiment and create the next generation of XR applications. Using the latest in VIVE hardware, including forward-thinking SDKs like Eye/Lip and Hand tracking, we challenge you to redefine how people interpret and interact with Virtual Reality. Whether you want to build a game, art experiment or enterprise prototype, we'll have all the workshops, mentors and space you need to do something extraordinary.

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Interactive Futures 2020

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

A two-day conference that will also showcase the talent, culture and career opportunities within the Leamington Games Hub. This year, an Indie Investment Forum has been added to the event.

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February 2020

Yorkshire Games Festival

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https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/whats-on/yorkshire-games-festival, United Kingdom

A five-day extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages. The programme includes Game Talks for students and professionals, the Let's Play! family weekend, and the Young Developers Conference for aspiring game makers. This year's Game Talks programme includes speakers from Team17, The British Esports Association, Rare, Sumo Digital, nDreams, Coatsink and Bithell Games.

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March 2020

Games | Drinks | Scotland

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Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

Free events for those actively working in/around the Scottish games industry, consisting of a series of ten-minute talks followed by general networking and drinks to encourage collaboration and communication between local developers. Nine speakers each talk for ten minutes on a wide range of interesting topics, with networking breaks after every three speakers.

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November 2020

Develop:Brighton 2020

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Brighton Hilton Metropole, Brighton, United Kingdom

Develop:Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies - since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network with over 2,000 game dev professionals.

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Develop:Star Awards 2020

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Brighton Hilton Metropole, Brighton, United Kingdom

Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 15 July during the Develop:Brighton conference, the Develop:Star Awards will recognise the very best games and talent within the industry with categories that will enable studios of every size to shine. These awards are all about the game dev community celebrating the creative excellence of the game devs behind the best games of the last 12 months.

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December 2020

The Game Awards

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New York, London, and Tokyo, United Kingdom

The annual awards show returns to celebrate the best in video games and esports

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March 2021

London Games Festival 2021

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London and Online, United Kingdom

Next year professionals and players alike have a wealth of activity to enjoy, the majority of it from home. This includes a brand new showcase of new games, some of which will be playable at home for free, broadcasts and streams from iconic London locations and a must-attend business track. A select number of outdoor elements are also planned for LGF and will be fully unveiled in early 2021. These include a public exhibition celebrating Ensemble, the festival’s showcase of Black, Asian and marginalised ethnicity UK video games talent, plus events run by Now Play This, which returns to Somerset House at the end of March.

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October 2021

GI Live

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EGX London, United Kingdom

GI Live: London will take place digitally via our MeetToMatch meeting system on Wednesday, October 6th. And then in person at EGX (Excel, West Entrance, Platinum Suite London) on Thursday, October 7th and Friday, October 8th. The event boasts all-day meetings, access to the EGX show floor, an indie showcase, lunch, drinks and top tier speakers and roundtable sessions. The talks will include live and pre-recorded talks from industry legends, which will be also available to view online. Talks will cover investment, publishing, marketing, industry trends and data, plus brand development outside of video games.

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EGX 2021

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London Excel, United Kingdom

The UK's huge celebration of video games returns to London in October. Featuring panels, playable games, signings, retro games, board games, indie games... and the GamesIndustry.biz Academy show. Plus lots, lots more

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Game Dev Heroes 2021

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Brighton, United Kingdom

Game Dev Heroes is a celebration of the people behind the scenes of the games industry. Our industry is fantastic at bringing attention and accolades to studios and games, and we want to extend the benefits to the creators, having their own skills and achievements celebrated more widely. We want these unsung heroes of the games industry to be able to have their contributions recognised, from brilliant developers and resourceful support staff, to inspiring management and positive role models. Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of games industry professionals, with shortlists released ahead of the winners' announcements in October.

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November 2021

ESI London

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Boxpark Wembley, London, United Kingdom

ESI London will host the most influential leaders and minds across the industry to discuss, debate and celebrate important themes across the esports industry across 5 key tracks, which include: esports' commercialisation, partnerships and revenue growth; investment; communities; esports & betting;and reaching new audiences

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Brand Licensing Europe

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Excel, London, United Kingdom

Brand Licensing Europe is the meeting place for the European licensing industry, bringing together the widest range of brands for license across entertainment, sports, FMCG, art, heritage, video games and more. Experience the best of both worlds this year with a combination of in-person and online to help you reconnect with the European licensing industry in the format that works best for you.

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February 2022

Pocket Gamer Connects London

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London, United Kingdom

Hybrid conference the mobile games industry, as well as hot topics such as the metaverse and blockchain

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Yorkshire Games Festival 2022

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Bradford, United Kingdom

A week-long extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages

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March 2022

Game Music Festival 2022

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London, United Kingdom

The popular Game Music Festival (usually held in Warsaw, Poland) is coming to London this March. GMF London is set to feature a big-band ensemble playing the jazz age soundtrack of Cuphead, followed by a symphonic concert featuring music from Ori and the Will of the Wisps, plus educational sessions and workshops

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April 2022

London Games Festival 2022

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London and Online, United Kingdom

London Games Festival is the city-wide celebration of games, running for 10 days at various sites across the capital - and with a matching online programme. The event includes provocative shows about game design, prestigious awards and games showcases, including: - The acclaimed Ensemble exhibition, showcasing Black, Asian and minority ethnic games developers from across the UK - Games Finance Market, where preselected games makers are connected to active game funders - LGF's Official Selection of up and coming new games, innovative ideas and cool concepts

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WASD Live

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Tobacco Dock, London, United Kingdom

W.A.S.D is a brand new games event taking place at London's Tobacco Dock. The show floor will be packed with over 200 screens of playable games with a strong indie focus. Visitors will also have the opportunity to check out talks by developers, meet content creators and hang out with friends

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Insomnia Gaming Festival

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The NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom

Insomnia Gaming Festival is the longest-running UK games festival; hosting up to 100,000 customers each year. It combines an expo hall with a 2,800-seat LAN party, esports competitions, cosplay and tabletop gaming, and more

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Games Education Summit 2022

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Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom

The Games Education Summit is an annual conference that gives games educators and developers a forum to discuss the biggest issues in games, meet colleagues in workshops, and hear from learners and young developers about how to unlock their pathways into games.

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May 2022

Animex Festival

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Teeside University, Middlesborough, United Kingdom

Presented by Teesside University, the Tees Valley's international festival of animation, VFX and games is returning in 2022 as an in-person event once again for the biggest Animex Festival to date

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June 2022

FXP Festival 2022

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridgeshire-based education initiative centred on the exciting world of game design and development, which aims to help young people (aged 12-19) to develop a range of capabilities and skills -- from teamwork and communication, to coding, design, creative writing and storytelling

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Barclays London Games Frenzy

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One Churchill Place, London, United Kingdom

Barclays opens its doors again to the Games Industry, big and small. The Games Frenzy events are an opportunity to share interesting industry updates and inspirational stories. The event is also used to create an opportunity for Barclays' games and esports partners, indie developers and games industry bodies to showcase their work, make introductions and network.

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July 2022

Develop:Brighton 2022

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Brighton, United Kingdom

Develop:Brighton is the only event in the UK that brings the entire game-making industry together - from global superstars to micro indies, to learn from each other, share ideas and experiences, network and do business in a friendly and inclusive environment

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September 2022

Women in Games Festival

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London, United Kingdom

Collection of events organised by Women In Games, including networking opportunities, virtual and in-person launch parties, a game jam, an esports tournament and the Women in Games Global Awards

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Women In Games Conference 2022

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London, United Kingdom

Two-day conference where professionals from around the world discuss key topics, including (but not limited to) how the games industry can improve its diversity

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GI Live: London 2022

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London Excel, United Kingdom

The UK's premier indie, publishing and investment event

EGX London 2022

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ExCeL, London, United Kingdom

The UK's huge celebration of video games returns to London in September. Featuring panels, playable games, signings, retro games, board games, indie games... and the GamesIndustry.biz Academy show. Plus lots, lots more

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EGX 2022

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London Excel, United Kingdom

An epic four-day celebration of all things gaming

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November 2022

TIGA Awards 2022

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London, United Kingdom

The TIGA Awards for game developers, educators, technology and service providers will return as an in-person ceremony this autumn, following two years as a virtual event due to Covid restrictions. Nominations are until Friday August 5th, and as ever the categories cover all sectors and disciplines within the games industry

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