Games Industry Events in 2022

January 2022

CES 2022

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Las Vegas, NV and digital, United States

The Consumer Electronics Show bills itself as the most influential tech event in the world and the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES features every aspect of the tech sector.

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Global Game Jam 2022

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Various

The Global Game Jam is the world's largest game creation event taking place around the globe, typically at physical locations

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February 2022

WN Conference Berlin '22

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Berlin, Germany

WN Conference Berlin'22 (formerly known as White Nights) is a hybrid event. The conference will bring together about 1,000 video game industry decision makers that will be joined by another 1,000 online attendees from around the globe on the WN Hub communication platform.

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GamesForum Barcelona

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Barcelona, Spain

Gamesforum Barcelona is a one-day Gamesforum Laser Event focussing on Ad Monetization in F2P mobile games taking place at the Novotel CITY Barcelona.

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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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DICE Summit 2022

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Las Vegas, United States

The D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit brings together the top video game designers and developers from around the world and business leaders from all major publishers to discuss the state of the industry, its trends and the future

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Africa Games Week

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Cape Town, South Africa and Online, South Africa

Off the back of the last 4 year’s events Africa Games Week continues to drive exposure, opportunities, knowledge and investment to African Game Developers connecting them to the world. AGW 2021 will run as a Hybrid Event so both physically and virtually and include; International Speakers, Workshops, Roundtables, Games, Pitching Competitions and B2B Matchmaking.

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March 2022

Hamburg Games Conference 2022

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Hamburg, Germany

The Hamburg Games Conference features B2B networking, talks and opportunities for companies, professionals and students. The 2021 edition was fully online and offered a digital interactive multiplayer experience which drew more than 650 visitors. This next edition will combine the successful online experience with in-person events in Hamburg.

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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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GDC 2022

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San Francisco, United States

GDC returns to a a physical event in 2022. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking

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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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GAconf Europe

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Online

Accessility-focused conference cpvering a wide range of topics from all sectors of the industry – indie to AAA, academia to accessibility specialists – to help the industry ensure so no player is unnecessarily excluded from the access to culture, recreation and socialising that gaming brings

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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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GamesBeat Summit 2022

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The Beverly Hilton | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Going into its 14th edition, GamesBeat Summit will take place over the course of three days. On April 26, over 500 in-person attendees will be coming together in Los Angeles, CA and on April 27-28, 2,500+ registrants will log onto our virtual event to discuss what's to come in the next generation of gaming. Core themes that will be covered include dealmaking/investments, diversity, mental health, and core game development.

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Games Job Fair 2022

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Online

A recruitment, career-building, and networking event bringing together Industry Speakers and 1000+ Talents from around the world. It is free for talents to attend and takes place entirely online.

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UKIE Games Demo Day 2022

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Online

Another opportunity for UK games developers to showcase their games to an industry audience and make new connections, this time with a focus on unsigned games. In partnership with Barclays.

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May 2022

Ludonarracon 2022

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Steam

A digital convention celebrating narrative video games, hosted on Steam. An initiative of indie label Fellow Traveller, it aims to create a platform to showcase and celebrate interesting and innovative narrative games, replicating as many of the aspects and benefits of the physical convention experience as possible within a digital format

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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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Nordic Game 2022

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Malmo, Sweden and Online, Sweden

As the leading games conference in Europe, with twice the Nordic Game experience online and at Slagthuset, filled with the best speakers from the global industry and local Nordic heroes, access to countless games industry professionals via the Expo, Developer Showcase and MeetToMatch, expanded recruitment event NG Jobs, a host of networking and social events in Malmö and on the Nordic Game Discord server, as well as the highly anticipated Nordic Game Awards, and much, much more

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Hyper Games Conference 2022

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Online

Hyper Games Conference (HGC) is the major international online conference in its niche devoted to the development, promotion, and growth of the Hyper/Hybrid Casual Games industry

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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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Summer Game Fest Live

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Los Angeles, United States and Online, United States

Showcase of upcoming games, hosted by Geoff Keighley

Digital Games Conference MEA

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Dubai

Digital Games Conference was established to be MENA region’s number one business event for the gaming industry. Since the very first DGC in 2017, each on-ground event has brought more than 500 gaming-related companies from over 30 countries to the region with the aim of growing their activity and help finding partners in the Middle East.

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Games Careers Week 2022

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Online

A free celebration of games careers, with nationwide online events reaching out to young people, parents, learners, teachers, and job-seekers in order to showcase the skills, pathways, and potential of games careers with the aim of increasing diversity in the sector

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Indie Games Connect 2022

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Konami Creative Center Ginza, Tokyo, Japan

Indie games exhibition hosted by Konami to help studios showcase their games to peers and players. Supported by PlayStation, Unity and more

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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

Brazil Independent Games Festival 2022

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Frei Caneca Convention Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The largest festival and market for games in Latin America. 2022's BIG Festival will take place both in-person and online.

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Girls in Games Jam

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Online

Amazon Web Services and Game Jolt host a virtual game jam to highlight representation for girls and women in the industry. The content is open to all, especially those who identify as, and are allies of, girls, women, and non-binary people, and begins with a day of talks and panels with veterans from Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation Studios, Warner Bros Games, EA, Netflix, Innersloth and more

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Games for Change 2022

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New York City, United States

For nearly two decades, the Games for Change Festival has been a destination for developers, educators, tech and media executives, researchers, students, policymakers, and other game-changers who want to make an impact through video games or immersive media.

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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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DevGAMM 2022

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Ukrainian games confernece moves to Lithuania as it prepares two days of meetings and over 80 talks from industry experts, as well as a games showcase, an expo, and special activities

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August 2022

SIGGRAPH 2022

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Vancouver, Canada

SIGGRAPH is a conference and exhibition dedicated to computer graphics and interactive techniques -- both in person in Vancouver and in our virtual venue.

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Gamescom 2022

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Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany

The world's largest video game trade fair is finally back on site in Cologne

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September 2022

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PAX West 2022

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PAX West 2022 welcomes gamers from Seattle and around the world to the Seattle Convention Center from September 2-5. Attendees can play sneak previews of the most anticipated unreleased games, attend interactive panels featuring top YouTubers, streamers, and gaming industry icons, vibe out during live music performances, or watch competitive gamers go for gold in high-stakes esports tournaments.

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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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Tokyo Game Show 2022

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Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan

Japan's biggest games expo will return to physical events in 2022, although there will still be online elements for those unable to attend. The first two days will be dedicated to business and industry attendees, with the doors opening to the public for the last two. The theme this year is 'Nothing stops gaming'

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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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Game Wave Festival

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Tallinn, Estonia

The Game Wave Festival is a business, education and entertainment event for the gaming industry professionals. It first took place with great success in September 2021 in Jūrmala, Latvia attracting participants from 25 countries. The first three days of six-day-event are dedicated to the game jam. The festival is mainly B2B, but it is designed to avoid the “stiffness” these types of events sometimes have

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October 2022

Melbourne International Games Week 2022

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Melbourne, Australia

Now in its eighth year, Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) is the biggest games event in Asia Pacific and a fixture on the global calendar, connecting games, technology and culture, with a broad program for industry, educators, and game enthusiasts alike

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TIGS 2022

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Toronto, ON

The International Games Summit on Mental Health returns for its fourth year, with a focus on how the pandemic exacerbated mental health problems around the world

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Horizon(s)

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Bordeaux, France

A new event designed for and by games industry leaders, featuring conferences, roundtables and workshops, as well as networking opportunities. The 2022 edition will highlight the theme of recruitment and talent management.

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Dutch Game Day powered by Control

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Hilversum, The Netherlands

The Dutch Game Day powered by Control consists of a two-track conference with national and international speakers, as well as the Dutch Game Awards. Dutch Game Day powered by Control is a cooperation between the Dutch Media Week, the Dutch Games Association and game development magazine Control.

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MEGAMIGS 2022

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Quebec, Canada

The 2022 edition focuses on discovery and playability. Welcoming exhibitors from around the world, general admission ticket holders will be able to explore the many booths and showcases of our exhibitors as well as attend their conferences in the Expo Hall. Play the latest releases in the Gaming Zone and discover the impressive talent of independent studios in the Indie Zone. Meet representatives from the best training programs in the province in the Education Zone. Visit the pavilions of the international delegations present. And much more.

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Gamescom Asia 2022

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Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

Gamescom Asia 2022

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Best Places To Work Awards Canada 2022

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Canada

Making The Games Industry A Better Place To Work

Scottish Games Week

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Scotland and Online

Five-day celebration of the Scottish games industry, including a two-day conference, eductation symposium, More Than Games (an event for non-games audiences to explore the impact of the industry), Scottish Games Awards and satellite events around the country

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November 2022

GTR Conference 2022

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Luleå, Sweden

The Global Top Round Conference is an exclusive industry event for game developers, publishers, and experts from all over the world. But, this is not just a conference; it’s also where the company will be selecting and announcing the studios that will receive funding and be inducted into the GTR acceleration program

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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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