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From major ad ecosystem changes to the imminent arrival of the metaverse, the gaming world is flush with change that industry folk need to pay attention to.
Hosted digitally on January 26-27, 2021, join today's leaders in games for two days of content and networking surrounding the hottest topics, from major industry changes to the imminent arrival of the metaverse.
BIG Festival has rescheduled its full, physical event, which will now take place on January 27, 2021, through January 31, 2021, at the Frei Caneca Convention Center in São Paulo. BIG Festival brings with it, once again, its three valuable structural pillars — lectures from highly respected games industry professionals, face-to-face business meetings, and the expansive and fan-favorite consumer festival.
Taipei Game Show 2021 includes three main sectors: Asia Pacific Game Summit, B2B Zone and B2C Zone. B2B Zone is set to be an international business platform that offers matchmaking opportunities and fosters game industry professionals across the world to interact and exchange ideas. The synced forums - Asia Pacific Game Summit and INDIE SALON, will not only host physical events, but also provide online streaming service to bring international speakers and audience together and offer the latest game industry insights and trends. The competition within the show specifically designed for indie game developers - Indie Game Award, held its ceremony in the form of online streaming in this June, and has now begun accepting new submissions since this September. The organizer sincerely invites talented indie game developers around the globe to participate in the grand event.
Yorkshire Games Festival celebrates games culture, design and production with special guests, workshops, master classes, and fun-packed activities for gamers of all ages.
The devcom Call for Change Summit will offer two conference days with a strong focus on training, education and sharing with workshops, training program, panels and round-tables.
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.
A new week dedicated to video games careers and education will take place between March 26th and April 2nd, 2021.
The week will incorporate existing events including the Games Education Summit and the Grads in Games Awards, alongside new events including the Into Games Masterclasses, Microsoft's DigiGirlz day, careers talks and other events from studios like Sumo Digital, Fabrik Games and Playground Games. There will also be events held by the universities like Staffordshire and Bournemouth, plus exhibition and career talks taking place at the National Videogame Museum.
The event is created by Into Games, Grads In Games and the BGI, and is backed by UKIE, TIGA and NextGen Skills Academy. GamesIndustry.biz is also a support of the project.
BIG Festival, the biggest indie games festival and the most important B2B market in Latin America, is back next May 5 to 9, 2021/ It will be a 100% digital event, São Paulo, Brazil. BIG reaches an audience of game lovers and professionals in Latam that you can only find here.
First Playable is Italy's leading international B2B gaming event. It offers two days of pitch & match sessions between Italian devs and international publishers, talks and seminars from a selection of guests, and hosts the Italian Video Game Awards ceremony.
The 2020 event was attended by more than 50 international publishers and investors, plus more than 70 Italian game development studios who clocked up a whopping 530 hours of business meetings.
The 2021 event will be a hybrid event: it will offer online meetings and a physical presence of the developers in Pisa for the IVGA.
Games continue to be a powerful tool to inspire, connect, and change the world, supporting today’s most pressing challenges around social justice and civic issues, education, health and more– we’ve seen that tenfold over the past year. The 2020 Games for Change Festival connected almost 7,000 people from across 51 countries, and #G4C2021 will aim to connect even more.
Join our global community of developers, educators, students, researchers, and others to explore the past year in social impact games and immersive media.
More info including submissions portals and registration will be coming in December, so stay tuned to our social media channels and newsletters!
Sweden Game Conference is Europe's leading conference for game development students and startups. With more than 1,000 participants, Sweden Game Conference is filled with inspiration for game developers regarding career, craft and more.