February 2020

Ukie Hub Crawl: Raising Your Profile

The Hub Crawl is back! Come and join fellow games developers and publishers and identify new opportunities and strategies to support the growth of your business.

This year's Hub Crawl will focus on educating local businesses on how to raise the profile of their games business and games. This will consist of a series of free events, located all around the UK, bringing games businesses together to learn about marketing, PR, community management, IP, along with products and services that can help enhance their own products.

Here are the stops on this year's tour:

Feb 6 -- Dundee
Feb 12 -- Brighton
Feb 13 -- Manchester
Feb 19 -- Cardiff
Feb 20 -- Southampton
Feb 24 -- Cambridge
Feb 26 -- Liverpool
Feb 27 -- Bristol
Mar 3 -- London
Mar 5 -- Belfast
Mar 6 -- Sheffield
Mar 10 -- Edinburgh
Mar 11 -- Guildford
Mar 12 -- Newcastle

Gamethon Expo 2020

Gamethon Expo 2020 will be first of its kind gaming gala in India involving the entire gaming eco system. A place-to-be for all gaming fans when it comes down to experiencing the coming highlights live and meeting up with the entire gaming scene at one location. The expo is aimed at creating an excellent platform for all stakeholders in the Indian and international gaming market to showcase new trends and technologies in the gaming sector.

March 2020

Underground QA Conference 2020

The Underground Game QA Conference aims to fill a gap in the roster of presentations typically found at game conferences. Founded out of a desire to improve QA talk availability, the conference aims to empower QA Professionals to share knowledge and level up their skills. Attendees will participate in a series of workshops and roundtables focused on crafting better test plans and building great teams lead by experienced QA Professionals from across the video game industry. The conference will be available live on Twitch for those who can't attend in person as well as archived on YouTube.

European Game Showcase at GDC

The European Game Showcase at GDC is a pro-bono event where 30+ European developers showcase their newest games to press, publishers and strategic partners. It?s an invite only event aimed to help developers and their showcased project in taking the next steps towards success.

April 2020

Side Quest

Side Quest is a free, live-streamed event aimed at 14-21-year-olds looking to join the games industry, focussing on the hugely varied range of job roles the sector offers, attendees will hear with career stories, watch game design masterclasses and get pro tips from a range of UK games studios including, Outplay, Playground Games, Media Molecule and Studio Gobo.

Side Quest is organised by Into Games, Access Creative colleges and UKIE.

Tokyo Sandbox

Tokyo Sandbox is a 6-year-old indie game show. Hosted in the center of Akihabara, it showcases 150 whackiest and creative Japanese indie games. The game show has stayed true to its roots and maintains a 100% indie rule, attracting both fans and game creators who love indies from all over Japan.

Nordic Game Jam 2020

Nordic Game Jam is a game festival: two days of talks and an unforgettable jam weekend with 500 other game developers from all over the world. Join us for 48 hours of experimenting, coding, drawing and playing in Copenhagen!

GamesEd 2020

Two-day conference bridging the gap between games educators and the games industry returns in April with an inspiring line-up to explore much-needed solutions to deep-rooted problems

A MAZE. / Berlin 2020

A MAZE. is an inclusive, forward thinking place where the present is lived and the future is prepared. A future where you play and interact with art and people on a meaningful and respectful level.

A MAZE. mixes all amazing and positive ingredients together: flame throwers, masterclasses, delighting talks, hands-on workshops, #hypertalks, dream space, live concerts, DJ sets, performances, human craziness, playful intelligence, beautiful minds, arthouse games, immersive art, playful media, and interactive installations.

GamesBeat Summit 2020

VentureBeat is excited to announce GamesBeat Summit 2020, hosted April 28-29 at the Two Bit Circus in Los Angeles, CA.

Hosted by Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat, join gaming industry leaders and executives as we explore the The Dawn of a New Generation. Join us as we talk about how companies can best navigate these transitions to new machines, new markets, and new business models.

Returning to the Two Bit Circus, GamesBeat Summit is the destination conference for networking, inspiration, and insight on the gaming industry. Meet and network with the biggest game developers, publishers, CEOs, and investors in the industry.

May 2020

Digital Dragons

Digital Dragons is the leading game industry event in Central Europe. Each year it attracts over 1500 specialists, creators, and business representatives to Krakow. It offers two days of highly informative and inspirational lectures and the Indie Showcase: a prestigious award for independent game developers. The conference concludes with an award ceremony, the Digital Dragons Awards, which plays a critical role in building up prestige within the game industry.

June 2020

Game Connection Asia

Requested by popular demand for many years, Game Connection is heading to Asia to bring its proven format to the beautiful and historical city of Xi’An in China.
Expect to meet business decision makers from all around the world, see sessions given by international industry leaders, explore an indie zone where more than 60 indie developers will showcase their projects, and enjoy various networking event: cocktails, parties and cultural tours.


INDIGO is the largest game business and showcase event in the Netherlands. Organized annually by Dutch Game Garden, INDIGO brings together the game industry from the Netherlands and beyond.

We believe that INDIGO is pretty unique: It?s a platform for developers, publishers, investors, press and other interested parties to connect, and create new opportunities together. INDIGO has the perfect atmosphere to encourage business relationships and inspire future projects!

July 2020

Ludicious Zurich Game Festival

Ludicious Zurich Game Festival puts the spotlight on new games with a unique voice. We focus on a well curated conference program, an exceptional exhibition, and on matchmaking that is spot-on. At the festival game design, art and business meet on an international level, but in a Swiss way.

We love to create welcoming spaces, where veterans and newcomers exchange on eye level and everybody is in a positive mindset to help with next steps in game development, game business and game culture.

In short: Ludicious is where creativity, technology and commercial potential come together.

Develop:Brighton 2020

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.

Develop:Star Awards 2020

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.

September 2020

XDS 2020

For the 8th year in a row, XDS brings together 700+ professionals to advance the practice of external development for the games industry with three days of expert content and structured networking in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Attendees include Developers/Publishers and Service Providers from over 45 countries. Passes for XDS have sold out year over year due to high demand.

October 2020

Middle East Games Con - Level 4

Middle East Games Con is the regions go-to, industry-standard, gaming event. Since the conception of the event, it has increased participation from major AAA gaming publishers & pro gaming hardware brands, who use the show to get in front of a unique audience of affluent Arab consumers. Over the last three years, the event has been a stepping stone for international brands to explore a fast-growing gaming market. Meet distributors, wholesalers, regional industry heads whilst taking part in conferences, workshops, panels, and a large consumer floor space with B2C, B2B and B2G audiences over four days.

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