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The 2021 Game Devs of Color Expo (GDoCExpo) will be held online September 23-27. Now in its sixth year, Game Devs of Color Expo is dedicated to amplifying the creative power held by people of color in games. Every year since its successful freshman run in 2016, GDoCExpo has seen exponential growth, expanding into an energizing space for attendees to play the hottest upcoming games while learning from a series of exclusive talks by amazing speakers.
Join Australian and international influencers, businesses and industry for Melbourne International Games Week -- Asia Pacific's largest digital games celebration -- featuring a mixture of hybrid settings both online and live conferences, events and activities for the games industry, games enthusiasts, general public and educators.
The Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) are a national event celebrating outstanding games and individual achievements by Australian game developers. The 2021 AGDAs is planned to take place on the evening of Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 7PM AEDT as a digital streamed event.
TIGS 2021 is online event (Zoom and Twitch), at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST. The International Games Summit on Mental Health is an annual conference addressing mental health illness and awareness in the video games industry. In games, gaming, and content creation, there are unique environmental challenges and opportunities, and TIGS brings experts and leaders from the gaming industry and the mental health industry together to address these issues.
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.
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
GAconf is a game development conference dedicated to making games more accessible to gamers with disabilities, hosted by the IGDA's accessibility SIG. The event features talks and networking for all disciplines of the games industry, exploring recent and future advances in game accessibility. The 2021 event will be free to attend and held through video conferencing and Discord.
The summit will bring together industry heavyweights & to give you an opportunity to participate in what will be the most exciting igaming gathering in Central America. At the summit, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, network & explore opportunities in Costa Rica & its surrounding regions.
Esports BAR Cannes is a global event for leaders in the esports industry. Now in its fifth edition, it provides you with the perfect platform to do business, accelerate long-term partnerships and expand globally -- all over three insightful, productive and fun days on the French Riviera, with health and safety guidelines in place.
As a reflection of the rise in importance of esports as part of the entertainment industry, and as a special for this year, Esports BAR Cannes 2021 is being held alongside MIPCOM (October 11th - 14th), the world's leading entertainment content market.
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.
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; the organisers will also be selecting and announcing the studios that will receive funding and be inducted into the GTR acceleration program.
Gamescom Asia, the first Asian satellite event of the world’s largest computer and video games festival, Gamescom, is set to launch its hybrid event from 14 to 17 October 2021 in Singapore. A prelude to the full-scale convention that is set to take place in 2022, fans and industry players will get to enjoy a whole host of exciting events featuring the latest products and games from developers and publishers.
Game Industry Conference, along with Poznan Game Arena, forms the biggest game event east of Cologne. It features professional knowledge exchange, workshops, roundtables, B2B exhibition zone, MeetToMatch meetings, Geek Careers recruitment zone, and nearly a dozen of networking events and parties. Not to mention the Central Eastern Europe Game Awards ceremony, indie competitions, pitching events, Epic Game Music concert, and many more.
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.
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 3,000 game dev professionals.
The Develop:Star Awards 2021 will recognise the very best games and talent within the industry with categories that enable studios of every size to shine. These awards are all about the game dev community celebrating the creative excellence of the game makers behind the best games of the previous 12 months. There will be a drinks reception then sit down dinner during the awards ceremony hosted by Strictly’s Alan Dedicoat, plus an after party with casino, free bar and a few surprises.
Indie Live Expo 2021, the digital showcase connecting indie game fans and devs worldwide which has highlighted more than 800 new indie titles and gained more than 29 million views across three shows, returns later this year with Indie Live Expo Winter 2021 alongside the Indie Live Expo Awards show.
GameSoundCon is the industry's leading conference on game music and sound design, featuring over 100 speakers and panelists representing the top names in the industry.
It covers the creative, business and technical challenges of game music, sound design and dialogue at any level from cutting edge AAA to the smallest indie. This year in the spirit of the unprecedented times we are in, we will be donating $20 for each registration to a non-profit, Education Through Music - Los Angeles, which helps bring in-school music programs to low-income schools.
CiGA Connects launched by CiGA (China indie Game Alliance) for the first time in 2021, CiGA Connects is a new event focusing on B2B exhibitions, international business connections, and industry conferences. With numerous resources from and outside China open to all developers and industry practitioners, CiGA Connects will provide you a premium experience for conducting business and you will also enjoy a feast of experience sharing by outstanding developers from around the world.
WePlay Expo, one of the few gaming culture festival in 2021 scheduled to physically take place in China. Weplay will feature art galleries, game competitions, board games and more. More than ten shows on the main stage will be packed into two days, including live music, speedruns, competitions, and special guest appearances.
The DevGAMM Fall 2021 program includes mind blowing keynote speakers' sessions, Virtual Showcase, DevGAMM Awards, Streaming Showcase and more. In addition, the hottest job offers from the leading gaming companies will be available on the Career Wall. Everyone can also enjoy chatting with colleagues during Random Networking and parties.
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.