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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.
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. Participants are from all over the world, about 90 countries take part in HGC. The conference will be held in two-days format, on two stages, with solo speeches and panel discussions on relevant topics with prominent industry leaders.
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.
Nordic Game is the leading games conference in Europe, and 2021 marks its nineteenth and twentieth editions. Gathering thousands of industry professionals in Malmö annually, Nordic Game is the one and only "home turf" meeting place for the highly successful game developers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
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.
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.
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.
EGX Birmingham will lean on expanding the Rezzed Zone, with all the beloved indie games that EGX Rezzed traditionally delivers, but will also meet the need for AAA publishers to showcase spring releases