Sections

March 2019

PAX East

PAX is a festival for gamers of all genres to come together and celebrate the culture of gaming. Unreleased games, big booths, compelling panels, game music concerts, the gaming community and industry support puts PAX far above any other show on the planet. We present to you a captive and perfectly-matched audience eager and willing to learn about the latest products you have.

April 2019

London Games Festival

A city-wide celebration of video games, encompassing a myriad of events such as the LGF Hub, Now Play This and Ensemble exhibitions, Games Finance Markets and a games character cosplay parade

Tentacle Zone Indie Dev Party

In the spirit of Tentacle Zone and helping indie developers on their journey, Payload Studios is opening its doors for a party on Wednesday 3rd April, ahead of Rezzed, with two special guest speakers:

Joel Hughes, European Director at Indiegogo will discuss how to get funding for your game.

Kris Skellorn, Principal Designer at Payload Studios will talk about community driven development, a model that reduces risks for developers: involving players in your on going game development and giving players early access to new/unfinished features.

The event is free to attend, although places are limited.

More Than Just A Game V

MTJG V is dedicated to the role that games and interactive entertainment play in society and their profound impact on human interactions and in our democracy. Leading international academics, practitioners, in-house counsel and industry experts will discuss how the rules of the games and the legal structures of the ‘real world’ interact with one another

  • 4th April 2019
  • One Birdcage Walk, London, United Kingdom
  • mtjg.co.uk/

gamesweekberlin

The gamesweekberlin is the leading cross-industry communication and networking platform for games business, development, and culture in Europe. Over seven days, the umbrella brand combines multiple events for industry representatives and game enthusiasts alike. In 2018 about 15,000 international and German game developers, publishers, investors, and influencers from public institutions and the media industry as well as gamers, families and fans came to Berlin.

Quo Vadis

QUO VADIS, is the core B2B event during two days of gamesweekberlin. It consists of keynotes, talks, roundtables and workshops focusing on individually tailored tracks for business developers, game developers, community developers and other industries interested in digital games. It’s one of Europe’s hot spots for gaming professionals: Decision makers, creative minds and leaders of the gaming industry come together and lay the foundation for future success.

Womenize!

Womenize! is an action program for females in Games and Tech, combining practical and theoretical program parts. The format is designed specifically for professionals and emerging talents in the fields of games, media and IT industry – including HR & culture managers, decision makers, institutions and multipliers.

Amaze Berlin

An international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. Amaze invites creatives from over 35 countries to experience inspiring talks and workshops, and to celebrate the art of making video games.

Reboot Develop Uni

New companion games conference running alongside Reboot Develop Blue, aimed primarily at students and universities with games development courses

German esports Summit

For the second time, the GERMAN ESPORTS SUMMIT will come to the heart of gamesweekberlin on April 11, 2019 in Berlin. The main conference of the German Esports Federation ESBD will push the debate about esports to the next level, taking “The Esports Movement” as the central topic of the event. The focus will be on esports as a digital sports movement that brings together millions of esports athletes competing all around the world. The declared aim of the event is to jointly develop this “esports movement” and to unfold its full potential, helping key stakeholders to develop esports on a societal scale.

Gamefest

Gamefest in Berlin is the B2C gaming event of gamesweekberlin. Covering more than 600sqm, it offers an incomparable experience for families and gamers in a relaxed, family- friendly environment. Visitors can play different games, enjoy an extensive stage program with local multiplayer tournaments, music acts and informative interviews and learn something in practical workshops.

From AAA to creative indie titles to VR and board games, everything is possible. Attendees are invited to explore real retro classics and make new friends and enemies in board games. A real-life quest will guide you through the exhibition and reward you with amazing prizes.

The Games Education Summit 2019

The Games Education Summit 2019 is the first of an annual series of conferences to support the next generation of UK game developers, through enabling more collaboration, dialogue and best practice sharing between Further Education, Higher Education and Industry.

40 leaders from the UK’s leading games universities, colleges and development studios will discuss best practice course design, debate the latest trends in technology and games production, review graduate employability, unpack the opportunities and costs of apprenticeships, address diversity and accessibility and review how educators work with industry.

Nordic Game Jam

Description: 13 years running, Nordic Game Jam is 48 hours of making games, experimenting, coding, drawing and playing with 500 other game developers from over 30 different countries. A perfect environment for pushing your limits, learning in a playful way, and forming bonds with team members that will last for years. On top of the weekend jam, we also have two days of talks and workshops with leading industry experts from around the globe on game startups and making games. It will all happen in the center of Copenhagen on the 25-28th of April.

FMX ? Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media

FMX is a globally influential conference dedicated to the art, technology and business of the animation, visual effects, games and immersive media industries and communities. The Conference program features top-class speakers who give presentations and workshops. At the FMX Forum, hardware and software vendors demonstrate their innovations at the Marketplace, companies look for creative talent at the Recruiting Hub, and universities present their projects at the School Campus.

May 2019

LA Games Conference

Join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment!

Held in the iconic W Hollywood Hotel, LA Games Conference (LAGC) is a favorite among game, media and investment leaders for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making. Featuring two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, the event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking.

USC Games Expo: Class of 2019

Campus-wide showcase of 50+ games and digital projects featuring undergrad and grad student work

White Nights Barcelona CEO Summit

The White Nights CEO Summit is a unique collaborative exchange for C-level executives or equivalent of the finest companies that are involved in game development, game publishing, and game marketing. The event will provide an environment where leaders can share their experience and concerns in a setting of openness and trust.

Nordic Game Conference

The Nordic Game conference is held annually in Malmö, Sweden. The 2019 edition of Nordic Game will take place on 22-24 May at a venue near the Malmö city centre, and only minutes away from Copenhagen Airport.

As the leading games conference in Europe, we have a lot to offer, including a program filled with the best speakers from the global industry and our own Nordic heroes, access to international exhibitors and 2000+ professionals, world-class hospitality and a host of networking events, such as MeetToMatch • Expo • Discovery Day • Nordic Game Awards • the new Dinner Experience • and renowned Nordic Party.

Casual Connect Europe

Join us in London on 28 - 30 May 2019 to explore how your creativity and business can merge to create beautiful games. Learn from over 100 leaders in established and emerging markets of the games industry – covering game design, esports, social casino, funding, next-generation technology and best practices.

June 2019

White Nights St. Petersburg

The White Nights St. Petersburg will gather over 1,800 game industry professionals from all over the globe on June 19-20. This is the best time to experience the famous white nights in the cultural capital of Russia right on the Baltic Sea shore.

By attending the conference you’ll get an opportunity to receive the first-hand information about the industry and future market trends. The main reason to attend the White Nights - according to what our attendees say - is an opportunity to meet decision-makers face-to-face. You can have direct communication with any of the conference attendees due to our brand new matchmaking system that we have launched this year.

BIG Festival 2019

BIG Festival (Brazil’s Independent Games Festival) happens since 2012 and is the most important international indie games festival in Latin America. Aiming to strenghten Brazilian’s game ecossystem, the Festival encompass a competition between national and international games with a cash prize, exposition open to the public of the chosen games in the Festival, award ceremony, seminars and business matchmaking. In 2018, BIG attracted over 36.000 attendees, 4.500 speakers, and over 3.000 business meetings. This year, BIG will expand its schedule of seminars and workshops, embracing other areas of the game development, as music, animation, VR and AR, besides a career fair and other content segments from past years.

BIG Festival is a realization of Bits Produções in partnership with various institutions, among them Abragames, Brazilian Game Developers, Apex, SPCine and the Culture Departments of the city and the state of São Paulo.

July 2019

Develop:Brighton

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 Poker Tournament

The Develop Poker Tournament, in support of GamesAid, is back.

The tournament will take place at the Brighton Hilton Metropole on July 9th, and is supported by Blazing Griffin and Games London.

  • 9th July 2019
  • Brighton Hilton Metropole

Develop:Star Awards

The new 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.

The awards will be split into 15 different categories, focusing on the achievements of development teams and the success of great games over the previous 12 months. Within the 15 categories, one ultimate ‘Develop Star’ will be awarded to honour an extraordinary game developer.

Serious Play Conference Montreal

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are the most experienced developers and designers in the industry, the top academic researchers and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums and other emerging areas.

GamesAid Golf and Spa Day

Exertis will be organising the 12th Annual Entertainment Industry Charity Golf & Spa Day, on Thursday 11th July 2019 at The Grove in Watford, the venue of Tiger Woods' victory in the American Express Championship in 2006 and the British Masters in 2017.

Hopefully you will recall the success of previous year's events, where the efforts of many of the industries key companies from Consumer Electronics, Movies, Music and Games. Who have helped us raise over £500,000 for a nominated selection and UK children's charities chosen and voted on by the games industry.

Serious Play Conference Orlando

Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs. Speakers are the most experienced developers and designers in the industry, the top academic researchers and senior program heads from education, corporate, healthcare, government/military, museums and other emerging areas.

August 2019

Gamescom 2019

The biggest B2B video games show in the world, and also the biggest consumer games show on the planet. Featuring big games and hundreds of companies of all different sizes.

October 2019

SHUX (Shut Up & Sit Down Expo)

SHUX returns Oct. 4-6 with the very best of board games and board game culture! Stage shows, massive social games, special events, over 50 publishers, 1,000+ Title Game Library, RPG and Dexterity gaming spaces, and more open gaming than any other show in Canada make these 3 days you?ll never forget. Meet your favourite designers, reviewers, entertainers, and your new best friends; play loads of games, and try and buy the newest unreleased hotness just in time for Christmas.

White Nights Moscow

This show will be the 20th anniversary of the White Nights Conference. Experts from all over the world will join the conference to exchange experiences, find new partners, meet old friends and celebrate this special edition! Expect three tracks of lectures to be held by 70+ industry experts, huge Developer Exhibition, Deconstruction workshop, awesome parties and networking events, and many many more.

  • 16th October 2019
  • Expocentre, Pavilion 3 / 14, Krasnopresnenskaya nab., Moscow, Russia
  • https://wnconf.com/

Game Industry Conference

The main GIC objective is to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of experiences between professional game makers, academics and educators, future game designers and programmers, scientists, and young people.

The GIC gathers over 3600 attendees from 56 countries.

  • 17th October 2019
  • Poznan, Poland
  • gic.gd

Middle East Games Con

Middle East Games Con will return for its third edition, after growing by double in size in just two years, with 18,000 visitors and 30 speakers. 2019 will bring the consumer, B2B and conferences all under one roof for three days in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi

November 2019

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