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: INDIGO is the leading game business and showcase event in the Netherlands. Organized annually by Dutch Game Garden. INDIGO consists of MeetToMatch, TALKS, and DISCOVER. Each of these tracks has a different focus and goal:
Find your perfect business partner through MeetToMatch with dozens of established publishers and investors participating. Get inspired by industry experts and like-minded game entrepreneurs during our quality TALKS conference, and explore the latest games by Dutch developers at DISCOVER!
INDIGO 2021 will be a hybrid event. Meaning that the entire event and it's content will be available both online as physical.
Hear from one of London’s leading games developers and its journey to carbon neutrality - and the steps it is taking to empower its players to join in.
Space Ape Games is a mobile games studio based in London with the mission of making the highest quality and most successful games on mobile. The company offsets 200% of its carbon footprint, reduced its footprint by 25% in 2019 and has pledged to reduce it further.
This session will:
- Demystify how a games studio goes about decarbonising
- Share Space Ape’s practical approach to understanding and addressing the carbon footprint of its studio and games
- Demonstrate how studios are empowering players in their own sustainability efforts
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.
The GamesIndustry.biz Best Places To Work Awards is the only event to celebrate employer excellence specifically for the video games industry.
The awards event has taken place in London for the UK market for the past four years, and on July 8th, 2021 will be coming to the US with an all-digital event featuring articles on major HR issues, such as challenges around COVID-19, inclusion and diversity.
Participation in the awards is strictly confidential (we will only reveal the winners), and those that don't make the final cut (and even those that do) can receive their employee scores in order to identify any areas of improvements. The awards are free to take part.
PAX Online East is everything you love about PAX including thought-provoking panels, exciting livestreams, new game demos, tournaments, and a community experience unlike any other all delivered to the comfort of your own home.
The event will also feature EGX Rezzed.
The seventh Pocket Gamer digital event opens its virtual doors once again for more talks, panels, careers, networking, indie pitches and more!
There are also a number of side events, some of which -- like the Investor Connector, Publisher SpeedMatch, and the Big Indie Pitch -- include complimentary tickets for a select few.
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!
Returning once again as a digital event, GDC 2021 is a week-long celebration of the art, craft, and business of game development and represents a unique opportunity for developers to get up to speed on advances in the field.
A MAZE. / Berlin is the international festival focusing on arthouse games, independent games and playful media. For the full experience we invite globally spread and diverse game and VR creators, digital artists, musicians and other playful creatives who share in an inspiring 3,5 days programme of talks and workshops, knowledge bazaar the new wave of video games making. Including the 2nd A MAZE. Arthouse Games Market, which looks into co-production in games and commissioned works for other media and art-forms.
Electronic Arts are set to reveal more of its upcoming video games, expect FIFA, Madden, Need for Speed, Battlefield, Star Wars and much, much more
Europe’s biggest game developer conference will once again offer a wide range of events and sessions for international game developers, game publishers and services providers.
Gamescom 2021 will be 100% digital and free of charge for all. We can expect news and announcement, a revamped content hub, community activations and an Indie Area Booth.
Join Digital Dragons Conference and and be a part of the key B2B event for the gamedev sector in this part of Europe. The two-day event is going to be full of great lectures, discussion panels, business opportunities, the best indie games, and an award gala.
The African Creative Meeting is the meeting point for all African and international stakeholders in the sectors of the African creative economy. This event is unique and focuses on the talents and initiatives of the African creative industries, with a particular focus on video games, esport, animation and graphic arts.
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.
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
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.
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.