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The Game Arts International Assembly is a stretched symposium for game art curators and game community organizers.
Nine sessions spread over two months. Free to one and all. And starting next week!
We’re really excited that this year reflects the international scope of game arts: 35 people from 21 countries across all the continents except one. (We’re not bitter, Antarctica: next year.) We’ve culled topics that we hope will be entry points for people curious about getting into the field and for those who have been contributing for years.
We know how hard it is, heading into a second year of a pandemic, so we’ve worked on making these things fun, and inspiring, and ultimately a way to connect with some of the most interesting, most playful people in the cultural sector: game arts folk
Nordic Game returns online this spring and fall for two virtual editions of Nordic Game, beginning with NG21 on 26-28 May. As the leading games conference in Europe Nordic Game have a lot to offer. The event is filled with the best speakers from the global industry and our own Nordic heroes and offers an access to countless games industry professionals via conference's events. Nordic Game Discord channel hosts networking and social events, creating a cool opportunity to connect your peers and industry pros. NG21 also included the highly anticipated Nordic Game Awards and NGDC Season V finals, and more.
Freeplay is the world's longest-running independent games festival, located in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 2004, the festival embraces the fringes, spotlights grassroots artists and game makers, and acts as a response to and critique of the status quo. For over 17 years, Freeplay has been exploring the vital margins of independent, alternative, and experimental games culture. The festival continues to champion artistic exploration and experimentation in games and play, and positions game making as arts practice.
: 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.