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Founded in 2017, Play NYC is New York City’s premier game convention. It’s an annual celebration of games and the people behind them, featuring the latest from indie developers and larger studios from both the New York area and all around the world.
For the first time, this year’s Play NYC will be online, free to attend, and a full week long. It’s our love letter to New York, from Playcrafting and beyond.
Join us August 10th to 16th to celebrate the spirit of our city with games, talks, tournaments, and more. Games have the power to unite, inspire, educate, and heal. Especially now. We hope you can join us!
With 185 titles from 51 countries, carefully curated by a jury of more than 40 national and international industry experts, Indie Arena Booth Online presents the world's largest and most varied selection of indie games, embedded in an entertaining online multiplayer event with an attractive live program.
Every participating developer and publisher will be able to build their own booth thanks to an innovative and intuitive WYSIWYG booth editor by Super Crowd Entertainment. This will create a colourful and multi-faceted gaming world that is in no way inferior to the diversity and creative range of the physical Indie Arena Booth.
At the end of August the whole games world will be talking about gamescom and the latest games. Look forward to the best games, announcements, world premieres, events, Esport tournaments and special promotions.
We will start with gamescom: Opening Night Live on August 27th followed by three packed days of program with all partners and new gamescom shows. You will then find all schedules, streams and information on the greatly expanded gamescom content hub on this website. This way you'll get every highlight! This means that gamescom 2020 is also for you: THE HEART OF GAMING!
The Games Education Summit will return this year in a virtual capacity.
The UK-focused event will take place on September 8th and feature names from further and higher education, alongside leaders from studios, tech companies and recruiters, who will debate about how the games industry and education is tackling the threats and opportunities presented by COVID-19 and Brexit.
Keynotes will be delivered by Aurore Dimopoulos, Head of Learn Content Production at Unity Technologies, Emma Smith from Creative Assembly and Mike Gamble from Epic Games.
The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit Online returns to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 to Thursday, September 10th 2020. The world's premier games investment event has previously taken place in Seattle, Boston and London, and now invites the entire world to take part in our virtual conference and meeting event.
The Investment Summit is free for those looking to attend the talks, or $10 for games developers, publishers, platform holders and investors who also want access to our meeting system.
The objective is the same: to get your game funded. In our event in May, more than 500 developers attended from 59 countries, alongside nearly 200 investors, publishers and platform holders. The two days of talks take place over different time zones, and all talks will be recorded and made available to re-watch immediately afterwards.
From the 12th - 20th September 2020, EGX Digital and PAX Online will be the huge online show that celebrates the very best in gaming for 9 days of jam-packed video game fun. You can expect to see many of your favourite features from the show, including landmark sessions with developers, panels, playable games; Let's Play content with some of the biggest names in gaming; competitive gaming; hundreds of indie titles, Meets and Greets and much more.
Digital Dragons today announced it will run this year’s conference as an all-digital event on the PINE platform from 15-18 September 2020.
Originally scheduled for May, this four-day online celebration of gaming will feature speakers from the likes of Remedy, Gearbox and EA DICE, a comprehensive online meeting system via a dedicated app, as well as the annual Indie Showcase championing the cream of indie games development.
The 2020 UK Best Places To Work Awards returns with talks that cover the biggest topics impacting the HR industry, including how to handle abuse accusations, COVID-19 strategies and the push for better diversity. The event is free of charge and presented by Amiqus.
That's all followed by a 1-hour event ceremony that will reveal the best places to work in the UK games industry. To take part, email email@example.com
Esports BAR Miami, the world’s esports business arena, has changed its 2020 edition into a digital experience: Esports BAR+ Americas.
The event includes:
- A targeted networking platform to enable 1-to-1 business meetings.
- Exclusive content and data
- Access to online conferences on topics ranging from data, tech, monetisation, investment and sports’ interaction with esports.
- Plus coverage of other markets
Connecting gamers, technology & culture, Melbourne International Games Week is Asia Pacific's largest digital games celebration and host to many of the industry's favorite events such as Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP), PAX Aus, the Australian Game Developers’ Awards.
Tokyo Sandbox is a 6-year-old indie game show. Hosted in the center of Akihabara, it showcases 150 whackiest and creative Japanese indie games. The game show has stayed true to its roots and maintains a 100% indie rule, attracting both fans and game creators who love indies from all over Japan.
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.
GameSoundCon covers the creative, business and technical challenges of game music, sound design and dialogue with 6 separate session tracks:
- Game Audio Essentials
Information every game audio professional should know
- Game Audio PRO
Advanced topics and tricks from the top studios
- Audio for Virtual Reality (plus AR/MR)
- Game Audio Research
Cutting edge academic and industry research
- Game Audio Studies
- Game Audio Dialogue and VO
Tightly run one-day summit with workshops and networking for Game Audio folks from all over. Speakers this year include Gerard Marino (God of War 1,2,3), Mark Kilborn (Call of Duty), Brendon Williams (Guild Wars 2, Call of Duty WWII, League Of Legends), Zach Abramson (Just Cause 4) and more!
The White Nights Conference brings the game industry professionals to Moscow this fall. Game developers on all platforms, publishers, investors, media, representatives of platforms and game services - over 1,300 experts will get together in one place to pack months of meetings in two days.
80+ speakers, three networking events including the main all-night-long party and many more are waiting! The program will be revealed in September, but the Early-bird tickets are already available.
Gamescom Asia is the first satellite event of the world's largest computer and video games festival.
As the premier platform for Asian game developers to explore partnerships globally, Gamescom Asia will act as a hub for international publishers who are looking for the next big thing in games. Over 30,000 visitors globally will be expected to gather in Singapore.
The seventh edition of the boutique game developers conference Reboot Develop Blue will be taking place from 23rd to 25th of April 2020 in the legendary historical seaside city of Dubrovnik, also known as “real world King’s Landing ” from HBO TV series Game of Thrones. The conference will again take place at the luxurious conference resort – Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera hosting 175+ speakers during 3 days in 9 parallel tracks.
While conference will retain its unique and boutique atmosphere plus high-end experience it will increase the attendance numbers to 2500+ games industry members from more than 1000+ companies (with attendee structure being completely worldwide with no focus on specific region/nation or even a continent anymore).
Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX) has flourished from humble beginnings as casual gatherings in local bars to Canada?s largest video game expo, uniting 30,000 gamers in 2019.
EGLX brings together gamers, creators, and developers for 3 days of non-stop gaming excitement. A premiere Canadian esports destination, a hub for fan-favourite content creators, and a space for incredible unreleased games, EGLX truly has it all.
The 11th annual Sweden Game Conference is Europe's leading conference for students and startups, as Sweden Game Arena brings the international gaming industry to Sk?vde, Sweden. The focus of the conference is business, career and the craft of game development, where you get access to three days of talks, panels and workshops with speakers from all over the game industry, an expo and the official party.
The 14th annual GameIS conference -- the prime event of the Israeli game development community. It is hosted by the Israeli game industry association and brings together 600 industry professionals specializing in various industry-related fields from home and abroad, with multiple sessions, panels, exhibition space, and business area.
Reboot Develop Red 2020 will be taking place from 21st to 23rd of October 2020 in the breath-taking national park Banff, in beautiful Alberta, Canada. Banff is one of the iconic, nature resorts of the world under protection of UNESCO. The conference will take place at one of the most unique and luxurious venues that both Canada and North America have to offer – Fairmont Banff Springs conference resort.
In 2020, the second edition of the conference is being set to grow again and go again level higher than previous iteration, reconfirming its position as the most unique, premier and high-end games industry and game developers event in North America with expected 1000 international attendees while featuring 110+ speakers.
For its 8th year, XDS has adapted its format into a full virtual experience that brings together hundreds of professionals to advance the practice of external development for the games industry. XDS20 Adapt provides four days of expert content and structured networking.
Attendees include Developers/Publishers and Service Providers from over 45 countries.
Middle East Games Con is the regions go-to, industry-standard, gaming event. Since the conception of the event, it has increased participation from major AAA gaming publishers & pro gaming hardware brands, who use the show to get in front of a unique audience of affluent Arab consumers. Over the last three years, the event has been a stepping stone for international brands to explore a fast-growing gaming market. Meet distributors, wholesalers, regional industry heads whilst taking part in conferences, workshops, panels, and a large consumer floor space with B2C, B2B and B2G audiences over four days.
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.
Taking place on the evening of Wednesday 15 July during the Develop:Brighton conference, the 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. These awards are all about the game dev community celebrating the creative excellence of the game devs behind the best games of the last 12 months.
This event is a strategic summit and exhibition dedicated to uniting the brightest minds in immersive tech. This event will allow you to figure out where and how XR can benefit your business.
BIG Festival has rescheduled its full, physical event, which will now take place on January 27, 2021, through January 31, 2021, at the Frei Caneca Convention Center in São Paulo. BIG Festival brings with it, once again, its three valuable structural pillars — lectures from highly respected games industry professionals, face-to-face business meetings, and the expansive and fan-favorite consumer festival.