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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.
A shortlist of 15 unreleased games will battle it out in an online live show, hosted by Mr Midas at London's Loading Bar. The winner will be decided by public vote, from the viewers watching live on Twitch, YouTube and social media. The winner of UK Game of the Show will then go on to the grand final of the Europlay contest on Thursday 26th August, and go head to head with the best unreleased games from across Europe and Australia
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.
The DevGAMM Moscow 2021 conference will include sessions in three halls from game industry experts, an expo zone with new games, company booths, three parties, a large quest, job offers from top companies and, most importantly, live networking. All possible security measures will be observed. At the moment, there are no exact restrictions that will take effect in September. But for now, all visitors to DevGAMM Moscow 2021 will need to confirm vaccination or negative PCR test using a QR code.
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.
Run in partnership with Barclays, this will give participants the chance to demonstrate their games virtually in front of a panel of experienced investors and industry experts, as well as an audience of wider industry players and potential backers, to help create connections for the up and coming developers that could lead to funding. Applications close on Friday, July 23.
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
Esports BAR Cannes is a global event for leaders in the esports industry. Now in its fifth edition, it provides you with the perfect platform to do business, accelerate long-term partnerships and expand globally -- all over three insightful, productive and fun days on the French Riviera, with health and safety guidelines in place.
As a reflection of the rise in importance of esports as part of the entertainment industry, and as a special for this year, Esports BAR Cannes 2021 is being held alongside MIPCOM (October 11th - 14th), the world's leading entertainment content market.
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.
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.
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.