Sections

May 2019

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.

Escape Studios Game Jam

Put your skills to the test against the clock to create the best game to fit the brief, as a way to build your experience. Each team will have to create and present their game to a panel of judges.

Escape Studios has teamed up with Creative Assembly and 3D World Magazine to bring you top industry professionals to help build your ideas. Representatives will drop in over the course of the weekend to offer advice and will be part of the final judging panel. Leading mobile games developer, Outplay, has also supplied an exclusive prize for the winning team.

June 2019

GduX.me

The Game Dev Unchained Expo is born out of necessity. We are building a conference offering insight from some of the biggest and most impactful minds in game development today, and streaming their stories with the world for free. In this age, where an encyclopedia’s worth of information can exchange in a second, where hobbyist and professionals have access to the exact same tools, where game developers literally live on every single continent, and yet all of our biggest networking and educational events are fundamentally exclusive and mostly designed to make a profit, instead of a difference….

We simply believe, for the good of our industry, this has to change.

eSPORTconf Ukraine 2019

eSPORTconf Ukraine 2019 is the first Ukrainian event focused on esports as a business and occupation.

The conference falls into three themed blocks. Speakers will talk about money in eSports: how to get a job, advertise a brand, and launch projects. Alongside the conference, an exhibition area will be available, where niche companies will present products and services.

Games For Change

The largest industry-facing games event in NYC, discover how games can impact education, healthcare, research, civics, and social issues. The Festival showcases the best and brightest game creators and changemakers with panels and keynotes, workshops, demos, networking events, and an expo.

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.

Guildford Games Festival

A celebration of the thriving UK games hub encompassing multiple events, including the Guildford Games Awards, a public showcase of locally-developed games, a charity games night hosted by Supermassive, and a day of industry talks and presentations

July 2019

European Games Week Summit and Festival

The European Games Summit is a two-day industry event designed to bring together top professionals to discuss the future of the gaming & tech industries in Dublin on 4th-5th of July.

In order to bring organizations, studios, manufacturers, publishers & legends together in the same environment, the event features over 80 speakers across four rooms dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, Current & Future Trends, Esports and Game Development.

The EGW Festival is coming to the RDS in Dublin on the 6th-7th of July!

Part of European Games Week, the EGW Festival hosts Ireland's largest Esports event with four titles played over a two-day tournament. This is where home grown heroes and world-class challengers will battle for cash prizes and the title of EGW Champion!

GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop:Brighton

The annual GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament at Develop:Brighton is back.

To take part in the tournament and guarantee one of 60 places, games industry players need to register their £50 donation/buy-in and name on our dedicated Justgiving Page.

The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit with a £50 donation/buy-in. Re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. There won’t be cash prizes available, however, a number of other exciting prizes will be announced.

As always, all levels of players are welcome!

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: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

PAX West

The major US games expo returns, complete with the latest games, special features, board games, upcoming titles, huge stage shows and a new GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit

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.

September 2019

DICE Europe

This year’s annual D.I.C.E. theme kicks off in Croatia and will explore the idea, Next Level. As technology and tools continue rapid evolution, dreamers, artists and game makers have more weapons at their disposal than ever to tell stories and capture the hearts and imagination of global audiences. When anything is possible, what lies ahead for the world biggest entertainment art form? Informed by the past, the present, and the possibilities of the future, game makers will explore where the medium of games is headed and what that means to the global community of creators, players, and fans.

October 2019

Brand Licensing Europe 2019

Brand Licensing Europe is the only pan-European event dedicated to licensing and brand extension, bringing together 280+ leading brand owners with 7,500+ retailers, licensees and manufacturers for three days of deal-making, networking and trend spotting. This year, BLE will feature a large area dedicated to video game and esports licensing.

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

Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2019

One of the biggest conventions in Southeast Asia, ESGS, which started on 2014, combines the elements of esports competition and gaming showcase. Different gaming companies/studios (and indies) will present and showcase their gaming titles as well as other services to the general public. Then different esports gaming exhibitions / competitions, organized by various gaming organization/companies, are being played by professional (and non professional) cyber athletes, to see which among them is the best players/teams in their respective games. Other event features such as cosplay and hardware / merchandise / art showcase / selling are also present.

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

GameSoundCon 2019

GameSoundCon is the leading professional conference for game music and sound design. In its 11th year, GameSoundCon features the industry's top talent discussing the creative, technical and business aspects of interactive music and sound design. Session Tracks include "GDC" style talks, Audio for VR/AR/MR, Academic and Industry research in game/interactive audio, and Dialogue and Performance.

November 2019

Game Happens 2019

Game Happens, the festival dedicated to the cultural, political and social impact of video games, returns with a fifth edition that focuses on the most innovative elements of independent games. The Festival is both an international conference, aimed at industry professionals, and an exhibition. The 2019 theme is Elements of Change.

December 2019

Fun & Serious Game Festival

The 9th edition of one of the must-attend events on the calendar of international festivals within the videogame industry, the Fun & Serious Game Festival, returns to Bilbao and has invited as its Guest Nation this year one of the countries at the forefront of design and development: Sweden, the cradle of such important developers as DICE (Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront), Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Rage2, Mad Max) and Machine Games (Wolfenstein)

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