Games Industry Events in 2018
See what gaming events are on the horizon. Additional data supplied courtesy of gameconfs.com.
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PAX South 2018 takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, United States on 12th January 2018
Join us at the whimsical Disneyland Hotel as experts and innovators dive into everything that makes games magical
Building on years of successful events in Helsinki, Supercell and Space Ape Games bring its indie developer gathering to London for the first time
Ludicious Zürich Game Festival 2018 takes place at the Zeughaushof in Zürich, Switzerland on 18th January 2018
6pm - 9pm
The Hub Crawl 2018 is a series of free events that bring games businesses together to hear and share the latest thinking on business growth. Each event features a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts in key areas such as finance, marketing and technology and this will be followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. After the event there will be a chance to network, share ideas and have a free drink with your peers, courtesy of our main sponsor Jagex. This is a free event open to anyone involved in the games industry. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, friends and associates.
Pocket Gamer Connects London 2018 takes place at the TBA in London, United Kingdom on 22nd January 2018
The rebranded Mobile Games Forum expands its remit to encompass more of the video games industry, inviting experts to share their insights via a six-track conference
Taipei Game Show 2018 takes place at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan on 25th January 2018
DreamHack Leipzig is the biggest LAN-Party in Germany, with more than 15,000 visitors per year including 1,500 LAN participants. Besides the LAN-Area, DreamHack Leipzig offers DreamExpo, the Cosplay competition, the exhibition area IndieVille and the StreamArea.
GoGames360 Dallas takes place at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, United States on 26th January 2018
An exclusive, behind-closed-doors marketing summit, round-table and networking event for the UK and European games industry. The overnight event will look at the biggest challenges facing the market and feature talks from experts outside of the games sphere.
Speakers include ex-Disney's Matt Carroll, LEGO's Rob Lowe, psychologist Dr Jenny Cole, BBC's Bradley Crooks, music veteran Mark Mulligan, and more from the worlds of retail, sport and entertainment.
Contact Charlotte.Nangle@gamesindustry.biz or Chris.Dring@gamesindustry.biz for more details.
Gaming Istanbul is designed to be "the gaming bridge of EuroAsia", shining a light on the Turkish games industry for both local companies and consumers, as well as industry professionals from around the world
Three-day celebration of games, animation and motion graphics designed to inspire games developers, filmmakers, animators and more
Indie Garden Assembly takes place at the La Serrure Numérique in Valenciennes, France on 8th February 2018
On 13 February 2018, at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Google will host the final event of its Indie Games Contest contest.
Up to 20 finalists will showcase their games to the audience who will help us shortlist the Top 10, who will then pitch in front of the jury of industry experts for a chance to win the top prizes.
This is a public event open for anyone who wants to try out the games, meet the developers who created them, vote and support their favourites, and have fun.
The White Nights Conference is an international business conference for the games industry. White Nights events attract influential games industry professionals and developers and take place three times a year in February (Prague), in June (St. Petersburg) and in October (Moscow).
Every year more than 4,000 visitors all together attend the conference.
The next in UKIE's series of free events offering advice to developers in hubs around the UK. Our own James Batchelor will be speaking on how to engage with the press
Mobile World Congress 2018 takes place at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain on 26th February 2018
Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 takes place at the Moscone Conference Center in San Francisco, United States on 19th March 2018
A myriad of events celebrating games culture held throughout the capital, alongside EGX Rezzed and the BAFTA awards
Three-day games festival exploring the most experimental titles currently in development from around the world. Part of the London Games Festival
A new two-day B2B event housing the London Games Festival’s summits, a demo zone for prototypes and start-ups, a pop-up coworking space and gallery.
ACCU 2018 takes place at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol, United Kingdom on 10th April 2018
Three-day event bringing 60 start-ups, developers and other games companies together with investors and publishers. Part of the London Games Festival
EGX Rezzed is a video games event brought to you by the team behind EGX (formerly Eurogamer Expo). Although it's a smaller event than its older brother, it still features many of the attractions that you love about our previous events; playable pre-release games on both PC and console (with a greater focus on indie titles), developer sessions by well known game designers and the opportunity to chat with developers on the show floor
Nordic Game Jam Conference 2018 takes place at the TAP1 in Copenhagen, Denmark on 13th April 2018
Games Week Denmark 2018 takes place at the Various in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16th April 2018
East Coast Game Conference 2018 takes place at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, United States on 17th April 2018
Reboot Develop 2018 takes place at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 19th April 2018
The event offers two days of presentations and panel discussions by legal and business development professionals from the international games industry from over 23 different countries. Our goal is to strengthen the connections within, and between, the legal and the business communities of the international games industry.
BitSummit is the largest games event in Japan that is dedicated to the indie game dev community. Indie MEGABOOTH is returning for a third time to co-organize the event and assist in curating the line-up of indie titles that will be showcased. BitSummit's organizers expect to host 10,000 attendees.
On 21 and 22 May 2018 Kraków will again be the most important hub of Central and Eastern European game development with Digital Dragons held again in ICE Congress Centre.
Casual Connect lands in London, the gateway to Europe, in an event that will bring together the best that Europe has to offer. London is rich in innovative game and tech development
E3 2018 takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, United States on 12th June 2018
Develop:Brighton brings together the Game Dev community – from global superstars to micro indies. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, make new business contacts, plus get up-to-date with the latest tools and techniques that will give your studio an edge.
Brains Eden is the UK's largest international student game jam, now in its tenth year. Teams of students have 48 hours to create a game from scratch, with industry internships awarded to the winners
DiGRA 2018 takes place at the Campus Luigi Einaudi, University of Turin in Torino, Italy on 25th July 2018
SIGGRAPH 2018 takes place at the TBA in Vancouver, Canada on 12th August 2018
Computer Graphics, Animation & Game Design 2018 (CGA2018) takes place at the TBA in Montreal, Canada on 26th September 2018
Game Executive 2018 takes place at the Aalto University Executive Education in Helsinki, Finland on 17th October 2018
After a successful launch event in 2018 the organisers behind Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) are bringing back their games convention. The event will deliver a packed agenda of esports, tournaments, competitions, cosplay, gaming celebrities and chances to play many unreleased games.