Games Industry Events in 2022
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The Consumer Electronics Show bills itself as the most influential tech event in the world and the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), CES features every aspect of the tech sector.
The Global Game Jam is the world's largest game creation event taking place around the globe, typically at physical locations
WN Conference Berlin'22 (formerly known as White Nights) is a hybrid event. The conference will bring together about 1,000 video game industry decision makers that will be joined by another 1,000 online attendees from around the globe on the WN Hub communication platform.
Gamesforum Barcelona is a one-day Gamesforum Laser Event focussing on Ad Monetization in F2P mobile games taking place at the Novotel CITY Barcelona.
Hybrid conference the mobile games industry, as well as hot topics such as the metaverse and blockchain
A week-long extravaganza celebrating games culture, design and production, with special guests, workshops, master classes, and a fun-packed weekend for gamers of all ages
The D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit brings together the top video game designers and developers from around the world and business leaders from all major publishers to discuss the state of the industry, its trends and the future
Off the back of the last 4 year’s events Africa Games Week continues to drive exposure, opportunities, knowledge and investment to African Game Developers connecting them to the world. AGW 2021 will run as a Hybrid Event so both physically and virtually and include; International Speakers, Workshops, Roundtables, Games, Pitching Competitions and B2B Matchmaking.
The Hamburg Games Conference features B2B networking, talks and opportunities for companies, professionals and students. The 2021 edition was fully online and offered a digital interactive multiplayer experience which drew more than 650 visitors. This next edition will combine the successful online experience with in-person events in Hamburg.
The popular Game Music Festival (usually held in Warsaw, Poland) is coming to London this March. GMF London is set to feature a big-band ensemble playing the jazz age soundtrack of Cuphead, followed by a symphonic concert featuring music from Ori and the Will of the Wisps, plus educational sessions and workshops
GDC returns to a a physical event in 2022. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking
London Games Festival is the city-wide celebration of games, running for 10 days at various sites across the capital - and with a matching online programme. The event includes provocative shows about game design, prestigious awards and games showcases, including:
- The acclaimed Ensemble exhibition, showcasing Black, Asian and minority ethnic games developers from across the UK
- Games Finance Market, where preselected games makers are connected to active game funders
- LGF's Official Selection of up and coming new games, innovative ideas and cool concepts
W.A.S.D is a brand new games event taking place at London's Tobacco Dock. The show floor will be packed with over 200 screens of playable games with a strong indie focus. Visitors will also have the opportunity to check out talks by developers, meet content creators and hang out with friends
Accessility-focused conference cpvering a wide range of topics from all sectors of the industry – indie to AAA, academia to accessibility specialists – to help the industry ensure so no player is unnecessarily excluded from the access to culture, recreation and socialising that gaming brings
Insomnia Gaming Festival is the longest-running UK games festival; hosting up to 100,000 customers each year. It combines an expo hall with a 2,800-seat LAN party, esports competitions, cosplay and tabletop gaming, and more
The Games Education Summit is an annual conference that gives games educators and developers a forum to discuss the biggest issues in games, meet colleagues in workshops, and hear from learners and young developers about how to unlock their pathways into games.
Going into its 14th edition, GamesBeat Summit will take place over the course of three days.
On April 26, over 500 in-person attendees will be coming together in Los Angeles, CA and on April 27-28, 2,500+ registrants will log onto our virtual event to discuss what's to come in the next generation of gaming.
Core themes that will be covered include dealmaking/investments, diversity, mental health, and core game development.
A recruitment, career-building, and networking event bringing together Industry Speakers and 1000+ Talents from around the world. It is free for talents to attend and takes place entirely online.
Another opportunity for UK games developers to showcase their games to an industry audience and make new connections, this time with a focus on unsigned games. In partnership with Barclays.
A digital convention celebrating narrative video games, hosted on Steam. An initiative of indie label Fellow Traveller, it aims to create a platform to showcase and celebrate interesting and innovative narrative games, replicating as many of the aspects and benefits of the physical convention experience as possible within a digital format
Presented by Teesside University, the Tees Valley's international festival of animation, VFX and games is returning in 2022 as an in-person event once again for the biggest Animex Festival to date
As the leading games conference in Europe, with twice the Nordic Game experience online and at Slagthuset, filled with the best speakers from the global industry and local Nordic heroes, access to countless games industry professionals via the Expo, Developer Showcase and MeetToMatch, expanded recruitment event NG Jobs, a host of networking and social events in Malmö and on the Nordic Game Discord server, as well as the highly anticipated Nordic Game Awards, and much, much more
Hyper Games Conference (HGC) is the major international online conference in its niche devoted to the development, promotion, and growth of the Hyper/Hybrid Casual Games industry
Showcase of upcoming games, hosted by Geoff Keighley
Cambridgeshire-based education initiative centred on the exciting world of game design and development, which aims to help young people (aged 12-19) to develop a range of capabilities and skills -- from teamwork and communication, to coding, design, creative writing and storytelling
A free celebration of games careers, with nationwide online events reaching out to young people, parents, learners, teachers, and job-seekers in order to showcase the skills, pathways, and potential of games careers with the aim of increasing diversity in the sector
Indie games exhibition hosted by Konami to help studios showcase their games to peers and players. Supported by PlayStation, Unity and more
The largest festival and market for games in Latin America. 2022's BIG Festival will take place both in-person and online.
Develop:Brighton is the only event in the UK that brings the entire game-making industry together - from global superstars to micro indies, to learn from each other, share ideas and experiences, network and do business in a friendly and inclusive environment
For nearly two decades, the Games for Change Festival has been a destination for developers, educators, tech and media executives, researchers, students, policymakers, and other game-changers who want to make an impact through video games or immersive media.
SIGGRAPH is a conference and exhibition dedicated to computer graphics and interactive techniques -- both in person in Vancouver and in our virtual venue.
The world's largest video game trade fair is finally back on site in Cologne
Collection of events organised by Women In Games, including networking opportunities, virtual and in-person launch parties, a game jam, an esports tournament and the Women in Games Global Awards
Two-day conference where professionals from around the world discuss key topics, including (but not limited to) how the games industry can improve its diversity
Japan's biggest games expo will return to physical events in 2022, although there will still be online elements for those unable to attend. The first two days will be dedicated to business and industry attendees, with the doors opening to the public for the last two. The theme this year is 'Nothing stops gaming'
The UK's huge celebration of video games returns to London in September. Featuring panels, playable games, signings, retro games, board games, indie games... and the GamesIndustry.biz Academy show. Plus lots, lots more
Now in its eighth year, Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) is the biggest games event in Asia Pacific and a fixture on the global calendar, connecting games, technology and culture, with a broad program for industry, educators, and game enthusiasts alike