Entry is now open for indie developers to submit games for the new Indie Showcase launching at this year’s Develop in Brighton Conference.
The Indie Showcase– running from 20–21 July in the Develop Expo - will feature ten unpublished independently developed games as chosen by a panel of development experts. The panel will also choose an overall Indie Showcase winner, which will be announced on Thursday 21 July, together with the winner of the People’s Choice as voted for by Develop’s 1,300 attendees.
Each of the developers chosen for the Indie Showcase will win two Indie Dev Day conference passes (worth£150), up to five Expo passes, valuable pre-event publicity (including a profile on the Develop Conference’s website) and a money-can’t-buy opportunity to show off their game to over one thousand developers and publishers.
”The Indie Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for indie developers to show-off the talent and originality coming out of smaller studios. We urge everyone who qualifies to enter as it’s free and games in the showcase will be seen by developers and publishers from all over the world. So as well as raising the studio’s profile there’s always that chance they could leave Develop with a publishing deal,” commented Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events.
Entry is open to independent game developers with no more than 15 people in the studio. The entered game must be non-publisher funded with a development budget of less than£1 million. It’s essential the game has been created in the“indie spirit”. Indie developers wishing to enter simply have to complete the online entry form at www.developconference.com and send their game in by Friday 20 May.
Notes to editors:
About the Develop Conference:
The sixth Develop Conference will take place at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton, UK, from 19 - 21 July 2011. It attracts around 1300 game developers from over 20 different territories and has become firmly established as the leading conference in Europe for games developers. Delegates can apply for conference passes at: www.developconference.com.
Delegates can purchase one, two and three day passes to Develop priced at£330,£565 and£680 respectively. Early bird rates are£275,£450 and£525. Audio track passes are£280 (£225 early bird).
Indie Dev Day passes are£75 (£50 early bird).
The Develop Conference in Brighton celebrates its sixth birthday this year and promises a stellar line up of speakers, sessions and socialising. Around 1,300 delegates from across the globe are expected to attend.
Registration is open at www.developconference.com and, for the next two months only, delegates can nip online to purchase one, two and three day passes at very special early bird rates.
Evolve focuses on how to develop games for new and emerging platforms, new technologies and new markets like social and casual gaming. It opens on Tuesday 19 July then continues with individual sessions within the main conference programme on Wednesday 20 July, which are cross-discipline and have a more general appeal.
Indie Dev Day the new day-long conference and networking event running alongside Develop is designed for established independent studios, new start-ups, wannabe indies, freelance developers and students. The sessions will complement the brand new Indie Showcase: a dedicated area within the Develop Expo (20 - 21 July) featuring some of the exciting and new indie projects currently under development.
Games:EDU is a one-day conference taking place on Wednesday 20 July alongside Develop, which brings together the UK's foremost educators from across all disciplines to connect directly with developers and games producers, to exchange ideas and perspectives.
About Tandem Events:
Tandem Events has over 20 years of experience in organising market-leading exhibitions, conferences and events across a number of industry sectors, including Develop and Evolve in Brighton, Evolve in London, Develop in Liverpool, Games:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads.
For more information, please contact:
Charlotte Le Rougetel
T: 020 7421 7600