Develop Conference supports studio casualties with free passes

The organisers of Develop in Liverpool, which takes place on Thursday 25 November, today announced that they are offering ten free conference passes to game developers who are struggling to find work following recent studio closures or downsizing.

“There’s no doubt that the recent demise of some studios and the downsizing of others has hit the development community hard and things are tough for some developers right now,“ commented Andy Lane, managing director of organiser Tandem Events.

"The Develop Conferences in both Liverpool and Brighton have always been about providing a focal point for the development community as a whole. We recognised a while back that there was a shift in the industry, which was one of the reasons why we introduced a number of free sessions to Develop in Brighton and we’re keen to make Liverpool equally inclusive.”

Lane added:“This event is as much about bringing developers together as it is about learning new skills and techniques, so it offers an ideal networking environment for developers from right across the UK to stay connected with the industry. That’s why we’re happy to play our part and give away free passes to the first ten developers who get in touch that have been affected by recent events, and we’ll offer a discounted rate to those that miss out on the free tickets.”

The ten passes are on a first come, first served basis, and anyone wishing to apply for a free place should email the organisers at: passes@developconference.com

Notes to editors:

About the Develop Conference:

The sixth Develop in Brighton Conference will take place from 19 - 21 July 2011. The 2010 event attracted around 1300 game developers from over 30 different territories and has become firmly established as the leading conference for European games developers.

The sister event to Brighton - Develop in Liverpool will take place in Liverpool on Thursday 25 November 2010. Delegates can apply for conference passes at:

www.develop-conference.com/liverpool

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 Evolve in London on 8 December 2010, Develop in Brighton, Develop in Liverpool, Evolve in Brighton, GAMES:EDU, Games Marketing Forum and Games Grads.

www.tandemevents.co.uk

For more information or to apply for a Press Pass please contact:

Ali Fearnley T: 020 7405 4500 E: ali@tandemevents.co.uk

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