As well as 120 speakers and seven keynotes at the eighth industry conference

1,600 developers to attend Develop Conference 2013

More than 1,600 developers are set to descend on Brighton as the industry comes together for the eighth annual Develop Conference.

The three-day conference, which begins on Tuesday, July 9th, will host over 90 sessions covering the whole spectrum of games development.

One-hundred-and-twenty speakers will debate the biggest issues and trends in the industry, from Neil Brown’s session on PlayStation 4, to developments in touch screen technology, discussions about Kickstarter and funding, global markets and even a session on cyber-psychology.

Lee Schuneman, studio head at Microsoft Lift London, will open the Evolve Conference on Tuesday. And on Wednesday morning, Mark Cerny, president of Cerny Games and the chief architect behind PS4, will give the Develop Conference opening keynote entitled Changing the Game: Developing into the Next Generation.
There are a total of nine tracks and seven keynotes over the three days.

In addition to the conference itself, the Develop Awards ceremony will take place on July 10th at the Brighton Hilton Metropole hotel.

Epic games Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein are to be presented with the Development Legend award on the night, acknowledging their success in leading Epic through 22 years of business as a leading game developer and technology pioneer through the widely-used Unreal Engine.

A limited number of places to attend the awards remain. To book a place, contact or call 01992 535 646 as soon as possible.

You can view the full list of this year’s Develop Industry Excellence Awards finalists here. And read about the past awards in their feture we’ve put together.

Outside the conference, there will be a host of big names at the expo this year, including Dolby, Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment, Unity, Unreal Engine and Valve.

“With only a week to go, we’re delighted with both the quantity and high quality of content we are offering our delegates,” said Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events.

“We’re lucky to have some fantastic keynotes and great sessions, which will offer invaluable information for every type of developer – from the smallest indies to established studios. I’m really looking forward to welcoming everyone down to Brighton next week.”

Full information on the conference sessions and speakers together with who is exhibiting at the expo can all be found on the new mobile event app, sponsored by Microsoft, which can be downloaded from

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