Submissions are now open for Develop:Brighton’s ninth Indie Showcase.
A panel of industry experts – Andrew Smith (Spilt Milk Studios), Bruce Slater (Radical Forge), Katie Goode (Triangular Pixels), Korina Abbott (KAGames), Phil Gaskell (Ripstone), Romana Ramzan (Glasgow Caledonian University), and judging panel chair, Alistair Aitcheson (Alistair Aitcheson Games) – are looking for “the industry’s hottest new indie game”.
Developers can submit their games, for free, until 20 May, at developconference.com/whats-on/indie-showcase-competition. The top ten finalists will have their games showcased to media, fellow developers, and potential publishers who attend the conference, as well as receive a three-day pass to Develop:Brighton, pre-event publicity, and a profile on the Develop:Brighton website.
On Thursday July 11th, two finalists will be selected as the winners of the competition, one decided by the panel, and another – the People’s Choice award – by attendees.
“Develop:Brighton was hands down the best B2B event we attended. As a new indie studio, the showcase gave us the opportunity to meet many publishers, compared to other events,” said Maxime Jehenne, producer of Skybolt Zack, which won the people’s vote last year. “You should definitely give the competition a try with a nice polished demo. The networking and the whole event is really worth the shot!”
Develop:Brighton is a three-day conference and expo running from Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th July, 2019, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, and the accompanying Develop:Star Awards will take place on July 10th. The Awards “recognise the very best of the game development community” and celebrate the achievements of developers and success of their games across 15 categories. One ultimate Develop Star award will be given to an “extraordinary game developer” for outstanding achievement and contribution to the industry.
Rebellion founders Jason and Chris Kingsley are the first keynote speakers announced for Develop:Brighton later this year. Titled “Rebellion: The Path to Independence”, the keynote will take place on the final day of the conference on Thursday, July 11th. In a “fireside chat”, the brothers will discuss Rebellion’s 26-year history as an independent studio as well as its ownership of comic brand 2000 AD. The pair will also reflect upon Rebellion’s new $100 million film and television studio, too.
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