Inaugural event from the team behind Develop will make its first outing in Edinburgh on Thursday, October 2nd – Tickets and sponsorship deals now available, call for speakers open

Develop Live debuts in Scotland this year

A brand new conference for games developers is coming to Scotland later this year, organised by the team behind Develop.

Develop Live will come to Edinburgh on Thursday, October 2nd. This one-day conference will comprise of a series of lectures and panels covering both international issues and matters close to the vibrant Scottish games development sector.

On-stage content will be curated by the editorial team, making this the first event of its type brought to you by the people behind Develop’s monthly print magazine and its popular website.

While we’re planning our own surprises for the day, a call for speakers has also been opened. To find out how to submit a talk proposal, email

The full schedule and other details about the inaugural Develop Live will be announced in the coming months.

“Scotland is home to both some of the world’s biggest and most commercially powerful studios and some of its most innovative, forward-thinking developers,” said Develop publisher Michael French. “It’s about time they had a global games development event on their doorstep.”

Editor James Batchelor added: “Develop Live will be a place to share ideas and insight, whether that’s about immediate matters like game funding and tax breaks or deeper issues around content and creativity – just like the Develop website and magazine is.

“We’re looking forward to sharing details of the first confirmed speakers very soon and unveiling our keynote sessions.”

Tickets cost £149, and competitive sponsorship packages are available.

Contact for more information on booking your place or getting more involved with the event.

More information at – and follow the event at @DevelopLive for news and updates.

Develop Live will take place two days before Game Expo Scotland, a new consumer event that will be held in the Scottish capital across the weekend of October 4th and 5th – Game Expo Scotland is a media partner of Develop Live; Develop and its sister title MCV are media partners of Game Expo Scotland.

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