First speakers announced for Develop:Brighton 2018

The initial round of speakers for Develop:Brighton have now been revealed and it’s looking like another great lineup of sessions for 2018. The full list is available on the Develop:Brighton website, where you’ll find a wide range of speakers, including representatives from Frontier, Developments, Creative Assembly, Sony London Studio and Chucklefish Games.

This year the full conference will take place over three days, from July 10th – 12th. Super Early Bird tickets are now available and MCV readers can get an extra 10 per cent off the price by using the code IUFIIW at checkout.

With so many strong sessions across the event’s different tracks, it’s already going to be difficult to decide what takes priority. You can find some highlights from the itinerary below, which might help you make up your mind. Keep an eye out for more session announcements in the run up to the show in July.

Enhancing Your game’s AI using Unity Machine Learning Agents
Alessia Nigretti, Unity Technologies
This session focuses on the implementation of Unity Machine Learning Agents API – No prior knowledge is required.

Developing New Story Telling Formats
Bradley Crooks, BBC Studios
Bradley will be talking about how new technology channels, and particularly VR, are opening up opportunities for content makers to develop new formats for storytelling.

In Plain English: How to Create and Scale Your Mobile Free-to-Play Game
David Amor, Mag Interactive
This session focuses on David’s journey moving from console studios to mobile F2P games, including best practice for current and future games.

Cryptocurrency in Gaming: Today and Tomorrow
Alex Amsel, Fig
This session focuses on the growth of cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and how developers can use this new phenomenon for their next game project.

World of Tanks: Mixed Reality for R&D, Marketing & PR
Matt Daly, Wargaming
Find out how Wargaming (World of Tanks Online Game) uses mixed reality for research, development, marketing and PR

Rami & Mike One on One
Rami Ismail, Vlambeer and Mike Bithell, Mike Bithell Games
This intimate fireside chat will let them discuss their experiences over the last few years, tell you what pitfalls to avoid and discuss what they think about the future.

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