The official website for Unreal Fest Europe is now live, complete with an early lineup of speakers. The Berlin-based event, described as a celebration of all things Unreal, will take place over three days and welcomes game developers of all sizes for an update on the plans for the engine. There will also be speeches and presentations from prominent Unreal devs and a chance to network with the development community.
Alongside Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney (who will open the conference with a keynote speech) and European territory manager Mike Gamble, representatives from Rare, Ninja Theory and Daedalic Entertainment are already planning talks for the event. If you’re interested in submitting a presentation for Unreal Fest, you can do so via the official site. The deadline for submissions is 30th March, giving you the rest of the month to get involved.
Passes are now on sale, with conference-only tickets available for €150 and full passes (including accommodation) from €300. This is a strong, indie-friendly pricepoint considering how cheap flights across Europe can be nowadays. These passes include entry to two networking parties and a lunch.
“The time is right to create an event that brings European Unreal developers together to learn, share and thrive,” says Mike Gamble, European territory manager at Epic Games. “There are now more developers using the Unreal Engine than ever before, Unreal Fest answers the industry’s call for an event that is entirely focused on creating great games using Unreal.”
Unreal Fest Europe is an official event, and sponsor of, #gamesweekberlin, a weeklong festival of games across all platforms and genres. “We’re delighted to welcome Unreal Fest Europe to #gamesweekberlin 2018,” says Michael Liebe from #gamesweekberlin. “This exciting new conference for Unreal developers is the perfect addition to our weeklong celebration of every aspect of games and interactive entertainment, Berlin is set to be the centre of the games universe in April.”