It's that time of year when the sun first appears, and we turn our minds to a lovely few days on the south coast in July. Yes, it's time to start thinking about the Develop:Brighton conference, and your big night out at the revamped Develop Awards - hosted by MCV.
The Develop Awards are changing for the better this year. In consultation with the industry, we’ve completely rethought both the evening and the awards process.
For the evening, after listening to feedback, we've lengthened the drinks reception, made the sit-down portion of the meal shorter, reduced the number of award categories – which will then be presented in a faster format – and so create a more interactive, social evening focused on networking and having fun, whilst still celebrating the achievements of the industry!
And we've overhauled the awards process too.
That means new categories, clearer criteria, a new entry system and a new judging process to ensure that the right experts are judging your category,, so the industry can trust that the Develop Awards really are the mark of business excellence in video games. That starts with clearer criteria for your entry and easy to use Word documents so you can get internal sign off for your entries.
Our awards remain free-to-enter for all qualifying teams and studios, and they are firmly established as the unrivalled badge of excellence for the UK and European games sector. The awards are presented at a stylish ceremony with over 500 of the industry’s leading figures in attendance, to celebrate the achievements of the industry’s finest teams and individuals.
The Develop Awards are the UK’s key industry awards that recognise every aspect of the varied disciplines of games development and the services that support them – all of which are essential to putting a huge range of brilliant experiences into the hands (or onto the hard drives) of avid gamers.
The entry process for the awards is your opportunity to put forward your team or studios best work for the year and highlight your achievement to your peers!
For more details, to see the new categories, and to start the entry process, head to the Develop Awards.