Vlambeer's Rami Ismail to lead indie talks in Brighton

Influential dev to give keynote at Indie Dev Day this July
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Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail will lead the indie content at this year’s Develop: Brighton conference.

The influential developer will be delivering the Indie Keynote on Thursday, July 16th, where he will offer insight into the changing trends of independent development, drawing on his own experiences with titles such as Ridiculous Fishing and Luftrausers.

Ismail is a notable figure from the independent development scene. As well as his work at Vlambeer, he created the presskit() tool many indies use to provide info on their games. Last year, he picked up the Micro Studio accolade at the 2014 Develop Industry Excellence Awards.

The keynote will kick off the conference’s fifth Indie Dev Day, a full-day of talks and networking events aimed at independent studios, start-ups, students and established games-makers considering the switch to indie development. 

There will be five indie sessions in addition to the keynote, including a talk from Nyamyam’s Jennifer Schneidereit on the development of Tengami,an adventure game set inside a Japanese pop-up book – and what it taught her team about standing out in a mobile world dominated by swathes of
free-to-play titles.

Indies will also be given a dedicated space at the Develop Expo, with ten unpublished titles selected by a panel of experts and showcased to attendees.

Finally, a bootcamp of free sessions will run alongside the main Indie track.

Develop: Brighton 2015 marks the tenth year of Tandem Events’ conference, with the organisers promising numerous new voices and first-time speakers to keep things fresh.

The conference will, as always, coincide with the Develop Awards, which will take place on Wednesday,
July 15th.

You can find out more information at www.developconf.com.

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