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GDC returns to a a physical event in 2022. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking
London Games Festival is the city-wide celebration of games, running for 10 days at various sites across the capital - and with a matching online programme. The event includes provocative shows about game design, prestigious awards and games showcases, including:
- The acclaimed Ensemble exhibition, showcasing Black, Asian and minority ethnic games developers from across the UK
- Games Finance Market, where preselected games makers are connected to active game funders
- LGF's Official Selection of up and coming new games, innovative ideas and cool concepts
W.A.S.D is a brand new games event taking place at London's Tobacco Dock. The show floor will be packed with over 200 screens of playable games with a strong indie focus. Visitors will also have the opportunity to check out talks by developers, meet content creators and hang out with friends
Insomnia Gaming Festival is the longest-running UK games festival; hosting up to 100,000 customers each year. It combines an expo hall with a 2,800-seat LAN party, esports competitions, cosplay and tabletop gaming, and more
The Games Education Summit is an annual conference that gives games educators and developers a forum to discuss the biggest issues in games, meet colleagues in workshops, and hear from learners and young developers about how to unlock their pathways into games.
A recruitment, career-building, and networking event bringing together Industry Speakers and 1000+ Talents from around the world. It is free for talents to attend and takes place entirely online.
Another opportunity for UK games developers to showcase their games to an industry audience and make new connections, this time with a focus on unsigned games. In partnership with Barclays.
A digital convention celebrating narrative video games, hosted on Steam. An initiative of indie label Fellow Traveller, it aims to create a platform to showcase and celebrate interesting and innovative narrative games, replicating as many of the aspects and benefits of the physical convention experience as possible within a digital format
As the leading games conference in Europe, with twice the Nordic Game experience online and at Slagthuset, filled with the best speakers from the global industry and local Nordic heroes, access to countless games industry professionals via the Expo, Developer Showcase and MeetToMatch, expanded recruitment event NG Jobs, a host of networking and social events in Malmö and on the Nordic Game Discord server, as well as the highly anticipated Nordic Game Awards, and much, much more
Cambridgeshire-based education initiative centred on the exciting world of game design and development, which aims to help young people (aged 12-19) to develop a range of capabilities and skills -- from teamwork and communication, to coding, design, creative writing and storytelling
The largest festival and market for games in Latin America. 2022's BIG Festival will take place both in-person and online.
Develop:Brighton is the only event in the UK that brings the entire game-making industry together - from global superstars to micro indies, to learn from each other, share ideas and experiences, network and do business in a friendly and inclusive environment
From July 12 - 15, 2022, the Games for Change Festival will be back in New York City with in-person and virtual experiences packed with opportunities to connect and recharge relationships.
The 2022 Festival will feature two days of live, in-person curated talks, workshops, and arcades with built-in networking opportunities July 12-13. The free online event will feature an additional two days of fresh streaming content July 14-15.
For nearly two decades, the Games for Change Festival has been a destination for developers, educators, tech and media executives, researchers, students, policymakers, and other game-changers who want to make an impact through video games or immersive media.
SIGGRAPH is a conference and exhibition dedicated to computer graphics and interactive techniques -- both in person in Vancouver and in our virtual venue.
The world's largest video game trade fair is finally back on site in Cologne
Japan's biggest games expo will return to physical events in 2022, although there will still be online elements for those unable to attend. The first two days will be dedicated to business and industry attendees, with the doors opening to the public for the last two. The theme this year is 'Nothing stops gaming'
The UK's huge celebration of video games returns to London in September. Featuring panels, playable games, signings, retro games, board games, indie games... and the GamesIndustry.biz Academy show. Plus lots, lots more
Now in its eighth year, Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) is the biggest games event in Asia Pacific and a fixture on the global calendar, connecting games, technology and culture, with a broad program for industry, educators, and game enthusiasts alike