Develop 2019 After Hours Events

Updated: Jul 3, 2019

This is hopefully the list so far (If I'm missing something let me know!) of everything going on around the Develop Conference in Brighton that isn't the actual conference, like parties and cake:


Inform, Inspire & Share with Creative Assembly

Tue, 9 July 2019, 3-5.30pm @ Lighthouse

Join us at 3pm until 5:30pm on 9th July 2019 for ‘smart’ networking, refreshments that showcase some of the best of Brighton’s food and drink from woman-founded brands, inspirational speakers and Q&A, and one-to-one portfolio reviews with the UK’s leading game developer. Book via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inform-inspire-share-with-creative-assembly-tickets-61793505037?aff=ebdssbdestsearch#tickets​


Games Aid Poker Tournament

Tue, 9 July 2019, 8pm-midnight @ Hilton

The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit with a £50 donation/buy-in. Re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. There won’t be cash prizes available, however, a number of other exciting prizes will be announced. As always, all levels of players are welcome! £50 donation to play: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gamesaidpokeratdevelop2019


Game Dev Heroes

Tue, 9 July 2019 TBC

Shortlist is up so if you're on it you will definitely get a ticket, otherwise it was pretty packed last year, keep an eye on the website: https://gamedevheroes.co


Women in Games Networking Lunch

Wed, 10 July 2019, 12-2pm @ British Airways i360

Women in Games Networking lunch with speakers, you do not need a Develop ticket to attend but you must book your free ticket on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-games-10-year-anniversary-networking-lunch-during-develop-2019-tickets-63052568931


Play @ Develop

Wed, 10 July 2019, 3-7pm @ Loading Bar

Games, drinks, raffle and free goodies all in aid of Special Effect. Book ticket via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/playdevelop-2019-tickets-62503488617


Pop up Arcade - Develop Edition

Wed, 10 July 2019, 6.30-11pm @ Pub Du Vin

Attempting to partly fill the massive shoes left behind by Games By the Sea, Pop up Arcade has teamed up with Sheridans and returns to bring you some arcade indie game fun. An alternative option to all those fancy awards and networking parties you probably should be going to as part of the Develop Conference. Book ticket via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pop-up-arcade-develop-edition-2019-tickets-60459763781?aff=ehomesaved​


Games 4EU Party

Wed, 10 July 2019, 6-9pm @ Loading Bar

Games4EU are inviting our supporters, friends, and EU fans in the games industry to join us in celebrating our first anniversary at the Develop conference in Brighton! Book on their website: https://www.games4eu.com/events/the-games4eu-still-partying-in-europe-party-develop​


The Analog Power Up Party

Wed, 10 July 2019, 7-late pm @ The Pipeline

Come and network with fellow devs, indies and generally nice people, then rock out to a jukebox playing everything from Johnny Cash to Slayer. Rock n Roll Jukebox, FREE BAR, Special FREE cocktails provided by Drinks Partner, Jaegermeister & 80's giveaways on the night! Book tickets on Eventbrite (£5): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-analog-power-up-party-tickets-57613514573


Develop: Star Awards Party

Wed, 10 July 2019, 7-late pm @ Hilton

We think awards presentations should seek to inspire an industry and to bring communities together to network, celebrate achievements and share ideas. They should also be about having fun - so not drag on too long!

Book tickets here (not cheap!): https://developstarawards.awardstage.com/event-registration/developstar-awards


GamesIndsutry.biz Summer Party

Wed, 10 July 2019, 8-late pm @ Patterns, 10 Marine Parade

Featuring a Free Bar and Buckets of Beer spread liberally around the venue, the Summer Party also includes the legendary (and much sought after) midnight bacon sandwiches to keep everyone fuelled (vegan option available). £35 for tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gamesindustrybiz-summer-party-2019-tickets-63741903750?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


Special Effect Party/Simon's Birthday

Thu, 11 July 2019, 7-late pm @ OhSo Social

Thursday night post-Develop party at OhSo Social for SpecialEffect because we all love Special Effect and everything they do! Donate here: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/developparty19​

Last year there was Gamerbake, Marioke and Jagex Party, so more to come...!




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