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The Game Arts International Assembly is a stretched symposium for game art curators and game community organizers.
Nine sessions spread over two months. Free to one and all. And starting next week!
We’re really excited that this year reflects the international scope of game arts: 35 people from 21 countries across all the continents except one. (We’re not bitter, Antarctica: next year.) We’ve culled topics that we hope will be entry points for people curious about getting into the field and for those who have been contributing for years.
We know how hard it is, heading into a second year of a pandemic, so we’ve worked on making these things fun, and inspiring, and ultimately a way to connect with some of the most interesting, most playful people in the cultural sector: game arts folk
The event where we bring together some of the leading gaming studios in the Finnish market and some of the brightest talent in the gaming industry. Due to the current pandemic situation, we are organizing a two-day online event on 21-22 April that will include various opportunities to engage and mingle, all from the comfort of your own workspace.
LudoNarraCon is 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.
GamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry. Senior-level attendees return again and again knowing they?ll engage in genuine conversations, networking, and deal-making that come out of the Summit every year.
Bringing together industry leaders for the 12th annual executive summit, the GamesBeat team aims to support content surrounding inclusion, mental health, next-gen updates, and major industry changes post-IDFA. Join us online for two days of content and networking on April 28-29, 2021!
Livestream access is free and open to all levels of the gaming community. Learn more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gamesbeat-summit-2021-tickets-141368808913?aff=mylkubiz
BIG Festival, the biggest indie games festival and the most important B2B market in Latin America, is back next May 5 to 9, 2021/ It will be a 100% digital event, São Paulo, Brazil. BIG reaches an audience of game lovers and professionals in Latam that you can only find here.
DevGAMM Spring 2021 will be held online on May 12-14. The program includes professional speakers, reviews on game design, art, and marketing, as well as round tables and workshops.
Developers can take part in the Public Pitch games pitching, Virtual Showcase with online booths, Streaming Showcase where streamers playtest the games. Submit the game until April 15! DevGAMM Awards prize fund sponsored by tinyBuild and Xsolla is $20,000.
Take part in the presentation of 60 best indie games chosen for Indie Celebration competition. An event promoting the best indie games, which will be presented to the public on May 13-14 on Steam. Play and choose a winner in a public vote. See famous international streamers promoting indie games.
A business-focused event dedicated to game developers and VC funds and publishers will run alongside. The goal is to support game developers in these challenging times, and provide them with as optimum business opportunities by allowing them to present their games to international investors and publishers. More info at: https://digitaldragons.pl/business-meet-up/
: INDIGO is the leading game business and showcase event in the Netherlands. Organized annually by Dutch Game Garden. INDIGO consists of MeetToMatch, TALKS, and DISCOVER. Each of these tracks has a different focus and goal:
Find your perfect business partner through MeetToMatch with dozens of established publishers and investors participating. Get inspired by industry experts and like-minded game entrepreneurs during our quality TALKS conference, and explore the latest games by Dutch developers at DISCOVER!
INDIGO 2021 will be a hybrid event. Meaning that the entire event and it's content will be available both online as physical.
First Playable is Italy's leading international B2B gaming event. It offers two days of pitch & match sessions between Italian devs and international publishers, talks and seminars from a selection of guests, and hosts the Italian Video Game Awards ceremony.
The 2020 event was attended by more than 50 international publishers and investors, plus more than 70 Italian game development studios who clocked up a whopping 530 hours of business meetings.
The 2021 event will be a hybrid event: it will offer online meetings and a physical presence of the developers in Pisa for the IVGA.
Games continue to be a powerful tool to inspire, connect, and change the world, supporting today’s most pressing challenges around social justice and civic issues, education, health and more– we’ve seen that tenfold over the past year. The 2020 Games for Change Festival connected almost 7,000 people from across 51 countries, and #G4C2021 will aim to connect even more.
Join our global community of developers, educators, students, researchers, and others to explore the past year in social impact games and immersive media.
More info including submissions portals and registration will be coming in December, so stay tuned to our social media channels and newsletters!
A MAZE. / Berlin is the international festival focusing on arthouse games, independent games and playful media. For the full experience we invite globally spread and diverse game and VR creators, digital artists, musicians and other playful creatives who share in an inspiring 3,5 days programme of talks and workshops, knowledge bazaar the new wave of video games making. Including the 2nd A MAZE. Arthouse Games Market, which looks into co-production in games and commissioned works for other media and art-forms.
Join Digital Dragons Conference and and be a part of the key B2B event for the gamedev sector in this part of Europe. The two-day event is going to be full of great lectures, discussion panels, business opportunities, the best indie games, and an award gala.
The 2021 Game Devs of Color Expo (GDoCExpo) will be held online September 23-27. Now in its sixth year, Game Devs of Color Expo is dedicated to amplifying the creative power held by people of color in games. Every year since its successful freshman run in 2016, GDoCExpo has seen exponential growth, expanding into an energizing space for attendees to play the hottest upcoming games while learning from a series of exclusive talks by amazing speakers.
Sweden Game Conference is Europe's leading conference for game development students and startups. With more than 1,000 participants, Sweden Game Conference is filled with inspiration for game developers regarding career, craft and more.
Develop:Brighton has been bringing together the European Game Dev community from global superstars to micro indies - since 2006. Come and learn from your peers and share your experiences, hear from the industry’s leading lights, get up-to-date with the latest tools, techniques and industry trends, plus network with 3,000 game dev professionals.