Find Out What’s In Store at the Develop: Brighton Conference 2016

    There’s only a few weeks to go until the start of the annual Develop: Brighton Conference 2016, which is now in its 11th year. In February organiser Tandem Events opened up speaker submissions for talks covering the ten different tracks available. Today the full programme has now been unveiled.

    Running across three days, Develop: Brighton will attract over 1800 developers, attending more than 90 sessions and 100 speakers. On the Tuesday a one day conference called Evolve will focus on creating new videogame experiences for the next decade. This will include Martin de Ronde, Creative Director at Vanguard Games holding a session on ‘Converting an Established Genre into VR: Pitfalls and Opportunities’, and David Dedeine co-founder of Asobo Studio talking about augmented reality (AR) in ‘The Pioneers Discuss the Road to the Next Generation of Development: HoloLens’.

    The following two days will then be split over eight tracks on Art; Audio; Business; Coding; Design; Indie; Marketing and a brand new VR track explore every aspect of VR.

    Wednesday will feature the major keynote addresses, with the opening being handled by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and PlayStation 4 Lead System Architect Mark Cerny. There will also be a second keynote from Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios on the same day and an Indie keynote from Robin Hunicke, founder of Funomena on Thursday morning.

    For those interested in going but haven’t purchased a ticket yet, the early bird discount which saves 20% off the normal price is still available until 8th June 2016.

    VRFocus will continue its coverage of Develop: Brighton, reporting back with any new updates.

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