Rebellion founders Jason and Chris Kingsley are Develop:Brighton’s first confirmed keynote speakers

Rebellion founders Jason and Chris Kingsley are the first keynote speakers announced for Develop:Brighton later this year.

Titled “Rebellion: The Path to Independence”, the keynote will take place on the final day of the conference on Thursday, July 11th. In a “fireside chat”, the brothers will discuss Rebellion’s 26-year history as an independent studio as well as its ownership of comic brand 2000 AD. The pair will also reflect upon Rebellion’s new $100 million film and television studio, too.

“My brother and I are really looking forward to joining the community in Brighton,” said Chris Kingsley OBE. “We’re thrilled to have the chance to talk about Rebellion’s history and our exciting plans for the future.”

“It’s a fantastic story how Rebellion became one of Europe’s largest independent studios and how we’ve reached a place where we’re not just making games, but comics, books, TV shows and even movies, all while staying independent,” added Jason Kingsley OBE.

Additional speakers, including further keynotes, will be announced in due course and the exact dates and times for each session will be announced in spring.

Develop:Brighton is a three-day conference and expo running from Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th July, 2019, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. Super early bird savings for the conference end at midnight today, so book now to secure your spot and save as much as £330. Indie studios that employ four people or less can save even more by picking up a Micro Indie pass from just £100. There are also discounts for teams attending Develop:Brighton “as a team bonding experience” – for more details, contact

The Develop:Star Awards will take place on July 10th, at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, Brighton, during Develop:Brighton 2019. The Awards “recognise the very best of the game development community” and celebrate the achievements of developers and success of their games across 15 categories. One ultimate Develop Star award will be given to an “extraordinary game developer” for outstanding achievement and contribution to the industry. Nominations close at midnight tonight so hurry!

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