Close to 50 leading studios, universities, service firms and more heading to October 2nd conference

Look who’s coming to Develop Live

Dozens of development experts will be heading to Ediniburgh this week for the first ever Develop Live conference.

Boasting 27 speakers across 18 sessions, this is the first conference to be organised and curated by the team behind Develop magazine and its website. It takes place on Thursday, October 2nd at The Traverse Theatre in Scotland’s capital.

Almost 50 different companies will be attending, encompassing platform holders, universities, motion capture firms, analytics specialists, trade bodies, and plenty of developers – from small indies to larger, more established studios.

There will be opportunities for attendees to make contact with these potential partners, both during the conference and the evening’s networking drinks.

Here’s the list of attending firms in full:

  • Abertay University
  • Alacrity Falmouth
  • Amazon
  • Centroid
  • Chunk
  • Codeplay Software
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Delta DNA
  • Dimensional Imaging
  • Flaunt Productions
  • Geared kids
  • Glasgow Calendonian University
  • Glasgow University, School of Art
  • Ground Shatter
  • Guerilla Tea
  • I Fight Bears
  • IGDA Scotland
  • Iwin Scotland
  • Kumotion
  • Ludometrics
  • Microsoft
  • Mogworks
  • Newcastle University
  • Next Gen Skills Academy
  • Outplay Entertainment
  • Pixel Blimp
  • Player Research
  • Preloaded
  • Quartic Llama
  • Revolution Software
  • SCEE
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Scottish Games Network
  • Snscr Ltd
  • Speech Graphics
  • Stormcloud Games
  • Tag Games limited
  • Tandem Events
  • The Secret Experiment
  • Tigerface Games
  • UKIE
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of West Scotland
  • Zoodazzle

Tickets for Develop Live cost £149. Students go half price, indies get a third off, and discounts are also available for UKIE/TIGA/SGN members. To apply for a discount code, email, or head to to book your place.

Develop Live is supported by event partners OPM Response and Abertay University. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, contact or call him on 01992 535647.

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