For developers in the UK – and, indeed, beyond – the arrival of July means only one thing: a trip down to the English south coast for the arrival of Develop in Brighton.
Develop rightly has a reputation for being one of the most friendly conferences on the circuit, in part thanks to its location: right on the Brighton front, the Hilton Metropole isn't your typical games conference venue.
It's full of holiday makers, for one, and boasts an attached bar that, at certain points during the day, is more popular than either the talks or the expo.
It's also one of the events on the calendar where as much can be learned from simply chatting to people en route or at one of the parties afterwards as it can from the presentations. If you're new to the industry and you're looking for a first event to take the plunge with, Develop should be high up on your list of candidates.
And if you need any more convincing, check out the five things we took away from this year's event by clicking the button below.Click here to view the list »