It's back in Romania for a second year: Dev.Play 2017 is an industry conference run by the RGDA. It's aimed at the Eastern European game developer community and is rapidly becoming the biggest professional event in the region.
With our own event coming up very soon too, we've joined forces with Dev.Play 2017 as media partners, to help spread the word from east to west about what's taking place this September. PocketGamer.biz readers can get 20% off their registration to Dev.Play 2017 at this link with the code PGC20DVP. It's the perfect opportunity to meet developers from the region and discover local success stories. Bucharest, where one of Pocket Gamer's own staff members is based, is a place with a rich heritage (and buzzing nightlife).
At Dev.Play 2017 you can meet the game developers of Eastern Europe and learn more about the industry in the region. it takes place on September 11-12 in Bucharest, Romania. The first edition of Dev.Play took place in 2016 and attracted over 300 participants. This year, a bigger, better and larger conference is promised, featuring lectures, panels and workshops delivered by over 40 speakers from around the world. About 400 participants are expected for this 2017 edition.
The full list of speakers is available now and it includes experts from Bandai Namco, Gameloft, Bioware, Riot Games and loads more. The event will also deliver an indie expo area, speed pitching sessions, B2B matchmaking tool and fringe networking events. Seminar and panel topics include localisation, game art, "Designing With Emotions", the rise of Eastern Europe as a major game dev hub, "Why Stock Exchanges Are The Right Place For Game Developers", and a pitching masterclass.
You can register for Dev.Play 2017 here (remembering your code PGC20DVP). It's organized and managed by the Romanian Game Developers Association. RGDA was founded in 2013 with the mission to develop and promote the game development industry in Romania. Its members currently cover over 90% of the local game dev professionals.