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Develop in Brighton Special

Hi all, this is a special edition of the BGH newsletter focused on Develop in Brighton (tickets & schedule). It runs from the 14th-16th of July and is an important part of the UK dev calendar. This is news of SW devs at the event and other things you might find of interest.

#Developconf News

Free IP Sessions

In the afternoon of the 15th July, running alongside Develop are two panel discussions and one set of consultation slots that you can get – all for FREE! It’s a fringe event, so even if you don’t have a Develop ticket – it’s free to attend. Note; you can go to one or both of the panels and add a one-to-one if you want – your choice! Also if you do, the panels are timed around the Develop sessions, so it’s convenient to attend. Plus it’s 4 mins away from Develop. Finally the 1pm session comes with free lunch! Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch 🙂  The sessions are:

The IP Lunch: Top 5 IP Management Tips @ Clearleft Ltd, 68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL Brighton
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 1pm to 2pm

This session gives indie game developers a chance to question a panel of IP experts from different creative industries on their top tips on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting intellectual property. A fantastic learning opportunity for indies who are without guidance or mentorship in this area, or who are just starting out and looking for the basics, and also those with a growing IP and wondering what to do next. Panel is:

  • Mo Ali (IP Co-ordinator, UKIE)
  • Professor Charlotte Waelde (Professor of IP Law, University of Exeter)
  • Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing for Games Workshop
  • Ella Romanos, Co-Founder, Strike Game Labs & columnist for Develop (creating new IP now!)
  • Phil Gaskell – Former Sony Senior Producer, now co-founder of indie publisher Ripstone
  • Chair: Dr. Tomas Rawlings (Auroch Digital/Bristol Games Hub)

Free ticket – book here.

The IP Surgery @ Clearleft Ltd, 68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL Brighton
Book sessions between 2.30pm and 3.30pm Wed 15th July.

This workshop gives indie developers the chance to begin working through any specific IP challenges they are facing at the moment. Developers can come with a particular question or issue, and find out how best to resolve their problems from legal experts and those who have faced similar issues. The surgery will also provide practical advice in how to navigate the common roadblocks for IP in the gaming industry today. Professor Charlotte Wealde will host this surgery. This is organised with short face-to-face slots with an expert and are free!

Book free slot here.

Navigating the IP Eco System @ Clearleft Ltd, 68 Middle Street, BN1 1AL Brighton
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm

This session is ideal for developers who are looking to either adapt an existing IP, or to transfer their game IP to another medium. It will give valuable advice on how to actively work with other creative industries such as publishing, television and film and the best practice for putting together a tender bid and approaching the right gatekeepers. Panel includes:

  • Colin MacDonald (Games Commissioner, Channel 4)
  • Professor Charlotte Waelde (Professor of IP Law, University of Exeter)
  • Alison Sterling (Film producer, Ignition Films)
  • Alexander Birke, Indie Developer of acclaimed ‘Adventures of Bertram Fiddle’ and creating new IP now!
  • Chair: Dr. Tomas Rawlings (Auroch Digital/Bristol Games Hub)

Book your free place here.

Hyperthetical Games – CentraSphere

The team plan to demo a further updated version of CentraSphere, with new arena and multiplayer game mode plus a bit of visual and audio feedback updates. They will be there Wednesday and Thursday, somewhere near the Tea and Coffee. Got to experience it!

Owlbear  & Barbara-ian

Myself (Kristian Andrews) and Games Hub regular Sam Chester will be at Develop demoing Barbara-ian ( in the indie section on the edge of the expo. Go check it out!

Alistair Aitcheson

Alistair Aitcheson is going to be running the latest version of Codex Bash at the Games By The Sea party on Wednesday 16th. The event is at Pub du Vin, from 6pm to 11pm.


Toxic Games

QUBE 2 is going to be in the Indie showcase at the expo. Go check it out!

PS. Dave from Toxic Games has a spare ticket for the Indie event on the Thursday – email him if you want it! Dave.Hall at

Quick Links

Thanks all! PS. Do check out the Special Effect charity drinks event on the 16th at the end of Develop! Well worth attending!