20 — 24 August
Devcom is the primary game developers event at gamescom, the world’s largest computer and video games event devcom is a prestigious, five-day umbrella framework for a series of events focused around game development, game publishing, networking and community building.
20 — 21 August
This innovative conference and networking concept was welcomed enthusiastically by more than 500 visitors at its premiere in 2013. Since then, RESPAWN has grown every year, attracting 1500 attendees in 2016.The conference's topics range from Creative, Game Design, Business and Tech to Culture/Communications and Storytelling. RESPAWN 2017 will feature workshops, lectures and panel discussions as well as an Indie Game Summit, a Newcomer Summit, plus a new format, the Late Night Talks.
23 — 28 August
Gamescom serves as the central platform for the European computer- and video game industry. This show brings together the retail, trade and the media providing the ideal setting for the establishment and cultivation of business relationships. The division into business area and entertainment area stands for a concept which will attract and appeal to industry and private visitors equally.
29 — 30 August
Pax Dev Seattle 2017
We've dedicated two days before PAX West to the developer community for the craft that is game making. PAX Dev is about elevating the art and creating a place to share, debate and learn.
1 — 4 September
Pax West Seattle 2017
Created in 2004, PAX has been hailed as a celebration of gamer culture. Defining characteristics of the festival include an opening keynote speech from an industry insider, game-culture inspired concerts, panels on game topics, exhibitor booths from independent and major game developers and publishers, a LAN party, tabletop game tournaments, and video game freeplay areas.
13 — 16 September
A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2017
A MAZE. welcomes African and international game developers, digital artists, forward thinkers, entrepreneurs, and digital activitists to Johannesburg to exchange tools, skills, and ideas in the fields of independent games and playful media. Workshops, talks, parties, and a games arcade featuring the pick of African and international independent games and playful media.
15 — 17 September
Korea, Republic of
Busan Indie Connect Festival 2017
The Busan Indie Connect Festival (BICFest) is a locally curated, inclusively-attended conference held annually in Busan, South Korea. BICFest was created by and for developers to foster a friendly environment for creativity, sharing, and play between cultures and across borders. Each year, dozens of independent studios and hundreds of developers converge to show their projects, share their inspirations, and help foster a growing global developer community.
19 — 20 September
Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2017
Pocket Gamer Connects aims to be a wholly inclusive event, providing something of value to a wide range of industry players – from global corporations looking to hone their strategy right down to small indie developers seeking out a little inspiration and some new contacts.
21 — 22 September
Tokyo Game Show
Tokyo Game Show is Japan’s most anticipated annual gaming expo, main focus of the show is on Japanese games, with international video game developers taking part in the event to showcase upcoming releases.
28 September — 1 October
IgroMir Expo is first and biggest Russian computer and video games consumer exhibition. Key products of the event: computer games, console games, handheld consoles games, mobile games and all other electronic entertainment software and hardware, except for gambling.
5 — 8 October
Game Industry Conference is one of the most important game expos in the Europe and the biggest in this part of it. Over 71 000 visitors come to see the games and try the gaming hardware of more than 130 expositors.It is the best place to meet most of the Polish Game Industry. Over 400 studios with over 5000 people developing games.
6 — 8 October
Indie Cade 2017
The IndieCade Festival is the premiere event dedicated to celebrating independent games in the nation.It offers a unique opportunity to play and preview over 200 of the latest innovative indie games of all types and from around the world. IndieCade hosts an in-depth game developer summit, conference sessions, workshops, business networking, social activities, tournaments, and entertainment.
10 — 11 October
White Nights Moscow 2017
The White Nights Conference is an international cross-platform business conference for game industry. The White Nights events attract influential game industry professionals and developers and take place three times a year in February (Europe), in June (St. Petersburg) and in October (Moscow). Every year more than 4,000 visitors all together attend the conference.
20 — 22 October
TwitchCon is a celebration of all things Twitch, from the streamers and their communities, to the developers who make the games we love. At TwitchCon, we all gather to learn and play together.
24 — 26 October
Casual Connect Kiev 2017
As the premiere events for the casual games industry, over 6,000 professionals attend Casual Connect Events each year. Casual Connect brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the best of networking and learning.
1 — 3 November
Game Connection Development Awards
The Game Connection Development Awards have a history of recognizing and promoting independent game projects in any stage of development. For the last 10 years, they have been the place for studios to showcase their creativity and originality and to be recognized by their peers.
1 — 5 November
Paris Games Week 2017
Paris Games Week, or simply PGW, is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. It is organised by SELL (Syndicat des éditeurs de logiciels de loisirs), a French organisation that promotes the interests of video game developers.
1 — 3 November
Game Connection Europe 2017
Game Connection is the international event where 2700+ developers, publishers, distributors and service providers come to find new partners and/or (in the case of service providers) find new clients. The industry leading Game Connection Meeting App enables attendees and exhibitors to organise meetings in advance of the event – optimising their time on-site.
16 — 17 November
DevGAMM Minsk 2017
DevGAMM is the biggest conference for game industry professionals in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The event offers quality content about game development, low entry threshold for beginner developers as well as a series of activities meant for productive pastime and effective networking.
17 — 18 November
Game Developers Session
Game Developers Session (GDS) is an annual conference on game development. It is a regular meeting of game developers from Central Europe.Game development teams present lectures, their projects and current topics in the field.