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Baltic Dev Days
1. Juni 2023 – 2. Juni 2023
After a three-year break due to the Corona outbreak, the game developer conference Baltic Dev Days returns. The event will take place on June 1 and 2 at the Atlantic Hotel Kiel, with approximately 600 people from 20 nations expected.
The conference’s speaker lineup is impressive, with industry legends like Kate Edwards and Fawzi Mesmar sharing their expertise and thoughts on topics like game design and culturalisation. Over 50 experts from the games industry and other sectors that intersect with games are anticipated to attend over the course of two days. Insightful lectures and hands-on workshops will impart valuable knowledge. In addition, an Indie Expo will provide 15 developers from Germany and the Baltic Sea countries with the opportunity to present their games and receive feedback from industry professionals and game enthusiasts. Further information on the program, speakers, and ticket rates may be found at www.balticdevdays.com.
“For two days, Kiel becomes a hotspot for game industry professionals and decision-makers from our industry. But that’s not all, young and aspiring talent, students, and representatives of universities, the government, and Schleswig-Holstein’s economy join us for an exciting exchange of experiences and views. We want to create an environment of growth and prosperity here in the north and the Baltic Dev Days is our instrument of choice to achieve this goal” says Boris Zander, Managing Director of Seal Media GmbH and Head of Baltic Dev Days.
The Baltic Dev Days considers itself an ambassador of the games industry and strives to achieve several goals at once: to provide high-quality knowledge at an affordable price, to promote partnerships and friendships in the Baltic Sea region, to enable knowledge transfer to all areas of our society, and to strengthen the games industry. Developers, publishers, newcomers, associations, media organizations, students, universities, and business and political representatives are all welcome at the Baltic Dev Days.
“We are first and foremost an independent development studio. As a result, we are all too aware with the challenges you face at the start of your career as a game developer. Knowledge and a good network are critical for success but attending large conferences is incredibly expensive. Not everyone can afford it. So, where should a fresh developer seek for insights? Our answer to that question clearly is, at the Baltic Dev Days! “, says Christian Haja, Head of Business Development at Seal Media GmbH and Event Director of the Baltic Dev Days.
More information about the programme
For two days, everything in Kiel will revolve around game development, digital trends, how games accelerate the evaluation of scientific research data, and how to successfully found a studio. More than 50 experts from Germany and abroad will report on their work and present current trends in lectures, panels, and workshops. In addition to technical and creative aspects of game development, topics such as funding, financing, marketing, and monetization will also be covered. The conference’s language is English. The evening event on 1 June 2023 offers the opportunity for informal networking.
Newcomers and talents
Especially students and newcomers should not miss the Baltic Dev Days. Due to the non-profit approach, heavily discounted tickets are offered for students and Indies. In addition, aspiring developer teams can present their games at the Indie Expo free of charge. To apply for one of the sought-after stands, visit https://www.balticdevdays.com/indie-expo
Talent acquisition and recruiting are also important to the organizers. Representatives from many universities and colleges will be on site. At the Baltic Dev Days, there will also be a Career Wall where Business Pass holders can display one job offer (DIN A4) per Business Pass. The Career Wall will be handled according to first come, first served.
At its premiere, the Baltic Dev Days were already very well connected within Germany and Europe. Once again, numerous national and international organizations, networks, events, and associations support the conference. Among them are Pocket Gamer Connects, DEVGamm, Arabic Games Conference, Dutch Agmes Association, IGDA Finland, 80 Level, and many more. From Germany, the game e.V. (Federal Association of the German Games Industry), the Hamburg Games Conference, the German Dev Days and devcom offer their support. The Baltic Dev Days are also supported by the Ministry of Economy, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism as a cooperation partner.
Fees and tickets
The standard ticket costs EUR 125.00 + fees. On presentation of documentation, students and professors pay just 30 EUR plus fees. All tickets may be purchased at www.balticdevdays.com. The Baltic Dev Days are a nonprofit event. All excess revenue will be donated to the non-profit organization IF(game)SH.
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