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Dec 18, 2023
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Lisbon, Portugal - December 18th, 2023 - The curtains have fallen on DevGAMM Lisbon 2023,(https://devgamm.com/lisbon2023/) marking an extraordinary chapter in the gaming industry. With a diverse gathering of over 620 game industry professionals representing 341 companies from 44 countries, DevGAMM Lisbon was a true melting pot of innovation and camaraderie. Over the course of two action-packed days the conference showcased more than 60 games, capturing the attention of 326 decision-makers, including C-level management, Founders, Lead, Top Management, and Senior participants. The PINE platform played host to 880 scheduled meetings, fostering meaningful connections and collaborations that will undoubtedly shape the future of gaming landscape.  DevGAMM Lisbon achieved a milestone with its inaugural VIP events. The VIP & Speakers Reception by Scorewarrior set the tone, followed by an unforgettable VIP Dinner by Epic Games in a historic hotel at a stunning location. The addition of a Golf Masterclass, catering to all skill levels, added a dynamic touch, ensuring a well-rounded and memorable experience for all attendees. DevGAMM Lisbon 2023 was not just about numbers; it was a dynamic experience with 50 engaging sessions. A stellar lineup of speakers, including industry titans like Warren Spector (OtherSide Entertainment), Jonathan Blow (Thekla, Inc), Gabby Llanillo (Riot Games), Ilari Kuittinen (Housemarque), Dennis Micka (Guerrilla), Moritz Lehr (CD PROJEKT RED), and Sarah Beaulieu (Ubisoft), covered a diverse range of topics. These sessions delved into Game Design & Narrative, Business, Technology & Development, Marketing, Production, Indie & Post-mortems, Community, Art & Visual, UX & UI, Audio & Sound and more. “As we close the chapter on another incredible DevGAMM event, I am truly inspired by the vibrant community that came together in Lisbon. The innovation, camaraderie, and sheer passion for gaming were palpable. We've witnessed the industry's heartbeat, felt the energy of so many great industry professionals from all over the world. It's a testament to the power of collaboration and the limitless potential of the gaming world.” Said Lerika Mallayeva, Founder and CEO of DevGAMM. “As we eagerly anticipate DevGAMM Gdansk 2024, we are committed to building on this success, making each event an even more enriching experience for the global gaming community.” To round off the conference, the Main Party unfolded at a stunning marina in the heart of the old city, under the lighthouse. Attendees, dressed in blue and white to honor Portuguese game development, enjoyed a warm night of drinks and conversations. DevGAMM's 15th birthday concluded with a giant cake at the closing ceremony. The event wrapped up with champagne toasts, farewell hugs, and expressions of gratitude from attendees. As we bid farewell to DevGAMM Lisbon, the excitement continues to build for the next installment – DevGAMM Gdansk 2024,(https://devgamm.com/gdansk2024/) scheduled for February 28 - 29. Game submissions (https://airtable.com/appZKolvkrSpm5YUZ/shrgcRa9iR8pyUfqv)are officially open, seize the opportunity to be a part of the excitement. Stay tuned for another immersive experience as we continue to push the boundaries of creativity and collaboration in the gaming world.

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laura
Nov 16, 2023
In Portugal exhibitions
International Game Development Conference Promises Unprecedented Heights with Over 40 Expert Speakers, Vibrant Game Showcases and Inaugural Indie X Awards Ceremony in Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal – November 16th, 2023 – DevGAMM has unveiled the stellar lineup of speakers and the comprehensive conference schedule for its highly anticipated 2023 edition in Lisbon on November 16-17th. Over 40 industry experts from the video game realm are set to deliver engaging talks spanning 11 diverse tracks. The renowned international game development conference will transform the captivating city of Lisbon into a hub of creativity and innovation. Hosted at the opulent Oitavos Luxury Hotel in Cascais, Portugal, this inaugural event promises an unforgettable experience against the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. In a thrilling collaboration, DevGAMM Lisbon 2023 has joined forces with Indie X, Portugal's foremost indie game showcase, propelling the event to unprecedented heights. Each day of the conference will be adorned with a vibrant Game Showcase, presenting a diverse array of both Portuguese and international games. Among the titles are Bloomtown: A Different Story,(https://youtu.be/1J_vy0V7MvY?si=ic6IHswwghdmJxkb) ARC SEED,(https://youtu.be/286fWFGcQD8?si=P0BRSoykiH2CecBF) Crab Raid Tactics,(https://youtu.be/dEMXW5iraG0?si=9QP-tSXFwdt5e76N) dEmpire of Vampire,(https://youtu.be/Wi8Ie5Pi1DM?si=NXfwBJwe4sRdUv14) Kurofune: Descobrimentos Portugueses,(https://youtu.be/hnG2eCTVWR4) When the Light Dies, Birdspotting,(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA10i2nNtqI) Mahou Senshi Cosplay Club (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJEbpXyoXU) and an array of other captivating games that will command the spotlight. Explore the full list of showcased games here.(https://airtable.com/applAny64X10p1urb/shrB2spQYS9Sv9XYy/tblRRAh8FNMfZ00px) Adding an extra layer of excitement, the Indie X Awards Ceremony is set to unfold within the vibrant atmosphere of DevGAMM Lisbon. Get ready to meet the finalists and witness the pinnacle of indie game recognition. Preview the finalists h(https://youtu.be/WhR_out0D2Q?si=s6GWe9Xoh0ffIBuF)ere.(https://youtu.be/WhR_out0D2Q?si=s6GWe9Xoh0ffIBuF) DevGAMM Lisbon 2023 is poised to be an unparalleled convergence of industry expertise, creativity, and celebration, making it a must-attend event for gaming enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. “We are looking forward to welcoming a talented group of video game professionals and peers to Lisbon this year for our first-ever DevGAMM in this beautiful location,” said Lerika Mallayeva, CEO & Founder of DevGAMM. “As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the conference we hope that our attendees will feel like taking part in a mesmerizing retreat while enjoying top-notch content.” The conference will host a selection of keynote speakers, including Warren Spector, Studio Director at OtherSide Entertainment who will talk about how to clearly determine what you do, why you do it, and of course how you do it everyone at your studio. Jonathan Blow, President at Thekla, Inc together with Tiago Loureiro, Technical Director at Kokku will host a FIRESIDE CHAT where they will discuss the Future of Software Development in Video Games. Gabby Llanillo, QA Supervisor at Riot Games will talk about embedding and empowering QA. Ilari Kuittinen, Managing Director at Housemarque will discuss various aspects of strategic decision-making that an independent studio faces. Joining these speakers will be Dennis Micka, Senior Game Designer at Guerrilla, who will discuss the creation and iteration process of Horizon Forbidden West's Cauldrons, from concept to finish. Moritz Lehr, Senior Quest Designer at CD PROJEKT RED will touch on lessons from traditional storytelling before diving into the unique challenges and opportunities of interactive media. Sarah Beaulieu, Narrative Director at Ubisoft will focus mostly on best personal practices in writing to integrating dialogues. Linda Komsic, Senior QA Manager at Square Enix will go over the QA services within Square Enix here in the West as well as some strategies, planning, and challenges faced while testing the Life is Strange games over the years. These talks will be accompanied by many others as well as several panels addressing topics ranging from tech and user acquisition to education, music and the need for juniors in the industry.
DevGAMM Lisbon 2023 Unveils Full Speaker Lineup and a Thrilling Showcase of Games content media
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laura
Oct 05, 2023
In Portugal exhibitions
The global gaming community is gearing up for an unforgettable experience this November as DevGAMM, the renowned international game development conference, descends upon the enchanting city of Lisbon. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, this inaugural event will take place on November 16-17 at the luxurious Oitavos Luxury Hotel in Cascais, Portugal.  DevGAMM Lisbon 2023 joined forces with Indie X, Portugal's premier indie game showcase, promising an immersive gaming event like no other. DevGAMM Lisbon 2023 boasts a stellar lineup (https://devgamm.com/lisbon2023/speakers)of industry luminaries who will be sharing their expertise and insights with attendees. Expect to hear from visionary figures such as: • Jonathan Blow, President of Thekla, Inc (renowned for games like Braid and The Witness) • Warren Spector, Visionary at Otherside Entertainment (the creative genius behind Deus Ex) • Gabby Llanillo, QA Supervisor at Riot Games (recognized for their work on Valorant) • Ilari Kuittinen, Studio Head at Housemarque (the minds behind Returnal) • Dennis Micka, Senior Game Designer at Guerrilla (known for their work on Horizon Zero Dawn) • Moritz Lehr, Senior Quest Designer at CD PROJEKT RED (involved in the development of Cyberpunk 2077) • Sarah Beaulieu, Narrative Director at Ubisoft (contributed to Assassin's Mirage) And many more! DevGAMM Lisbon 2023 also offers attendees the unique opportunity to connect with industry giants, including Xbox, Meta, Google, and other prominent platforms. Stay tuned for the announcement of engaging panel discussions and roundtable sessions. The conference promises an array of exciting activities for developers..   Highlighted Activities: Game Showcase: DevGAMM Lisbon 2023 will host an extensive Game Showcase featuring both Portuguese and international games. Developers willpresent their projects, and attendees will get hands-on experience.Public Pitch:Developers will test their elevator pitches to publishers live and receive valuable feedback. Steam Event & Sale:A spotlight event featuring present and past Indie X finalists, offering developers a platform to showcase their projects and attendees a glimpse into the world of game development. Indie X Awards:A prestigious game developer competition featuring 50 finalists! The event will be exclusively live-streamed on RTP Arena, Portugal's public TV network, offering a spotlight on indie games. In (http://games.In)addition to these thrilling activities, the conference will host VIP private dinners, parties, and more. Moreover, DevGAMM has a long history and will celebrate its 15 anniversary with the attendees in Lisbon! Visit our website (https://devgamm.com/)for further details, and secure your tickets while they last.
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