Organizer Tandem Events has announced a special day-long addition to its July 29-31st Brighton, UK Develop Conference focusing specifically on online gaming, with representatives of Linden Labs, Jagex, Blitz Games and more set to headline sessions.
Tandem says the July 29th special conference will consist of "ten enlightening sessions and one inspirational keynote address" that will "address the real world – and virtual world - challenges and solutions facing online game developers globally."
Currently confirmed speakers include representatives from Guild Wars
developer ArenaNet, EVE Online
creator CCP, Second Life developer Linden Labs, RuneScape
creator Jagex, and more.
The online session will be in addition to the Develop conference proper, which recently announced
sessions from four Japanese developers behind recent Sony releases Patapon
Said Tandem managing director Andy Lane, “Online gaming is booming in Europe... The creation of Develop Online recognises the increasing importance of the online gaming sector and addresses the technical issues currently faced by online developers, giving a unique opportunity for European developers to come together to share their insights for a day."