Conference Info

The Extended Play Conference will take place on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd November 2012. The conference will build on last year's successful event, bringing further talks, panels and discussions from industry figures, under three tracks:

Inspire: These sessions will be talks designed to inspire creativity, across all areas of game development, from design and writing, to code and art.

Share: These sessions will be creators sharing their experiences and stories around all areas of game development.

Create: These sessions are designed to have practical take aways, talking about tools, content creation, design and more.

Alongside the conference will run an expo area, where you can play games, chat, have a drink, and hear short talks from the creators throughout the days and in break times.

The sessions will run from 10am-5pm both days, and will be followed by evening events.

Scenes from last years Explay Festival

What makes this conference different?

Each year Extended Play will explore a key topic or topics which developers can take advantage of to build successful contemporary game properties. Last year the festival focused on 'games as a service', looking at what opportunities and challenges this presents. This year we are looking to inspire, and encourage share knowledge and experiences between all attendees through our three session tracks, with keynotes, talks, panels and fun activities.

Extended Play is also the first games festival in the south west and is also designed to promote and enhance the games industry in the area.

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