Development Legend Tim Sweeney keynoting at Develop Brighton

Development Legend Tim Sweeney keynoting at Develop Brighton
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 28th 2013 at 1:30PM

Epic CEO to discuss how the Unreal Engine company has remained a successful business for the last 22 years

Newly crowned Development Legend Tim Sweeney will be presenting a coding keynote at next month’s Develop in Brighton Conference.

The Epic Games CEO will be joined on stage by Develop editor Will Freeman to discuss how the Gears of War and Unreal Engine developer has adapted to industry changes over the last 22 years.

Sweeney will also talk about how Unreal Engine remains relevant to developers and kept up to date by weighing up industry trends in graphics, processing power, gameplay and production pipelines studios use to create their games.

Double Fine studio technical director Nathan Martz has also joined the conference line-up and will speak in the production keynote, looking how optimising technology can maximise human performance, and make development teams both fast and flexible.

For more information on the Develop Conference, visit the official website.

Tim Sweeney and Epic VP Mark Rein will be named Development Legends at the Develop Awards ceremony on July 10th, which takes place at the Brighton Hilton Metropole hotel.

The pair join an elite list of industry luminaries, and the award acknowledges their success in leading Epic through 22 years of business as a leading game developer and technology pioneer through the widely-used Unreal Engine.

A limited number of places to attend the event remain. To book a place, contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 646 as soon as possible.

The Develop Industry Excellence Awards take place on July 10th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, UK. You can view the full list of this year's finalists here.

Event partners include Platinum Partners Crytek, Deep Silver and Microsoft, Gold Partners Testronic, Amiqus, UKIE, Perforce Software, Sumo Digital and Pitbull Studio, Drinks Reception Partner NaturalMotion Games, Table Gift Partner OPM Recruitment, Event Partners Nova Scotia Business Inc and Playmob, and Award Partner ARM.

For sponsorship and partner opportunities contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 647.

For more information, visit the official Develop Awards website.