Online Day added to Develop Conference schedule

Online Day added to Develop Conference schedule
Michael French

By Michael French

June 2nd 2008 at 4:01PM

Speakers from Arenanet, Blitz Games, Linden Labs, CCP and Jagex set for July 29th event

Organisers of the Develop conference and expo have announced 'Develop Online' - a day dedicated to virtual worlds.

Speakers from Arenanet, Blitz Games, Linden Labs, CCP and Jagex are already signed up for the July 29th event, taking place before the main conference which runs on July 30th and 31st.

“Online gaming is booming in Europe. Wildly successful pioneers like Jagex, CCP and DICE are giants on the international stage, while Brighton is becoming a hub for massively-multiplayer online gaming thanks to inward investment from overseas players like NCSoft and Linden Labs. Sony is developing PlayStation Home in London while, with the likes of APB, Little Big Planet and Burnout Paradise, ever-inventive European developers are finding new ways to add an online dimension to traditional games," commented Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events.

“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."

A dedicated pass for Develop Online will be available to those wishing to attend - it will give delegates access to all the July 29th sessions as well as full access to the Develop Expo on Wednesday July 30th and Thursday July 31st.

Registration and more details can be found at  www.developconference.com.