It’s only been a year but it feels like we’ve come a very long way from that tiny awards event taking place in a small room above a pub. Last night we saw hundreds of people coming together to recognise and celebrate the work of their peers and colleagues across the games industry.
We’re very excited to reveal our judging team for 2020! As ever, the panel is an amalgam of games industry expertise, stocked with previous GDH winners and all-round good people who will be helping us to find the Game Dev Heroes for 2020!
By now you may have seen the news that the Develop:Brighton
conference has been rescheduled to the 2nd – 4th November 2020 has been cancelled as a physical event and will now be moving to a digital event. As one of the conference’s unofficial fringe events, we’ve now confirmed new arrangements and will also be moving the date of the Game Dev Heroes awards. Game Dev Heroes will now take place on Monday 2nd November 2020 at Komedia in Brighton.
Update : Game Dev Heroes will no longer be held as a physical event, and the winners will be revealed online, in the week commencing 12th October
What does this change mean for you, our potential attendees?
- Air conditioning is no longer A Key Issue Of Ongoing Concern.
- Comfy Autumn/Winter outfits are now in style.
- Warm drinks with cold pals instead of cold drinks with warm pals.
Further information about the event and its delightful contents will be made available later in the year.
It is also sensible to mention that we do not know what the outside world will hold for any of us seven months into the future. If we feel there is a need for further changes to our schedule, we will continue to keep you informed.
Hey now, how does this affect the nominations!?
The nomination period for Game Dev Heroes 2020 has been extended until June 30th 2020.
You now have an extra two months to shout about your game dev heroes; the unsung heroes of the games industry who excel at what they do and have helped to inspire, lead and support those around them.
You can find out more about the award categories
and how to nominate your heroes over at gamedevheroes.co
Stay safe 💜
We made a little zine-style programme for the awards event instead of a slick event brochure, because of course we did. There’s a digital version now available for everyone!
A short showcase video of Year Two of the Game Dev Heroes Awards, bringing hundreds of people together from across the games industry.
As a special surprise this year, ahead of the main awards presentation we showed a video featuring many of those who had been shortlisted.
Thank you to all who came to this year’s awards event! Be sure to check out our full list of the 2019 winners
It was wonderful to see so many of you this year, hope you can spot yourself below!
Event photography : https://www.cormacthomson.com/
It takes a lot of work to be able to run Game Dev Heroes, and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support from our sponsors and partners. Thank you to everyone involved for their help, advice, kind words and support.
PlayStation London Studio’s Tara Saunders will be recognised for her Outstanding Contribution to game development, at the Game Dev Heroes Awards 2019.
t’s with great pleasure that we can reveal this year’s team of games industry experts, specialists, current heroes and all-round good people who will be helping us to find the Game Dev Heroes for 2019!