Epic Games’ first European conference dedicated to Unreal Engine game developers
Friday 2nd February 2018: Epic has released more details of Unreal Fest Europe, set to take place in Berlin, April 24-27. The three-day event is designed exclusively for game creators using the Unreal Engine, with speakers drawn from Epic, platform owners and some of the leading development studios in Europe. The conference will open with a keynote address by Tim Sweeney, CEO and Founder of Epic Games.
“The time is right to create an event that brings European Unreal developers together to learn, share and thrive. There are now more developers using the Unreal Engine than ever before, and Unreal Fest answers the industry’s call for an event that is entirely focused on creating great games using Unreal,” commented Mike Gamble, European Territory Manager, Epic Games.
“Unreal Fest Europe is an official event, and sponsor of, #gamesweekberlin, a weeklong festival of games across all platforms and genres. We’re delighted to welcome Unreal Fest Europe to #gamesweekberlin 2018. This exciting new conference for Unreal developers is the perfect addition to our weeklong celebration of every aspect of games and interactive entertainment. Berlin is set to be the centre of the games universe in April,” commented Michael Liebe, #gamesweekberlin.
Unreal Fest is dedicated to helping developers increase their knowledge and understanding of the engine and best practices in games development. Leading developers will share their insights into how particular games have been made and senior artists, designers and engineers from Epic will reveal the latest enhancements within Unreal. Sessions include deep dive looks at lighting, content creation, optimization and performance.
Although the conference is focused on learning and development there will be ample opportunities for networking and sharing experiences with other developers. Conference passes include invitations to two parties and a networking lunch.
The full conference schedule will be published on www.unrealfesteurope.com over the course of the next few weeks, and in the meantime developers have time to submit ideas for talks. The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th March via the website.
Conference-only passes are €150 whilst pass and accommodation packages start at €300 which includes three nights’ accommodation. More details can be found on the website.
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Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of the award-winning Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series of games. More recently, Epic has released Robo Recall and Fortnite, and the studio is also developing Battle Breakers and Spyjinx. Visit epicgames.com and follow @EpicGames for updates.
Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, VR and AR platforms. Developers also use Unreal to create photorealistic visualizations, interactive product designs, films, virtual productions, mixed reality TV broadcasts and animated entertainment. Follow@UnrealEngineand download for free at unrealengine.com.