The Czech gamedev conference Game Access is returning after its covid break, more ambitious than ever. The event aims to host more than 1500 attendees from all over the world, and promises a rich program and an unforgettable experience at the Brno Exhibition Centre.
The fifth edition of Game Access will take place on May, 27-28th. Among the attendees, there are not only professional game devs, but also investors, artists, students, and for the first time in the event’s history, tabletop game developers. Almost 100 indie teams from home and abroad will visit the conference to present their projects, meet fellow developers, and gain feedback and advice from experienced colleagues. A weekend filled with lectures by world-famous game developers will be concluded with an orchestral concert of music from the legendary Mafia series. It will be preceded by a thematic afternoon program with behind-the-scenes information and discussions with members of the dubbing team.
Among the confirmed speakers, you'll hear from Joris De Man, the Composer of the soundtrack to Horizon: Zero Dawn, Kacper Niepokólczycki, the Lead Environment Artist at CD Projekt Red, casting director and voice actor Mark Estedale, famous for his work on hundreds of video game titles, Marek Rosa from Keen Software House or Jan Ilavský from Beat Games.
Game Access is a conference famous for its relaxed and thematic atmosphere, which frequently draws inspiration from legendary video game titles. It’s filled with live music, creative catering, performances, and discussions with game developers. This atmosphere culminates in 3 networking parties that draw the attendees into the world of Czech culture. This year you can look forward to visiting the Špilberk Castle and the historical Starobrno Brewery.
In addition to individual game devs, partner studios will set up shop at the conference, networking, recruiting talented devs, and presenting their projects. Madfinger Games is the general partner, with Nine Rocks Games, Ashborne Games, Bohemia Interactive, Ingame Studios, Warhorse Studios, and Beat Games. The event is co-organized by the City of Brno.
The event aims to support the education of young game developers. In addition to classic students’ tickets, it also offers options for the students of partnered institutions, like Masaryk University and Charles University. They’ll be providing information about the options of gamedev education, presenting their students’ projects, and integrating them into the worldwide gamedev community.