We’re happy to announce the GamesBeat 2016 developer contest. We’re going to pick five developers who will demo their games at our annual GamesBeat conference, August 1 to August 3 at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes in Los Angeles. The submissions can be for any type of game.

Here’s the entry form.

Here’s why you should apply:

  • Get your name out there!
  • Showcase your game at GamesBeat 2016.
  • You’ll be in front of a number of the top executives and venture capitalists in the gaming industry.
  • We will feature your game on VentureBeat/GamesBeat.

Here’s how it works:

  • Once submissions are in, an advisory board will review and select the winners.
  • 5 Winners will be given complimentary passes as well as a demo at GamesBeat 2016
  • 5 Runner-ups will be given complimentary passes to attend and network at GamesBeat 2016

Important dates:

  • Showcase submissions: now through July 8, 2016
  • Winners will be notified by July 18, 2016
  • GamesBeat 2016: August 1-3, 2016

And here’s some more information about the conference. The agenda is here. Our latest speaker post is here.

Our theme is “The platform awakens: A new hope for the game industry.” 
This is our first GamesBeat event that is heading south to Los Angeles. And it’s going to have a new one-day preamble, our AR/VR day, to focus on the excitement of augmented reality and virtual reality games and entertainment. This leads into our traditional GamesBeat fare.Our ninth annual GamesBeat event takes place at the Terranea Resort on August 1 to August 3 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The resort is on the beautiful Pacific Ocean and offers some awesome amenities, like a spa and golf.
You can register for the event here.
GamesBeat 2016 brings together top execs, investors, analysts, and entrepreneurs from the hottest companies to explore the gaming industry’s latest trends, growth opportunities, technical directions, and newest monetization opportunities.

Who should attend?

This event is specifically designed for gaming executives, investors, developers, and entrepreneurs. Here’s our link to stories from last year’s event. 2015 was all about the Game of Thrones, or the battle among game companies for supremacy. At our recent GamesBeat Summit, we focused on the underdogs of gaming. This summer, we have a bit of a fixation on Star Wars. Our theme is a nod to that and to the fact that gaming has a lot of new platforms arising.

Mobile has become ascendant as the largest game platform, with more than a billion users. But there are new platforms coming in the console market (hi, Nintendo) as well as virtual reality and augmented reality. The mobile, console, and PC platforms will see new innovations in game technology this year, and we’ll be talking about all of them.

Our advisory board for this event includes: 

  • Michael Chang, senior vice president of corporate development at NCSoft West
  • Greg Essig, head of business development at Mobcrush
  • Megan Gaiser, senior creative leader and strategist; principal at Contagious Creativity
  • Perrin Kaplan, principal at Zebra Partners
  • Ophir Lupu, head of games at United Talent Agency
  • Wanda Meloni, executive director at the Open Gaming Alliance
  • Ali Moiz, CEO at Vulcun
  • Maarten Noyons, CEO of the International Mobile Gaming Awards
  • Ian Sharpe, CEO of Azubu
  • Mike Vorhaus, president of Magid Advisors
  • Sunny Dhillon, partner at Signia Venture Partners
  • Alejandro Manchado, strategic partner development lead at Google
  • Daniel Cho, chairman of Innospark
  • Mike Capps, former president of Epic Games

For general event information, please contact events@venturebeat.com and reference “GamesBeat”

For sponsorship information please click here, complete the form, and a member of our sales team will contact you.

If you are interested in volunteering at GamesBeat, please apply here

To apply to speak at GamesBeat, please fill out the form here.

To apply for a press pass, please fill out the form here.