GFD VIII was originally scheduled to take place this Friday but quite a lot of us couldn’t make it. We’ve decided to postpone the event.
We hope to run our eighth installment in September instead, once everyone has got their summer holidays out of the way and fully recovered from Gamescom.
Stay tuned for more details!
Guild for Developers is a social occasion designed to help you connect with everyone in Guildford and the UK. It’s a chance to catch up with old colleagues, share knowledge, get drunk and meet your local development heroes. Guildford’s already great, let’s see if we can take it to the next level.
We reckon Guildford’s got the highest population density of game industry veterans in all of Europe. You’ll probably bump into a few along with a load of interesting new faces, not only from games but also digital media and gambling companies. If you know someone who should get an invite, let us know.
At future events, GFD will be a platform for local developers to show off their new games to all attending. If you’d like to get your game in front of the GFD community, let us know
GFD is here to connect and strengthen the digital industries but we can’t do it without you. Help us out by coming along regularly, having a good time & spreading the word.
Community. It’s a word that rings around a development studio now like never before. The digital revolution has seen you all moderating and engaging with online groups of your most passionate users and we think that’s great. They deserve that recognition. They deserve acknowledgement for the time they invest in the experiences you work so hard to create for them.
The thing is, at Testology we don’t develop digital experiences. We test them. Community means something a little different to us. Our community is a collection of the clients from all media industries that have kept our doors open for 10 years and allowed us to keep on doing what we love for a living. Our community is the area we live in and all the characters that share the first two letters of our postcode.
Guild For Developers is a celebration of the ridiculously significant digital development community in Guildford and the UK. You’ve all been so busy crafting unforgettable experiences for the public that you forgot to think about doing something for yourselves. That’s where GFD comes in.
There’s nothing that says community more than a familiar face or two. And community is something at the heart of GFD events. At each event you’ll notice a good few familiar faces. Feel free to say hello and mingle with them. It’s very likely they’ll know someone who you don’t, so a resulting introduction could be a great outcome. And, at the very least, a beer or cocktail with great company!
GFD always kicks off at 7pm.
Very free, thanks to our lovely sponsors.
Definitely! We haven’t got room for a full build arcade cab or anything but, mobile devices work a treat for showing off your latest project.
All Bar One normally kick out the most dedicated of us, around 1am.
Over 170 last time! More people than you could speak to in one evening, we reckon.
You sure can! There’s info about the benefits our sponsors receive right here
There might be but, drinking and driving is very ill-advised.
GFD is getting more and more over-subscribed each time. Submit a request for a spot on the guest list below.
Once every three months, with the possibility of some mini events running in-between.