Our main theatre hosts fascinating panel sessions featuring world-renowned game creators.
Learn from the best
The sessions in our main theatre are a firm favourite at EGX, with presentations from big industry names drawing huge audiences to our purpose-built theatre.
What to expect
The EGX talks and panels are fast becoming known as the TedTalks of the games industry, giving you a unique opportunity to hear directly from some of the finest minds in the business.
Past events have featured world-renowned games creator guests from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, talking about their latest projects; sharing background information such as how they developed a certain concept; debating hot industry topics, and even dropping exclusive news from their label. It’s no wonder the sessions typically attracts a massive audience throughout the weekend!
Each session is unique but most last for 45 minutes and include an element of presentation, as well as an interactive panel discussion and Q&A elements. There are no stupid questions and all perspectives are welcome, so please come along and take part.
Arrive in plenty of time to bag a good seat.
See for yourself
Most sessions are live streamed on the EGX Twitch channel and later made available to watch on the EGX YouTube channel, meaning you can take a peek at some of the awesome sessions from the past here.
You can find the WIP schedule below. Check back regularly for updates!
Bringing back the Battletoads
Join key members from the Battletoads development team as they discuss bringing back a much loved IP. Covering design, art and music, the team will delve into the journey so far and give a glimpse of what's still to come!
Storytelling through music in games
This deep dive session on composing music for games focuses on the creative process and collaborative experience of composers and game directors bringing their unique stories to life through music. Ivor Novello & BAFTA nominated composer David Housden and Mark Backler, Founder of Sketchbook Games, will discuss creating the music for upcoming adventure game LOST WORDS: BEYOND THE PAGE, along with Rare duo Robin Beanland (Music Director) and Mike Chapman (Design Director) describing their collaboration on the story campaigns in SEA OF THIEVES. Chaired by Janesta Boudreau, music supervisor at Frontier Developments.
First games industry jobs – Indie development
Four panellists, all with their first games supported by Excalibur Games, speak about how they broke into the industry, their experiences so far, their current projects and what advice they would give to aspiring developers and others looking to get into the industry. Featuring Yen Ooi (Road to Guandong), Nils Jakrins (Flashing Lights), Arvydas Žemaitis (Shoppe Keep) and Tom Malinowski (Tracks – The Train Set Game).