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4 — 6 May 2017 · Brno, Czech Republic
3rd - 4th May: Workshops for pre-registered · 5th - 6th May: Conference & Indie Expo

GAME ACCESS ‘17

the power of game development
Become a part of International Game Developers Conference in the heart of Europe.
Come, share, learn and connect.
30+ speakers
50 teams at expo
3 absolutely unforgettable parties
BRNO Czech Republic

Meet our speakers

During the Conference you will hear from seasoned developers all about their experience and knowhow. Check out who is going to be on the stage this year!

SEE ALL SPEAKERS

About Game Access '17

Captivating speeches, engaging Indie projects, professional workshops, epic parties. What more do you need to know?

This is not your usual Conference.
1 day of workshops  ·  2 days of conference

Prepare for a unique experience, an exquisite blend of Conference and Entertainment.

Prepare for Brno Games Week! Only in the Capital of Moravia, May 2017.

  • Speeches by well-known professional Developers
  • Spacious Business & Indie Developers’ Exhibitions
  • Chilled Networking Areas & Business Lounges
  • Game Access ’17 Awards for the best Indie Games
  • Unforgettable parties at Brno’s best venues

Schedule

Schedule for this year is packed with big names which stand behind countless legendary games. Plan your time carefully so you don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the best.

Venue

SONO Centrum

Veveří 113, 616 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Sono Centrum
Sono Centrum combines a modern European music club with a stylish 4-star hotel and restaurant. The building’s unique design, great technical equipment, high-end services and VIP-zone all create an amazing atmosphere.

3 unforgettable parties!

Parties are a great way to connect and relax. And we've picked amazing venues for you to enjoy!

Party

May the 4th Party
Brno Observatory

This party is going to be the Grand opening of the Conference. Expect unlimited open bar and buffet, dazzling hostesses, live music, bartender show, virtual reality and a stunning movie theme throughout all of it. Get ready for the most exclusive GameDev party of the year!

Thursday, May 4th

Castle Party
Špilberk

The Castle Party will be the perfect place to unwind and relax after the first Conference day. It is going to be the biggest party amongst them all. You can expect generously filled tables with food and drinks, dazzling hostesses, live music and more. Do we hear beer and piglets?

Friday, May 5th
Party
Party

After Party
Charlie's Square

One last chance to have a drink with those you’ve met on the Conference and the perfect way to say goodbye until the next time. Charlie's Square microbrewery placed in the historical center of Brno had such a great beer that we have decided to come back this year. After Grand Finale comes Grand After Party!

Saturday, May 6th

Partners

We are honored to start announcing our partners. The list of those helping us achieve all what we've imagined for the Conference this year will be growing soon. Thanks to our partners, we will be able to make truly unforgettable experience for all of you.

Become a partner for 2017


Media Partners

Game Access '16

2 days · 472 visitors · 31 speakers · 41 Indie Projects · 3 amazing parties
Last year was great, let’s make this year even better!

Speakers

Partners & Sponsors

Become a partner for 2017

Indie Expo

The Indie Expo is going to be bigger and with unique atmosphere this year.

Why should I attend?
You don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity to present your project, get a valuable feedback from professionals and find new contacts, partners, investors or publishers.
Am I ready for it?
If you will have a playable version of your game ready before the end of April and you are confident with presenting it, the Expo is for you. Your game can be developed for any platform.
What do I need to do for it?
You need to fill in a straightforward registration form and wait maximum of 48 hours for approval. In order to validate your attendance, you need to buy a second ticket. You can chose from couple of packages that we’ve prepared to make the whole trip easier for you.
What do I get?
Whether you chose a package or not, you will get one free standard ticket and a free space for your presentation.

Game Access Awards

All the participants will be able to compete for prestige Awards in several categories.

More details

Passes

Indie Pass
59€

~1600 CZK

All talks
Indie & Business Expo access
Fun & Relax zone
Coffee breaks
Pitch & Match
Full badge
Main Party on May 5th
Farewell Party on May 6th
May the 4th Party
Standard Pass
99€

~2700 CZK

All talks
Indie & Business Expo access
Fun & Relax zone
Coffee breaks
Pitch & Match
Full badge
Main Party on May 5th
Farewell Party on May 6th
May the 4th Party
Premium Pass
145€

~3900 CZK

All talks
Indie & Business Expo access
Fun & Relax zone
Coffee breaks
Pitch & Match
Full badge
Main Party on May 5th
Farewell Party on May 6th
May the 4th Party

Indie Expo Packages

Exclusively for Exhibitors

To make the life of Indie Devs little bit easier, we've prepared a few packages exclusively for those presenting at the Expo. Get your free ticket along with the second ticket and accommodation for a discount price.

Standard KOZAK
209€

~5650 CZK

Place at Indie Expo for free
2 Standard tickets
(1 free + 1 with 10% discount)
3 nights for two people in a Standard room in Hotel Kozák

Hotel Kozák

Hotel Kozák is an ideal hotel for you if you are looking for closeby and affordable place to stay, yet you do not want to compromise on your comfort. Your room will of course have its own bathroom, TV and Wi-Fi. The hotel is only two tramway stations from the Sono Centrum and still within 15 minutes from the city centre and the Game Access parties.
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Standard SONO
309€

~8340 CZK

Place at Indie Expo for free
2 Standard tickets
(1 free + 1 with 10% discount)
3 nights/2 people in a double room in SONO Hotel

Sono Hotel

Sono Centrum is also a stylish and comfortable hotel for reasonable price. Whether you like to be in the center of the action or you simply love the comfortability of just stepping outside your room to enter the Conference, this hotel is just the place for you. All rooms offer high quality beds, rain shower, air conditioning, underfloor heating, free Wi-Fi and LCD TV for you to enjoy. And the cherry on top? The rooms are 10% cheaper compared to the standard Sono prices, so don’t hesitate and get a room just steps away from the Conference!
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Premium SONO
399€

~10800 CZK

Place at Indie Expo for free
2 Premium tickets
(1 free + 1 with 10% discount)
3 nights/2 people in a double room in SONO Hotel

Sono Hotel

Sono Centrum is also a stylish and comfortable hotel for reasonable price. Whether you like to be in the center of the action or you simply love the comfortability of just stepping outside your room to enter the Conference, this hotel is just the place for you. All rooms offer high quality beds, rain shower, air conditioning, underfloor heating, free Wi-Fi and LCD TV for you to enjoy. And the cherry on top? The rooms are 10% cheaper compared to the standard Sono prices, so don’t hesitate and get a room just steps away from the Conference!
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FAQ

The schedule is still evolving. We will be announcing it bit by bit in our News and on our Facebook and Twitter. You will find the final version by the end of March on the Game Access website.

The Sono Centrum is only a few minutes away from the city centre. The address is:

Veveří 3219/113
616 00 Brno Žabovřesky

GPS: 49°12'34.5"N 16°35'19.5"E
  • If you come by car, you will be able to park right by the hotel.
  • If you chose public transport, there is a station called Tábor about 100m away from the Sono Centrum. You can get there by buses number 80 and 88 or by tramways number 3 and 11.
  • If you are coming from far, you can take advantage of direct flights into the Brno Airport from London Luton, London Stansted, Eindhoven and Munich. If you do not have the option to take a direct flight, you will most likely want to fly to Prague and then take a train or a bus to Brno. Another good choice is to land in Vienna or Bratislava. You can get to the Conference the fastest from Bratislava. All the cities are connected with wide selection of buses and trains.

INDIE pass covers:

  • Conference bag
  • All the speeches
  • Access to Indie and Business Expo
  • Pitch & Match
  • All the coffee breaks
  • Fun & Relax Zone

STANDARD pass covers:

  • Conference bag
  • All the speeches
  • Access to Indie and Business Expo
  • Pitch & Match
  • All the coffee breaks
  • Fun & Relax Zone
  • Custom badge (with your name, company and job title)
  • Two awesome parties after each day of the Conference

PREMIUM pass covers:

  • Conference bag
  • All the speeches
  • Access to Indie and Business Expo
  • Pitch & Match
  • All the coffee breaks
  • Fun & Relax Zone
  • Custom badge (with your name, company and job title)
  • Two awesome parties after each day of the Conference
  • Unforgettable VIP Party to start off the Event
  • Access to Business Lounge

You will be able to pick up your badge either at the VIP party if you have bought the Premium pass, or in the Sono Centrum when you arrive to the Conference. You can do it at any time, there are no specific registration hours. Badges will not be mailed and cannot be picked up earlier.

Full badge means that it will be personalised with all your credentials - your full name, the name of your company and your position in that company. If you get the Indie Pass, you will only have your name on the badge.

They are, however if you find yourself unable to come, you can always resell your ticket and change the credentials including the email. Please contact us at info@game-access.com if you wish to do so.

Unfortunately that is not possible. However if you find yourself unable to come, you can always resell your ticket and change the credentials including the email. Please contact us at info@game-access.com if you wish to do so.

Pitch & Match is a system through which you can contact and set up meetings with other attendees of the Conference. Seamlessly.

Coffee breaks are there for you to relax and mingle. To make it more enjoyable for you, there will not only be coffee available, but also soft drinks, fruits and other snacks including sandwiches.

Very! The venues will be amazing by themselves, but they will be only a background for your pure joy. You can look forward to beautiful hostesses, free drinks and snacks, live music, shishas and much more! The VIP party will be thematic and you will be able to feel like you’re there. Where? Follow our portal and you will find out.