Game Happens!

The annual international festival in Italy where game design, experience design and virtual reality collide.


June 24-25, 2016

Villa Durazzo Bombrini - Genova Cornigliano, Italy

Schedule

Secure your seats for these amazing sessions, and more.

Tickets

Choose your own adventure starting now.

Early Bird Pass

This ticket is valid for Friday & Saturday talk sessions and includes: main conference, Friday light lunch, short talks, round tables. Limited discounted tickets available.

€ 35 Buy

Standard Pass

This ticket is valid for Friday & Saturday talk sessions and includes: main conference, Friday light lunch, short talks, round tables.

€ 50 Buy

Business Pass

If you are looking for business opportunities, this pass brings you to our most exclusive networking meetings. Plus all the standard pass sessions are included.

€ 120 Support us

Student Pass

If you are a student, please contact us with a copy of your ID and we'll send you a 50% off discount. Limited tickets available.

€ 25 Apply

Workshop Pass

Choose your workshop and join us for a full eight hours of tricks and skills. Limited seats available.

€ 80-100 Book

Workshops

Learn how to create a custom controller, how to prototype with Unreal Engine, how to develop a full concept art.

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Featuring

Some lovely people you will meet

Showcase

You will play some great games from all over Europe. For free. No ticket needed.

Come and Play

Play more than 20 games from all over Europe, meet the developers. For Free.

Let's play!
– Adrian Hon [Six to Start]
"I had a fantastic time speaking at Game Happens and meeting game developers from across Italy and Europe. It's a fun, informal setting that's perfect for getting inspired and swapping ideas." @adrianhon
– Roberto Dillon [JCU Singapore]
"I participated to game events all over the world and Game Happens is definitely among my favourites: its vibrant environment and forward thinking community are hard to find anywhere else!" @rdillon73
– Lena Mech [Copenhagen Game Collective]
"I was happy to be part of Game Happens! in 2015. Inspiring atmosphere, cool speakers and an amazing venue - it had it all!" @le_mech
– Michelle Westerlaken
"Game Happens was awesome in 2015. Great conference with great people. I got the chance to talk about my research, make new friends, and see the work of people that are very passionate about games and want to share their knowledge and creativity with others." @colombinary
– Dario D'Ambra [Maggese]
"What we learned from this experience is to talk talk talk about your project, it will help to remain motivated (if the feedback is positive), and another really important thing we learned is that the Italian game community is awesome and really supportive and friendly!" @maggese_

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Supporters & Partners

We can make things happen only thanks to these supporters and partners.

Founding Partners

Our great partners who believed in our project and who supported us since the beginning.

Genova-Liguria Film Commission

Genova-Liguria Film Commission

Genova-Liguria Film Commission is a non-profit entity (technically, a Foundation) created by the Region Liguria, the City of Genoa and other smaller local governments with a territorial marketing goal : to attract to Liguria investments in the field of audio-visual production (commercials, television and cinema) to create jobs and to support the creation and the development of local service companies and suppliers. The second goal is to give regional locations a greater visibility thanks to more exposure on small and big screens.

Genova-Liguria Film Commission
Società per Cornigliano

Società per Cornigliano

Società Per Cornigliano SpA is the owner of the areas and the recipient of the funds allocated by various national laws for the conversion of brownfield sites by the steel plant in Genova-Cornigliano.

Società per Cornigliano

Gold Star Supporters

These partners are the one who allowed us to take a step forward and make Game Happens! even better.

ETT

ETT

ETT is a High Tech company providing software development, technological innovation and consulting services. ETT employs now more than 130 people at the headquarter in Genoa as well as in Rome, Milan, Ancona, Napoli, Pescara and Palermo; ETT also has a branch in London, giving the company greater visibility and business opportunities at international level. Founded in 2000, ETT is now a market leader in many business areas, and in particular: Smart Government, New Media and Research and Development.

ETT
Miniclip

Miniclip

Miniclip

Silver Star Supporters

Great supporters who shares our vision and help us to get through.

Samsung

Samsung

Samsung

Bronze Star Supporters

We are really thankful to every supporter who help us making Game Happens! come true.

Consolato Generale del Regno dei Paesi Bassi a Milano

Consolato Generale del Regno dei Paesi Bassi a Milano

Consolato Generale del Regno dei Paesi Bassi a Milano

Technical Partners

Our technical partners bring their best gear to help us create a great event.

ETT

ETT

People and technology.

ETT
Samsung

Samsung

Samsung
HyperX

HyperX

The high-performance product division of Kingston Technology. HyperX


  HyperX HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 25 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, gamescom and PAX. For more information visit the HyperX home page. HyperX can be found on: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/hyperx Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity Twitter: http://twitter.com/hyperx Instagram: https://instagram.com/hyperx/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/164609?trk=tyah Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hyperx/videos

HyperX
disorder Drama

disorder Drama

Concerts, events, self publishing, and more.

disorder Drama
Offscreen

Offscreen

A print magazine about the people behind bits&pixels.

Offscreen

Partners

We rely on our network, because we believe in working together to improve the community.

disorder Drama

disorder Drama

Concerts, events, self publishing, fanzine, radio and podcast, serigraphy and risograph. Since 2000 in Genova.

disorder Drama
TalenTour

TalenTour

TalenTour is a personal site and blog, with no commercial purpose, with the target of aggregate some interest and some interested for attending and organising company visits and competence growth opportunities.

TalenTour
Codemotion

Codemotion

Codemotion is the ecosystem devoted to innovation, focused on developers and coding. Pioneering spirits, we scout the future to deliver a first class experience to our people. Get involved in Codemotion, join Codemotion People. Discover Codemotionworld. Let’s code the future.

Codemotion
Internet Festival

Internet Festival

The international festival in Pisa with more than 200 events in town: talks, workshops, labs, exhibitions, performances and a game jam.

Internet Festival
Indiecouch

Indiecouch

indiecouch lets you connect with friends from all over the world and will free you from some of the financial burdens of finding a place to sleep during conventions.

Indiecouch
Game Design Week

Game Design Week

Italian international week about game design and digital creativity.

Game Design Week
Event Horizon

Event Horizon

Event Horizon
Scuola Internazionale di Comics

Scuola Internazionale di Comics

Scuola Internazionale di Comics

Patronage

Università degli Studi di Genova

Università degli Studi di Genova

Università degli Studi di Genova

Media Partners

Our media partners are amazing and help us reach as many people as possible.

IndieVault

IndieVault

IndieVault
Neoludica

Neoludica

Neoludica
Game Over

Game Over

Underground indie game dev festival.

Game Over
AESVI

AESVI

Trade Association for the gaming industry in Italy.

AESVI
Girl Geek Life

Girl Geek Life

The magazine for Italian girl geeks.

Girl Geek Life
Playing The Game

Playing The Game

Books, events, showcases and more.

Playing The Game

Getting Here

By plane
Genova is directly connected to Rome, London (Stansted, Gatwick), Paris, Amsterdam and Munich. You can reach Villa Durazzo Bombrini in 10 minutes by taxi from the Genova Airport (Cristoforo Colombo Airport), or you can take the airport shuttle (Volabus) towards downtown, get off at Via Pacinotti/Fiumara.
By car
Take the highway exit of Genova Ovest (A7) or Genova Aeroporto (A10), and then follow the directions for Cornigliano – Villa Durazzo Bombrini. You can park in Via Muratori (free parking), or in the private parking on the East side of Villa Durazzo Bombrini (available to attendees during the event).
By train
Villa Bombrini is located about 10 minutes from the Genova Sampierdarena train station. Otherwise, if you arrive at Genova Principe train station, you can get the bus number 3 right in front of the station (direction: Sestri – Via Soliman), and then get off at Giardini Melis stop (about 20 minutes ride).

Enjoy Your Time in Genova

Locanda Villa Moderna

Do you want to live the riviera life? The hotel is near Genova Nervi train station. When booking, ask for the special price reserved for Game Happens! attendees.

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Columbus Sea Hotel

If you come by car, it has an internal parking. When booking, ask for the special price reserved for Genova-Liguria Film Commission.

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The Hostel Abbey

The Hostel Abbey is in the historic centre of Genova, a small distance from the Piazza Principe Railway Station and the famous Aquarium.

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Hotel Holiday Inn

With supervised parking. the hotel is located near the highway exit of Genova Ovest and at about 15 minutes from the Genova Piazza Principe train station. When booking, ask for the special price reserved for Genova-Liguria Film Commission.

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Hotel Melià

A 5-star hotel in the heart of Genova. When booking, ask for the special price reserved for Genova-Liguria Film Commission.

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BEST WESTERN PREMIER CHC Airport

It's located at two minutes from the Genova Airport (Critoforo Colombo) and you can reach Villa Bombrini in just 20 minutes by walk. When booking, ask for the special price reserved for Genova-Liguria Film Commission.

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Press

Check out the press area for downloads and enquiries, or contact us at press@gamehappens.com

Press Area

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