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Get your game funded at the world's biggest dedicated investment event for video games. Thursday, 28 May 2020

Schedule

  1. 09:30 - 09:35
    Welcome to the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit Online! Introduction to the first GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit Online - big thanks to Event Sponsor Xsolla
    • Jamie Sefton GamesIndustry.biz
  2. 09:35 - 10:15
    New Frontiers: From Self-published to Third-party Publisher Frontier CEO David Braben OBE shares his experience of working with publishers and securing investment - and also discusses Frontier’s own move into third-party publishing. Watch the video below.
    • Chris Dring GamesIndustry.biz (Host)
    • David Braben OBE Frontier
  3. 10:30 - 10:55
    Opportunities with ID@Xbox News and updates for developers from ID@Xbox including Game Pass. Watch the video below.
    • Ago Simonetta ID@Xbox
  4. 11:00 - 11:45
    Exit Strategy - Being Acquired or Selling Your Studio Panel: Advice on how to get yourself ready for a takeover. Watch the video below.
    • Chris Dring GamesIndustry.biz (Host)
    • Simon Iwaniszak Red Kite Games
    • Jens Hilgers BitKraft esports
    • Debbie Bestwick MBE Team17
  5. 12:00 - 12:25
    Angel Investment - Are you investor-ready? Industry legend Ian Livingstone shares his advice on investment with Jamie Sefton. Watch the video below.
    • Ian Livingstone CBE
  6. 12:30 - 13:15
    How to Get Your Game Funded! Panel discussion followed by a Q&A, offering tips and advice for securing investment. Watch the video below.
    • Matt Handrahan GamesIndustry.biz (Host)
    • Mitsuo Hirakawa The Irregular Corporation
    • Roberta Lucca Bossa Studios
    • Steve Iles Symvan Capital
  7. 13:30 - 14:00
    LEGO Ventures: Digital Play Beyond the Brick LEGO Ventures' Robert Lowe discusses opportunities for games developers in the digital space.
    • Robert Lowe LEGO Ventures
  8. 15:30 - 15:50
    By the Numbers - Xsolla Funding Club The monetisation and payment specialist discusses its funding club, which is designed to remove the barriers between game creators and game financiers
    • Aiman Seksembaeva Xsolla
  9. 16:00 - 16:25
    Successfully Relaunching Your Kickstarter Campaign Advice on how to get it right a second time on Kickstarter
    • Anya Combs Kickstarter
  10. 16:30 - 16:55
    How to Pitch Your Game/Company Panel followed by a Q&A session featuring tips on pitching your game to potential investors, publishers and partners
    • James Batchelor GamesIndustry.biz (Host)
    • John Polson Humble Bundle
    • Christina Seelye Modus Games
    • Harry Hamer London Venture Partners
  11. 17:00 - 17:25
    Is Your Indie Game Viable? How to Research the Market
    • Cassia Curran WINGS
  12. 17:30 - 17:55
    Indie Publishing is Dead - a Talk by an Indie Publisher TinyBuild discusses the future of indie games publishing
    • Alex Nichiporchik tinyBuild
  13. 18:00 - 18:45
    How is the Pandemic Changing Games Investment? GamesIndustry.biz with a panel of leading industry experts discuss the state of investment and how coronavirus may impact the video games business and those studios looking for finance
    • Rebekah Valentine GamesIndustry.biz (Host)
    • Cassia Curran WINGS
    • Richard Browne Digital Extremes
    • Astrid Refstrup Kowloon Nights
    • Sam Englebardt Galaxy Interactive
  14. 19:00 - 20:30
    GamesIndustry.Quiz Our resident quiz-master has put together a free quiz for all attendees of the Investment Summit
    • James Batchelor GamesIndustry.biz
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