There are just over three weeks to go until Interface, the brand new pitching and content event for the games business.
Taking place on May 14that the Candid Arts Trust near Angel tube in central London, Interface is brought to you by the teams behind Develop and MCV.
Starting today, we're publishing a series of daily features on the event and its key themes: securing finance and pitching your ideas to partners, showcasing your games and products to the rest of the business, and overall survival advice for growing games firms in the UK.
We start today with a recap of the event's news so far, including an FAQ and more details.
Tomorrow, we announce our keynote speaker for the day's accompanying conference/workshop sessions.
Further down the line we will speak to the firms attending for their advice on striking up new business, and detail other event highlights.
Already, we have confirmed involvement from over 60 games firms, with major backing from engine technology firm Unity (as Indie Zone partner) and Pollen VC (as Live Stage partner).
Other highlights from the day-long event include:
- The following signed to take part as exhibitors, and/or registered for private meetings:Grey Wizard, Grandline Studios,Temple Games, Player Research,Indigo Pearl, 505 Games,Green Man Loaded, Yippee,Total Eclipse, Freekstorm,Pixelbits, Antstream,MHT Gameand Deuce.
- A curatedIndie Zonepresented by Unitywill welcome a further 10 studios and their games to the event.
- Interface also has delegates signed up from a number of indie studios from across the UK including: Aniode,Butcherlab, Triangular Pixels,Hybrid Tech, Ground Shatter,Altered Gene, PixelBits,Abyssal Arts, The Great Unwashed,Semaeopus, Studio Pepwuper,Playrise Digital, QuizTix,I Fight Bears, Mudvark,Mbryonicand The Third Moon.
- Plus, we have a number of unannounced titles and studios set for appearance in private demos for publishers and potential partners.
Interface will connect developers of all sizes, start-ups and creators of new games with investors and backers – there are also planned breakout sessions on topics like better business practices and areas for studios looking to recruit, plus networking and lounge spaces.
Key to the day is theInterface Meeting System, which connects studios and new games with potential publishers and investors – you register for the system (either as a delegate with a pitch or a meeting host) and we arrange your schedule for you.
More information on how you can take part can be found below, or at www.interface.events.
Prices to take part in Interface start at just 49.
Registration for walk-in delegates is now open – with some free tickets for small studios of up to four staff, and other basic tickets starting at 20. Head towww.interface.eventsto register.
Emailinterface@nbmedia.comto get on the general mailing list and get updates first.
INTERFACE: HOW TO GET INVOLVED
INDIE STUDIO?Studios of four staff or less can register for the FREE Expo and Caf Pass, pay 49 to take part in the Interface Meeting System or book an Indie Demo Expo Space for just 179.
BIGGER STUDIO?Teams of five or more staff can register for an Expo and CafPass (20), take part in the Interface Meeting System (149) or take a Standard Demo Space for 399.
PUBLISHER OR INVESTOR?Why not host a series of Interface meetings? Tabletop costs are 499. Or take a premium stand (which includes Meeting System access) – packages available on request.
Head towww.interface.eventsto book your space.
There are also premium stand options for service firms and agencies, and opportunities for recruiters – plus a mix of high-profile sponsorship opportunities.
Contact Conor Tallon firstname.lastname@example.org 01992 535 647 to find out more about premium spaces or sponsorship.