Mobile games event launches in Gateshead

Go Go Games will be a free half day conference and networking event taking place on Thursday 12 May. The event will take place at an important time, when there is a wealth of mobile games companies developing for differing mobile platforms including iPhone, iPad and Android, throughout Gateshead and the UK.

The event forms part of Gateshead Digital Summer, a summer-long international celebration of digital technology. The festival runs until July and attracts local businesses and industry experts from throughout the UK and Europe to see international guest speakers and important announcements on the latest developments in digital innovation.

Speakers confirmed for Go Go Games are the legendary Mark Rein, Vice President and Co-Founder of Epic Games, Stuart Varrall, Director of Newcastle based Fluid Pixel, Renate Nyborg, Head of Business Development at A&M Media, Chris Petty, Communications Director of Newcastle based Smashing Ideas, Phil Scott, the Technical Evangelism Lead at Nvidia, Chris Wright, CEO of Games Analytics and Ryan Lewis Davies, Creative Director of Gateshead based app developer Gospelware, and Mills from ustwo™ who is the self proclaimed King of Failure!

Ryan Lewis Davies said“It is a pleasure to be invited to speak at Go Go Games. The event will be fantastic opportunity for local developers to meet big name speakers from the global games industry here in Gateshead”

With 2011 being a pivotal year for mobile gaming, The Hub is keen to ensure Gateshead companies are armed with the knowledge and contacts to help develop into market leaders. As mobile gaming and gaming apps are reaching new audiences and are making games more accessible, this event will aim to help games developers working in this space to focus on the right platforms, content and business models.

The event will give local games developers and students the chance to learn from experts in this field whilst also networking with a national audience of games developers, publishers and aggregators.

Registration will open at 1pm, with the event taking place from 2pm– 5.30pm followed by networking drinks until 7pm. The event will be hosted in the Council Chamber at Gateshead Civic Centre and is free of charge to attend.

To register for the event please visit

The event is part of the Inspire Gateshead programme, which has secured

£500,675 European Union investment from the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-13, managed by regional development agency One North East.

The ERDF programme is bringing over£300m to the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. 

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