October games conference to return

Michael French
MCV publisher Intent Media is to launch a new games conference this autumn, following its recent swoop for a range of event and magazine assets.

Intent has acquired all the brands owned by defunct B2B publisher Skep Media, including the Games 3.0 conference, which was launched during the London Games Festival last year.

Indeed, Intent has already agreed with LGF 2009 and trade body ELSPA that it will launch a new B2B conference for the wider industry during the Festival this October.

"Final plans will be announced soon. We know the games industry wants a conference and it tried to support Games 3.0, which was innovative and ambitious.," said Intent boss Stuart Dinsey.

"But ours will be much cheaper to attend than Games 3.0 - half the price at least. Plus there will be a very different format," added Dinsey.

As part of the Skep deal, Intent Media has also acquired the assets of trade monthly In Stock, plus video title Home Entertainment Week and RRP - which all closed late last year.

At the same time, Intent has acquired the assets of the Mobile Music Now conference and Stream mobile B2B title from Prestige Media.

Stream also closed last year, but Intent hopes to continue the conference, with a relaunch this summer.

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Tags: mcv , elspa , london games festival , games conference

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