The first wave of speakers at London Games Conference 2013 are today revealed, including key figures from Twitter, Google and Twitch.
The Wednesday, November 13th event in the UK capital will also welcome CCP (creator of EVE Online), Sports Interactive (Football Manager), and Revolution (Broken Sword) on stage.
Now in its fifth year, LGC is the only games conference dedicated to giving you a total overview of the games market and making a hit game – from initial idea to shipping, marketing and post-release content.
Three hugely influential online leaders are sending their experts for this year’s event: Twitter, the social media platform; Google, the search giant, owner of YouTube and Android; and Twitch, the streaming video service.
They are joined by leaders from three studios at the coalface of important issues like community management, crowd funding and running games as services.
More speakers will be announce over the next month. Full details of the first six speakers, including talk titles and speaker details are below.
Tickets to LGC cost 199 before the early bird deadline in September.
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LGC: THE FIRST SIX SPEAKERS
What gamers are talking about
Bruce Daisley, UK director, Twitter UK will share new insights around game trends, based on terms and time of day. He will share case studies from games publishers who are getting Twitter right, and describe what best actions can grow followers and engagement, with both free and paid for activity.
Google and games
Ross Brockman, Strategic Partner Lead, Mobile & Games, delivers a single snapshot of all the ways the Google ecosystem touches the games market and the opportunities it presents for the games industry.
The whole world is watching… the explosion of video game video
Twitch CRO Jonathan Simpson-Bint will share the rapid audience growth and user behaviours around video streaming and show what it means for both game experiences and marketing.
Building a community and keeping track
With its Football Manager series continuing to grow in strength, Sports Interactive’s Studio Director Miles Jacobson, will share business insights around creating thriving communities and unique software piracy and usage data.
Sharing great stories on Kickstarter
Revolution founder Charles Cecil on how the KickStarter campaign for Broken Sword – the Serpent’s Curse Adventure got 14,032 backers, almost doubling its funding target. A brilliant lesson on how to engage with your audience.
David Reid, CMO at CCP Games, the Icelandic developer behind Eve Online, will share the secrets of how they’ve kept the Eve Universe growing and thriving for more than ten years. CCP’s business strategy is to build communities through the creation of virtual worlds that elicit personal experiences more meaningful than real life.