There is just one day to go until Interface, a brand new pitching and content event for the games business in the UK.
Taking place on May 14th at the Candid Arts Trust near Angel tube in central London, Interface is brought to you by the teams behind Develop and MCV.
Interface aims to bring game creators together with investors, publishers and other potential partners with a mix of public expo, private meetings and Live Stage.
There is only a handful of £20 Expo tickets left. All other tickets have sold out.
Below is everything you need to know about the new event:
Candid Arts Trust near Angel Tube Station in Central London.
Thursday, May 14th. Doors open at 10:00 and close at 17:00.
The Meeting System:
We have 15 major firms signed up to host private meetings in the Interface Meeting System private floor, including publishers 505 Games, Mode 7 Games, Ripstone, Rising Star Games, Curve Studios, KISS, Tilting Point, Fireproof Games and Green Man Loaded Meanwhile Pollen VC, Standfast, Execution Labs, Level-Up, Indigo Pearl and Unity are all on hand to talk to developers about their solutions for finance, code delivery, technology and more.
On the flipside, we have over 40 studios registered for the meeting system and set to meet some or all of the above on the day.
Our meeting system delegates are a mix of new and established studios with new concepts to share or businesses to invest in. A handful of registered firms aren’t even officially announced yet, and hoping to score a business deal at Interface – or at the very least the meeting that starts the conversation – before coming out of stealth mode. All tickets for the Meeting System have now sold-out.
Interface includes a public expo featuring new and upcoming games from indie studios plus key services firms and publishers. We have 20 exhibitors from across Europe, including an Indie Demo Zone hosted and curated by Unity. All exhibition space is closed, but you can still come and visit the Expo by buying a £20 Expo Pass from here. The pass will also give you access to the Live Stage.
Who is going?
Amongst the attendees, Interface will feature: 4PM Game, 505 Games, Abyssal Arts, Altered Gene, Amuzo Games, Aniode, Ant Workshop, Antstream, Arch Studios, Atom Universe, Big Green Fox, Bottlerocket, Burning Sushi, Butcherlab, Caped Koala Studios, Carbon Digital, Chilled Mouse, Choosic, Contact Sales, Creative England, Creative Mobile OU, Crystalline Green, Cupboard Games, Curve Digital, CWC College, Deuce Limited, Develop, Develop & MCV, Eiconic Games, Euromonitor International, Execution Labs, Fat Fish Games, Film London, Firebutton, Fireproof, Fourth State, Freekstorm, Fun Fungus, Fun playable, Future City Simulator, Galaxy of Trian, Game Republic, Gamesessions, Gift Gaming, Glitch Games, Goldsmiths, Google, GrandLine Studios, Green Man Loaded, Ground Shatrer, Honey Tribe Studios, Hybrid Tech, I Fight Bears, Indigo Pearl, KISS, Level-Up, Life Licked, Litmus Games, Liz Holliday Writing Services, LocalizeDirect, Maverick Media, Mbryonic, MCV, MegaNeo, MHT TV Game, Milky Tea, Mimram Media, Mind Candy, Mind Drawer, Minion Named Phil, Mode 7 Games, Moonjump, Mudvark, NaturalMotion, Navatron, Neon Souls, Nintendo, Northern Ireland Screen, NWMedia, Out of Bounds, Pataphysics, Payload Studios, Pixel Ripped, PIxelBits, Player Research, Playrise Digital, Plenitude Productions, Plug-In-Digital, Pollen VC, Press Space PR, Prospect Games, QuizTix, RedSix Games, RGBird Games, Ripstone, Rising Star Games, RocketLolly.com, SCE Strategic Content, Semaeopus, Shedworks Interactive, Skirmish, Smac Games, Sold Out Sales & Marketing, Spiral House, Square Enix Collective, Studio Pepwuper, Super M, Take Off, Tall Studios, Tame Toad, Tandem Events, Temple Games, Ten Tigers Studio, Terahard, Testology, The Blade Remains, The Dangerous Kitchen, The Great Unwashed, The Hive Group, The Third Moon, Tickity Boom, Tilting Point, Toggle Play, Total Eclipse, Trashgames, Triangular Pixels, Twistplay, Two Way Media, UKIE, Unity, Unity, Unreasonably Good Software, Vektorstudio, Vertalex Studios London, Virtual Architectures, Virtual View Productions, VooFoo Studios, Wave 1, Wedu Games, Xyrtica, Yippee! Entertainment and ZING
Live Stage – Sponsored By Pollen
The live-stage conference of Interface runs alongside the expo and private meetings and features key speakers talking about all the issues that matter to Interface. Namely: getting your business up and running; pitching and finding a publisher; PR, marketing and promoting your game; and how to grow a games business in the UK.
The Interface live-stage is sponsored by Pollen VC. And the full schedule is below:
10.30am Opening Keynote
Jason Della Rocca, Execution Labs
11am Panel: Why you can’t do it all yourself
Chair: Chris Dring, MCV
Panellists: Tim Woodley, 505 Games ; Phil Elliott, Square Enix Collective ; Darryl Still, Kiss Ltd
12pm Building your brand: Q&A with Mind Candy
Darran Garnham, Mind Candy ; James Batchelor, Develop
12.20pm How to get your game on eShop
Ed Valiente, Nintendo
2pm Perfecting Your Pitch
Jon Torrens, communications consultant
2.25pm Panel: How do you get your game noticed?
Chair: Chris Dring, MCV
Panellists: Stefano Petrullo ; Caroline Miller, Indigo Pearl ; Will Freeman, Develop
3pmThe Funding Gap
Martin Macmillan, Pollen VC
3.25pm Closing keynote
Shahid Ahmad, SCE Strategic Content
3.55pm Closing Remarks – Takeaway Tips
Interface takes place across two floors, with a separate cafe and live stage area. Below are the maps to help you navigate through the event. Maps will be available on the day (note, we have had additional spaces booked).
CAN I STILL COME?
We have just a handful of Expo tickets left. Click here to order a £20 ticket.
Interface takes place in association with Unity (Indie Zone Partner), Pollem (Live Stage Partner), Green Man Loaded (Event Partner), Indigo Pearl (Event Partner), Google Play (Event Partner), Player Research (Event Partner), GameRepublic (Media Partner) and Optoma (AV Partner)