Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, big name publishers, leading edge developers and pioneers of digital distribution will all form part of a wide-ranging programme at the first ever London Games Conference on Tuesday, October 27th.
Taking place at BAFTA and sub-titled Digital Distribution and the Future of the European Games Market, LGC will be the biggest standalone UK event dedicated to the issue that is currently top of the industry’s agenda.
Highlights include Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft discussing their online gaming strategies in a panel chaired by Edge editor Tony Mott; and a session hosted by erstwhile Sony development director Phil Harrison discussing the demise of physical media.
London Games Conference will also feature an opening address from Ed Vaizey, Shadow Minister for Culture.
The event forms part of the London Games Festival and is officially supported by ELSPA. Edge, meanwhile, has signed up as a Media Partner.
The Conference starts at 4:30pm and will be followed by an evening of networking, dinner and drinks. Tickets are 229, but an early bird rate of 199 is available until September 18th. There are also discounts for ELSPA and Tiga members.
The full list of sessions and speakers are:
Outside The Box
Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft discuss the current state and massive potential of their online gaming services in a session chaired by Edge editor Tony Mott.
The Future of Digital Distribution
Nick Parker of Parker Consulting gives an overview of the market and exclusive pointers to where it’s going.
Daddy, What’s a Disc?
Former Sony stalwart Phil Harrison discusses the demise of physical media, and the businesses that will rise to replace it.
The New Food Chain
ELSPA chairman Andy Payne is joined by a leading developer, publisher, distributor and retailer to see who fits where in the new pecking order.
Charting the Progress of PC Downloads
GfK-ChartTrack director Dorian Bloch shows how the PC is at the forefront of digital distribution, and argues the case for the UK’s first download chart.
For more details or to secure a delegate place, please email Rob.Baker@intentmedia.co.uk.