UK games industry legend Charles Cecil MBE will present the keynote at the upcoming Interface event.
Cecil co-founded Revolution back in 1990, and created the Broken Sword franchise. He is on the Board of Governors of the British Film Institute (BFI) and Screen Yorkshire, the regional agency that supports film, television and interactive entertainment in Yorkshire. An Ambassador for BAFTA (Video Games), and a member of the Skillset Industry Council, Cecil was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the computer games industry.
He will present the keynote ‘Access To Finance: 35 Years of Indie Funding’ at Interface, taking us through a history lesson on games funding, from bedroom coding until today; from the stresses of retail, the challenges of digital, and the benefits of Kickstarter.
Brought to you by MCV and Develop, Interface will take place on Thursday November 12th at St Mary’s Church, near Baker Street and Marylebone Tube/Train stations. The interactive content marketplace, which combines funding advice, private pitching, conference sessions, games showcasing and more, returns after a successful May debut which attracted some 300 games professionals.
Interface is structured to be as affordable as possible for games businesses of all sizes, with the basic indie expo pass free and indie tickets for the meeting system (which guarantees you a day’s schedule of private meetings with publishers looking to sign new games) priced at £59 +VAT. Indie game expo spaces are £199 + VAT and include involvement in the meeting system.
For publishers and larger studios, an expo pass is £20 + VAT, and the meeting system rate is £149 + VAT. Publishers looking to host meetings for the day pay £500 + VAT.
The Interface Meeting System is at the heart of the day, with private meetings between delegates and hosts. NewBay Media take all the details of attendees and hosts and matchmake them, based on requirements and needs.
Plus there’s a conference and public expo running throughout the day. Further speakers will be announced over the next couple of weeks.