Countdown to Interface: New games industry event begins in London on May 14th

Content marketplace and showcase includes indie games expo, private pitch meetings and workshop conference sessions
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There are just over three weeks to go until Interface, the brand new pitching and content event for the games business.

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.

Starting today, we’re publishing a series of daily features on the event and its key themes: securing finance and pitching your ideas to partners, showcasing your games and products to the rest of the business, and overall survival advice for growing games firms in the UK.

We start today with a recap of the event’s news so far, including an FAQ and more details.

Click here to read it.

Tomorrow, we announce our keynote speaker for the day’s accompanying conference/workshop sessions.

Further down the line we will speak to the firms attending for their advice on striking up new business, and detail other event highlights.

Already, we have confirmed involvement from over 60 games firms, with major backing from engine technology firm Unity (as Indie Zone partner) and Pollen VC (as Live Stage partner).

Other highlights from the day-long event include:

  • The following signed to take part as exhibitors, and/or registered for private meetings: Grey Wizard, Grandline Studios, Temple Games, Player Research, Indigo Pearl, 505 Games, Green Man Loaded, Yippee, Total Eclipse, Freekstorm, Pixelbits, Antstream, MHT Game and Deuce.
  • A curated Indie Zonepresented by Unity will welcome a further 10 studios and their games to the event.
  • Interface also has delegates signed up from a number of indie studios from across the UK including: Aniode, Butcherlab, Triangular Pixels, Hybrid Tech, Ground Shatter, Altered Gene, PixelBits, Abyssal Arts, The Great Unwashed, Semaeopus, Studio Pepwuper, Playrise Digital, QuizTix, I Fight Bears, Mudvark, Mbryonic and The Third Moon.
  • Plus, we have a number of unannounced titles and studios set for appearance in private demos for publishers and potential partners.

Interface will connect developers of all sizes, start-ups and creators of new games with investors and backers – there are also planned breakout sessions on topics like better business practices and areas for studios looking to recruit, plus networking and lounge spaces.

Key to the day is the Interface Meeting System, which connects studios and new games with potential publishers and investors – you register for the system (either as a delegate with a pitch or a meeting host) and we arrange your schedule for you.

More information on how you can take part can be found below, or at www.interface.events.

Prices to take part in Interface start at just £49.

Registration for walk-in delegates is now open – with some free tickets for small studios of up to four staff, and other basic tickets starting at £20. Head to www.interface.events to register.

Email interface@nbmedia.com to get on the general mailing list and get updates first.

INTERFACE: HOW TO GET INVOLVED

INDIE STUDIO? Studios of four staff or less can register for the FREE Expo and Café Pass, pay £49 to take part in the Interface Meeting System or book an Indie Demo Expo Space for just £179.

BIGGER STUDIO? Teams of five or more staff can register for an Expo and Café Pass (£20), take part in the Interface Meeting System (£149) or take a Standard Demo Space for £399.

PUBLISHER OR INVESTOR? Why not host a series of Interface meetings? Tabletop costs are £499. Or take a premium stand (which includes Meeting System access) – packages available on request.

Head to www.interface.events to book your space.

There are also premium stand options for service firms and agencies, and opportunities for recruiters – plus a mix of high-profile sponsorship opportunities. 

Contact Conor Tallon on ctallon@nbmedia.com or 01992 535 647 to find out more about premium spaces or sponsorship.

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