More indie developers are expected to walk away with new publishing deals, investment opportunities and invaluable advice when the second Interface event takes place later this year.
The UK’s interactive content marketplace is back, following its first outing earlier this year, courtesy of MCV and Develop.
The May debut of the event, which combines funding advice, private pitching, conference sessions, games showcasing and more, attracted some 300 games professionals.
The new event, which takes place on Thursday November 12th, moves into a new, bigger venue at St Mary’s Church near Baker Street and Marylebone Tube/Train stations.
At least four new games were signed up by publishers at the May event, with one developer offering: “We managed to land both an investment and publishing deal at the event which we wouldn’t have landed without the event. We would strongly encourage you to continue these events for the sake of British innovation, enterprise and the economy as a whole.”
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.