PlayStation's Shahid Ahmad to talk Indie Revolution at London Games Conference

PlayStation's Shahid Ahmad to talk Indie Revolution at London Games Conference

By Develop Staff

August 15th 2013 at 10:54AM

UK's single biggest games conference adds another leading name - takes place November 13th, tickets £199

SCEE’s Shahid Ahmad will joins experts from Twitter, Google, Twitch and as a London Games Conference speaker this November.

Ahmad, who works on SCEE’s Strategic Content team and has signed a number of new and upcoming developers to make PlayStation games, will describe how fantastic tools, digital distribution and gaming everywhere means there has never been a better time to make a game.

Now in its fifth year, LGC is the only games conference dedicated to giving you a total overview of the games market and making a hit game – from initial idea to shipping, marketing and post-release content. LGC is the UK's single biggest games conference.

And tickets are just £199 before the early bird deadline in September. That includes a four hour conference and post-event dinner and networking. Book your tickets via www.londongamesconference.com or contact Sara.Mather@intentmedia.co.uk.

Ahmad joins the likes of Bruce Daisley (Twitter), Jonathan Simpson-Bint (Twitch), and Miles Jacobson (Sports Interactive) who were announced as speakers earlier in the week.

More speakers will be announced over the next few weeks.

You can read full descriptions of the talks announced so far below. Topics discussed include how developers and publishers work together, best use of social media and online platforms and how to ‘win’ Kickstarter, plus insight from the people behind Football Manager and EVE Online.

Sponsors of the 2013 London Games Conference include Testronic, Vicon, ARM and OPM.

For more details of high-profile opportunities to promote your brand at LGC, contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk.


LGC: THE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED SO FAR


The Indie Revolution

Shahid Ahmad, Strategic Content at SCEE, describes how with fantastic tools, digital distribution and gaming everywhere, there has never been a better time to make a game.

What gamers are talking about 


Bruce Daisley, UK director, Twitter UK will share new insights around game trends, based on terms and time of day. He will share case studies from games publishers who are getting Twitter right, and describe what best actions can grow followers and engagement, with both free and paid for activity.

Google and games

Ross Brockman, Strategic Partner Lead, Mobile & Games, delivers a single snapshot of all the ways the Google ecosystem touches the games market and the opportunities it presents for the games industry.

The whole world is watching… the explosion of video game video

Twitch CRO Jonathan Simpson-Bint will share the rapid audience growth and user behaviours around video streaming and show what it means for both game experiences and marketing. 

Building a community and keeping track

With its Football Manager series continuing to grow in strength, Sports Interactive's Studio Director Miles Jacobson, will share business insights around creating thriving communities and unique software piracy and usage data.

Sharing great stories on Kickstarter 

Revolution founder Charles Cecil on how the KickStarter campaign for Broken Sword - the Serpent's Curse Adventure got 14,032 backers, almost doubling its funding target. A brilliant lesson on how to engage with your audience.

Building the perpetual franchise

David Reid, CMO at CCP Games, the Icelandic developer behind Eve Online, will share the secrets of how they’ve kept the Eve Universe growing and thriving for more than ten years. CCP’s business strategy is to build communities through the creation of virtual worlds that elicit personal experiences more meaningful than real life.

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