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Gaming Futures - Part 2: Demystifying Alternative Ways To Raise Investment

The Big House

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 12:30 to 14:30 (GMT)

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Gaming Futures - Part 2: Demystifying Alternative Ways To Raise Investment

Venue: GameCity, 24 - 32 Carlton Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NN
Date: Wednesday 29th October 2014
Time: 12.30-2.30pm (12.30-1pm - Complementary Drinks and Lunch Reception, 1-2.30pm - Panel talk and Q+A)

We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees. We also know that making great games, products and technology doesn’t always equal instant fame, glory and wealth.

Using platforms such as Kickstarter and Patreon, more developers than ever before are turning to new ways of raising the funds that allow them to continue making brilliant things; the way they want to make them. For independent developers, crowdfunding can be a way to stay independent and build an audience for their work. For established teams and studios, it can be a way to make the games they always wanted to make, broaden their audiences and take back control from narrow-minded publishers.

This panel event will be an insight into crowdfunding and other alternative avenues of raising the money you need to keep creating independently.


• Ian Livingstone OBE - Author and Entrepreneur

• Chris Avellone - Game Designer and Writer at Obsidian Entertainment

• Henry Smith - Independent Developer of GameCity Prize 2013 winning iOS game Spaceteam

• Jaspal Sohal - Head of Games and Digital, Creative England

• and more TBC

About Gaming Futures

Gaming Futures is a new panel series delivered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and The Creative Quarter which is being launched in conjunction with GameCity 9, The World’s Friendliest Videogame Festival, that takes place from 25th October - 1st November 2014.

This series of free events aims to support new businesses and independent creatives based in the East Midlands to grow and innovate by looking at the videogame and tech industries of the near-future. Industry leading panel speakers will share with you their insights into key areas allowing you to develop your business further.

This event is free to eligible small and medium businesses in the East Midlands, but booking is essential as places are limited. We are committed to helping business growth in the region through NTU's Working With You... programme, which is part funded by the ERDF.


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When & Where

24-32 Carlton Street
NG1 1NN Nottingham
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 12:30 to 14:30 (GMT)

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The Big House

Supported by the European Regional Development Fund, The Big House project, provides free support for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire-based creative and digital businesses.


You could be eligible for free business support and funding. Register now at #TheBigHouse #ERDF


From developing potential business ideas, nurturing start-ups and new entrepreneurs, to working with more established businesses wanting to expandor diversify, our partner network can offer you specialist support. Our programme of grants, 1-2-1 mentoring, networking events, workshops and seminars can help you build your contacts and develop the skills and knowledge to succeed.

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