Posted on: 04-10-2022
Games Talks Live is hosting a series of short talks interspersed with general networking to encourage collaboration and communication between local developers and visiting guests on Thursday 27th October at Ormeau Baths. Shahid Ahmad, former PlayStation Director Strategic Content, will be the keynote speaker.
Shahid has been named Games Industry International’s Top 10 Persons of the Year and 100 Top Influencers in the British Games Industry, Develop’s 25 People that Changed Games, MCV’s Brit List 100 and received Develop’s Publishing Hero award for his team’s role in opening PlayStation up to developers and for commissioning No Man’s Sky, Hellblade, The Persistence, Velocity 2X, Hotline Miami, Rogue Legacy and over a hundred others. The Strategic Content initiative helped to establish countless developer and publisher success stories.
The in-person speakers announced so far are:
The Business track talks will run from 3pm-6pm which everyone is welcome to attend, but is intended for those responsible for pitching projects, sourcing new business, growing existing business etc. General talks will run from 6pm-9pm.
The talks will be streamed live on YouTube if you’re unable to attend in person; link available by signing up for a (free) livestream ticket, but there aren’t any hybrid meeting opportunities for those watching virtually.
Each evening will have an array of further speakers from local developers, visiting publishers and others to be announced nearer the time. Speaking sessions will be interspersed with networking breaks to encourage everyone to get to know as many people as possible and foster potential future collaborations.
The golden rule of the event is there should be no recruitment activity – even from companies that are kindly sponsoring / speaking.