VIDEO: Here's what you missed at the PC Connects London 2018 State of Play track

VIDEO: Here's what you missed at the PC Connects London 2018 State of Play track

PC Connects London debuted in 2018 with four tracks that covered the breadth of the PC games market.

Today we take a look back at last year's State of Play track, a series of talks about the zeitgeist of the PC games market.

Thomas Bidaux from Ico Partners gave us an update about the state of the crowdfunding market, Good Shepherd's Ben Andac sat down with a very nervous yours truly to give his advice for developers on approaching a publisher while Ricardo Flores of Portuguese studio Fun Punch took us behind the scenes on the outfit's first game, Striker's Edge, and how trade shows helped its development.

That was on top of Rift Group's Liam Dowe giving us some insight into the UK's Video Games Tax Relief and James Brooksby of Edge Case Games - now Wargaming UK - telling us how Fractured Space made the transition from premium to free-to-play.

The track finished with former games journalist and No More Robots founder Mike Rose sharing his research into the Steam games marketplace.

We announced the schedule for PC Connects London 2019's State of Play track today. This year, the track is sponsored by Jagex Partners. 

You can check out the highlights from last year's State of Play right here:

Tickets for just PC Connects London 2019 are available right here, with tickets for the entire show on sale here  - buy now to save big. 

More info about the event can be found right here


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.