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Here are five videos from PC Connects London 2019's State of Play track

Here are five videos from PC Connects London 2019's State of Play track

The first track at PC Connects London 2019 was State of Play which gave attendees a series of talks that discuss the current zeitgeist of the PC games industry.

We had speakers explaining the importance what developers need to do to secure funding - both from venture capitalists and crowdfunding - as well as what to look out for in publishing deals, how to build IP that lasts and what your business model should look like.

You can have a look here to see what we learnt from State of Play track at the show right here

State of Play was sponsored by RuneScape firm Jagex, too, who was a PC Connects London 2019 Gold Partner alongside Xsolla. Dolby Digital is a Silver Partner.


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  • 1 Pixels & Pounds - Investing in Video Games

    Pixels & Pounds - Investing in Video Games logo

    Industry legend Ian Livingstone discusses what investors are looking for, what games companies should do to attract investors, and what they should action to protect their interests.


  • 2 Crowdfunding Opportunities For Video Games

    Crowdfunding Opportunities For Video Games logo

    In his third appearance at PC Connects, Ico Partners boss Thomas Bidaux will once again be looking at the state of crowdfunding, current trends and best practices for this sector.


  • 3 How To Avoid Publishing Agreement Pitfalls – A Guide For Devs And Publishers

    How To Avoid Publishing Agreement Pitfalls – A Guide For Devs And Publishers logo

    A publishing deal can be one of the most crucial relationships that a studio ever enters into, so it’s worth getting it right. In this session, video games lawyer Pete Lewin shares tips based on real-world examples of how to avoid common publishing agreement pitfalls. While primarily aimed at developers, there’s also plenty in here for publishers, licensors and more to help streamline their negotiation processes.


  • 4 Building IPs That Last

    Building IPs That Last logo

    Freelance strategic consultant and Nordisk Film Games' head of IP Christian Fonnesbech shares the importance of thinking big and long-term when making a game.


  • 5 My Business Model Is Wrong! What Does Right Look Like?

    My Business Model Is Wrong! What Does Right Look Like? logo

    For over 20 years, Nick Beliaeff has been on a quest to find the magic business model in online gaming. Today, he is SVP of Game Development, at Jagex, creators and operators of RuneScape, the $1bn living game franchise, and his quest has previously taken him through leadership roles at Trion, Sony Online Entertainment, and Spin Master. In this session, Nick explores online business models and the sanctity of social contracts with players to yield high levels of player engagement, advocacy for your game and satisfaction with its business model.


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