What to expect from PC Connects London 2019's Digital Discovery track

What to expect from  PC Connects London 2019's Digital Discovery track

Following the State of Play track on January 21st, the first day of PC Connects London 2019, is Digital Discovery.

The former track will give attendees an indication as to the current zeitgeist in the PC games market, while Digital Discovery will be assisting developers in overcoming one of the biggest issues facing this sector right now; simply getting noticed in a saturated marketplace.

This track is sponsored by Jagex 

Steam Survival Guide
Tomas Rawlings, Auroch Digital

Having spoken last year about The Steampocalypse, the idea that it's harder for developers to see success on Steam, Dr Tomas Rawlings from indie firm Auroch Digital is going to be sharing his tips to surviving on Valve's platform as we go into 2019.

A Marketing Overview
Simon Byron, Curve Digital and Alex Calvin

We are going to be sitting down with Simon Byron, the publishing director of indie label Curve Digital to discuss how to get noticed in the current PC games market - both when your project is launching and further into its lifecycle.

Beyond The Trailer
Chris Hassell, Ralph Creative

Consumers don't want to be marketed to; they want to be entertained. Top tips for marketing your game beyond the promo trailer

The Store Discussion

In the final session of Digital Discovery, we will be looking at the landscape for buying and selling games in 2019. Steam is clearly not working for everyone and there are a variety of other platforms that are popping up such as Epic Games' new platform, Kartridge from Kongregate as well as the blockchain-powered Robot Cache. We will be looking at these changes and seeing how developers need to adapt to this brave new world.

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

PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

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.