Games First London




Games First London

17 January 2018


Added 01-Jan-1970

Building on years of successful events in Helsinki, this January, Supercell and Space Ape Games are proud to bring Games First to London for the first time!

On January 17th, 2018, we’ll be hosting a FREE developer-only gathering where the best game-makers can come to discuss, share and celebrate their passion for the craft.

Join us at the Congress Centre for an afternoon dedicated to games, filled with top-notch talks and meaningful mingling, followed by an Indie Game Fayre, showcasing the best of London’s Indie Games scene. If you’re interested in showcasing, make sure to select the ‘Indie Developer’ ticket type!

The line up for the afternoon is as follows -

What makes great gaming cities?
Hosted by David Gardner OBE with Supercell’s co-founder and CEO, Ilkka Paananen, and Space Ape’s co-founder and CEO, John Earner. 
Helsinki and London are cities with rich histories in game development. Ilkka and John discuss the communities in their cities; exploring what makes them so effective, how they have developed over time and what can be done to help ensure they continue to produce amazing games in the years to come.

Card Targeting in Clash Royale
Jarno Seppänen, Supercell
Jarno will give a rare insight into the rationale, design and implementation of personalized chests and targeted offers in Clash Royale, as well as looking at machine learning.

Emerging Trends and Investment Theses 
Panel Discussion: Hosted by Dr. Jo Twist OBE, Ukie
Dr. Jo Twist OBE discusses the opportunities and pitfalls of the games industry with three seasoned London based investors - Ben Holmes from Index Ventures, Chris Lee an Angel Investor and Matteo Vallone from Initial Capital.

Chasing a Genre Defining Hit
Nick Mansdorf, Space Ape Games
Nick will reveal the tools, processes, and tricks that power small agile teams developing games where only the best will do.

Enjoy drinks and snacks while exploring the Indie Game Fayre where some of London’s most exciting up and coming Indie studios showcase their games.