About Gamesforum

Gamesforum London will play host to over 80 speakers across two days.

Our speakers are drawn from across the industry and spread over six content tracks, providing practical (and interesting) perspectives on the games business.

To ensure all of our speaking sessions are as good as possible, we hold every speaker – and ourselves – to our Gamesforum speaker guidelines.

These help us to deliver as much value as we can in each session, guaranteeing that you’ll hear a wide selection of fascinating talks that represent the breadth of experiences in the sector.

Day 1
24th January

Marketing and Business
Learn how leading games businesses get their games discovered, how they construct their communities and the tactics they use to make money.

Companies speaking include: Venturebeat Insight, Rovio London, Chucklefish, Miniclip and Curve Digital.


The Global Games Market
Take a closer look at leading games markets from across the world and learn about the developing territories set to change the market for good.

Companies speaking include: London Venture Partners, Newzoo, Wargaming, and Netease

Design and Development
Hear engaging talks about practical development focused topics that’ll help you to understand (and solve) problems you may face when making games.

Companies speaking include: Rare, Vlambeer, Team 17 and Splash Damage.

Day 2
25th January

Esports
Discover what makes a good virtual sport, the best ways to support the esports grass roots and how to monetise competitive gaming in the coming years.

Companies speaking include: Alliance, Space Ape, The British Esports Association and Ideas and Cars.

AR and VR
Find out about the divergent routes of two reality bending technologies and the opportunities awaiting game developers on both platforms.

Companies speaking include: Climax Studios, BBC, Cooperative Innovations and Modern Dream.

Videogame Culture
Learn about how video games affect culture, the ways broader culture shapes video games and the secrets to developing a healthy internal business culture.

Companies speaking include: Jagex, Bossa Studios, Animal Farm Game and The Guardian.

our fringe events


The Gamesforum Party
Taking place on the evening of day 1
this is the place to have fun, network and enjoy drinks on us!

Join the party

Meet the Publishers 
An opportunity for 8 developers to pitch their games and businesses to leading publishers on the afternoon of day 1

more info

Game Dev Showdown
Hosted on the afternoon of day 2, 8 developers will pitch their game to 5 investors, journalists and publishers

find out more