April 1st, 2020

Games First Returns!

We’re delighted to announce that for the third year running Games First, one of the game industry’s leading meetups, will be held again in London.

What

  • Supercell and Space Ape’s yearly gathering of the most innovative,
    experienced and creative minds in games.
  • Top-notch speakers and presentations to inspire.
  • Awesome game demos with projects you’ve never
    seen or heard of before.
  • Your chance to meet with your fellow game devs and chat about
    the very best games on mobile and console.

When & Where

  • Games First is happening on 1st April, 2020.
  • Doors open at 13:00 and talks begin at 13:30.
  • This year, we’ll be at the QEII Centre in the City of Westminster, amongst such iconic landmarks as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to reveal the first three speakers of our outstanding lineup. Follow us on your favourite social channels and stay tuned for more announcements in the upcoming weeks!

Emily Greer

Founder & CEO of Double Loop Games, and previously the co-founder & CEO of Kongregate.

Emily will talk about how just a few labels; “Core,” “Casual,” “Mid-Core”, shape how developers think about games, and how gamers think about who they are,and what that means for game development.

Ray Mazza 

Senior Creative Director, Gram Games and the creator of Merge Dragons.

Ray will talk about ‘Design Philosophies & Lessons from Developing Merge Dragons’ and take us on a journey from how this unlikely concept was born and how it shaped into a deeply engaging game.

 

Eino Joas

Game Lead, Clash of Clans

Despite being released over seven years, Clash of Clans hit record revenues in 2018. In his talk, Eino sheds light on why the Battle Pass, among other new features, were developed and how they ultimately led to success.

Game Demos 

Over the years, we’ve seen loads of developers take the stage for a two minute demo. Ranging from beautifully polished RPGs to wonky shoot-em-ups, there’s always something special to inspire, entertain and make us wonder. If you’d like to showcase your game, please register here.

The Afterparty

At 18:30pm we’re hosting an afterparty with plenty of free food and beverages, this part of the event is the perfect chance to mingle with fellow game makers and meet the keynote speakers. The event concludes at 22:00.

We love hosting this event – it’s our chance to learn and share knowledge with some truly inspirational and talented people, make new friends and, frankly, just have a big, awesome party. 

Registration is Now Open!

To apply for a ticket, click the big purple button below:

Click here!

 

NB: As always, due to popular demand, we’re limiting Games First specifically to game makers only (no marketing, biz dev, analytics etc).

“Every company forgets, with the best of intentions, that we actually have something to learn from each other, and that we can be reinspired, that we can actually learn from the best if we come together for events like this, where openness is the key and when meeting people only great things happen.” Tristan Clark, Trailmix

“We get to hear what other people have to say about their struggles and daily work lives. So there’s a bunch of talks, and there’s game demos, there’s food and networking and friends.” David Fernandez Huerta, ustwo games

“We wanted to create a place and time for people to share what they’ve learned and also learn from each other.” Ilkka Paananen, Supercell