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.
- 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.
13.00 Doors Open
13.30 Opening Words
13.35 Game Genre, Gamer Identity, Gamer Shame – Emily Greer
14.10 ‘Merge Dragons’ Design Philosophies & Lessons – Ray Mazza
15.00 Coffee Break
15.30 Learning to See – Henry LaBounta
16.20 Game Demos
16.40 Coffee Break
17.10 Audio Ninja Skills – Adele Cutting
17.50 ‘Clash of Clans’ Bigger, Better, Battle Pass – Eino Joas
18.35 Game Demos
22.00 Games First 2020 Ends
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.
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.
“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