F2P: Summit returns on Thursday 26 March and organiser, Tandem Events, today announced the confirmed speakers.
Barry Meade, co-founder of Fireproof Games, Richard Earl of Bossa Studios and Dan Griffiths, co-founder of Monster & Monster will be among an experienced line-up of free to play experts taking to the podium to share their knowledge and experiences with conference delegates.
The first sessions confirmed are:
How to Build and Maintain Community Engagement
Richard Earl, Bossa Studios
Richard is senior marketing manager at Bossa Studios with over a decade of experience in the industry. Having worked with the likes of TT Games and Capcom, Richard will discuss building and maintaining a community for a company like Bossa Studios.
Data Mining the App Store: Hidden Winners and Whale Spotters
Ric Moore, Secret Police
Ric has built a system which harvests data from Apple and extracts hidden info; business intelligence that is not available elsewhere. He’ll explain why he went looking for this data, how he did it, what trends he discovered and what developers can learn from this.
A Monster’s Tale – Lessons Learned from an Indie Dev
Dan Griffiths, Monster and Monster
Dan from indie developer Monster and Monster will be talking about their experiences self-publishing an indie free-to-play title on mobile. He’ll cover the rationale for choosing F2P as their business model for Deep Loot, share facts, figures and a list of key lessons learned by the team.
The State of Free to Play
Will Freeman; Barry Meade, Fireproof Games; Dave Bishop, Delinquent
Will free to play be a victim of its own success, as developers struggle to get discovered among the rising tide of competition? We’ll debate all this and more with our agenda-setting panel of experts.
“Free to Play has been an established business model in the games industry for some time now,” commented Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Events. “We’re no longer asking the question whether F2P is sustainable, but instead how can developers maximise its potential and what platforms work best. The F2P: Summit aims to steer the debate on this new vision of F2P development and offers vital networking opportunities with developers and publishers succeeding in the market right now.”
The F2P: Summit takes place on Thursday 26 March 2015 at RichMix in London. As well as the speaker sessions, delegates will also have a number of opportunities to network with speakers and other delegates throughout the day.
Registration is open now at www.f2p-summit.com with early bird rate costing just £145. Post 25 February tickets will cost £195.