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What is Gamesforum?

About Gamesforum Seattle

Gamesforum Seattle is a two day conference that brings together senior executives, influential managers and ambitious independent developers with the aim of supporting cross platform game developers.

It is taking place on the 23rd and 24th October in the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, playing host to a hundred speakers from leading developers, publishers, brands and service providers discussing topics across six fascinating content tracks.

The event will also play host to a number of additional micro events, including a game pitching competition, a meet the publisher session and workshops

Furthermore, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet new people in our exhibition area, at our meeting zones and at the legendary Gamesforum party.

Why is your event cross platform?

We believe that barriers between platforms are dissolving. While mobile, console and PC still retain their own distinct characteristics – which need to be respected – the extent to which they divide the industry and by which games are enclosed by them has never been more in question.

Game developers are pushing at the edges of the boundaries between console and PC, with games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Minecraft spreading across platforms.

Additionally, hardware creators such as Nintendo and Razer are redefining the divisions between device categories with the line between mobile, console and PC hardware becoming ever harder to define.

Finally, business models and practices are permeating between each sector. At the same time as we see console and PC developers embrace games as a service, we increasingly see mobile developers focusing on strengthening their brands and enriching their game mechanics to maintain their competitive edge.

Therefore, we believe that a cross platform focus will help us to best serve the industry and – as a result of that – the players who make it what it is.

Who attends Gamesforum?

Gamesforum brings together the games industry’s decision makers.

Whether they’re ambitious independent developers choosing a publishing partners, technical leads scoping out new development tools, CxO leaders discussing strategies or something else entirely, all our attendees have real power to support your business.

83% of our attendees at Gamesforum London 2018 were CxO, director, senior manager or founder level, with 80% working for developers or publishers. These are the people who attend our events and who you’ll have a chance to meet.