27th November 2012 by Thomas Bidaux
The year is not just over yet and I will be attending a couple of events before the holiday break. You are very welcome to join and say hi if you are at the events.
Game Connection Europe
The event starts tomorrow, in Paris, and I will be contributing to two panels there:
- I will be moderating a panel on marketing entitled New vs Old – What does Video Game Marketing Look Like Now? where we will discuss what has changed in today’s marketing, and what didn’t change. It’s on Thursday at 3pm. Link
- On Thursday as well, at 5pm, I am one the two panelists invited to talk about… big surprise… Kickstarter! The panel, creatively named Funding Your Game with Kickstarter, is moderated by Kickstarter’s Cindy Au and my co-panelist is Stainless’ Matt Edmund. I suppose he will be talking about Carmaggeddon and I will be sharing my experience from the Strike Suit Zero campaign. Link
On the 11th of December in London, I will be on the Kickstarter panel taking place at 5pm. This should be a very different discussion, more focused on the potential of that platform as well as its risks and shortcomings, as the title implies: Kickstarter : Industry Game Changer or Flash in the Pan? Surprisingly, I think I am the “pro-Kickstarter” component of that panel. Link
26th March 2012 by Thomas Bidaux
We all managed to avoid the GDC flu but are still pretty quiet for now, waiting for a time when the workload eases up and we can blog more frequently again. TO hold you over a bit until then, here are the presentations from the lectures Diane and I delivered during the week of the GDC.
In chronological order, here are the slides from my presentation during the Social and Online Game summit of the GDC:
I ran out of time and couldn’t cover the case studies in the end, so even if you attended you should find a few extra details in here.
Diane lectured on Business Models: current trends and perspective for the future. She didn’t run out of time, and some of the slides don’t speak for themselves very well, but you may still find the presentation useful:
29th February 2012 by Thomas Bidaux
I am very late in relaying the information but, like every year, we will be in San Francisco for GDC next week. Team GDC will be comprised of Diane, Jen and myself, and if you want to meet with us we still have room to fit a few more meetings. Just contact us.
You are also very welcomed come by my lecture during the Social and Online Games Summit where I will talk about the “Keys to the European Market” – this is a 25mn lecture, I will need to go straight to the point and won’t have much time for question afterwards but you are more than welcome to grab me after the session.
Diane also has lecture at the Game Connection America held in parallel where she will discuss “Business models in games – trends and prediction“.
We are all very much looking forward to being there and inhaling a large dose of inspiration about the industry’s future.
26th September 2011 by Thomas Bidaux
27th of September, Frankfurt – Gameplaces
Diane will be speaking there, specifically on games and investments.
10th to 13th of October, Austin – GDC Online
This is an usual rendez-vous for us as we will be meeting with partners as well as sitting in sessions, checking for the trends of the online space.
7th to 9th of November, Daegu – KGC 2011
I (Thomas) will be speaking at KGC 2011, ahead of the Gstar. I present a general overview of the European market for online games. And (hopefully), it should the opportunity for us to update the aging presentations we have on slideshare on that topic.
10th to 13th of November, Busan – Gstar
We will have a booth in the B2B area of the Gstar. More details on this when we are closer to the date, but you can expect that if you want to meet us, it will be easy.
6th to 8th of december, Paris – Game Connection Europe
Another of our regular haunts, we have just confirmed that we will be there again. The event has moved to Paris (an excellent move in my opinion) and now also has a conference component. If you are not familiar with the event format, just think speed dating between publishers, developers and service providers of the games industry.
4th November 2010 by Jen
This month, we’re going our separate ways on the 15th of November. Absence makes the heart… well, totally dependent on internet access really, right?
Julien and I are attending Game Connection from 16-18 November in Lyon, and Julien will be arriving a bit early to present a Master Class session on Monday 15th, covering “Communication & Marketing for Online Games”. If you’d like to meet us at the event, please ping us through Game Connection’s booking system or use our contact form to send a meeting request.
Thomas and Martin are heading to Korea for a couple of weeks to represent ICO at Gstar. They’ll be available for business meetings on the 18th and 19th, so please get in touch if you’d like to see them.
(Diane is off having a splendid adventure, and cannot be found until the week of 22nd November.)
26th November 2009 by Thomas Bidaux
We will be attending the Lyon Game connection this December. You can find more information about the event on their website:
In a few words, this a “speed dating ” event between different actors of the game industry. Historically, it has been very focused in match-making developers and publishers, but the last couple of years has seen different service providers joining the event as well, from localisation providers to advertising networks and billing solutions.
Don’t hesitate to ask us for a meeting through the system.