Friday 4 - Sunday 6 Jun 2021

Publisher-Designer Speed Dating

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FRIDAY 21st August 2020

The UK Games Expo Speed-Dating is an opportunity for invited games designers to pitch their game to publishers during two 90 minute sessions. Designers will see a different publisher every 5 minutes. This will be done over a Zoom video conference with a private invitation sent to successful applicants.

Each session will comprise of 12 to 15 pitches. There will be a short break in the middle.

The designers will be invited on the strength of a sell sheet and a brief summary that the publishers will have the opportunity to review and short list before the Expo.

We guarantee to invite every publisher’s first choice of designer and as many others as possible.

After the speed dating is over, Publishers will have the opportunity to discuss designs further and make arrangements to follow up designs there are interested in. There is also the potential of a virtual Publisher-Designer Networking event following the Speed Dating, the details of which are to be confirmed in the next few weeks.

In 2020 we plan to run two Speed Dating sessions each focused on different genres of games:

  • Euro/ American Style and Strategic Games
  • Family/Abstract and Party Games

Designers instructions

Applications for Boot Camp and for Publisher-Designer Speed Dating are now closed.

We will inform all applicants of the outcome on Friday 14th August.

Publishers we need you!

We are looking for expressions of interest from Publishers wishing to take part in the Speed Dating.

Publishers should be in a position to be able consider development of designs and potential future publication.

Interested publishers should email Richard.