Friday 3 - Sunday 5 Jun 2022
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Publisher-Designer Speed Dating

Speed Dating.
Speed Dating.

Get your game in front of publishers.


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.

Each session will comprise of 12 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. Be aware however that only 24 designs are selected from normally over 100 entrants.

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 a Networking event planned for that Friday evening.

In 2022 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 speedating has now ended.(Deadline was midnight on 10th May 2022.)

Successful applications will be announced around early evening of 24th May.

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.

Tips on the Speed Dating

This video was recorded at Virtually Expo in August 2020 and gives you an overview of the process, how to make sell sheets and how to make the best of your pitch.