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Wednesday, October 29 • 12:30 - 14:30
Gaming Futures - Part 2: Demystifying alternative ways to raise investment

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We all know that money doesn’t grow on trees. We also know that making great games, products and technology doesn’t always equal instant fame, glory and wealth.

Using platforms such as Kickstarter and Patreon, more developers than ever before are turning to new ways of raising the funds that allow them to continue making brilliant things; the way they want to make them. For independent developers, crowdfunding can be a way to stay independent and build an audience for their work. For established teams and studios, it can be a way to make the games they always wanted to make, broaden their audiences and take back control from narrow-minded publishers.

This panel event will be an insight into crowdfunding and other alternative avenues of raising the money you need to keep creating independently.


  • Ian Livingstone OBE - Author and Entrepreneur
  • Chris Avellone - Game Designer and Writer at Obisidian Entertainment
  • Henry Smith - Independent developer of GameCity Prize 2013 winning iOS game Spaceteam
  • Jaspal Sohal - Head of Games and Digital, Creative England
  • and more tbc

Gaming Futures is a new panel series by Nottingham Trent University's Working With You... programme in collaboration with The Creative Quarter.

This series of free events aims to support new businesses and independent creatives based in the East Midlands to grow and innovate by looking at the videogame and tech industries of the near-future. Industry leading panel speakers will share with you their insights into key areas allowing you to develop your business further.

If you are a small to medium business in the East Midlands, NTU's dedicated Working With You... team can offer you funded support, practical advice and easy access to the University's knowledge and resources. NTU are committed to helping business growth in the region through the Working With You... programme, which is part funded by the ERDF.

If you would like to reserve a space for yourself or a representative from your business, please sign up via Eventbrite here.

Wednesday October 29, 2014 12:30 - 14:30 GMT
GameCity (Pit) 24-32 Carlton St, Nottingham, NG1 1NN

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