by Simon Smith
23rd September 2016, The Sharp Project, Manchester
Join us to celebrate our first year of networking the Greater Manchester & North West games industry as we host our birthday event at The Sharp Project, with drinks sponsored by Playground Squad.
We have an excellent keynote speaker in Ago from Xbox and will be showing lots of new and in-development games from Prospect Games, Sigtrap Games, Alex Rose Games, Locogame, and more.
Keynote Speaker Agostino Simonetta
Ago has worked in the games industry for over 16 years at companies including THQ, Sega, and Playstation. Now the ID@Xbox Regional Lead – EMEA, he will be talking to us about how we can work with Xbox.
INTRODUCTION (10 mins)
Short introduction by Simon Smith Gameopolis news and announcements.
Sponsor Welcome (10 mins)
Magnus Bjorkman, CEO of PlaygroundSquad UK will give us an overview of what Playground Squad are up to at The Sharp Project.
Keynote (approx 30 mins + Q&A)
Keynote by Agostino Simonetta, ID@Xbox Regional Lead – EMEA.
Local Developer Talk (TBC)
A local developer will talk about their upcoming new game(s)
We will also have multiple demo games from local developers including:
Ginger Biscuit Games
Alex Rose Games
and more TBA…
HOW TO FIND THE SHARP PROJECT
The Sharp Project is home to over 60 digital entrepreneurs and production companies specialising in digital content production, digital media and TV and film production. It’s based in a 200,000 sq ft refurbished warehouse previously occupied by electronics company Sharp, It offers flexible office, production and event space at affordable prices.
Mutiple video game companies are based at The Sharp Project, including Fabrik Games, Sigtrap Games, and Boomdash.
See more at: http://www.thesharpproject.co.uk/about/
The Sharp Project is situated next to Central Park tram station, just a 10 minute tram ride from Manchester city centre or there is plenty of parking on site.
EVENT SPONSORED BY PLAYGROUND SQUAD
PlaygroundSquad UK offers employers and apprentices the benefit of their experience as Europe’s longest established, best respected game industry trainers. Established in Sweden in 2000 their apprenticeship academy landed in the Sharp project in 2014 and has trained programmers, designers and artists to industry standards. The three disciplines cover all aspects of game production and are taught using individual coaching, team based learning, and work for hire projects. Find out how a playground squad apprentice can help your business to grow by contacting Mikael Hellberg – firstname.lastname@example.org