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Frontier, LEGO, Team17 and Xbox join Investment Summit Online speaker line-up

Plus, Ian Livingstone, TinyBuild, Wings, Humble Bundle and may more

Team17's Debbie Bestwick, Frontier's David Braben and Ian Livingstone are among the speakers at the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit on Thursday, May 28th.

The online event also features talks from Xbox, LEGO, Kickstarter, WINGS and TinyBuild. The full schedule is listed below.

More than 125 investors and publishers and over 300 developers are now signed-up for the event on May 28th. Tickets are free for investors and publishers, and you can book your spot here. We've made the event free to support indie developers during the current COVID-19 crisis, and it's been part-funded by our sponsors, which includes Xsolla.

The event will feature talks running from 9:30am UK time until the quiz at 7pm. An online meeting system operated by MeetToMatch will be used to connected investors, publishers and developers together from 8am UK time through to midnight, in an effort to hit multiple timezones.

Talks will cover topics such as coronavirus, selling your studio, working with publishers, angel investment, pitching games, crowd-funding and much more.

Here is the full schedule (UK timezone):

09.30 - 9.35: Welcome To The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit Online - Jamie Sefton (GamesIndustry.biz)
09.35 - 10:10: New Frontiers: From Self-Published To Third-Party Publisher - David Braben OBE (Frontier)
10.30 - 10:55: Opportunities with ID@Xbox - Ago Simonetta (Microsoft)
11:00 - 11:45: Panel: Exit Strategy: Being Acquired or Selling Your Studio - Debbie Bestwick MBE (Team17), Jens Hilgers (Bitkraft Esports), Simon Iwaniszak (Red Kite Games)
12:00 - 11:25: Angel Investment: Are You Investor Ready? - Ian Livingstone CBE
12:30 - 13:15: Panel: How To Get Your game Funded - Anh Luong (Miniclip), Ella Romanos (Fundamentally Games), Mitsuo Hirakawa (Irregular Corporation), Roberta Lucca (Bossa Studios)
13:30 - 14:00: Digital Play Beyond The Brick - Robert Lowe (LEGO)
14:00 - 15:30: Break
15:30 - 15:50:By the Numbers - Xsolla Funding Club - Aiman Seksembaeva (Xsolla)
16:00 - 16:25: Successfully Relaunching Your Kickstarter Campaign - Anya Combs (Kickstarter)
16:30 - 16:55: How To Pitch Your Game - Christina Seelye (Modus Games), John Polson (Humble Bundle)
17:00 - 17:25: Is Your Indie Game Viable? How To Research The Market - Cassia Curran (WINGS)
17:30 - 17:55: Indie Publishing Is Dead, A Talk By An Indie Publisher - Alex Nichiporchik (TinyBuild)
18:00 - 18:45: Panel: How Is The Pandemic Changing Games Investment? - Astrid Refstrup (Kowloon Nights), Cassia Curran (WINGS), Richard Browne (Digital Extremes), Sam Englebardt (Galaxy Digital)
19:00 - 20:30: GamesIndustry.quiz with James Batchelor

To book your tickets to the event, click here. We are seeking sponsors to help us in the funding of the project. For more details, contact charlotte.nangle@gamesindustry.biz.

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