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Industry legend Warren Spector joins GI Live: Online

Plus, Lightspeed Venture Partners and CrazyLabs join bumper speaker line-up

The creator of Deus Ex and industry legend Warren Spector will be chatting to indie devs at GI live: Online.

He is one of our special guests for the event, joining Brenda Romero, John Romero, Team17 CEO Debbie Bestwick and UKIE head Jo Twist. The industry experts will be popping into our Discord between Wednesday, April 14th - Friday, April 16th to answer your questions. Tickets are on sale now.

Alongside the special guests, GI Live: Online boasts a full 1-to-1 meeting system, a series of talks from industry leaders, plus roundtables from platform holders, investment experts and more.

Talks include sessions with former EA, Xbox and Liverpool FC exec Peter Moore, Minecraft head Helen Chiang, Velan Studios president Guha Bala, IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak, LEGO Ventures' Rob Lowe and NDreams' business development manager Nadine Oehmcke. We can also announce two new talks set for the event. Amy Wu, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, will be delivering a session looking at investment trends as well as diversity in the sector. Meanwhile, CrazyLabs will be discussing the secrets behind launching a successful hyper-casual game.

Alongside the talks, roundtables will also be taking place in the Discord. Current planned roundtables include sessions with Valve/Steam, ID@Xbox, Kowloon Nights, London Venture Partners, Kickstarter, Hiro Capital, Transcend Fund and Creative England.

Finally, more than 40 publishers and investors have already signed up for the event to meet with developers. Companies coming along include: Bandai Namco, Behaviour Interactive, Dear Villagers, Devolver Digital, Digital Extremes, EA Originals, Fundamentally Games, Galaxy Interactive, Gamesco London, Gearbox Publishing, Graffiti Games, Humble Bundle, ID@Xbox, Kickstarter, Kwalee, LEGO Ventures, London Venture Partners, Makers Fund, Microsoft, Miniclip, MyGames, NDreams, Oculus, Play Ventures, Playtonic Friends, Private Division, SEGA, Snail Games, Sold Out, Sony PlayStation, Team17, Those Awesome Guys, Thunderful, Triple Dragon, Twitch, Ubisoft, Wings, Xsolla and Ysbrb.

GI Live: Online is the new digital event from the teams behind GamesIndustry.biz and EGX Rezzed and takes place over April 14th - 16th. It will use Discord for the roundtables and networking, MeetToMatch for the 1-2-1 meetings, and YouTube for the speaker sessions.

Tickets are on sale right here starting at $50.

The event is sponsored by Xsolla, LEGO Ventures, MyGames, CrazyLabs, Creative England's Advance Initiative and Renaissance PR. For sponsorship packages, contact Charlotte.Nangle@gamesindustry.biz.

For more details on the event, click here.

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