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Check out the full speaker schedule for the Investment Summit at PAX

Leading investors and publishers complete the line-up

Kowloon Nights, London Venture Partners and Hiro Capital complete the speaker schedule for the Investment Summit in Seattle.

The event takes place the day before PAX at the Seattle Convention Center, and also features talks from Xbox, Valve, Shawn Layden, Square Enix Collective and TinyBuild. Tickets are on sale here starting from $50 (+ booking fee) for developers.

The speakers will be joined by over 65 game developers and more than 25 publishers and investors, who have already signed up to the show.

Here is the schedule:

09:00 am — 09:30 am PDT

09:30 am — 09:55 am PDT
Welcome and Fireside Chat with Shawn Layden

The former head of PlayStation Studios and current advisor to major companies such as Tencent will discuss the past, present and future of video games

09:55 am — 10:10 am PDT
Creating Thousand Hour Long Experiences - Alex Nichiporchik (TinyBuild)

The CEO of TinyBuild will discuss the importance of emergent gameplay, and why the industry is not seeing enough games with it

10:10 am — 10:30 am PDT
How Square Enix Collective and FuturLab took PowerWash Simulator to 7m players - Anne-Lou Grosbois-Favreau (Square Enix), Jakub 'Koobs' Klitenik (Square Enix), Rebecca Sweetmore (Futurlab), Joshua Brown (Futurlab)

The publisher and developer tell us how they teamed up to deliver the indie hit to millions of fans

10:30 am — 10:55 am PDT
Steam Visibility: How Games Get Surfaced To Players - Erik Peterson (Valve)

Valve will explain how game visibility works on Steam and what developers can do to improve their chances

10:55 am — 11:10 am PDT

11:10 am — 11:30 am PDT
Fireside Chat with Jen MacLean of Xbox

The general manager of Game Creator Partnerships will talk about opportunities with Xbox, the state of the market and offer her advice to indie teams

11:30 am — 12:00 pm PDT
The Games Investment Panel - Anlu Liu (Kowloon/Kepler), Joe Yuan (Hiro), Matt Bilbey (LVP), Snow Rui (Hooded Horse)

Leading investors and publishers will talk about a difficult 2023, where things are heading and what developers should be mindful of when seeking financial support

12:00 pm — 13:00 pm PDT

12:40 pm — 18:00 pm PDT
One-To-One Meetings

A series of 20-minute one-to-one meetings set-up via the MeetToMatch meeting system

Already, more than 65 game developers have signed-up to the event. They'll be looking to meet investors, publishers and platforms that include 101XP, Agnitio Capital, ByteDance, Fellow Traveller, Hiro Capital, Hooded Horse, Kabam, Kepler, Kowloon Nights, Limited Run, London Venture Partners, Nintendo, Phoenixx Inc, Retrovibe, Rogue Games, Secret Mode, Serenity Forge, Skystone Games, Snail Games USA, Square Enix Collective, TinyBuild, Thunderful, Valve, Whitethorn Games, Ysbryd Games and many more to be announced.

The event is headline sponsored by publisher tinyBuild, who will also be speaking at the event. CEO Alex Nichiporchik will discuss the importance of emergent gameplay, and why the industry is not seeing enough games with it.

The heart of the event will be our meeting system, where developers, publishers and investors can connect throughout the afternoon. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are $50 (+ booking fee) for developers and $200 (+ booking fee) for publishers and investors. Tickets include the conference, the meeting system, lunch, refreshments and two days of access to PAX West.

Developers and publishers who are exhibiting at PAX are able to attend the event for free. Simply contact Kevin Brady to receive details of how to sign-up.

Some limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact George Corner for more details.

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