Taking place at the Aloft Hotel next to the PAX East event, the Summit is designed to connect independent game creators with investment firms, publishers and platform holders.

Publishers, investors and platforms set to attend this year include Digital Extremes, Amazon, Ubisoft, Sega, Gearbox, TinyBuild, Team17, Amazon, Oculus and many more (full list below).

We will also feature talks from Oculus, Xsolla, TinyBuild, Kickstarter, plus a panel hosted by renowned indie game developer Robin Hunicke.

The event is split into three segments. The morning will feature a series of talks and panels from leading publishers and investors on how to get your game noticed, signed and funded. That's followed by a networking lunch, which is your chance to talk with the speakers and leading investors and publishers in the room.

And finally, in the afternoon we will hold a series of short 1-to-1 meetings between developers and investors/publishers. Once you've bought a ticket, the Investment Summit team will ask you to fill in a form to enter the meeting system.

Publishers and investors will then decide whether to meet with you. A ticket does not guarantee meetings, although the team will facilitate introductions where possible. The deadline for the meetings is Friday, February 14th.

Each ticket also includes a two-day pass to PAX East.

A limited number of free tickets are available for PAX East indie exhibitors. To apply for these, contact chris.dring@gamesindustry.biz.

  • Thursday, February 27th 2020
  • 9.30am - 6pm
  • Aloft Boston Seaport District. 401-403 D Street Boston, Massachusetts 02210 USA
  • 09:30 Sign-in and refreshments
  • 10:00 Introduction
  • 10:05 Aaron Davies, Oculus
  • 10:25 Anya Combs, Kickstarter
  • 10:45 Alex Nichiporchik, TinyBuild
  • 11:00 Indie Dev Fireside Chat with Robin Hunicke (Funomena), Barry Meade (Fireproof Games) and Kris Piotrowski (Capy Games)
  • 11:25 Networking Break
  • 11:50 David Daniels, Xsolla
  • 12:05 The Games Investment Panel with Rebekah Valentine. Featuring Guha Bala (Velan Ventures), Anya Combs (Kickstarter) and David Kaye (Snapshot games)
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch
  • 13:45 Formal one-to-one meetings
  • 18:15 Close
Tickets: $200 (includes 2-day PAX East passes)
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    Event Location
    • Aloft Boston Seaport District. 401-403 D Street Boston, Massachusetts 02210 USA
    • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) (3 miles North East of hotel)
    • South Station (0.6 miles North West from hotel)
    • Off-site parking,
      fee: $12 hourly, $28 daily
    • Nearest bus station is South Station (1.5 miles North West from hotel), the nearest subway station is World Trade Centre - Silverline (0.5 miles North from hotel) (0.2 km south from hotel)

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    Please note: Games companies must have bought a ticket to the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit @ PAX or accessed the event through exhibiting at PAX East to participate in this investor pitching process. While any ticket-purchaser can apply for formal meetings on the 27th February 2020 via this Investment Summit application form, this does not guarantee a private meeting on the day. Any formal meetings will be at the discretion of the investors/publishers. Also, we cannot guarantee that any meetings with investors will result in investment for your company. We will contact all games companies to inform them whether they have any formal meetings with investors at the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit @ PAX in the days before the show.