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Limited Run and Iam8Bit join GI Live: Online

Physical games and merchandise specialists join our event in two weeks

Two of the biggest names in physical games and merchandise are coming to GI Live: Online this month.

The event, which takes place April 14th - 16th, is filled with investors, publishers, indie developers and service companies looking to discover games, attract funding and share advice on making games more successful.

Limited Run is a specialist games retailer (and finalist for the Indie Publishing Awards) that produces special physical versions of games. They will be hosting a roundtable with indie developers and publishers at the show. Tickets are on sale here.

Meanwhile, Iam8bit's Jon Gibson and Amanda White will be joining GamesIndustry.biz on a session looking at the growth and opportunities in the physical space.

The new speakers join a roster that also includes former Xbox, EA and Liverpool FC executive Peter Moore, Minecraft boss Helen Chiang, Velan Studios president Guha Bala, IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak, Lightspeed Venture Partners' Amy Wu, Sumo Group's Carl Cavers, NDreams' Nadine Oehmcke, LEGO's Rob Lowe, No Brake Games' Tomas Sakalauskas and Shai Sasson of CrazyLabs.

Last week we announed that LA-based creative agency gnet will be discussing how to make the best games trailers, while the indie developers from the Tentacle Zone will be talking about the power of studios working together.

Tickets are on sale here.

Outside of the talks, industry legends Debbie Bestwick, John Romero, Brenda Romero, Warren Spector and Dr Jo Twist will attend the event Discord to talk with indie developers.

Plus, there will be private behind-closed-doors roundtables with the likes of Steam, Xbox, Kickstarter, London Venture Partners, Transcend Fund, Limited Run, Hiro Capital, Kowloon Nights and Creative England.

There is also our one-to-one meeting system featuring more than 60 investors and publishers. And finally, the event includes our Indie Publishing Awards. You can read about the finalists here.

It's a jam-packed schedule, which you can check out on our event site. The final line-up and schedule will be announced next week.

Tickets cost $50 + VAT for developers, publishers and investors. Developers can also buy a special ticket to receive extra promotion for the game at the event.

Sponsors for the event are Xsolla, Keywords's gnet, LEGO Ventures, Creative England's Advance initiative, Renaissance PR, Curve Digital, CrazyLabs, My.Games, NDreams and Limited Run. For more details on sponsorship, contact charlotte.nangle@Gamesindustry.biz.