Games Talks Live Scotland is back this March

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Games Talks Live: Scotland returns to the stage after a two-year absence. There are three dates in Dundee and Edinburgh. Games Talks Live: Scotland was created by Colin Macdonald, an industry veteran. It features short talks from guest speakers and general networking opportunities. This event aims to encourage collaboration and communication between visiting developers in Scotland and local Scottish developers.

You can purchase tickets for the in-person events here. Prices are set at PS 10.00 per event, or PS 25.00 for all three. For those unable to attend the talks in person, they will be streamed live via YouTube. You can sign up here for a free livestream ticket. For those who are watching online, there won’t be any hybrid meeting opportunities.

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Each event will feature a charity raffle, with all proceeds going directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross.

The events are held over three days in each of Scotland’s games hubs, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Tues 8th of March, Edinburgh (4pm – late) at The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street Edinburgh EH1 2HE
  • Weds 9th of March, Dundee (from 4pm to late at Beat Generator 70 North Lindsay St Dundee DD1 1PS
  • Thurs 10th March, Glasgow (4pm to late at Revolution, 8 Mitchell St, Glasgow G13NA).

A variety of speakers will be available each evening from visiting publishers, local developers and other interested parties. More details will be revealed closer to the event. In order to foster future collaborations, speaking sessions will be interspersed by networking breaks. No recruitment activity is allowed, even from companies who are sponsoring the event or speaking at it.


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Games Talk Live Scotland Speakers

  • Rami Ismail, indie champion (E/D/G)
  • Garnett Lee, Game Scout/Producer, publisher Raw Fury (E/D/G)
  • Stephen Hey, scout for publisher Merge Games, and Marketing Consultant (E/D/G)
  • Anna Mansi, Head of Certification at the British Film Institute (E/D/G)
  • Cécile Fléchon, Publishing Coordinator at publisher Focus Home Interactive (E/D/G)
  • Imre Jele, co-founder of developer Bossa Studios (E/D/G)
  • Ian McGregor, Head of Publishing, Green Man Gaming (E/D/G)
  • Mark McCready, Scottish Liaison Officer at British Esports Association (E/D/G)
  • Phil Scott, European Director of Developer Relations, chip manufacturer NVIDIA (E/D/G)
  • Ken Gordon, Regional Ambassador at the European Space Agency (E/D/G)
  • Tom Methven, aka developer Amicable Animal (E/D/G)
  • Brian Baglow, Director, Scottish Games Network (E/D/G)
  • Ron Ashtiani, founder of art studio Atomhawk and co-founder production house Big Thursday Creative (E)
  • Paul Farley, Founder/CEO at publisher Firestoke Games (D)
  • Max Scott-Slade, Game Director of developer Glitchers (E/D/G)
  • Niamh Loughran, Producer at developer Hyperluminal Games (D)
  • Gary McCartan, CEO of developer Pocket Sized Hands (D)
  • Kyle Banks, developer of Farewell North (E)
  • Simon Meek, director at developer Stacking Chairs (G)
  • Rami Ismail, indie champion (E/D/G)
  • Garnett Lee, Game Scout/Producer, publisher Raw Fury (E/D/G)
  • Stephen Hey, scout for publisher Merge Games, and Marketing Consultant (E/D/G)
  • Anna Mansi, Head of Certification at the British Film Institute (E/D/G)
  • Cécile Fléchon, Publishing Coordinator at publisher Focus Home Interactive (E/D/G)
  • Imre Jele, co-founder of developer Bossa Studios (E/D/G)
  • Ian McGregor, Head of Publishing, Green Man Gaming (E/D/G)
  • Mark McCready, Scottish Liaison Officer at British Esports Association (E/D/G)
  • Phil Scott, European Director of Developer Relations, chip manufacturer NVIDIA (E/D/G)
  • Ken Gordon, Regional Ambassador at the European Space Agency (E/D/G)
  • Tom Methven, aka developer Amicable Animal (E/D/G)
  • Brian Baglow, Director, Scottish Games Network (E/D/G)
  • Ron Ashtiani, founder of art studio Atomhawk and co-founder production house Big Thursday Creative (E)
  • Paul Farley, Founder/CEO at publisher Firestoke Games (D)
  • Max Scott-Slade, Game Director of developer Glitchers (E/D/G)
  • Niamh Loughran, Producer at developer Hyperluminal Games (D)
  • Gary McCartan, CEO of developer Pocket Sized Hands (D)
  • Kyle Banks, developer of Farewell North (E)
  • Simon Meek, director at developer Stacking Chairs (G)
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Testimonials

– “An excellent and insightful event, attracting a range of talent from the gaming industry. Universal Production Music were proud to support the inaugural event and benefitted from the superb networking opportunities”

– Matt Tester of Universal Music

– “A brilliant excuse to travel up to Scotland to meet many brilliant Scottish developers. We had a fantastic time, learnt loads, and met with so many great people. I expect we’ll be visiting again soon.”

Philip & Andrew Oliver, Game Dragons

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