Monday, 20 November 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Second outing to leading European tech event after 2016 outbound mission scored $10m deal
Six upcoming studios selected with an interest in AR, AI, blockchain, esports, mobile and new forms of interactive entertainment
Delegation includes a brand new London studio that comes out of stealth mode on 1 December
Six cutting-edge London games studios have been selected for Games London’s second outbound mission to SLUSH in Helsinki later this month.
A range of innovators working in AR, new genres of entertainment, and inventive new mobile studios focusing on AI, blockchain and competitive gaming will be taken to the European tech event on 30 November and 1 December to meet investors and raise their profile.
The selected studios include Boss Mode Games, Firebolt Games, Flavourworks, GimmeBreak Games and The Secret Police. Also attending is a brand new games studio freshly founded by key London games studio leaders and which comes out of stealth mode on 1 December.
At SLUSH the six companies will be attending investor meetings and networking events, meeting global contacts and potential new partners as part of Games London’s mission to grow the games sector in London and make it the games capital of the world.
Games London is a partnership between the capital’s screen industries agency, Film London, and Ukie, the trade body for games and interactive entertainment in the UK, supported by the Mayor of London’s London Enterprise Action Panel. Games London runs a B2B programme of inbound and outbound missions plus the annual London Games Festival, which attracted over 50,000 attendees in April 2017.
This is the second Games London outbound mission to SLUSH. Last year it took a number of games businesses from across the city to the tech event, with one attending firm eventually signing an investment deal worth $10m.
Games London and its SLUSH delegation will be in Helsinki from 29 November to 2 December. If you want to meet the delegation contact Games London’s Michael French (Michael.French@games.london) to arrange a meeting. Alternatively, the companies are registered in the SLUSH matchmaking system where event delegates can contact them direct for meetings.
Notes for Editors
THE GAMES LONDON SLUSH DELEGATION INCLUDES
Boss Mode Games
Boss Mode Games is a new mobile games studio founded by Olliver Heins (previously of NaturalMotion and GoodGame) and Ben Clarke (previously of Electronic Arts and NaturalMotion). The studio’s goal is to create RPGs for Western players with high production values combined with depth of gameplay and strong monetisation. The company has one game in development and two games at concept stage and is currently looking for seed investment.
Firebolt Games is bringing together physical products and digital games in new and exciting ways. The studio has its own patent-pending augmented reality technology, SpatialVision, which brings creative and collaborative gameplay to AR. Firebolt Games is developing a racing title using the technology, the team has prototypes in a number of other genres and is exploring educational applications. Firebolt Games’ first project was for Shell and brought a range of toys to life in the game 'Space Explorers'. Co-founders Edwin Lyons and Stephen Simmons previously worked together at Mind Candy and the company is advised by toy industry guru Darran Garnham.
Flavourworks is a digital entertainment studio which has spent the last number of years crafting its first title, the upcoming Erica published by PlayStation. Flavourworks’ Touch Video is a patent-pending proprietary multi-platform technology that enables the studio to create compelling interactive live-action experiences. Flavourworks has built this design and technology platform to enable a new type of narrative video game experience and it will allow the team to create innovative games for years to come.
GimmeBreak Games specialises in creating beautiful, competitive, skill-based titles for mobile and PC. The studio believes that small, independently organised teams can rapidly prototype and iterate new concepts and the team is driven by a focus on player experience and service. GimmeBreak’s mission is to bring the esports experience to mobile platforms through both its own games plus partnerships driven by the studio’s proprietary Tournament Hub technology.
The Secret Police
The Secret Police is a mobile games studio dedicated to making high-monetising games for a global audience. Its first title, Dragon's Watch, is an RPG borrowing game systems from Japanese and Asian titles, and will launch shortly on Android and iOS. The company is looking to raise further funding to grow the company and the product and has exciting plans both for this game and future products built on its existing technology platform along with some new blockchain and AI tech it is building.
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