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UK games devs, stop bleating that investors won’t invest in games. It’s not them, it’s you

By on June 2, 2011
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That was the original title of my post that is currently live on TechCrunch.

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In it, I argue that, despite a NESTA event last week bemoaning the lack of investment in games companies, there has never been a better time to raise money. So far this year, nearly half a billion dollars has been pumped into games businesses by UK-based investors.

Pretty well none of it has gone into UK companies though.

If you want to know why I think this is happening, head over to TechCrunch to read If British games companies want VC, they need to ditch the consoles and get social

(And not to self: TechCrunch’s SEO is much better than mine. Learn from them.)

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com
  • Kevin Hassall

    Excellent piece.

    As an addendum, I’d note that at the NESTA event, a lot of UK devs seemed very interested in talking about Project Finance…  :-/