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Event: All bark and no bite: are investors really interested in games?

By on October 22, 2010

I’m moderating the panel at the Games Gone Wild event in November. If you haven’t been to one of these before, the guys at law firm Kemp Little get a roomful of investors and games companies together to chew the fat, have a few beers and talk about the future of the games industry.

I’ve, provocatively, put together a panel to discuss whether investors in Europe (and particularly the UK) are actually interested in investing. There has been lots of talk, but a number of deals have fallen through.

So whichever side of the debate you are on, and whether you are an investor or an entrepreneur, come along for a drink and a discussion.

Technically, the event is invite only, but if you’re interested, register via the link below and if we can squeeze you in, we’ll do our best.

Hope to see you there.


Invitation to Games Gone Wild! III
17 November 2010 at Patch (EC4V)

Dear Nicholas

Kemp Little LLP is pleased to invite you to the latest Games Gone Wild! – our regular programme of events for the digital media and games sectors on the subject of the future of UK online games.

All bark and no bite: are investors really interested in games?

The demise of Realtime Worlds may have spooked investors, but was enthusiasm for the games industry in Europe waning even before that?  Many investors have looked at the games industry closely, but few have made substantial investments in 2010.

Our panel of luminaries, chaired by Nicholas Lovell from Gamesbrief, will discuss whether investors are still interested in games and if so, what are the areas that are still attracting investment?

The panel will also include:

· Ben Holmes from Index Ventures

· Nathan Richardsson from CCP Games

· Alexis Bonte from eRepublik

· Andy Moseby from Kemp Little

The audience will be a mix of executives from media companies, investors, entrepreneurs working in the digital publishing and games space and journalists.

The event will take place on 17 November at Patch, a chic cocktail bar near St. Paul’s, on the lower ground floor – as always, Wi-Fi is available for those who want to tweet the latest gossip. 

Please join us for:

6.00pm – 7.00pm:      networking, drinks and canapés
7.00pm – 8.00pm:      interactive discussion panel
8.00pm onwards:        further networking and drinks and canapés

The event is organised by Kemp Little LLP – the UK’s leading law firm for technology, digital media and games companies (with thanks as always to Michael Acton Smith of Moshi Monsters). 

Event registration is by invite only and subject to availability. Click here to RSVP or contact us at [email protected].

We hope to see you on 17 November.


Andy Moseby | Corporate Partner

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: