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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

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: