Those of you who occasionally glance at our event calendar (Calendar Man will remember that) might have noticed we recently added three top of the bill masterclasses from international authorities in their respective fields. And best of all: they’re completely free for anyone in the #BelgianGamesIndustry!
Kicking off these series of not to be missed masterclasses is Michael Futter. The founder of F-Squared and author of business bible The GameDev Business Handbook will talk about why you need a lawyer and how you should go about paying them. He’ll also expand on some best practices on how to maintain relationships with both internal (team members) and external partners (publishers, platforms), so you don’t have to worry about the (emotional) cost when things might go south.
This talk is happening on Thursday April 29 from 16 to 18. You can sign up here (link in Dutch) until April 28.
Next up is Cassia Curran. The founder of Curran Games Agency, she has helped both big and small game studios with strategic and business development advice. In her talk she will focus on why it’s important for game studios to do a proper market analysis. On top of that, she will explain step-by-step how she does it herself, so attendees should be able to implement her methods on their own game projects.
She will share her knowledge on Thursday May 27 from 16 to 18. You can sign up here (link in Dutch) until May 26.
The final expert to take the stage is none other than Simon Carless. Before founding GameDiscoverCo, a company that helps game studios navigate the challenging pathways of game discoverability, this former game designer was a pivotal figure in the shaping of both the Game Developers Conference and Independent Games Festival. In his talk, he’ll present a practical roadmap to build up traction for your game as early as possible.
This one’s going down on Thursday June 24 from 16 to 18. You can sign up here (link in Dutch) until June 23.
Again, these people really know their stuff, so don’t miss out on their expertise. Hope to see you there!
The sessions are courtesy of Gametrack, a brand new, interregional, guidance program headed up by VAF|GAME in close collaboration with Flanders DC, Wallimage Entreprises, Screen.Brussels, WALGA and FLEGA.