Simon Oliver


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Simon is CEO & Founder of innovation-led mobile game studio HandCircus, creators of Rolando, Okabu and Seabeard. Simon is passionate about building beautifully crafted products and exploring new opportunities to delight users, having focused on Product Direction, Innovation and Leadership across games and digital sectors.

Simon Oliver is speaking at the following session/s

So You Have a Great Idea. What Next?

Wednesday 11th July: 12.00 - 12.45 : Room 2

After the initial excitement that a great idea brings, the next phase can be daunting. Does this game have any chance of commercial success? Is the space too crowded? Is it feasible for our team to build it? This talk will provide a number of techniques that you can apply at various points in the game’s lifecycle to help you make better-informed decisions and improve the chances of your game’s success - whether you are looking to validate the initial idea or refine the game during production or even post-launch.


  • Learn the basics of Product Management
  • Learn how to validate your game idea
  • Learn how to identify risks with your game and how to minimise them

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