George Osborn is the campaign manager for Ukie's 30 Years of Play project. He has worked previously as a writer and journalist, having written for The Guardian, Eurogamer and BT Sport. He was named one of the UK's 30 under 30 talents in MCV in 2019 and was listed as one of the video games industry's future 100 talents in Games Industry Biz in 2018.
UKIE turns 30 this year, to celebrate this session this panel of veterans will discuss the past, present, and their effects on the British games industry. This panel will share their favorite Bullfrog stories, how they handled the transition from small, carefree developers to AAA big budget machines, the transition to digital content and possibly a few war stories that are only shared at the pub.
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