James Binns is a games media veteran with over 25 years experience in publishing. He is CEO and co-founder of Network N, and independent games media business with 70 employees that publishes 11 content brands, runs a 100 site ad network and supplies agency services.
Once your masterpiece ships the real work begins. How can you deliver new players, support your existing community make new content and speak with one voice to multiple audiences. How do you show your game to be a living, breathing entity on a minimum viable audience and build a roadmap for growth. James Binns, CEO of games media business Network N on the very real challenges facing developers and publishers, after their games ship. With unique data and actionable insights, the presentation features 16 concrete steps to take, mysteriously all of which start with the letter 'C'.
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
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Ian Livingstone, CBE
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
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Mike Bithell Games
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Jo Twist, OBE
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