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Monday, August 21 • 15:00 - 16:00
The State of Indie Publishing, Challenges and the Future Ahead

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A group of indie publishers sit to discuss the state of publishing indie titles.  Listen to their experience on signing titles, focusing on genres, marketing, PR, discovery, and managing influencers in this competitive indie space.  Leaders from Raw Fury, Gambitious and Versus Evil will represent this panel with the goal that indie devs can get some great takeaways on how to approach their development path to be successful come launch.

Take-away of Session

  • The audience will be provided insights on what platforms are working and corresponding business models
  • Marketing and community building tactics
  • PR and influencer targeting
  • Tools and/or agency models used to help provide data and/or direction for a successful launch
  • Future insights on indie game development, publishing and apocalyptic thoughts, if any.

Audience Addressed: New and current Independent game developers


Moderators
avatar for Steve Escalante

Steve Escalante

General Manager, Versus Evil
Steve Escalante is the General Manager and founder of indie games publisher, Versus Evil. An industry veteran with 18 years of game development and publishing experience, Escalante started his own indie development team in 1999 to then just prior to Versus Evil served as the Dire... Read More →

devcom: all Speakers
avatar for Jonas Antonsson

Jonas Antonsson

Troublemaker / Founder, Raw Fury
Founder of Raw Fury. Jonas is a serial entrepreneur and investor within the games industry. He’s previously worked at or been involved with Paradox Interactive, Gogogic and Meteor Entertainment, to name a few. He is currently on the board of the Nordic Game Institute which orga... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pontow

Robert Pontow

Founder & CEO, Beep Company
Involved in the gaming industry in Japan since 2009, Robert boasts a deep understanding of both Japanese and Western audiences, and has utilized his wealth of experience in marketing and bizdev to assist titles in their entry into the Japanese market as well as publishing indie g... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Schoeller

Dieter Schoeller

Managing Director, Headup Games GmbH & Co KG
After graduating from law school, Dieter Schoeller worked for several gaming and media companies such as Ubisoft, Koch Media and the Bertelsmann group before founding Headup Games in 2009, an independent games publisher located in Germany. | His company has been awarded as Best G... Read More →
avatar for Vernon Vrolijk

Vernon Vrolijk

Marketing Manager, Good Shepherd Entertainment
Vernon Vrolijk joined the Gambitious/Good Shepherd team in 2013, and has been heavily involved in the inception- and continuation of the publishing side of the business. He has worked as the acting Marketing Manager for the publishing label since 2014, and has managed the success... Read More →

Respawn Speakers
avatar for Dieter Schoeller

Dieter Schoeller

Managing Director, Headup Games GmbH & Co KG
After graduating from law school, Dieter Schoeller worked for several gaming and media companies such as Ubisoft, Koch Media and the Bertelsmann group before founding Headup Games in 2009, an independent games publisher located in Germany. | His company has been awarded as Best G... Read More →
avatar for Jonas Antonsson

Jonas Antonsson

Troublemaker / Founder, Raw Fury
Founder of Raw Fury. Jonas is a serial entrepreneur and investor within the games industry. He’s previously worked at or been involved with Paradox Interactive, Gogogic and Meteor Entertainment, to name a few. He is currently on the board of the Nordic Game Institute which orga... Read More →
avatar for Robert Pontow

Robert Pontow

Founder & CEO, Beep Company
Involved in the gaming industry in Japan since 2009, Robert boasts a deep understanding of both Japanese and Western audiences, and has utilized his wealth of experience in marketing and bizdev to assist titles in their entry into the Japanese market as well as publishing indie g... Read More →
avatar for Vernon Vrolijk

Vernon Vrolijk

Marketing Manager, Good Shepherd Entertainment
Vernon Vrolijk joined the Gambitious/Good Shepherd team in 2013, and has been heavily involved in the inception- and continuation of the publishing side of the business. He has worked as the acting Marketing Manager for the publishing label since 2014, and has managed the success... Read More →


Monday August 21, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
[RSP] Channel 2 - Carousel Stage 4th FloorCONGRESS CENTRE EASTCongress-Centrum Ost KoelnmesseDeutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne