Our theme this year will be “The Battle Royal.”
In the past couple of years, we’ve held the event alongside MobileBeat. But it has grown so much that GamesBeat will return on Oct. 29-30, 2013, as a standalone conference that’s 100 percent dedicated to gaming.
Last year, our theme was “The Crossover Era,” referring to companies attempting to crossover from one market to another, such as from the web to Facebook, from social to mobile, or from retail console to digital. Transitions like these create opportunity. They initiate a new cycle.
Now, we’ve entered an era where different companies are competing for gamers’ time in the same space. Apple and Google want to get in the living room and are waging war against Nintendo and Sony. Microsoft already has an edge in living room entertainment with its Xbox Live service, but it wants a piece of mobile as well.
It’s a confusing time for gamemakers. Where should they take their games? What platforms will provide the best gaming experiences? Who will make them the most money?
It’s a shaky time in the game industry, and GamesBeat 2013 will help you navigate through it. You’ll meet executives and developers from the big game companies and the startups that matter. They’ll share their 360-degree perspectives on the business of gaming and give you a glimpse of what’s to come. We’ll also have invaluable insight from venture capitalists, investors, support firms, marketers, and more.
You can full event details here.
*Tickets are non-refunable within 30 days of the event.