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Meet the Fringe: Mobile Games Forum Roundtable

Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events.

This morning, we speak to GO Editorial’s George Osborn about the Mobile Games Forum Roundtable he is hosting on Friday 31 March during our Festival Fringe.

george web cropTell us a bit about your event.
The Mobile Games Forum (MGF) Roundtable is an opportunity for mobile gaming pros to come together for drinks and conversation at Space Ape’s studio in Soho.

Prior to the Roundtable, Space Ape will be hosting the LGF’s UK Games Showcase, live-streamed on Twitch.

We’ll then be hosting a panel with members of the MGF Advisory board – including Saad Choudri of MiniClip, Mark Sorrell from Rovio and Mickey Elimelich from Space Ape – about the future of mobile gaming.

Finally, we will round the evening off with free drinks to help see us nicely into the weekend.

Who is this event for?
This event is for mobile gaming executives and managers who want to meet other senior people in a relaxed environment.

Why should people come along?
This is a great chance to discuss challenges facing the mobile gaming industry without the pressure of most networking events.

By keeping the event small, hosting it at Space Ape’s amazing offices and providing free drinks, we believe the event is an excellent way to round off the first Friday of London Games Festival.

We’re also making sure that the right people attend. The MGF team is curating a list of attendees to make sure you meet the top people in mobile, but if you do wish to attend (and think we might have missed you) you can email louise@globalmgf.com to request a ticket.

Why were you keen to be involved in London Games Festival?
This felt like a perfect chance to give something back to the London mobile games community. We’ve run conferences in the capital for over a decade, so it made sense to support this fabulous festival when we had the chance.

What events have you done before?
 The MGF team has organised conferences in London, Seattle and Hong Kong for over a decade – making it the longest running mobile gaming conference in the world.

We’ve also hosted Icons events, which are exclusively for the most senior executives in mobile gaming, in the likes of LA and Seoul since 2016.

What games do you enjoy?
Currently, I’m obsessed with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It manages to be a full open world experience that still works perfectly when you’re grabbing 20 minutes on the go. A wonderful game.

You can find out more about the MGF Roundtable, email louise@globalmgf.com. And for more information about the Festival Fringe, head here.

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