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Is gaming sector the North West's best-kept secret?

Date added: 13th Sep 2017

The indie scene in the North West is bubbling up again, according to Playdemic CEO Paul Gouge.

Gouge's smash hit mobile game Golf Clash is played by 1.5 million people every day and recently enjoyed its first $1 million day in in-app purchases.

The game was developed before the studio was bought by TT Games - part of Warner Bros. - earlier this year.

The audience at our breakfast event heard about the struggles and subsequent rejuvenation of the industry in the North West, the revolution in mobile gaming, the challenges facing developers, how the next wave of indies are being created and how games can promote brands.

The event at Capital & Centric's The Foundry was sponsored by Playdemic and supported by Gameopolis.

The other speakers, who you can hear from in the video, were:

• Greg Robinson, Boomdash Digital
• Paul Rustchynsky, Codemasters
• Simon Smith, Desk Dragons Interactive and Gameopolis
• Si Donbavand, Fabrik Games
• Arthur Parsons, TT Games
• Jack Bennett, Odd Bug Studio
• Clayton Carpenter, PlaygroundSquad
• Cari Kirby, Team Cooper

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