Hillfarrance - Future Play Mixer
We want to celebrate entrepreneurship in gaming & VFX for the mavens who are making waves in the New Zealand ecosystem.
Here's what you can expect
- Lots of food and drink to satiate your tastebuds after a long day at NZGDC
- A Premier Fireside Chat with Charles Cecil, an industry legend who will be dialling in to chat with our very own Rob Vickery
- Lots of chances to connect with other industry folks from gaming, VFX, investment and more!
Key Event Details
Date: 31st August 2023
Time: 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue: Prefab Hall - 14 Jessie Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Venue Instructions: Prefab Hall is situated behind Prefab Eatery and just a 9-minute walk from the Tākina Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Guests: You should expect guests that encompass the entire stakeholder ecosystem, from studios, investors, service providers and more!
See you there!!!
The Venue - Be on the lookout for the Stormtroopers!
About Charles Cecil
Charles Cecil MBE has been a key figure in the interactive entertainment industry for 40 years. Founder & CEO of Revolution Software, today one of the world’s leading adventure game companies, Charles has created numerous narrative-driven games, including the multi-million-selling Broken Sword series and Beneath a Steel Sky: the sequel, Beyond a Steel Sky, released as a lead title for Apple Arcade in 2020. Charles has worked on titles as diverse as The Da Vinci Code for Sony Pictures and Doctor Who for the BBC, for which he won a BAFTA award.
Charles, awarded the status of ‘Industry Legend’ by Develop (Europe’s leading development magazine), is on the Board of Governors of Screen Yorkshire, the regional agency that supports film, television and interactive entertainment in Yorkshire. In 2011 Charles was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to the computer games industry, and in 2019 was awarded an honorary Doctorate by the University of York.
Charles has a particular interest in the narrative and aesthetic aspects of Interactive Narrative and how this medium will develop with advancing technology. Charles regularly talks at national and international conferences and to the mainstream press about creative and commercial aspects of the video games industry.
Hillfarrance is the early-stage venture capital fund for New Zealand Startups. Hillfarrance focuses on providing hands-on, value-added capital to the AI/ML, Media/Content/Gaming & Climate industries. To date, Hillfarrance has invested in over 20+ companies with notable media and gaming startups such as Hashbane Interactive, Space Rock Games, Floating Rock Studio & In Game Collectables.