G3 Futures 2015

"Great speakers all around, very strong start with Peter Molyneux and the performance capture talks"

"Reaching out to companies with events like this is a great start"

"University speakers were excellent and showed some really interesting work. A great start to discussion"

The University of Surrey joined forces with South East technology law specialist, Charles Russell Speechlys and UKIE (UK Interactive Entertainment organisation) to host an inspiring conference and networking event for Guildford’s gaming community at the university’s impressive 5G Innovation Centre

Professor Adrian Hilton, Director, CVSSP faculty at the University of Surrey, and Nick Hurley, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, co-hosted the inaugural G3 Futures event, introducing a range of speakers from the University of Surrey as well as key note speaker, world-renowned Guildford-based video games designer and programmer, Peter Molyneux OBE.

Event organiser and one of the speakers, Dr John Collomosse, from the University was delighted with the turnout “ we had around 120 people from the local industry, able to discuss and share ideas and contacts, and many of them were really positive about the event and more importantly our plans for the future. It also helped that we had a beautiful sunny evening for our barbecue!”

The purpose of the event was to help to drive the Guildford gaming community  forward, to encourage  sharing of ideas and to inform local organisations about opportunities to collaborate with the University of Surrey. Academics from the university  also had an opportunity to  showcase their technological  and R&D capabilities.

Jaclyn Wilkins, senior associate and specialist games  lawyer at Charles Russell  Speechlys, compered the panel  discussion, which involved  representatives from Epic Games, Criterion and Edge Case Games. She facilitated a  discussion about how gaming  companies of all sizes and with   all levels of budget can benefit from the resources available at the University of Surrey.   Jaclyn said: “The event was a huge success. We plan for this to be the first in a series of G3 Futures events to galvanise the Guildford-based gaming community.”