[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resourceGames Press] Malta — November 3, 2023 — Video game accelerator & advisory program Global Top Round, has today announced its 2023 Conference will be held in Malta from November 28 – 29 in partnership with GamingMalta. The annual conference brings together studios, publishers, investors, and benefactors from throughout the gaming industry to network at one event. At the end of this invite-only conference, Global Top Round will facilitate due diligence with top picks at the event to consider future business opportunities.
For the conference, Global Top Round is assembling a diverse group of more than 20 developers, ranging from small to large. These developers, which have been carefully selected, are seeking budgets ranging from indie to AA+ projects. They will be joined by game publishers, game funds, venture capitalists, and angel investors from around the world.
This exclusive, invite-only event offers a unique opportunity to listen to pitches, exchange knowledge about current industry-related topics and network with fellow industry leaders
“The stakes have increased for Global Top Round more than ever,” said Pontus Mahler, Chief Strategy Officer at Global Top Round. “We understand the need for larger budgets in today’s development environments. This is why we’re tapping into bigger resources and investing in the most promising studios with the highest upside. There are several multi-million dollar games out there and we can help tap their potential.”
Last year’s conference partnered with the government of Sweden to host the event in Luleå. It featured 20 studios and hosted hundreds of attendees, including several government officials, industry-leading publishers and investors, and business experts.
In light of Malta's expanding video game development ecosystem, GTR has established a partnership with the GamingMalta Foundation, a non-profit organization established by the Maltese government. This collaboration is part of a thought leadership initiative aimed at driving strategic growth in the digital gaming sector on the island
"Our partnership with GTR aligns seamlessly with our aspirations in the video game development industry, and we eagerly anticipate welcoming international studios and investors to Malta. This will further underline Malta's potential within the sector, positioning the island as an ideal platform for their global endeavors," emphasized Ivan Filletti, CEO of GamingMalta.
The accelerator program has invested in more than 60+ game companies in the last two years that have achieved more than $32 million in financing.
GXC looks to establish a healthy ecosystem in gaming by identifying the gaps, deficiencies, and unmet needs in the sector. In a revolutionary attempt, GXC has set up a tripod of a model with Global Top Round the accelerator, G.Round the user data driven platform, and Round Ventures, an investment vehicle to provide a reasonable and sustainable growth path to developers and create enormous synergy with GXC’s gaming ecosystem.
About Global Top RoundGlobal Top Round, a subsidiary of GXC, is a global game startup accelerator whose mission is to support studios from all over the world with development, publishing and fundraising. Since 2015 Global Top Round has supported over 60+ game studios worldwide via their Global Top Round Accelerator & advisory program, which sees new games added every year.
Global Top Round works with a worldwide network of Publishers (Ubisoft, 505 Games, Focus Entertainment, NetEase, Gearbox Publishing, Plug in Digital, Deep Silver amongst others) and Investors (NCsoft, Korea Investment Partners, Line Games, amongst others). For more information, visit www.globaltopround.com.