Wednesday 11 March 2015

6.00pm for 6.30pm start - 8.30pm

Bournemouth University, Room EB306 Executive Business Centre (EBC), 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8EB | Directions

This event is are free, and open to all

Mike Hawkyard  

Organised by Southern Independent Games Network (SIGN) event, jointly with the BCS Animation and Games Development SG


This event is the third meeting of SIGN (following ones organised at Portsmouth and Southampton Solent Universities) and organised jointly with the BCS Animation and Games Development SG. 

This event is  to take place at Bournemouth University and its state-of-the-art Executive Business Centre facilities in the centre of the town.

We welcome members of the BCS Animation and Games Development SG and all those in the area interested in professionally making games as indies or freelancers.

The proposed format for these meetings will be as following; first there will be a registration period with refreshments. During this time there will also be an opportunity to display games for critical feedback. This will be followed by a talk on a relevant subject of interest to the members. Then we will move to a nearby location for an opportunity to network.

About the speaker:

Amuzo's Mike Hawkyard: Mike Hawkyard is the Managing Director of multi award winning casual games studio Amuzo (formerly 4T2). Mike is an expert on casual games design, self-publishing and digital marketing. He has given many presentations for organisations like Adobe, Microsoft, UKTI, TIGA, MMA, Video Games Intelligence, Creative England & LIMA on these subjects. His role at Amuzo involves networking with clients and platforms, creating strategies and synergies that are beneficial for all involved. As a Board member of TIGA, a trade association for computer game companies, he helps British studios stay competitive in a global market place.

More about Amuzo at and Mike at

SIGN is a not-for-profit network, established to represent and support independent video games developers and facilitate the growth of the independent video games development sector in the Southern region of the UK. The network is focused primarily on providing support in areas associated with business aspects of the video games industry, for example, in areas such as funding, tax, marketing and law. The support will be provided through a series of events, web-based resources and through facilitating connections between members of the network and professionals within, and complementary to, the video games industry. Our members include independent games developers, university academics, researchers, students and technology businesses