London Games Festival: Steam Masterclass with Curve Games' James Gourlay
The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BS, UK
Join Curve Games' James Gourlay at the London Games Festival's Next Level conference for a special workshop covering best practice and tips for those listing their games on Steam.
James is Director of Digital Strategy for Curve Games but started his career as a QA tester for SEGA Europe and Lego games creator TTGames. James then joined SEGA’s Electronic Software Distribution team in 2014 where he spent the next 7 years assisting SEGA’s transition to a digital business. This resulted in James becoming SEGA’s expert with strategies for launching PC titles on Steam.
During his time at SEGA, James strived to find new and interesting ways to use the tools that Steam offered resulting in features being officially adopted on the platform.
A couple of his favourite contributions involved:
• Finding a way to add unsupported gifs to the store page of Total War: Warhammer I, which was officially supported by Valve after it became a popular request from other publishers. The impact of this can be seen across Steam product pages to this day.
• Assisted with bringing live broadcasting to the platform, allowing marketing and community teams to present gameplay in a format that the communities had become more familiar with.
Hear about these achievements and more in this masterclass - and hear how you can improve your Steam presence too.
This is an in-person event. Spaces limited. Two sessions will run for attendees with slots at 11.30am and 1.30pm.