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Phil Elliott

Square Enix
Project Lead
Phil Elliott, Square Enix Phil created the concept for Square Enix Collective in 2013 and launched the platform fully in April 2014. Over the past 18 months the initiative has helped numerous indie dev teams to seek feedback from the gaming community on their projects, with some of those going on to run successful crowdfunding campaigns (raising over $600,000 in total so far). Collective is also now open to direct investments into projects, while the first games to feature on the platform will be distributed or published by Square Enix in 2015. Additionally, Phil is head of community at Square Enix in Europe, and has worked on a range of projects during his time there, including the official license for the Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod. Before Square Enix, Phil ran GamesIndustry.biz for 4 years, was editor of GameSpot UK and also worked for BBC Radio 5Live.