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Jon Hare

Tower Studios
Jon Hare is one of Europe’s best known creative directors and game designers with over 10 international number one games to his name and nearly 30 years experience in the games industry. He also designed “Sensible World of Soccer” the most influential European developed game of all time according to Stanford University. As an established industry figurehead Jon has enjoyed a high media profile across Europe for almost 30 years. Jon co-founded and managed the legendary 1980s and 90s development company Sensible Software, creating games such as Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder and Wizball to great critical acclaim and commercial success and has also worked in senior posts in the two biggest British games publishers Codemasters and Jagex. Jon’s latest company Tower Studios has also recently enjoyed international success with the releases of Speedball 2 Evolution and Word Explorer for iOS, Mac, PC and other digital platforms.

Since 1999 Jon has been one of the top game design and business development consultants in Europe working for many different publishing and development clients. His work in education is also extensive having spoken at numerous universities across Europe and co-founded the BUGS network which helps course leaders and students of 15 universities across the UK to improve their standards and interface with the games industry. Jon is a business mentor for both NESTA and UKIE and has served on the BAFTA Games Committee, acting regularly as chairman for BAFTA Games Award juries.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday, August 4

4:00pm CEST