SEGA HARDlight joins Interactive Futures as Associate Partner

Monday 20th of January 2020 11:27 AM

We’re delighted to confirm SEGA HARDlight as an Associate Partner for Interactive Futures 2020, which is taking place in Leamington Spa on January 31st & February 1st.

SEGA HARDlight are a free-range games developer based in the heart of Leamington Spa and are well known for bringing SEGA’s much-loved blue mascot, Sonic, to the small screen. Titles from the HARDlight studio include Sonic Dash, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Sonic Jump, and Crazy Taxi: City Rush and many more.

SEGA HARDlight will be taking part in speaker sessions during Interactive Futures and those interested in a pursuing a career in video games will also be able to meet them as part of the Showcase.

Neall Jones, Studio Director at SEGA HARDlight, said: “It’s great to see Interactive Futures back for a second year and we’re excited to be involved again. The Leamington Spa area is constantly attracting new talent with the breadth of studios here and with so many of us expanding our operations there is enormous opportunity for those that are new to the industry. Interactive Futures is essential in helping raise awareness, educating and attracting new young talent.”

Interactive Futures is a two-day conference and expo will once again showcase to the industry and to the general public the rich seam of talent and opportunity within the Leamington Games Hub.

The event will highlight the region’s heritage within the UK video games industry, its talent and creativity, the unrivalled community of indie and major studios, and career opportunities – both for students and for those already working in games and beyond.

Interactive Futures 2020 – What’s On

Interactive Futures is being funded by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), Warwickshire County Council and Warwick District Council, with the support of local industry.

On Friday, January 31, the Interactive Futures conference programme will also highlight key issues relevant to the region and the wider games industry, with topics including Ukie’s Regional Economic Impact Report – and why Leamington is punching above its weight; How to finance your game and studio; and How Leamington became one of the biggest games hubs in the UK.

Saturday, February 1 will see Interactive Futures open its doors to consumers and students to inspire the next generation of talent, with career opportunities the key focus for the day. Conference topics will include Levelling Up: What skills and qualifications are required for a career in games; How we made it: Young indie developers discuss their careers; Beyond coding: Why there’s a career in games for everyone; and much more.

An EXPO showcasing the best of the Leamington Games Hub will run throughout the two days.

To buy tickets for Interactive Futures 2020, click here:

If you are interested in getting involved with the Interactive Futures conference programme, please contact Lisa Carter on 07970 164201 /

If you would like to exhibit at Interactive Futures or become a partner, contact Darrell Carter on 07967 947076 /