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Introducing Rocket Jump Online 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:54:00 AM
This event's lineup: Elle Osili-Wood, Moo Yu, and Simon Carless

Rocket Jump Events is a platform that brings people together. Traditionally, we’ve done this in person. We typically visit a hot spot like Guildford, Bournemouth, or London – and we facilitate the exchange of knowledge, showcase local talent, and encourage mingling. We were looking forward to doing it again this year, but that as you will know by now, 2020 is no ordinary year.

Due to social distancing rules and lockdown procedures, we’re unable to host a traditional edition of Rocket Jump Events at the moment.

In the interim, we’ve decided to create a short series of video interviews with some fascinating industry figures. Organised by Etch Play, we’ll be uploading these videos to YouTube across three days in October, starting on October 20th with Elle Osili-Wood. Elle will be talking about games journalism, voice acting, and more.

On the 21st, we’ll be chatting to Moo Yu about running an indie studio, and diversity in the games industry. Rounding out our first batch of online interviewees is Simon Carless, who joins us on the 22nd to talk about discoverability, and how to make sure players actually find your game in a highly competitive landscape.

To tune in and take part, stay tuned to the Etch Play YouTube channel. You can subscribe now – and if you request notifications, YouTube will let you know when a new video arrives.

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Once you’re subscribed, hit the notification icon on YouTube to check your notification settings!

We know that these circumstances aren’t ideal, but we’re really excited to bring you these three fascinating discussions, and we hope you enjoy watching them as much as we’ve enjoyed curating them. I said at the top of the article that Rocket Jump Events is a platform that brings people together, and there has never been a more important time to share. We may not be able to do it in the same building this time, but our ethos and mission remains the same.

We’ll (virtually) see you soon, for Rocket Jump Events Online 2020.

Rocket Jump Events Online 2020 runs for three days (21st-22nd October, 2020). No tickets are required. All interviews and any other video content produced for the event will be posted to the Etch Play YouTube channel during this time period. Rocket Jump Events is organised by Etch Play. You can also follow Rocket Jump Events on Facebook or Twitter.