Simon Carless

Simon Carless


Roundtable leader


Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years. 

He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.

Game discoverability: how do players find your game?
With so many platforms out there, and the market ever more crowded, what's really powering 'game discoverability' in 2022? Is it all about streamers, are features by game platforms the most important thing, and what role do paid ads and the media play nowadays? And now there's game subscription services changing discovery fundamentally, too. Join us to discuss this increasingly complex ecosystem."