Chris Wright is a 17 year veteran of the games industry and the founder and Managing Director of three companies: indie games label, Fellow Traveller, games marketing agency, Double Jump Communications, and indie games investment vehicle The Treasure Hunters Fanclub.
After a decade working in the AAA games industry including senior marketing roles at THQ, Chris found himself out of a job in 2011 when THQ closed their Australian studios Bluetongue and THQ Studio Aus. Rather than get another job, Chris decided to go indie and set out to build his own publisher from scratch. Honestly, how hard could it be, right?
Join Chris, and our host Jason Imms as they take a trip down memory lane and chat through the inception and growth of Surprise Attack and its sub-brands, what running an indie publishing label looks like, and the challenges and pressures of running your own business in the games industry.
Chantal Morley is the Operations Manager at Bandai Namco Entertainment Australia, having previously been the Operations and Social Media Coordinator, and the Operations Coordinator at Atari Australia prior to that.
She manages the logistics, manufacture, buying and shipping of products across all the business, looks after the budges and sales reporting, and is an Authorised Assessor of Games with over 400 titles under her belt.
Previously an Account Manager for Double Jump Communications and Surprise Attack Consulting, he was also the Marketing Co-ordinator for Mindscape Asia Pacific (Konami), as well as a Staff Writer and Community Manager for Gamespot Australia.
Edward Fong is the Managing Director of Ubisoft ANZ, and chairman of the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (iGEA).
Starting his almost 20 year career in the entertainment business as the Marketing Manager for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Edward went on to be the Marketing Director for GT Interactive, Atari / Infogrames, and eventually Ubisoft Australia.
Previously the Senior Public Relations Manager for THQ Asia Pacific for almost 5 years, he also worked across brands such as Capcom and SEGA, and is also the co-creator/host of the popular Fourth Player Podcast.