Simon Smith

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the games industry as a designer and producer, at Codemasters, Blitz, & Sony, and then ran his own independent production company, thumbfood. He is now a Senior Game Scout at Team 17 where he sources and signs new games for the Indie Publishing Label. As co-founder and Chair of Gameopolis – the games industry network for Greater Manchester – he organises regular events in conjunction with BAFTA, UKIE and others. A passionate equality campaigner, Simon spent 5 years as a volunteer board member of the UK’s Gay Football Supporters Network where he was part of the team that launched the “Rainbow Laces” LGBT+ football campaign.

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