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Head of Communications
Alex Wiltshire leads communications at new digital-physical game developer Sensible Object, and also writes about videogames, design and technology for publications including Rock Paper Shotgun, Edge and Disegno. He is the author of the bestselling Minecraft Blockopedia and edited the book Britsoft: An Oral History. He previously edited the videogame magazine Edge, was on the founding editorial team of the design magazine Icon, and consulted on a major forthcoming exhibition about videogames at the V&A Museum.
Connected Toy Story
Connected toys have been huge Christmas hits in the past with Furby, Lego Dimensions and Disney Infinity topping every kid’s letter to Santa, but there are also less well known educational and start up brands that are making waves in the market. Being at the forefront of technology means that the market for connected toys is volatile with notable successes but with other products (such as Disney Infinity) shutting down. In this session find out what the current landscape for connected toys looks like and hear from creators launching products at the forefront of multi platform innovation with case studies…