Focus Dinner with Lee Hutchinson, Double Eleven

2 December 2021, 18:30 - 22:00

Coach House, Middleton Lodge Richmond, DL10 6NJ

Having secured one of the biggest IP’s in video game history (their partnership with Minecraft creators Mojang), it’s clear Double Eleven are not a force to be reckoned with.

Based in the heart of Middlesbrough and with an additional office in Kuala Lumpur, Double Eleven was founded in 2009 when, after a successful programming career culminating with Grand Theft Auto’s Rockstar Games, CEO Lee Hutchinson decided to take his destiny into his own hands, using the experience acquired throughout this career to launch his own games company.

With a shared emphasis on delivering high-quality work and ensuring all employees are valued, it wasn’t long before the start-up landed a career-defining contract with Sony Entertainment to work on the smash hit Little Big Planet, bringing the game to PlayStation Vita.

The launch catapulted Double Eleven to success, winning them both the Gamescom Awards Mobile/Handheld Game of The Year and TIGA Awards Game of The Year accolades as well as a BAFTA nomination.

Since then, Double Eleven have been the driving force behind many award-winning console titles, from the ‘blocky dungeon crawler’ Minecraft Dungeons to Goat Simulator, one of the best-selling games released through Microsoft’s Indie arm, ID@XBOX, with millions of downloads worldwide. In May 2021, they released Rust Console Edition, bringing the massively popular PC survival game to Xbox and Playstation and further strengthening their position as a world-leader in console porting and publishing.

Now boasting a workforce of over 200 hard-working and ‘hands-on’ individuals, Double Eleven has become one of the UK's key providers of publishing services to the video game industry, delivering full-service visual and development solutions to their partners Microsoft, Sony and Paradox Interactive.

With more exciting projects in the pipeline, an ambition to be an internationally-recognised brand, and plans to invest further in their publishing arm, join us for this exclusive opportunity to learn more about Lee’s story and his future growth plans for Double Eleven.

The Small Print - This event is exclusively for entrepreneurial members of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum and costs £75+VAT, payable in advance. Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse this cost if your place is cancelled after Monday 29th November.

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