Andrew has enjoyed over a quarter of a century in the games industry, working in a wide range of roles, and on titles of all shapes and sizes. In 2018 he finally started his own studio - Thunkd - making evening-sized, narrative games. Before Thunkd, he was the Lead Designer at The Chinese Room, helping to shape games like Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, and the BAFTA Award-winning Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.
Outside of day-to-day development, Andrew also founded Ga-Ma-Yo, and built it into the largest, regional, professional gamedev network in the UK. He currently hosts Leeds Games Toast, a monthly networking event for local developers.
Andrew Crawshaw is speaking at the following session/s
Northern Lights - The Past, Present and Future of Games Development in Yorkshire and the UK
To celebrate 20 years of the games business network Game Republic, Develop: Brighton hosts a panel session with the people and companies that have shaped the Yorkshire and Northern England games industry to find out their biggest lessons learned in that time, what advice they would give to companies starting now and what the future holds for the Yorkshire and UK games industry.
- Advice for new business start-ups
- How to get investment/acquired
- The current games market and beyond