Kenny is a 6x academy (BAFTA, AIAS) nominated freelance audio director, composer and sound designer, best known for his work as the brains behind the celebrated audio experiences in Media Molecule’s ‘LittleBigPlanet’ and ‘Tearaway’ franchises. Recent work includes audio design for Foamsword Games’ successfully crowd-funded ‘Knights And Bikes’ and the GANG-nominated scores to Glowmade’s ‘WonderWorlds’ and Secret Sorcery's 'Tethered'.
A passionate and committed member of the game audio community, Kenny helps put together the audio track at GDC, speaks regularly at conferences and higher education institutions around the world, has assisted in judging BAFTA, GANG and IGF award categories, is a multi-award winning writer who has contributed towards many books and articles, runs the blog gamesound.org as a resource for those who wish to learn more about interactive audio, and was a founding member of the Audio Mentoring Project. He holds an MA with distinction in sound design from Bournemouth University and a BMus with honors in music technology from the University of Edinburgh.
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Develop is a very important place – it’s one of the few developer focussed conferences we have in Europe and that makes it very valuable.
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
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