Starting in the industry as a QA tester for mobile games before smartphones were a thing, I joined Wizarbox in Paris as a game designer, working among other things on Jane Jensen’s Gray Matter. I then moved to the Netherlands, at Playlogic on unannounced projects until the company closed, which brought me to Arkane, the studio I was dreaming to work at. There, I had the privilege to be one of the two (!!!) game designer/producers on Dishonored and it’s DLCs, and lead designer on Dishonored 2 and Death of the Outsider. After a breath of fresh air helping nazis get killed properly on Wolfenstein Youngblood and Cyberpilot, I’m now getting my mind blown on a daily basis co-directing “DEATHLOOP” with my pal Sebastien Mitton. I love to use Powerpoint for things you wouldn’t imagine, giving capoeira classes, being a cool dad, and fighting impostor syndrome.
These two veteran designers will swap war stories that will give a unique perspective to their career longevity. They'll discuss the essential questions on how their design style has evolved over the years. The chat will include insight into the importance of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone and being excited about what you are doing every day. Are you motivating yourself and your team? Don't miss this intimate discussion that will make you laugh and remind you that you aren't alone in the trenches.
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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
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.
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
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:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
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’ve felt a big passion here at Develop!
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.
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