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Thursday, April 26 • 16:30 - 18:30
Under the Hood: Eyal Stern, Jennifer Schneidereit, Johan Gjestland – hosted by Martin Nerurkar

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Bare it all!

In Under The Hood, three developers take the stage to show off the naked innards of their current project. Each team has 25 minutes to show the inner workings of one part of their game to the live audience. Come by, learn how the sausage is made and ask the most probing of questions!

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Eyal Stern (Mad About Pandas): Narrative Control in Hitchhiker
Take a close look at how we built a comprehensive narrative system suited for a narrative director to piece together the story piece by piece with complete control.

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Jennifer Schneidereit (Nyamyam): A comedy written in the stars: Astrology gameplay and storytelling in Astrologaster
Astrologaster is a comedy game based on the real-life casebooks of 16th century medical Astrologer Simon Forman. Players take on the role of Forman to help patient’s with problems, by interpreting answers found in the stars. In this session we will have a look at how the team at Nyamyam employs the use of real Astrology as core gameplay mechanic and storytelling device. We will also cover “Star Kit”, Nyamyam’s in-house design tool specifically created for Astrologaster.

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Johan Gjestland (Team Fugl): The joy of level creation in Fugl
Watch Johan Gjestland show and explain his GPU based level interactive editor to procedurally generate beautiful levels filled with towering rocks for the flying-game Fugl.

Artists
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Johan Gjestland

Johan is a newcomer to the indiedev scene, having previously worked with graphics design, motion graphics and filmmaking. After completing his first game in 2014, Melodive, he got bit by the bug and is now working full time with a small team to complete the free-form and ring-less... Read More →
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Martin Nerurkar

Martin lives a double life as a freelance designer/developer by day and independent gamedev by night. His current project Nowhere Prophet is a roguelike deck-building game for desktop computers set in a decidedly non-western post-apocalypse. He also organizes regular local gamedev... Read More →
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Jennifer Schneidereit

Jennifer Schneidereit is a German game designer and programmer, with a background in computer science. In 2010 she co-founded Nyamyam, a small independent game developer in the UK, with the goal to create beautifully crafted games with unique concepts.
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Eyal Stern

Eyal Stern is a young professional living and working in Berlin. He got his start making mobile games at Tabtale and quickly moved on to bigger projects taking a design role with Moon Studios working on Ori and the Blind Forest DE. Moving to Berlin over a year ago, he joined up with... Read More →


Thursday April 26, 2018 16:30 - 18:30
Stage 2