What makes FTW! different from other game dev conferences is its ecosystem approach, as we like to call it. FTW! aims to follow the broader trends relevant to the game development community, and is eager to involve stakeholders, European and national trade associations and decision makers, as well as to bridge different European regions.
We want to bring forward topics such as policies related to game development on the European and local levels, as well as relationships between the academic sector and the industry, and beyond. We are especially proud that we are joined by representatives of many relevant industry associations – such as IGDA, EGDF, ISFE and UKIE – and that we are organizing a special working round table for representatives of the Serbian academic sector in collaboration with the British Council.
STAKEHOLDER MODULE PARTICIPANTS
Jari Pekka Kaleva Managing Director @European Game Developer Federation (EGDF) + Benjamin Seignovert Policy & Public Affairs Manager @Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE) + Natasha Skult Chair-Emeritus @International Game Developers Association (IGDA) + Shahneila Saeed Head of Education @UKIE + Tansu Kendirli Turkish Game Designers, Developers Producers & Publishers Association @OYUNDER + Güven Çatak Founder/Director @Bahcesehir University Game Lab Istanbul (BUG) + Andreea Sava Events Manager @Romanian Game Developers Association (RGDA) + Simay Dinç Founder @Women in Games Turkey + Gorast Cvetkovski President @Macedonian Game Developers Association (MAGDA) + Aleksandar Gavrilović Secretary @Croatian Game Developers Alliance (CGDA)
On this track, we will go beyond the mobile-focused program on the Gamecamp x AppHub track, and we will be hosting lectures, panels and Q&As with the representatives of local and regional companies and studios who are involved both in “core” game development and the relevant and related service providing. We will touch upon selected topics from the realms of business development, AA to AAA production, case studies and more.
The participants include some of the local, regional and international leaders of the industry: Mike Sanders VP of Creative Technology @Activision/Blizzard/King, Uroš Banješević CCO @Mad Head Games, Miroslav Mićević Director of Operations @Ebb Software, Uroš Sikimić Business Development Lead @3Lateral/Epic Games, Mitja Stegne Seniro Lead Marketing Video Expert @Outfit7, Doruk Demisar Co-Founder @Digi Game Startup Studio, Marko Ristić COO @Tria and Ivan Vasiljević Founder @Digital Asset Tailors.
The event is realized with the support of numerous partners, including the companies Google, Outfit7, 3 Lateral/Epic Games i Two Desperados, as well as organizations such as The British Council, USAID, SwissEP, MEDIA Creative Europe Desk Serbia, Serbia Innoveates, ICT Hub, Venture an Idea and the supercluster Creative Tech Serbia. The main media partner is Netokracija.