Art direction in game development

Playing Narratives 20.05.2021.
Time 17.30
Language Serbian
Location Zoom
Price Free

Art direction in game development

Introduction to the art directorate in games for Playing Narratives participants

What is art direction in games? What is the task of an art director? What is the connection between art direction and gameplay? What are the challenges the art director faces?

All in all – an introductory lecture in the world of art directing in gaming!

The program Playing Narratives was initiated by Goethe-Institut  and the French Institute in Serbia together with  SGA. This 8-month program is supported by the Franco-German Cultural Fund. Furthermore, the project was recognized by numerous partners in Serbia and from abroad: the general sponsor of the project is Digital Arrow from Novi Sad, while as distinguished sponsors the local companies  Two Desperados and 3lateral as part of Epic Games are also taking part. Ubisoft Belgrade is also one of the sponsors of the project. Renowned  organizations from Germany (accelerator Spielfabrique) and France (higher school for vide games and interactive digital media Cnam-ENJMIN) and their lecturers are also involved into the realization of the project.

Ivan Zorkić,
Game Director, Mad Head Games
About the lecturer

After earning a master’s degree in architecture, Ivan rearranged the pen from building design to game design. As one of the original members of Mad Head Games, he was the lead artist when the studio had only five members. As the studio grew, he became the executive producer of their occasional games, and later the artistic director of the first basic game. He is currently the game director of one of our biggest titles in development and part of the management of Mad Head Games.

Even today, Ivan still likes to hold on to a pencil and draw a few sketches here and there. Also, he plays a lot of games. A lot! He tells people it’s part of his job. Ivan relies on his wife, loyal friends with whom he is lucky to work, the best parents in space and his great team.