That’s why SGA is embarking on a small tour in the region in collaboration with MAGDA and MGI, where we are presenting a meetup dedicated precisely to this topic. In the heart of Skopje, we will discuss the diversity of this creative and fulfilling profession, whether you are drawn to AAA, indie, or freelance work. We will use this event to share information about the Playing Narratives project, through which young people are introduced to gaming.
- Creating the visual style and assets for AA – What is the visual style in video games? Creating the visual style for “Odium to the Core.” What does the process of creating characters for “Skoplje” look like from idea to realization?
- Game Art in Indie Games: Fusion of Creativity and Gaming – What constitutes a video game? Its story, mechanics, atmosphere, sound, characters… However, these components need to be reached through some form of conceptualization, and that’s where game art plays a crucial role. We will go through the starting points of game art, building and applying a visual library in practice, putting the concept on paper (or screen), finding the appropriate style for the project, and other fundamentals of this field.
- Art in Mobile Games – Regardless of the topic and chosen style of the game, different rules apply for smaller screens, whether we’re talking about characters, UI, or maps. Thinking about graphic stylization, optimizing creative processes, and efficient resource compression are key factors in creating the best possible experience for players on mobile devices. We’re discussing how to achieve the best results for pocket-sized graphics that will define your mobile game.
- Playing Narratives – A ticket to enter the gaming industry
Admission to the meetup is free for everyone, and we invite you to stay with us after the lecture for a drink and to continue the conversation about our favorite topic, which is video games. See you at the Netaville venue!
This year, this program would not have been possible without the support of the RECONOMY project, as well as dedicated industry partners – 3Lateral / Epic Games, Ubisoft Belgrade, and Two Desperados. In addition to them, the project also involves the platform and festival A Maze. / Berlin, as well as the Goethe-Institut and the French Institute in Serbia.
RECONOMY is a regional inclusive and green economic development program of the Swedish International Development Agency Sida, implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, in collaboration with the organization Help – Hilfe zir Selbsthilfe e.V and other partners in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries.