After the opening day of the second Playing Narratives bootcamp during which they practiced their presentation skills, participants return to more specific topics relevant to game dev and refining their projects.
During the second day of this program, they will have the opportunity to work with leading domestic and French industry experts. In the first part of the day, they will be divided into groups (artists, narrators, sound designers), and each of them will work with their lecturer for two hours: Irena Ćirković from Mad Head Games will be with the narrative designers, Diana Klotsova and Aleksandar Knežević from Ubisoft Belgrade will work with artists, while Katelyn Isaacson, our first guest from France, will work with sound designers.
After the break, all 30+ participants will gather again to learn a lot about game UX design and designing the experience for players, which will be talked about by another guest from France – Camille Soual, who will also give a short lecture the next day at to the CGA Belgrade conference, which is open to a wider audience.
After a lot of technical topics, the afternoon will be reserved for placing games on the market, so colleagues Nevena Ristić and Aleksandra Smiljković from the Niš company Webelinx Games, also a partner and sponsor of the program, will talk about go-to-market strategies for games. At the very end of the program, we will be visited by representatives of the general sponsor, the company 3Lateral/Epic Games from Novi Sad, to whom the teams will initially present their projects, and Dragan Jerosimović and Adam Kovač will give them valuable feedback, but also present some opportunities that potentially await the participants after the end of the program itself.
This program is for Playing Narratives participants only, and is not open to the public. Thank you for your understanding.
After such a fulfilling day, the PN participants will have the opportunity to explore together the cultural and nightlife offer of Belgrade, but also to watch live the next day, Saturday, September 24, the most important conference dedicated to computer graphics, film post-production and video games – CGA Belgrade – which is held in the MTS Hall, with the participation of numerous lecturers from Serbia and abroad.
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Program Playing Narrartives: Ideas to games is supported by the Franco-German Cultural Fund, which was established in 2003 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Elysee Agreement. The general sponsor is Unreal Engine (i.e. companies Epic Games & 3Lateral), while the distinguished sponsor is the French company Ubisoft Belgrade. This year, the Niš-based Webelinx Games also joined the program as a sponsor, while additional support in the realization will be provided by French and Goethe institutes from the entire region, as well as SGA colleagues from Slovenia Games, MAGDA and RGDA.