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Thursday, November 5
 

9:00am

Registrations
Limited Capacity seats available

Registrations

Thursday November 5, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
MCCIA Towers

10:00am

Unity Porting Labs

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will get a first-hand walk through experience on Unity5 for Windows 10. Attendees will be able to port a Unity based game to Windows and understand the performance scenarios. They will also get to learn optimization tips and tricks for Windows 10 platform.

abhishek.nandy81@gmail.com

Speakers
avatar for Abhishek Nandy

Abhishek Nandy

Microsoft MVP – Games for Windows
Abhishek Nandy is the founder of Geek Monkey Studios an evangelist, innovator and blogger. He is also a Microsoft MVP at Windows Platform as well as Intel Black Belt Developer. He represented Intel Black Belt developer community at Intel Developer Forum 2015 at SanFrancisco.He loves... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Room 5

10:00am

Discovery to Monetization- An App's journey in the Real world
Limited Capacity seats available

An app finds its way from an idea to a finished product . But the challenge is it's introduction in the Real world. Learn strategies from App Discovery to App Monetization to create your success story.


Speakers
avatar for Prashant Dixit

Prashant Dixit

VP & Head of Business - VMAX, Vmax
Prashant currently works as VP & Head of Business at VMAX™. He has over 16 years of experience in Media Sales, Revenue Management & Strategic Alliances. Prior to VMAX™, he headed alliances for Reliance Digital & Nielsen Online and was in key sales roles at Microsoft and N... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Room 5

10:00am

Fast and Furious 7 Design Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Idea is to deliver a high-level game pitch that lasts not more than 7 mins.

Speakers
avatar for Jitesh Panchal

Jitesh Panchal

Senior Game Designer, Nazara
An avid gamer with love for Game Design and Production. Has been a part of Game Industry for 11+ years spanning professional profiles ranging from Game Master/ Gameplay Expert to Lead Designer and Producer on various platforms. Currently working as Sr. Game Designer at Nazara Games... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Room 2 MCCIA Towers, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

10:00am

An Introduction to Unity 5's Game Enhancing Features: Batch 1
Limited Capacity seats available

This introductory hands-on workshop is targeted towards beginner and intermediate Unity users. Participants will create a game using some of Unity's key features such as Mecanim animation and state machines, Lighting and Global Illumination, NavMesh path finding, and Audio Mixers.


Speakers
avatar for Johaness Reuben

Johaness Reuben

South East Asia, Oceana and India, Unity
Johaness "Joh" Reuben has been in game development for more than 15 years. The Technical Art Director for GameBrains, one of Malaysia’s premiere game development companies having shipped numerous titles on multiple platforms. He has also been involved in game art training, lecturing... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Room 3 MCCIA Towers, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

10:00am

Dynamic Composition and Storytelling in Video Games
Limited Capacity seats available

The success of storytelling in games depends on the entire development team—game designers, artists, writers, programmers and musicians—working harmoniously together towards a singular artistic vision. However, the medium of video games is so young that we’ve yet to realize an equivalent to music notation.
Chris’ talk will provide development teams with a common design language to help shape their video game masterpieces. Examples from films and animations will illustrate the do's and don'ts of orchestrating the core components of their games to create complex stories and sophisticated aesthetic experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Solarski

Chris Solarski

Artist Game Designer and Author, Solarski Studio
Chris Solarski is an artist game designer and author of Drawing Basics and Video Game Art: Classic to Cutting Edge Art Techniques for Winning Video Game Design, which has been translated into Japanese and Korean. He is interested in the intersections between video games and classical... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 10:00am - 1:00pm
Workshop Room 4 MCCIA Towers, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

11:00am

Google Play Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Session with Google Play and Tech team on making better apps for Google Play

Speakers
avatar for Kanan Rai

Kanan Rai

Business Development Manager, Google Play


Thursday November 5, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Room 1 MCCIA Towers, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

1:00pm

Networking Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday November 5, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MCCIA Towers

2:00pm

How to make money out of your games using a rewarded video ad SDK
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will get a first-hand walk through experience on integrating POKKT SDK for Android, iOS, Unity and other key mobile platforms using a sample app.

Speakers
avatar for Nishant Kavi

Nishant Kavi

Head of Developer Acquisitions, Pokkt
Over 15 years experience in Developer Relations, Mobile Payments, App Store Management at Nokia, Microsoft.
avatar for Swaraj Yadav

Swaraj Yadav

Pokkt
Extensive experience in developing server side applications, in Java/PHP etc. Developed scalable systems on cloud platforms like AWS and also has developed enterprise apps for all leading mobile platforms like Android, iOS etc. Alma Matter: IIT-Kanpur.


Thursday November 5, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
MCCIA Towers

2:00pm

Game Design Workshop: Practical steps to creating a winning game design

The central idea would be to share a high level summary of thought processes Mark uses when he sit down with a blank sheet of paper to create a new game.

It's about the rules, the moment to moment play, and the other simple details that are often skipped when people create a pitch or a game concept.

For each step in the process, Mark will share a concept and some high level thinking, then will let people work on their own ideas.

Topics covered:

- Simple rules for designing a game - cover the basics so we’re all on the same page and can talk the same language.

- Audience, theme and appeal - Who is your audience? How large it is? What is it about your theme that appeals to your audience? What is the fantasy your game is delivering for the player?

- Identifying the core game elements - What are they and what’s fun about them? What are the “rules” for how they work?

- Pulling all the elements together - How do you pull the elements together into cohesive game? What’s the core loop? What does the player do each time they come back to the game?

- Long term play - How do the elements of the game evolve over time? What keeps the game fresh and interesting over time?

- How to evaluate your own idea - how can you tell if your game design is fun before you build it?


Speakers
avatar for Mark Skaggs

Mark Skaggs

Mark Skaggs is an award-winning game developer known for his work creating the worldwide phenomena “FarmVille” and “CityVille” for Zynga. With a career spanning more than 22 years, three AIAS awards, four console transitions, and a track record of creating games that have... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Room 2 MCCIA Towers, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

2:00pm

Funding Your Start-up, Dating the Devil
Limited Capacity seats available

In this talk we will have an open forum discussion regarding the various differences between:
Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, Strategic Investors, Publishers, and Crowd Funding

We will discuss:
• What differentiates these entities?
• What will you give up as a studio to gain the investment?
• What does each entity provide?
• How it will impact you as a studio
• What investment sizes is their typical range?
• What do they get for investment in your company?
• Can you do take than one investment from more than one type of entity?
• How do you find each of these types of entities?
• Ultimately, which one makes sense for your studio?

Speakers
avatar for Japheth Dillman

Japheth Dillman

CCO, Yetizen
Japheth Dillman began making games over 20 years ago, taking collegiate courses in programming at the wee tender age of 10 in order to learn to program his own games. You can blame the Atari 2600 he received for his sixth birthday for sparking and igniting the fire; he was hooked... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Room 1 MCCIA Towers, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

2:00pm

An Introduction to Unity 5's Game Enhancing Features: Batch 2
Limited Capacity seats available

This introductory hands-on workshop is targeted towards beginner and intermediate Unity users. Participants will create a game using some of Unity's key features such as Mecanim animation and state machines, Lighting and Global Illumination, NavMesh path finding, and Audio Mixers.


Speakers
avatar for Johaness Reuben

Johaness Reuben

South East Asia, Oceana and India, Unity
Johaness "Joh" Reuben has been in game development for more than 15 years. The Technical Art Director for GameBrains, one of Malaysia’s premiere game development companies having shipped numerous titles on multiple platforms. He has also been involved in game art training, lecturing... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Room 3 MCCIA Towers, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune

2:00pm

Environment Design sketching Techniques with Photoshop
Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, Rahul will be going through the fundamentals of environment design for videogames and using Photoshop to your advantage in creating different types of game environments. He will also be sharing his techniques to make environment design quicker and easier. 


Speakers
avatar for Rahul Philip

Rahul Philip

Concept Artist, Glu
I am a self-taught concept artist working in the gaming industry for over 5 years. I love playing videogames and creating new worlds with memorable characters and environments. Having been academically trained as engineer, I like to obsessively analyse my workflow and try to make... Read More →


Thursday November 5, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Room 2 MCCIA Towers, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune
 
Friday, November 6
 

8:00am

Registrations
Limited Capacity seats available

Networking

Friday November 6, 2015 8:00am - 10:00am
Registration Area Westin, Koregoan, Pune

10:00am

Welcome Address
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome Address

Speakers
avatar for R Chandrashekhar

R Chandrashekhar

President, NASSCOM
Mr. Chandrashekhar was the Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary, Department of Telecommunication till March 2013. During his career in Government, he held a wide variety of key assignments many of them relating to the ICT sector, both in the Government of India and the State... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 10:10am
Inspire Westin, Koregoan, Pune

10:10am

Context Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Context Setting

Speakers
avatar for Rajesh Rao

Rajesh Rao

Founder, Dhruva Interactive
Rajesh founded India's first games company, Dhruva Interactive, in 1997 and is acknowledged as a pioneer of the Games Industry in India. Dhruva is now in its 18th year in business, and has set many milestones along the way.Tom Friedman in his bestselling book " The World is Flat... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:10am - 10:20am
Inspire Westin, Koregoan, Pune

10:20am

NASSCOM Gaming Forum- Report Release with sharing of executive summary and sharing of NGF Salary Survey 2015
Limited Capacity seats available

Report Launch

Speakers
avatar for Rajesh Rao

Rajesh Rao

Founder, Dhruva Interactive
Rajesh founded India's first games company, Dhruva Interactive, in 1997 and is acknowledged as a pioneer of the Games Industry in India. Dhruva is now in its 18th year in business, and has set many milestones along the way.Tom Friedman in his bestselling book " The World is Flat... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:20am - 10:30am
Inspire Westin, Koregoan, Pune

10:30am

Inaugural Keynote “Love & Violence”
Limited Capacity seats available

Love & Violence is a confessional journey that deals with the biggest question of all — what does ‘love’ mean? — and asks why games, so adept at portraying violence, appear incapable of delivering love. Sometimes funny and sometimes sad, it’s also the story of an internet ghost, a life-changing conversation, and half a dozen games that might not exist

Speakers
avatar for Ste Curran

Ste Curran

Freelance Game Desginer
Ste Curran is a freelance game designer, speaker, writer and consultant from London, England. He work with developers and publishers to find the heart of projects, unifying teams and understanding audiences and lectures at conferences, colleges and universities across the world about... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Inspire Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:15am

Tea/Coffee Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Networking

Friday November 6, 2015 11:15am - 11:30am
Registration Area Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:30am

Importance of Art Style
Limited Capacity seats available

Suresh will talk about why an Art style is an important pillar for a game and how to go about building one

Speakers
avatar for E Suresh

E Suresh

Director, Studio EEKSAURUS
Since the time I graduated from National Institute of India in 1997 (When Animation was quite an unknown career option!), I have dedicated my time and effort to spread awareness of good storytelling with the help of different kinds of animation that we deployed in our work. Today... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:30am

Building a Successful Gaming Business on Google Play
Limited Capacity seats available

Sure, we all want to make the next great app masterpiece. But we also want to feed our families and/or dogs. Come join the Google Play team as they give you some key pointers on how to make sure you're best taking advantage of Google Play and running a successful app business.

Speakers
avatar for Kunal Soni

Kunal Soni

Head of Business Development, Google Play (India, SEA and Australia), Google, Play Team
Kunal heads partnerships and business development for Google Play Apps and Games in South East Asia, India and Australia. He has been with Google for over four years, and prior to joining Google Play, he led Google's performance marketing products and solutions team in the region... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:30am

Investors Meet Up
Limited Capacity seats available

By Invitation Session

Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
ARC Asia ABC Farms

11:30am

Supercharging Social in Free to Play
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Angelo Lobo

Angelo Lobo

Lead- Game Design, Zynga
Angelo has been with Zynga for 3 years and is currently the Lead Game Designer for FarmVille 2. He has 14 years of experience in the casual gaming industry, designing Flash, Facebook and mobile games. 


Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:30am

Post Mortem - UNWYND: From Android Failure to Editor's Choice on iOS
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show different aspects and challenges faced by the new wave of indie developer.

Taking UNWYND into account, Ankush will talk about Dropout Games' journey from UNWYND's concept phase to the downfall and then the eventual rise.

He'd also talk about things like:

- Where to start if you're a new studio with not a lot of experience.
- Pros and Cons of starting a new indie studio at this point of time.
- What approach should a new indie dev take to approach the media.
- What's beneficial and what's not for new devs.
- Publishing on iOS, Windows Phone and Android. Also, the difference between the three platforms.
- Different in between self publishing and going with a publisher.
- Ways to ensure a minimum amount of success for a game.
- The right and the wrong decisions taken by Dropout Games.
- and the things they've learnt from the entire experience.

Speakers
avatar for Ankush Madad

Ankush Madad

Co-Founder, Dropout Games
Ankush Madad is Co-Founder and Business Head at Dropout Games. He has been a hardcore gamer right form the age of 5. To develop his love for gaming into profession, he pursued video game design course in India’s prime college DSK Supinfogame Rubika but decided later to dropout due... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Inspire 1 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:30am

Microsoft Talk
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Harish Vaidyanathan

Harish Vaidyanathan

Lead- Developer Relations, Microsoft India
Harish Vaidyanathan leads the Developer relations efforts for Microsoft in India, Cloud, Productivity & Mobile platforms. Prior to this, Harish has been in a variety of roles at Microsoft spanning sales, consulting & corporate strategy. Harish has a graduate degree in Statistics and... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:30am

Pitch to GamesBond!
Limited Capacity seats available

Pitch session to Gamesbond

Friday November 6, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Revel

12:30pm

How to nail your Dragon0 Visual Sorcery, Fighting Tricks & Knowing When your Dragon is Finished and Let it be
Limited Capacity seats available

The talk will focus on developing a visual (Mental Image) library and its importance in creating intriguing art. Sachin will also cover various concept art techniques useful in rapidly developing an idea and getting rid the dreaded blank page phenomenon. From there on he will present practical tips on another challenge that everyone faces - which is how to decide if your work is finished.

Speakers
avatar for Sachin Nagar

Sachin Nagar

Art Director, Pencillati studios
Sachin Nagar has worked on many different projects in the past, ranging from animation and character design, pre-production concept art for games, and a variety of full-length graphic novels. he has worked both as art director and concept artist during various stages of his career... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:30pm

Monetization Strategies and Industry Benchmarks
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to know if your game is making enough money? What benchmarks and goals should you be aiming for? What strategies can you adopt to achieve these goals? Join us here to know more!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, NativeX
Ryan Weber is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at NativeX, the premiere ad technology choice of top charting mobile games & apps.  Boasting an expert team of data scientists, engineers, and designers, NativeX has been quickly established as a leader in effective Monetization... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:30pm

Getting Consumers to Love Your Game in under 3 minutes
Limited Capacity seats available

You've snagged a date with your consumer, and now you've got the chance to make an impression. Preparing for a date can be nerve-wracking, but can be approached in a step-by-step manner that'll assure you make it to your date fully prepared.

No matter how great your game is, only 20% of games make it to past the first session. This talk will get your game ready for it's first date.






Speakers
avatar for Anila Andrade

Anila Andrade

Producer, 99Games Online
Anila Andrade is the Producer at 99Games Online where she oversees design and production of mobile games. With over 11 years of experience in the software and mobile gaming Industry, Anila has been actively involved in designing, launching and marketing games in the mobile space... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:30pm

Post Mortem - ROTO
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will give in-depth and personal information about the development of ROTO. The session will provide a thorough postmortem of the game, pre-release and post release.

Speakers
avatar for Chirag Chopra

Chirag Chopra

Founder, Lucid Labs
Chirag Chopra is a proud founder of a small indie startup based out of New Delhi, India which goes by the name of Lucid Labs. Chirag has always dreamed of making games for a living and he began by obtaining a Masters Degree in Game Design which laid the foundation of his career... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Inspire 1 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:30pm

MaskGun Tales: Building a Real time Multiplayer FPS
Limited Capacity seats available

The speakers will speak about their iterative process of building a Realtime Multiplayer FPS game for Mobile : MaskGun.
We spent the whole of 2015 building this game and will share our experiences from the trenches building the game.

Speakers
avatar for Veerdhawal Khanvilkar

Veerdhawal Khanvilkar

Game Designer, June Software
Veer is the game designer for "MaskGun" A RealTime FPS game that we build from the ground up. Think Counter Strike but for Mobile Devices. Veer will present learnings taken forward the Ninjump Dash Engine to actually building a 3D Multiplayer game.
avatar for Avinash Pandey

Avinash Pandey

CoFounder, June Software
Avinash is the coFounder of June Software. Avinash coFounded June Software out of college at CDAC and was responsible for building over 100 apps and establishing the TapToLearn brand and over 40 Million downloads. He was part of the company incubation at yCombinator's W2012 programme... Read More →
avatar for Gaurang Sinha

Gaurang Sinha

CTO, June Software
Gaurang is the CTO at June Software. At June Software, Gaurang is responsible for Design, Architecture and Frameworks for all the Games shipped at June Software. Gaurang is responsible for scaling the realtime games platform to support over 7 Million players with over 5000 concurrent... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

1:30pm

Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday November 6, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Registration Area Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:00pm

Alternate destinations for Android apps
Speakers
avatar for Robert Bu

Robert Bu

Vice President -Business Development, UCWeb India,an Alibaba company
Robert Bu is the Vice President of Business Development at UCWeb India, an Alibaba company. He is currently in charge of the business development and strategic alliances in India and other emerging markets. He holds an International MBA and an Engineering Master Degree of Sun Yat-Sen... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Inspire Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:00pm

How To Succeed with Rewarded Video Ads
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that only 1% of the app store makes money through ads? A major reason for this is a reliance on traditional banners and interstitial ads – ad formats that have lower eCPMs than newer, high-engagement formats.

Enter Rewarded Video ads where users can opt to watch a video in exchange for virtual goods or gifts within the app!

Rewarded video is seeing huge adoption within the game developer community as developers are seeing their CTRs and eCPMs increase 2-3x after integration.

This talk will cover all the aspects of Rewarded Video Ads - to their implementation, examples, best practice for monetization and more.

Speakers
avatar for Dev Ramnane

Dev Ramnane

Head - BD India, SE Asia, InMobi
Dev leads Business Development for the India, SE Asia and Middle East region at InMobi. Dev has 12 years of experience spanning mobile and related tech industries and is passionate about helping any mobile app figure out the exciting world of ad tech and mobile monetization.


Friday November 6, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:00pm

Location Based Gaming
Limited Capacity seats available

The Session will cover the evolution of location-based gaming , Introduction of iBeacons and their use to further location-based gaming and the current challenges and future approach of location-based gaming.


Speakers
avatar for Mahesh Bukka

Mahesh Bukka

AVP, Kellton Tech Solution Limited
Having dedicated over nine years to various aspects of technology sales and business development, Mahesh has an instrumental role in penning Kellton Tech’s success story. He is multi-faceted, dynamic and experienced at working with start-ups, SMEs and Fortune 500 organizations. He... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:00pm

Career Corner for Aspiring Game Developer Students
Limited Capacity seats available

Career Corner AMA

Friday November 6, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Pergo Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:45pm

Tea/Coffee Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday November 6, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Registration Area Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

25 Tips for Video Game PR
Limited Capacity seats available

For the inexperienced the world of games communications can be a daunting prospect. With the rise of blogs and video streamers today's media landscape is more fragmented than ever. Communications specialists now need to think of PR from a global perspective rather than the old regional campaigns of old, and add social media strategies to the mix. Presented by Plan of Attack Co-Founders Chris Clarke and Audra McIver the session will cover the top 25 tips for a successful global communications campaign, to make sure your game rises above the competition, generates media coverage and on launch installs and sales.
The session will cover the following topics:-
- What is unique about your game?
- Identifying the Influencers
- Building an International Media Database
- Press Release - When to start writing, when to send
- Your press kit: screens, video and developer diaries
- Preview and review campaigns
- Working with Video Streamers
The session will cover the following topics:-
- What is unique about your game?
- Identifying the Influencers
- Building an International Media Database
- Press Release - When to start writing, when to send
- Your press kit: screens, video and developer diaries
- Preview and review campaigns
- Working with Video Streamers


Speakers
avatar for Audra McIver

Audra McIver

PR/Marketing, Plan of Attack
Strategic Commander Audra McIver An expat American living in The Netherlands, Audra brings 10 years of high level video games communications experience to Plan of Attack. With a career spanning San Francisco, New York, Madrid and now Amsterdam, Audra has extensive contacts and experience... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

How we got millions of kids of play our Educational Games
Limited Capacity seats available

All kids before the age of 18 will have played 10,000 hours of Video Games.
Mobile Games are causing this revolution. Kids these days grow up with a bottle in one hand and the Ipad in another.

Kids learn great life skills in games. Persistence, Discipline, Collaboration and Communication. However they do not translate skills learned in games into other life skills.

4 years ago, my team created TapToLearn to bridge this gap between learning and games.

In this Session, I will share what we learned by shipping over 50 Educational Games that are today played by over 10 Million Kids worldwide.

Speakers
avatar for Christelle D'Cruz

Christelle D'Cruz

Director, June Software
Christelle has been at June Software for over 4 years and was responsible for all the best selling educational games at TapToLearn, an educational brand by June Software. She worked on all the Spelling Series games, Root Words, Tiny Countries, and Math Vs Zombies. The game that she... Read More →
avatar for Roby John

Roby John

CoFounder, June Software and TapToLearn
Roby and his 3 cofounders starting working on Mobile Apps and Games since 2008 with over 250 Apps in the App store. They created TapToLearn in May 2010 when the iPad was released, TapToLearn has over 20 million downloads and is played in over 12000 schools. Roby led the team at June... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

Post Mortem - One More Run
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will cover the following points:

- Development of One More Run (from Ideations to some of the practises followed during development)
- Performance of the game immediately after launch
- Impact of features
- Things we got right
- Things we could have done better

Speakers
avatar for G Arjun

G Arjun

Co-Founder, SuperSike Games
G Arjun is co-founder at SuperSike Games. They started SuperSike Games two and a half years ago after dabbling in a variety of professions that ranges from radio programming, business development, music, gaming and writing.
avatar for Amit Goyal

Amit Goyal

Co-Founder, SuperSike Games
Amit Goyal is co-founder at SuperSike Games. They started SuperSike Games two and a half years ago after dabbling in a variety of professions that ranges from radio programming, business development, music, gaming and writing.


Friday November 6, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Inspire 1 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

Building & Deploying Mobile Game on the Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Santanu Dutt

Santanu Dutt

Senior Architect and Technology Evangelist, Amazon Internet Services
Santanu Dutt is a senior Architect and Technology Evangelist with Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd where he is responsible in educating companies with the service offerings of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, as well as helping them in their architecture with their best practices... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

Stingray - New interactive/game Engine

Stingray is built and designed around 3 core principles:

Lightweight – Stingray is a new engine that was built relatively recently when compared to other technologies, and that means that it has the advantage of truly modern design.

Powerful – By power, we not only mean that Stingray can provide extremely high level graphics, but I also mean that it is powerful in the sense that users can access and modify the underlying technology to make drastic changes that will let them build any kind of game they want, and easily.

Integrated. It has the best integrations with Autodesk 3D tools like 3ds Max, Maya, and Maya LT. These integrations will continue to improve over time, but we’re building toward a much better pipeline.


Speakers
avatar for Abhishek Krishnan

Abhishek Krishnan

Technical Specialist – M&E, Autodesk
With more than a decade of experience and expertise in the Animation and Visual Effects domain, Abhishek has successfully carried out various roles in the past. From heading the Professional Graphics industry, technically at AMD for 4 years in India to Supervising full length CG Animated... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:20pm

Panel Discussion: The Value of PR, and how to do it right. Hint: It takes work!
Limited Capacity seats available

PR is about creating a story--about your game, your audience, or even yourself. In this session, the panelists will share their experiences and offer tips to help you execute your PR plans.

Moderators
avatar for Anuj Tandon

Anuj Tandon

Co-Founder, Rolocule Games
Product Management and conceptualisation. - Mobile Games on iOS, Android, Apple TV.- Game Designer and operations manager - iOS, Android.- Startup and Game Marketing/PR and User acquisition. - Fund Raising (Raised Seed and Angel round for Rolocule Games)- Business Analyst and Telecom... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mathew Handrahan

Mathew Handrahan

Deputy Editor, GamesIndustry.biz
Matthew Handrahan started in games journalism a decade ago, reporting on the numerous changes and disruptions that have swept through the industry since then. Formerly the Features Editor for the award-winning gamesTM magazine, Matthew is now an integral part of the editorial team... Read More →
avatar for Audra McIver

Audra McIver

PR/Marketing, Plan of Attack
Strategic Commander Audra McIver An expat American living in The Netherlands, Audra brings 10 years of high level video games communications experience to Plan of Attack. With a career spanning San Francisco, New York, Madrid and now Amsterdam, Audra has extensive contacts and experience... Read More →
avatar for Shailesh Prabhu

Shailesh Prabhu

Founder, Yellow Monkey Studios
Shailesh has been designing games for the past 10 years. He founded Yellow Monkey 7 years ago and has been the creative force behind several award winning original titles.
avatar for Arvind Raja Yadav

Arvind Raja Yadav

Programmer, Game Designer, Team Lead, Pyrodactyl Games
Arvind has been making PC games for the past 8 years, having worked on Unrest, Will Fight for Food and A.Typical RPG, along with several Half Life 2 mods (Dystopia being the most notable of them).


Friday November 6, 2015 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

4:00pm

Crossing Continents - Effective Project Management
Limited Capacity seats available

The talk aims to share some insight into the production management across studios in multiple locations. With over 9 years of experience, Sumo will share lessons learned from effectively managing projects across their UK and India studios.

It will cover the approaches taken and the processes implemented to successfully plan, execute, monitor and close assigned projects - useful for indies and studios of all sizes.

Speakers
avatar for Ranjan Basu

Ranjan Basu

Production Manager, Sumo India
Ranjan has worked 11 years in the industry, having started out as an environment artist in 2004, he has been with Sumo for over 8 years and in that span of time has worked as a Lead Artist and an Art Manager. He after completing his MBA in 2010 is currently heading up the Production... Read More →
avatar for Stewart Neal

Stewart Neal

Outsource Manager, Sumo Digital
Stewart has worked in the Videogames Industry for nearly 17 years. After graduating in Industrial Design in 1998, Stewart began working in Environment Art, and later, roles such as Art Lead and Art Director. 10 years on, Stewart returned to University and graduated with a Master’s... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

4:00pm

Panel Discussion: The landscape of Monetization Services: How to Pick the Winner
While there are any number of monetization services out there, picking the right one for you requires knowing what you need, and when. Join this panel to get an insider perspective

Moderators
avatar for Manish Agarwal

Manish Agarwal

CEO, Nazara
Manish led various gaming companies like Zapak and Reliance Games before joining Nazara. Over 17 years of expertise with organizations like Unilever, Microsoft, Rediff, Infosys and UTV. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal along with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prashant Dixit

Prashant Dixit

VP & Head of Business - VMAX, Vmax
Prashant currently works as VP & Head of Business at VMAX™. He has over 16 years of experience in Media Sales, Revenue Management & Strategic Alliances. Prior to VMAX™, he headed alliances for Reliance Digital & Nielsen Online and was in key sales roles at Microsoft and N... Read More →
avatar for Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

CoFounder and CEO, Pokkt
Until January 2012, Rohit was the CEO - Digital Businesses, Reliance ADA Group and had set-up their gaming business zapak.com and Jump Games. During this time he was also responsible for running bigflix.com (VOD) and Big adda (e-commerce). He was also a founding member of Indiatimes.com... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Sinha

Sanjay Sinha

Country Head, Fortumo
Accomplished telecom and digital media professional with 360 degree experience in mobile value added service industryCareer SummaryMotivated planner and executioner with 16 years of diverse experience and accomplishments across multiple roles & responsibilities:P & L function, Budgeting... Read More →
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Ryan Weber

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, NativeX
Ryan Weber is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at NativeX, the premiere ad technology choice of top charting mobile games & apps.  Boasting an expert team of data scientists, engineers, and designers, NativeX has been quickly established as a leader in effective Monetization... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

4:00pm

Designing Randomness in Your Games
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Zainuddin Fahad

Zainuddin Fahad

Co-Founder and Artist, Ogre Head Studio
Co - Founder/ Artist at Ogre Head Studio based in Hyderabad, India where we develop games about Hack, Slash and everything epic!I have been working for almost 5 years now contributing to projects as an Artist for games for all platforms ranging from AAA to MMO Tittes.After being horribly... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

4:00pm

Ask Me Anything
Limited Capacity seats available

Ask me Anything Open House session

Speakers
avatar for Henrik Johansson

Henrik Johansson

Co founder & Artist, Mediocre
After almost ten years working with graphic design and web development Henrik Johansson turned to the games industry and founded indie studio Mediocre with colleague Dennis Gustafsson in 2011. His work there include game design, art and content creation (such as level design and assets... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Inspire 1 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

4:00pm

How I'm building an image editor and why you should care
Limited Capacity seats available

I am making an open source GPU-powered image editor using C and OpenGL. This talk will cover the technical details of that project, the specific challenges and the joys of low-level programming.

While I have started this project fairly recently, I believe I will have a functional build of the tool by NGDC. You can follow the tool's progress here: https://github.com/ApoorvaJ/Papaya

Speakers
avatar for Apoorva Joshi

Apoorva Joshi

Indie
Apoorva Joshi is a recent graduate and independent game developer. He primarily does programming, but can also do a bit of everything else.He collaborated with Yellow Monkey Studios to bring Socioball, a physics-based puzzle game to mobile devices. He has developed Flux, a large open... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

4:45pm

Panel Discussion: Alternative App Discovery Channels: How Effective are they?
Did you know the App / Play store is not the only place where people will discover your app? Join this panel to find out what other app discovery avenues are available, and how best to utilize them.

Moderators
avatar for Samir Bangara

Samir Bangara

Managing Director, Qyuki
Samir Bangara is the Managing Director of Qyuki, a digital broadcast network for youth (MCN) he co-founded with Shekhar Kapoor and AR Rahman.  He is the Former Managing Director (Digital) of DisneyUTV and has about 15 years of extensive experience in the media and technology... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pushkar Chitale

Pushkar Chitale

AVP, Products, Mauj Mobile– a part of People Group
Pushkar Chitale is AVP- Products at Mauj Mobile– a part of People Group.  People Group is recognized today as a new-age Media & Entertainment company.  In a few short years the group has earned the reputation for being one of the most innovative businesses in India, having developed... Read More →
avatar for Abhilash Inumella

Abhilash Inumella

Founder, The Samosa Labs
Based out of Hyderabad, Abhilash is building apps that make conversations fun and entertaining. He currently runs the company Samosa labs. In his previous job, he worked on the Facebook developer platform. And while he is not at work, you can see him playing Badminton.
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Ebrahim Popat

Country Manager, 9Game
Ebrahim leads the India office for 9game which is part of the Alibaba Group. In his current role he works with developers and publishers in India helping them publish their games more effectively through 9game’s distribution channels and use micro-transactions effectively through... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

4:45pm

Panel Discussion : How to use Analytics Smartly and Optimize User Engagemen
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all about what marketing channels and  analytics tools are available, what they can deliver, and how you can benefit from these tools to achieve that all-important goal: user engagement!

Moderators
avatar for Ankit Jain

Ankit Jain

Director & Co-founder, Moonfrog
Ankit Jain is a Director and Co-founder at MOONFROG, Bangalore. Before co-founding Moonfrog, Ankit was at Zynga, where he led engineering on Yoville before handling product on a large game and then running P&L for a large game Castleville. Prior to Zynga, Ankit worked with Google... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bharath Lingam

Bharath Lingam

CEO, [x]cube GAMES
Bharath Lingam  is the CEO of  [x]cube GAMES a   leading international  studio with deep expertise in IP based  mobile games, and  also runs Upshot.ai  a deep intuitiveness platform  for all mobile software.  He is passionate about reimagine the software experience and  making... Read More →
avatar for Filippo De Rose

Filippo De Rose

Business Performance Manager, 99Games Online
Filippo drives 99Games’ monetization and player acquisition strategies. Involved in partnership management and negotiations with traffic sources worldwide. A trilingual world traveler, Filippo has a passion for technology and dissecting the nuances of monetization, user acquisition... Read More →
avatar for Abinash Tripathy

Abinash Tripathy

Helpshift
Abinash Tripathy brings more than 17 years of mobile experience to Helpshift, an early stage startup that is building the world's first native customer service and support solution. Prior to Helpshift, Abinash started the India division of Zimbra, Inc and grew it to 40 employees... Read More →


Friday November 6, 2015 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

5:30pm

BYOG & NASSCOM Gaming Forum Awards Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday November 6, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Inspire Westin, Koregoan, Pune

7:00pm

NGDC official Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday November 6, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Inspire Westin, Koregoan, Pune
 
Saturday, November 7
 

9:00am

Wake up and Smell the Coffee
Limited Capacity seats available

Networking

Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Registration Area Westin, Koregoan, Pune

10:00am

Keynote Address on “Learning to See”
Limited Capacity seats available

Art Keynote

Speakers
avatar for Henry LaBounta

Henry LaBounta

Chief Visual Officer, Zynga
Henry recently joined Zynga as Chief Visual Officer bringing together his 25+ years of entertainment experience in games, film visual effects, feature animation and television. Most recently Henry was at Microsoft Studios working with the Xbox One launch team and multiple internal... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Inspire Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:00am

Publisher Meet-up
Limited Capacity seats available

By Invitation Session

Saturday November 7, 2015 11:00am - 1:00pm
ARC Asia ABC Farms

11:15am

Understanding & Creating Character Art
Limited Capacity seats available

In the talk "Understanding & Creating Character Art" we will firstly explore the meaning of the word 'character' and then understand the thought process behind creating character art.

Speakers
avatar for Ankit Garg

Ankit Garg

Co-Founder, Creative Director, Little Red Zombies
Ankit Garg is one of the founders and Creative Director at Little Red Zombies, Hyderabad, India. Having more than 9 years of experience working in the industry, Ankit has worked on various games like Lords of the Fallen, Sniper Ghost Warrior, Batman Arkham Knight, Fallout 3 etc.   Being... Read More →
avatar for Sankalp Hinge

Sankalp Hinge

Concept Artist, Little Red Zombies
Sankalp Hinge is a Concept Artist currently working with Little Red Zombies, Hyderabad, India. Being a part of the industry for more than 5 years, Sankalp has contributed his artwork to various titles like Farmville, Cityville, Home Design Story, Transformers etc. Though Sankalp is... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:15am

Secret Sauce of the App Stores (ASO)
Limited Capacity seats available

App stores are a mystery to many, and effective user acquisition strategies have become incredibly complex. How do developers manage successful campaigns of high impact which are extremely cost effective? Learn how to take advantage of the formulas and algorithms on the ranking system of the app stores (these formulas have NEVER been released to the public). Discover how you can manage distribution channels using powerful burst campaigns and effective sustained campaigns. Finally, learn the secrets of app store optimization. Compete smartly with well-funded big box publishers while spending fewer dollars but getting better results! Master the user acquisition domain!

Speakers
avatar for Japheth Dillman

Japheth Dillman

CCO, Yetizen
Japheth Dillman began making games over 20 years ago, taking collegiate courses in programming at the wee tender age of 10 in order to learn to program his own games. You can blame the Atari 2600 he received for his sixth birthday for sparking and igniting the fire; he was hooked... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:15am

Designing a Real Time Strategy Game
Limited Capacity seats available

A Design talk on the Game- First Strike: Escalation is a downward spiral

FIRST STRIKE is a twenty minute, fast paced realtime strategy game. You control one of eleven nuclear superpowers and your goal is to be the last Alliance remaining once nuclear war breaks out and the whole world is in flames. First Strike is a real-time strategy game featuring snappy gameplay and an intuitive interface that makes dropping the big one way too easy. Players have to make sure they take the right measures to guarantee their people’s safety. You can pick one of the big nuclear players – from known Superpowers to an upstart hellraiser like North Korea – and have to plan your strategy wisely. Limited but clever options let you steer your nation’s fate: De-construct your stockpile in order to restructure your arsenal or use research to widen your options. Nuclear armageddon is no one’s dream scenario, so players have to chose their steps carefully in this game. It’s a small path between war and peace. First Strike is a premium indie game, without any inApp purchases, ads or consumables. 


Speakers
avatar for Moritz Zumbuhl

Moritz Zumbuhl

President & CEO / CO-Founder, Blindflug Studios AG
Founder and Co-Founder of severalInternet and Technologie related Startups.SkillsProject Management // Project Financing // Team Leader // Campaiging // Marketing // Digital Innovation //Social Media // Gamification for Campaigns // Happiness // German // EnglishTeachingsince 2011... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:15am

Designing Procedural Content - Good Robot
Limited Capacity seats available

Good Robot is a procedurally generated, roguelite shoot 'em up.

Learn about the thought process behind its design, the algorithms used for generating its worlds, and what we learned while developing it.

Speakers
avatar for Arvind Raja Yadav

Arvind Raja Yadav

Programmer, Game Designer, Team Lead, Pyrodactyl Games
Arvind has been making PC games for the past 8 years, having worked on Unrest, Will Fight for Food and A.Typical RPG, along with several Half Life 2 mods (Dystopia being the most notable of them).


Saturday November 7, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Inspire 1 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

11:15am

Art and Design for VR
Limited Capacity seats available

The tech and the philosophy behind creating optimal art and design workflows for creating convincing high framerate judder free VR experiences; targeting both the high end and the low end spectrum (Oculus DKx/Vive to Gear VR to Cardboard) covering both Unreal 4 and Unity 5.

Speakers
avatar for Chandan Singh

Chandan Singh

Head - Virtual Reality, SmartVizX
I'm a video game developer with over seven years of experience as a technical artist for multiple game development engines and platforms, and currently the Head of Virtual Reality at SmartVizX, a VR/AR technology company. Over my career I've set up production pipeline and trained... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:15pm

Beyond Art – The evolving role of a game artist
Limited Capacity seats available

Moving beyond the conventional role of an Artist in a gaming company and becoming a Game Artist in the true sense. Broadening the role of a Game Artist beyond just the art and exploiting the capabilities of the Game Artist to the fullest. How a Game Artist is becoming very important in the process of Game Development.


Speakers
avatar for Poorva Arole-Patki

Poorva Arole-Patki

Art Director, Playtinum Games
Poorva is currently Art Director at Playtinum Games with over 50 plus games under her belt as an Art Director. She’s a huge fan of Manga and anything Oriental and constantly strives to bring this passion into making each one of her games visually charming. Like most creatives the... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:15pm

User Acquisition - Launch & Growth Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Beyond building a great game, your success as game developer depends on your ability to acquire new players regularly. This session will focus on key user acquisition aspects such as retargeting, acquiring users on RTBs, finding lookalikes and much more

Speakers
avatar for Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury

Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury

Vice President- Marketing, [X] Cube Labs
Saptarshi works as VP Marketing for [x]cube LABS and also wears the hat for UA Practice Head. [x]cube LABS is a leader in mobile development and consulting and has been the partner of choice for several disruptive startups and numerous Fortune 500 brands when it comes to mobile innovation.   With... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:15pm

The Producer's Survival Guide to Making Video Games
Limited Capacity seats available

The talk will be about what all goes into making video games from a producers standpoint.Everything from design, tech, processes and people management.

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:15pm

Panel Discussion on Indian Publishing Deals
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Shailesh Prabhu

Shailesh Prabhu

Founder, Yellow Monkey Studios
Shailesh has been designing games for the past 10 years. He founded Yellow Monkey 7 years ago and has been the creative force behind several award winning original titles.

Speakers
avatar for Deepak Ail

Deepak Ail

Co-Founder & CEO, Roosh Interactive
Co-Founder and CEO of Roosh , Deepak comes with an experience of more than 14 years in the games industry. 
avatar for Chirag Chopra

Chirag Chopra

Founder, Lucid Labs
Chirag Chopra is a proud founder of a small indie startup based out of New Delhi, India which goes by the name of Lucid Labs. Chirag has always dreamed of making games for a living and he began by obtaining a Masters Degree in Game Design which laid the foundation of his career... Read More →
avatar for Amit Goyal

Amit Goyal

Co-Founder, SuperSike Games
Amit Goyal is co-founder at SuperSike Games. They started SuperSike Games two and a half years ago after dabbling in a variety of professions that ranges from radio programming, business development, music, gaming and writing.


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Inspire 1 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

12:15pm

Procedural content with UE4
Limited Capacity seats available

I have been working with Unreal Engine 4 over the past year, and next month (in July), I'll be releasing a video of a large-scale environment I've created. The foundation of the demo is a tool that generates manually tweakable procedural buildings. This talk will be a technical breakdown of that tool and the philosophy behind it.

Speakers
avatar for Apoorva Joshi

Apoorva Joshi

Indie
Apoorva Joshi is a recent graduate and independent game developer. He primarily does programming, but can also do a bit of everything else.He collaborated with Yellow Monkey Studios to bring Socioball, a physics-based puzzle game to mobile devices. He has developed Flux, a large open... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

1:00pm

Women in Game Dev Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

By Invitation Session

Saturday November 7, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
ARC Asia ABC Farms

2:15pm

Can Games Really Make Money in India?- Indian Publisher's secrets exposed
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Hrishi Oberoi

Hrishi Oberoi

Founder & CEO, Photon Tadpole
Hrishi has been in the Games Industry since 2002 and is currently the Founder & CEO of Photon Tadpole, a Game Development and Consulting company.  Prior to this Hrishi has been the "Director of Games" at Disney India’s Interactive division and held various roles including "Studio... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:15pm

Zero to Million dollar a month: Marketing post-mortem of Star Chef
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Shilpa Bhat

Shilpa Bhat

Senior Producer, 99Games
Shilpa is one of those fortunate few for whom passion became work. Interested in artificial intelligence, graphics and gaming right from her engineering days, she finds her dream fulfilled as Senior Producer, 99Games. She began her career at Robosoft as a programmer and began to... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:15pm

Post Mortem - Skatelanders
Limited Capacity seats available

Making of Skatelander
- Thought Process
- Choosing the right platform
- Ideation
- Tools
- Game Design
- Play testing and improving
- Zero budget Marketing
- Creating hype

Speakers
avatar for Vaibhav Chavan

Vaibhav Chavan

CEO and Founder, underDOGS Gaming Studio
Founder and CEO of the company. 7+ years of experience in Gaming Industry. From Game Designer to Game Producer played with various roles in big gaming companies in india like Games2win, Indiagames and Hungama. Bachelors in Information Technology from Mumbai University. Currently spearheads... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Inspire 1 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:15pm

Audio goals and check list & How to make your sounds do even more
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh

Co-Founder, Orange Byte Studios
Rahul Singh is the founding partner at Orange Byte Studios - India's leading and most trusted partner for Game Audio and allied media. Rahul has built his reputation as a versatile music composer, producer and sound designer over 8 years of experience. With high profile video game... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

2:15pm

Optimize your Unity game to run at 60fps
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Srini

Srini

Coding Overlord, Roosh Interactive
Currently working at my new startup game development studio - Roosh Interactive. We just released our first mobile game based on the Singham movie license called "Singham Returns: Takedown". My past experience involves leading the mobile game development team working on Android and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

Understanding Character Design
Limited Capacity seats available

In this short talk the speaker will introduce and demonstrate a basic character design workflow and provide valuable insights on various aspects of Character Design.

Speakers
avatar for Aditya Chari

Aditya Chari

Concept Artist, Character Designer and an Illustrator, Moonfrog
Aditya is a Concept Artist, Character Designer and an Illustrator. He is also the Author cum Illustrator of Books titled - ' DESSINER’S LE CORPS HUMAIN' (France), FIGURE STUDY MADE EASY (India), PORTRAIT TECHNIQUE MADE EASY (India). He has worked as a Designer for live action... Read More →
avatar for Dattaraj Kamat

Dattaraj Kamat

Concept Artist, Moonfrog
An illustration major with a B.F.A. from Goa college of Art, Dattaraj has developed an expertise in stylized character design for animation film production over the years. Dattaraj began his animation career as a Concept Artist at UTV Motion pictures, Mumbai and has so far worked... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Renew Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

Managing the Premium of Freemium
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Rachna Rao

Rachna Rao

Lead Product Manager, Zynga
Rachna has been with Zynga for over 3 years and is currently the Lead Product Manager of FarmVille 2. She has managed monetization on multiple games such as Café World, Hidden Shadows and the FarmVille franchise. Prior to Zynga, she has about 5 years of experience within the IT... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Inspire 3 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

The Kingdom of Commons: Use of CC license for games
Limited Capacity seats available

Specially with table top games, a very persistent problem is that designers rip off, and build over an existing game many a times. Trends are set and the world simply catches on to it. For example, deck building game is just everywhere since Dominion, but never do we come across any sort of attribution to the same. Many PnP versions of various games are also available online, but it doesn’t exactly fall under a legal framework and none of the significant tweaking, if any, are included in the core build of the game.

The patent issues with table top games is gaining grounds and even at this very moment game features like themes, game mechanics, art, and even storylines are getting patented at a high speed. But little do we realize, that in the name of safeguarding invention we are only strangling innovation. Board games and their rules are anyway close to being open source in non-literal sense. Free sharing and collaborative learning is the best possible way to ensure an idea a long life. And this is how many games have survived over centuries. In the present world, such a framework could be achieved using open source licenses.

What is an open source game? A true open source game is something that has been created from scratch, available for modification, additions and tweak, and over time, a significant part of those changes and additions will become an integral part of the core game. And again, new modifications could be done to the new core build and so on, keeping the older rule set still available for whoever wants to use it.

But when one mentions Creative Commons (CC) license, many thought instantly start to cloud our minds. Masses have to be educated about the particulars and advantages of publishing under free and open licenses, to help the games survive for long, without disregarding the contributors. To best explain this phenomenon, the case study of Cards Against Humanity should be picked up. It tells how an open source business model helped eight college students set up a business in Chicago and deliver a best seller game of present time.

Open source licenses have also been very helpful in making games relevant across cultures, geographies, languages and environments. With open source licenses, tweaking the existing source code (in this case the game mechanics, art and rules) and redistributing it among the relevant audience solves the problem, and it could also be further built upon if required.

Speakers
avatar for Veethika Mishra

Veethika Mishra

Student, National Institute of Design
Veethika Mishra is a masters student of Toy and Game Design at National Institute of Design, Gandhinagar. She is also a visual designer by practice, a table top gaming geek and a wikipedian. Inducing play in mundane daily activities is her area of interest and she strongly believes... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Inspire 2 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

AMA - Indian Indies - Top 5 from the poll on NGF
Limited Capacity seats available

Ask me Anything Open House session

Saturday November 7, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Inspire 1 Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:00pm

QA strategy building: How to plan for your QA project, step by step, and making sure it's successful
Limited Capacity seats available

Project planning is one of the most crucial and difficult step of a videogame project. It sets the scope of the game and its features and, through those, the amount of effort, time and money that is planned for it. Straying away from the scope or making errors in the project plan can cause its demise. Lack of time, money, content or quality are often caused by unexpected, unplanned, events. How to make sure it doesn't happen to you then?

This session describes how to build your videogame QA strategy and plan, step by step, see how much time and money it will require, and how to manage project creep, especially those caused by other parties like external publishers, developers or partners, to increase your and your partners chances of success.

Speakers
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Mathieu Lachance

FQA Director, Babel - a Keywords Studio
Mathieu Lachance has worked in the videogame industry for the last 8 years, on more than 400 videogame titles, across diverse disciplines like development, QA, porting, translation, print, audio and playtests, for clients such as Warner Brothers, Microsoft, THQ, Electronic Arts and... Read More →


Saturday November 7, 2015 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Recharge Westin, Koregoan, Pune

3:45pm

Closing Tea/Coffee
Networking

Saturday November 7, 2015 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Registration Area Westin, Koregoan, Pune