Gamelab Barcelona 2013 - 28th June - 13:00am
CROSSPLATFORM FREE TO PLAY GAMES
HORACIO MARTOS, CO-FOUNDER @ SOCIAL POINT
Gamelab Barcelona 2013 - 28th June - 12:00am
ROVIO STARS: A NEW PUBLISHING INITIATIVE BY DEVELOPERS, FOR DEVELOPERS
JUSSI IMMONEN, DIRECTOR ROVIO STARS 3RD PARTY PUBLISHING BUSINESS @ ROVIO
MAX BEVILACQUA, FOUNDER @ 5ANTS
LUIS OSES, CO-FOUNDER @ 5ANTS
Gamelab Barcelona 2013 - 27th June - 10:00am
STRATEGIES TO GROW FROM SPAIN: DEVELOPING YOUR OWN IPS VS WORKING FOR OTHERS
Xavier Carrillo, CEO @ Digital Legends Entertainment
The catalonian company Digital Legends Entertainment is recognized as one of the top mobile games developers in the world. The last success of the company is The Respawnables, a 'free2play' 3D game for mobile devices and tablets, created entirely with its proprietary technology Karisma and distributed worldwide by Zynga (Farmville). Digital Legends has also created several successful titles in cooperation with global brands such as EA, Disney, Nokia, Samsung, Apple, Indiagames, GungHo or Adidas. In his talk at Gamelab Barcelona 2013, the CEO of the studio, Xavier Carrillo, analyzes all the pros and cons of developing a new IP.
Gamelab Barcelona 2013 - 27th June - 5:30pm
REACHING NEW EMOTIONAL HORIZONS IN VIDEOGAMES
Vander Caballero, Creative Director @ Minority
Papo & Yo is the story of a young boy, Quico, and his best friend, Monster. Monster is a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth, but that doesn’t scare Quico away from playing with him. That said, Monster does have a very dangerous problem: an addiction to poisonous frogs. The minute he sees one hop by, he’ll scarf it down and fly into a violent, frog-induced rage where no one, including Quico, is safe. And yet, Quico loves his Monster and wants to save him. But Papo & Yo is also a playable metaphor for something much darker: the tortured relationship between an abusive father and his terrified son. An autobiography-in-abstract of its creative director, Vander Caballero, who has openly admitted the game echoes his troubled relationship growing up in South America with an alcoholic and drug-addled dad.