It’s a great pleasure to announce Oskar Guilbert, Criterion/EA/Ubisoft veteran and founder/CEO of DONTNOD Entertainment – the studio behind the hit episodic drama-adventure Life Is Strange – as a keynote speaker at the Nordic Game conference next month.
Guilbert will take the stage in the Unreal Theatre with a talk entitled “From AAA Boxed Games to Digital and Episodic”, delving into DONTNOD’s transformation from a traditional AAA boxed games developer (Remember Me) to a studio firmly focused on episodic and digitally delivered titles (Life Is Strange).
Guilbert will also share his experiences and insights in terms of content, production, distribution and customer feedback integration at DONTNOD, and how the studio has succeeded despite several preconceptions: That there’s no place for mid-range games, that the good characters are always male, that going episodic means losing money, and that episodic production is a nightmare.
As a bonus, Guilbert will also reveal details about the highly anticipated Episode 3: Chaos Theory of Life Is Strange, which will very likely be released during the conference. (Update: Publisher Square Enix has confirmed that Episode 3 will be released on 19 May).
Here’s a teaser from the upcoming game to whet your appetite:
Excited yet? DONTNOD CEO and industry game-changer Oskar Guilbert – another great reason to join us for Nordic Game 2015, 20-22 May in Malmö, Sweden. Register today!