Do you want to hang out with Tim Schafer, Greg Rice, Ray Crook and Peter Chan from Double Fine Productions and hear what they have to say about their experiences with creating the adventure game Broken Age?
Then you need to visit the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark on 15 April for Spilbar - Night of Adventure. The event kicks off at 18:30 and concludes at 21:00 – unless you are up for a bit of partying and video games afterwards.
“An event like this one is a great way for us to show that we take game development very seriously - that it’s not just a niche to us. We had a game conference last October with lots of game developers from outside of Denmark attending, but we also engage ourselves in smaller events like game-jams and such,” Animation Workshop project and games coordinator Emil Kjæhr tells Nordic Game. “We want to make it known that you can work in the games industry in Viborg as well as Copenhagen.”
The evening schedule is as follows:
18:30-19:30 Ray Crook/Broken Age Animation Pipeline
Ray Crook gives an updated version of his talk from this year’s GDC, “Animation Style and Process for Broken Age“, providing a detailed walk-through of the creative process for the 2.5D animations in Broken Age, the animation pipeline developed for this approach, to the art form.
19:30-19:45 Short break
19:45-21:00 Double Fine Developer Roundtable (moderator: Morten Skovgaard)
The developers will chat about the entire experience of creating Broken Age, and Tim Schafer and Peter Chan will also discuss their early days at LucasArts, which resulted in the games that defined the genre.
21:00-24:00 Party – beers, drinks and video games at the Animation Workshop!
Emil Kjæhr expects the evening to be educational as well as a lot of fun. “Ray Crook’s talk on the animation pipeline will provide some great insights into how a game is made and how you work with animation. I hope that more people will realise that doing art and animation is not something you do in a few seconds in Photoshop.” Apart from the talk and panel, Kjæhr also sees the event as a way of networking and keeping the structure in the Danish games industry relatively flat - where students and CEOs have a chance to meet, greet and inspire each other.
You can find more information about Spilbar - Night of Adventure on Facebook here.