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The Indian gaming industry is at a turning point. It is set to become one of the largest and fastest growing game markets in the world. With the rise in online gamer base, affordable gaming technologies there is a rise in technological advancements, adoption of new innovations and challenges in revenue generation and payment methods.

UBM India is pleased to announce Game Development and Design Conference India to be held on 21st -22nd February 2019 in Pune which aims to bring different stakeholders under a single rostrum from the industry to be a part of the 2-day interactive conference with keynote presentations, brainstorming panel discussions and case studies. This summit will provide a platform for game designers, programmers, artists, producers, and business professionals in the gaming community to enhance their knowledge, address challenges and gain insights on future trends of the industry.




Nikhil Birla

Business Head

Nazara Technologies


Jean-Philippe Pieuchot

MD

Ubisoft India

  • Bankable revenue generation models and smart monetization
  • Developing high retention games
  • Challenges of consumer behaviour in Indian gaming industry

Nikhil Birla

Business Head

Nazara Technologies

Zainuddeen Fahadh

Founder

OGRE HEAD STUDIO

Lokesh Suji

Director - Esports Federation of India

Board Member & VP-South Asia (Asian Esports Federation)

  • PaaS based and Custom Engines for Real-time multiplayer, leader boards, messaging, scaling, etc.
  • Analytics pipeline for tracking KPIs and user behaviour
  • Running campaigns for user engagement
  • Faster release cycles: DevOps adoption
  • Case Study: Ludo King

Mandar Navare

Co-founder and Cloud evangelist

IntellyZen

Shohel Khatri

Co-founder and Solution Architect

IntellyZen

  • Internet and smartphone adoption in India has given rise to a thriving community of gamers
  • who are looking for great experiences on the store
  • This session will cover all the latest updates of the trends that are impacting the gaming industry
  • Best practices to build amazing games that find success in the market

Sharan Tulsiani

Business Development, Games and Apps

Google Play

  • Leading Design teams in Indian gaming industry
  • Advanced levels of game designing
  • Approaches for better art and content development

Alok Kejriwal

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Games2win

Kannan Raju

Vice President and Country Head

GSN Games

Laxmi Desai-Khanolkar

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Apar Games

Ratul Chakraborty

Creative Director

Electronic Arts

Kapil Rathee

President

Junglee Games

  • Understanding regional flavors of Indian traditions
  • Can ‘Desi” be cool to gamers?
  • A framework to assess creative risks

Ratul Chakraborty

Creative Director

Electronic Arts

  • Leading Design teams in Indian gaming industry
  • Advanced levels of game designing
  • Approaches for better art and content development

Zainuddeen Fahadh

Founder

OGRE HEAD STUDIO


Lokesh Suji

Director - Esports Federation of India

Board Member & VP-South Asia (Asian Esports Federation)

  • Importance of Data Analysis in Game development
  • Practical use cases in game development scenarios
  • Tips and guidelines on tools and pipeline

Shilpa Bhat

Vice President-Games

99Games

09:30 Workshop 1

How to engage your players in creative process

Objective: Participants will understand the concept and application of user research

  • Introduction
  • Expert View (Video from an user research expert in GSN Games>
  • Market Research vs User Experience Research
  • Objective of User Experience Research
  • Scope of the research
  • Selection of audience
  • Methods of research
  • Exercise 1: Validating Potential Response on a new product
  • Exercise 2: Selection of Features

 

Kannan Raju
Vice President
and Country Head

11:30 Workshop 2

GameArt: Character designing for games

  • Defining Character Art style based on Game Genre and Demographics
  • How to add appeal to your characters with Best practices and process

 

L.Rahul Mehta
Senior Art Director

14:00 Workshop 3

Game Programming Patterns

  • Workshop primarily focuses on several programming patterns for good design and easy maintenance
  • Addresses some of the pain points involved in making great games while keeping the code complexity under control
  • Explains commonly used Behavioural, Structural and Creational Patterns for Games, How to write robust game loops, Sequencing, Decoupling and Optimisation Patterns


Shanmukharaja M
Technical Director

16:00 Workshop 4

How to pitch your game to a publisher

    In this session, Chirag will share insights and tips on preparing a good pitch for your game and sharing it with potential publishers, whether by email or in-person. The talk will conclude with an interactive session where Chirag will invite a few developers from the audience to pitch their games and provide feedback on the same.


Chirag Chopra
Director and Game Designer