Featured speakers 2018

Daria Zersen

Daria Zersen

Concept-artist, illustrator in casual game studios. Lead artist of e.g. Nightmares from the Deep: Davy Jones at Artifex Mundi or at House of Fables. Teacher.
Brian Dilg

Brian Dilg

Has 30 years of teaching and curriculum development experience. Currently at position of CRYENGINE Learning Manager.
Niilo Takalainen

Niilo Takalainen

Sound Designer and Composer. Worked on Noita, Broforce, Tormentor X Punisher, Badland 2, Environmental Station Alpha, Bleed2, Gunkatana...
Valentin Simonov

Valentin Simonov

Field Engineer at Unity responsible for solving engineering challenges for major customers. He worked at Interactive Lab company, and Mail.Ru.
Tomasz Jedruszek

Tomasz Jedruszek

Freelance Concept artist and Illustrator working for Wizards of the Coast, Whitewolf, Fantasy Flight Games and more.
Mila 'Yuuki' Irek

Mila 'Yuuki' Irek

Writer and Quest Designer at MuHa Games working on Thea: The Awakening series. Ex-fantasy literature researcher.
Sjoerd De Jong

Sjoerd De Jong

Senior Unreal Engine Evangelist with 19 years of Unreal Engine experience. Worked for Guerrilla Games, Epic Games and more.
Jan Kavan

Jan Kavan

Owner and developer at CBE software, created J.U.L.I.A.: Among the Stars and the upcoming Someday You'll Return.
Patrick Rose

Patrick Rose

Product & Business Analyst at Bandai Namco. Man of multiple talents, worked as Product&Business Analyst, Games Researcher, Product Strategist, Product Manager, and Game Designer.
Stephane Assadourian

Stephane Assadourian

Developers & Publishers Consultant at SA Consulting. Worked on Assassin's Creed 1 & 2 & Brotherhood, Child of Light, Watchdogs at Ubisoft Montreal.
Haley Uyrus

Haley Uyrus

Marketing Manager at Failbetter Games. PC Games Insider columnist. MCV's 30 under 30 2017. Game Dev Heroes Marketing & Community winner 2018.
Wojciech Pazdur

Wojciech Pazdur

Director of Developement at The Farm 51 working on Get Even and Chernobyl VR Project and Chernobylite among others. Gamedev veteran of 18 years.
Markus Pursche

Markus Pursche

Porting programmer at QLOC for 2 years, worked on RiME for PC and Xbox One and Dark Souls: Remastered for Xbox One and Playstation 4.
Kacper Szymczak

Kacper Szymczak

Lead Designer at CreativeForge Games. Worked on Ancient Space, Hard West and the latest - Phantom Doctrine. Ex-Techland designer (Call of Juarez series).
Marco Busse

Marco Busse

Senior Product Manager at European Games Group with 7 years of experience on 20+ free to play games with devs from 7 countries and 5 continents.
Jean Leggett

Jean Leggett

CEO & Founder of One More Story Games, author, narrative games writer, speaker, business mentor and standup comedian. Creator of StoryStylus.
Witek Radomski

Witek Radomski

Co-founder & CTO of Enjin Coin, overseeing its technical engineering for nearly a decade. In charge of software design, security, testing, and development.
Ben Myres

Ben Myres

Co-founder of Nyamakop, a South African based studio creating Semblance. Curator and the program manager for A MAZE Johannesburg.
Karolina Kuzia-Rokosz

Karolina Kuzia-Rokosz

Quest Designer at Fool's Theory working on Seven The Days Long Gone. Previously worked on CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt.
Juan Linietsky

Juan Linietsky

Creator and Development Lead of Godot Engine. Tech consultant and expert, committed to fostering and promoting game development, especially in Latin America.
Patrice Désilets

Patrice Désilets

Head of Panache Digital Games. Creative director behind Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Katarzyna Niżałowska

Katarzyna Niżałowska

Game programmer at Techland, working on gameplay and game systems in Dying Light 2. Supporter of women in technical proffesions.
Michael Schade

Michael Schade

CEO & Co-Founder of ROCKFISH Games the Best German Game Studio of 2011, creator of Galaxy of Fire series and EVERSPACE.
Michał Pawłowski

Michał Pawłowski

Indie Developer and Game designer in Hamster On Coke Games. Made Scalak, Zenge, Art Of Gravity and PUSH. THE puzzle guy.
Magdalena Cielecka

Magdalena Cielecka

Producer at Artifex Mundi, responsible for developing adventure titles Clockwork Tales, Grim Legends series and recently Irony Curtain.
Teut Weidemann

Teut Weidemann

Online & f2p consultant for Ubisoft, Digital Extremes, Edge of Reality, Headup Games & more. Shipped 100+ titles in 30 years of career.
Aleksander Kauch

Aleksander Kauch

Lead game programmer at 11 bit studios, working on Frostpunk, and previously on This War of Mine and Anomaly series.
Thomas Feichtmeir

Thomas Feichtmeir

Freelance pixel artist and art consultant. Worked on The Mummy Demastered, Adventure Time and Tower 57.

Iga Oliwiak

Iga Oliwiak

Digital and traditional painter, currently working at Wooga on June's Journey . Worked on Golden Globe, Oscar and BAFTA nominated Loving Vincent feature movie.
Johny Krahbichler

Johny Krahbichler

Creative Exhibition and PR Specialist at Soliton Solutions. Tech journalist (Gadgetzz AB, Scientific Literacy Matters), education in business and marketing
Mariusz Gąsiewski

Mariusz Gąsiewski

Google veteran of 11 years, now working as Head of Mobile Gaming and Apps Poland. Expert on the use of performance marketing, web analytics, search engine marketing.
Adam Sporka

Adam Sporka

Composer, Engineer & Researcher of Music and Audio. Music Co-Producer for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Composer for The Button by Two Bulbs Studio.
Cukia

Cukia "Sugar" Kimani

Co-founder of Nyamakop - listed on Forbes Africa’s ‘30 under 30’, working as Lead programmer on Semblance. Digital artist. Creator of Boxer and Raptor Polo.
Hilda Lidén

Hilda Lidén

Lead AI designer at Little Nightmares, Senior designer at Tarsier. Previously worked at Massive Entertainment on The Division, Far Cry 3, World in Conflict and more.
Kornel Kisielewicz

Kornel Kisielewicz

Founder and Lead Developer at ChaosForge. Creator of roguelike titles, including Doom, the Roguelike and Diablo, the Roguelike. Currently working on Jupiter Hell.
Morten Brunbjerg

Morten Brunbjerg

Writer for IO Interactive ,LEGO, InnoGames, PressPlay, Netflix among other. Worked on Hitman Absolution, LEGO Elves franchise, and lately - Forgotton Anne as the lead writer.
Tom Grochowiak

Tom Grochowiak

Indie developer at MoaCube. Author of Cinders, Solstice, Bonfire , with over 10 years of experience in gamedev. Frequent speaker and board member at game development conferences.
Jukka Laakso

Jukka Laakso

Founder of Rival Games grown from 3 friends to 20 people. Launched multi-million dollar third-party IP Thief of Thieves: Season One co-developed with Skybound Entertainment.
Agnieszka Rumińska

Agnieszka Rumińska

Composer and sound designer at Anshar Studios. She successfully transferred from the classical music world into the gaming industry and now tackles with every step of audio production.
Martin Jelinek

Martin Jelinek

Marketing Analyst at AppAgent working on analytics tool ROY and supporting clients in their needs. Was involved in app analytics for Inscape, Gold Town Games, Kiwi.com and Starbreeze .
Michael Matlock

Michael Matlock

Accessibility Expert, dedicated to helping gamers with disabilities enjoy the games. Youtuber, speaker, and journalists. Consultant for indie developers, including Strange Flesh and Glitch Hikers.
Barbara Trygar

Barbara Trygar

Technical Producer, ex-Scrum Master, introvert, with over 5 years experience in teams building and empowering people. Worked on numerous titles with many teams at Artifex Mundi.
Matt Ellis

Matt Ellis

Developer and programmer of the Unity support for JetBrains Rider, adding features and functionality to the C# IDE. Developer advocate for over 6 years, presenting e.g. at Unite Berlin, Tokyo, Beijing, Seoul.
Josh Sawyer

Josh Sawyer

Game Designer with 18 years of experience, now at Obsidian Entertainment. Created such legendary titles as: Icewind Dale, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas & Pillars of Eternity.
Bożenka Chądzyńska

Bożenka Chądzyńska

Illustrator / Concept Artist with experience in the whole spectrum of 2D art for games. Worked on Grim Legends 2 and 3 or Bladebound. Creator of amJam.
Petter Henriksson

Petter Henriksson

COO of Landfall creator of Clustertruck, Stick Fight: The Game and Totally Accurate Battle Simulator. Ex-programmer, now handles marketing and business.
Grzegorz Wojciechowski

Grzegorz Wojciechowski

Software Developer (Memory & Performance team) at Unity Technologies. Worked in Sumo Digital, Ubisoft (platforms) and Techland (engine).