Organisers of the Yorkshire Games Festival have confirmed that Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail has joined the lineup of speakers.
Vlambeer are best known for the popular indie games Ridiculous Fishing, Luftrausers, Nuclear Throne, and Super Crate Box.
Studio founder, Ismail, is also notable for his efforts to improve the democratisation of game development, and for speaking about inclusion and diversity within the industry. He received the Ambassador Award for his work at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards.
In a press statement, Ismail says:
“The games industry has grown into a space that is open for anyone that is willing to put their mind to it. In visiting events like the Yorkshire Games Festival, I get to share the fascinating stories and experiences in game development from both my career as both a developer and as a traveller. I’m excited to participate in the week-long celebration of games, to share what I’ve learned, and to learn from the creators and audiences attending.”
Also on the agenda are talks from IO Interactive’s Mette Andersen, who will discuss the level design of Hitman 2, Brjann Sigurgeirsson from SteamWorld creators, Image & Form, and Media Molecule’s Gem Abdeen. An as yet unannounced speaker from MachineGames will also present a talk on the studio’s Wolfenstein series. Industry legends, Jeff Minter, and Charles Cecil MBE, will also be in attendance to speak about their illustrious careers in video game development.
The Yorkshire Games Festival will also feature the Young Developers Conference, the Up Your Game business matchmaking event, and a range of family focused Let’s Play! workshops and live shows.
The festival will be held once again at the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, running from February 6–10, 2019. Head over to the official website for more information.
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