Announcement of Game development focused 116th


Probably you have heard that game made in Latvia – The case of the Golden Idol has been recognized as one of The 5 Best PC games in 2022. We think this is a huge achievement and decided to look for more people from the LV game industry to get to know their stories and experiences. And we found that we have LV success stories not only in the entertainment game field but in between “serious games” as well.

You are welcome to Game development focused event on Thursday – March 16th 18:30 at the Microsoft Latvia office – Zaļā iela 1, 4th floor. 
Please Register here

Agenda for Game development focused 116th

  • Mārtiņš Ceplis from Pahris Entertainment will share some tales from the development of an indie game in “Space Wreck stories”
    Probably everyone who has played a game wanted to make one at some point in their life, and these days it is as easy as ever before. To make a game, that is. Getting anybody to play it – that’s a whole another story.
    Join Mārtiņš on a short retrospect over the development of an average amateur indie game, likes of which there are thousands coming out every year. The talk is in form of a few curious stories that characterize the whole ordeal and, in the end, perhaps will paint a faint glimpse of what it’s like to be an average indie dev in ’23.
    Warning: you will not learn anything useful and this knowledge won’t help you make or sell games in any capacity.  
    (Language – English)
    Tags: Gamedev, Gaming, Indie

    Mārtiņš has been making all sorts of games – paper, board, computer, social, or live-action – since before the millennium. Not a professional; but rather a seasoned amateur.
  • Andrejs Kļaviņš from Color Gray Games will share how they got “From a small prototype to a critically acclaimed indie game – The Case of the Golden Idol”.
    Andrejs was between jobs at the start of 2021 and together with his brother Ernest they decided to tinker with some indie detective game ideas. In a year’s time they landed an agreement with London based publisher Playstack and on October 13, 2022, they published “The Case of the Golden Idol”. The game unexpectedly was included in numerous best of the year lists of major media, and got both Independent Games Festival and BAFTA Games nominations.
    Andrejs will share how they made the game and what where key decisions for their success.
    Tags: Gamedevelopment, Indiegames, PC

    Andrejs has over 10 years of experience in video game industry when in 2011 he founded social network game studio “Next Level” which published the commercially successful game “Oceania” in network. Professionally he is a mixture of product manager and gamedesigner. Despite having no professional coding experience, he developed “The Case of the Golden Idol” from scratch using Godot engine.
  • Raimonds Ūdris from Exonicus will talk about “Exonicus VR Trauma Simulator”
    It is a serious gaming application intended for training military medics and simulating various situations. The presentation focuses especially on solving various VR problems encountered during development, particularly focused on solving UX problems.
    (Language – Latvian)
    Tags: Gaming, VR

    Raimonds has more than 30 years of experience in creating various applications, knows about 10 different programming languages and knows various application development tools. For the last 7-8 years, the focus has been on creating VR applications and creating various UX solutions.

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