Schedule

All Sessions Are in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Day 02

[Wednesday]

All Sessions

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Track:  Applied Games
Topic:  Games as Cultural Messengers
Speaker:  Ali Shirkarami & Aidin Mehdizadeh (Iran Toy supervision Council)
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Track:  Applied Games
Topic:  The Trolley Problem for 12 year olds - Creating emotionally moving experiences for Children using RPG-Style choices
Speaker:  Mourvi Sharma & Bhamini Lakshminarayan (Bigfatphoenix Interactive)
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Track:  Applied Games
Topic:  Designing for Impact: How to research to kill assumptions and avoid failure
Speaker:  Ellis Bartholomeus (Ellis in Wonderland)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Track:  Art
Topic:  Character and Creature Design
Speaker:  Lokendra Shekhavat (Lakshya Digital)
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Track:  Art
Topic:  Procedural Modelling using Houdini for Game Engines
Speaker:  Abhinandan Madhu (Lakshya Digital)
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Track:  Art
Topic:  Art of Visual Storytelling
Speaker:  Tatu Peterson (Rovio)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Track:  Biz & PM
Topic:  (Panel) What's next for Indian Gaming Unicorns
Speaker:  Ankush Gera (Junglee Games), Manish Agarwal (Nazara), Siddharth Jain (Play Simple), Tanay Tayal (Moonfrog), Moderator-Sridhar Muppidi (YesGnome)
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Track:  Biz & PM
Topic:  Creating the mobile version of an Indian traditional game
Speaker:  Andre Pias (Miniclip)
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Track:  Biz & PM
Topic:  Top tricks for free corporate PR
Speaker:  Alexandra Zheleva (Imperia Online JSC)
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Track:  Biz & PM
Topic:  Decoding SDK for Game developers (Powered By MPL)
Speaker:  Vibhav Viswanathan (MPL), Kaushik Subramanian (MPL)
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Track:  Biz & PM
Topic:  Post-Hard Launch Data Analytics Approach
Speaker:  Joseph Kim (Lila Games)
8:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Track:  Biz & PM
Topic:  Blockchain games 101
Speaker:  Blair "aggroed" Reich (Splinterlands)
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Track:  Biz & PM
Topic:  How to successfully Monetize your Mobile game - The Ludo king way
Speaker:  Abhishek Agarwal (Gametion)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Track:  Careers
Topic:  What's hot, what's not: Salary and Hiring trends in the Indian Game Industry
Speaker:  Joseph Cairns (Adventure recruitment)
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Track:  Careers
Topic:  How to reach the top in a tech role in the game industry
Speaker:  Joshua Jebadurai (Hammerplay Studio)
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Track:  Careers
Topic:  Achieving career and professional success in a creative studio
Speaker:  Joshi Mark Premnath (Super Huge Studio)
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Track:  Careers
Topic:  Product Managers- What they do and how to be one
Speaker:  Vikrant (VIk) Agarwal (Zynga)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Track:  Design
Topic:  Writing and Developing Game Narratives
Speaker:  Torfi Olafsson (Microsoft)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Track:  Design
Topic:  Player Psychologies and Designing for a Live Audience
Speaker:  Alison Carrier (Zynga)
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Track:  Esports
Topic:  Medalled Esports
Speaker:  Lokesh Suji (ESFI & AESF)
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Track:  Esports
Topic:  Rise of Indian Esports
Speaker:  Sagar Nair (Qlan), Tarun Gupta (Ultimate Battle), Tirth Mehta (Bronze medal winner in Asian Games 2018), Moderator- Lokesh Suji (ESFI & AESF)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Track:  Esports
Topic:  (Fireside Chat) Role of Publishers in Esports
Speaker:  Sukamal Pegu (Riot), Nitin Goel (Gameloft)
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Track:  Esports
Topic:  (Panel) Life of an Esports influencer
Speaker:  Aditya Suresh, Akash Deep Singh Mehra, Sonali Singh Thakur, Moderator- Ankit Agarwal (Do Your Thng)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Track:  Esports
Topic:  (Panel) Investments in Indian Esports
Speaker:  Abhijit Pattanaik (Playtonia), Abhisek Moharana (United Gamers Hideout), Parth Chadha (EWar), Akhil Kavuturu (Marcos Esports), Moderator- Ravi Kiran (GoLive Games),
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Track:  Hyper-Casual (Powered by Sunday)
Topic:  Case Study: Creating global hyper casual hit from India
Speaker:  Prashant Vijay (Recreations Lab)
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Track:  Hyper-Casual (Powered by Sunday)
Topic:  Improving Output and Quality for Hyper Casual Studios
Speaker:  Christoph Sachsenhausen (Sunday)
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Track:  Hyper-Casual (Powered by Sunday)
Topic:  Working with a Publisher vs Self Publishing
Speaker:  Mehmet Umut Ermeç (Tiplay studio)
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Track:  Hyper-Casual (Powered by Sunday)
Topic:  (Panel) Global publishing leaders on creating global HC hits from India
Speaker:  Alexander Shea (Voodoo), Shai Sasson (CrazyLabs), William Cox (Kwalee), Moderator- Balaji Thangaraj Vijayan (Sunday)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Track:  Tech
Topic:  Challenges in building Multiplayer Games
Speaker:  Avinash Pandey (LILA Games)
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Track:  Tech
Topic:  How I broke into the international game industry
Speaker:  Apoorva Joshi (Unity Technologies)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Track:  Tech
Topic:  (Panel) Building a scalable Games business on Cloud (Powered by AWS)
Speaker:  Nitish Bugalia (MyTeam11), Arpit Dubey (Gamezop), Moderators- Nirav Doshi (AWS) & Yogish Pai (AWS)
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Track:  Tech
Topic:  VFX Pipeline using Unreal Engine
Speaker:  Rajiv Sharma (Red Chilli VFX)
8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Track:  Tech
Topic:  Making Animated movies using Unreal Engine
Speaker:  Vishnu Murthy (Gamitronics)
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Track:  Tech
Topic:  Automation Testing in Games
Speaker:  Ashish Mehta (Junglee Games)
4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Track:  Unreal Engine
Topic:  Opening Remarks
Speaker:  Saishree Ashwin (Epic Games)
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM
Track:  Unreal Engine
Topic:  (Track 1) MetaHumans, Quixel, and Beyond
Speaker:  Arvind Neelakantan (Epic Games)
4:05 PM - 4:35 PM
Track:  Unreal Engine
Topic:  (Track 2) Flexibility of Unreal aiding content creators
Speaker:  Kavin Kumar Natraj (Holy Cow)
4:35 PM - 5:35 PM
Track:  Unreal Engine
Topic:  (Track 1) Unreal Engine 5 Guided Tour
Speaker:  Chris Murphy (Epic Games)
4:35 PM - 5:05 PM
Track:  Unreal Engine
Topic:  (Track 2) Context-Aware AI Design
Speaker:  Thilina Premasiri (Airmac)
5:05 PM - 5:35 PM
Track:  Unreal Engine
Topic:  Build Tools Without Code: Editor Utilities in Unreal Engine
Speaker:  Alex Stevens (Epic Games)
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM
Track:  Unreal Engine
Topic:  METAINDIANS: creating unique Indian cultural characters
Speaker:  Avinash Kumar (Quicksand)
6:05 PM - 6:10 PM
Track:  Unreal Engine
Topic:  Wrap up Session
Speaker:  Saishree Ashwin (Epic Games)

Applied Games

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Topic:  Games as Cultural Messengers
Speaker:  Ali Shirkarami & Aidin Mehdizadeh (Iran Toy supervision Council)
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Topic:  The Trolley Problem for 12 year olds - Creating emotionally moving experiences for Children using RPG-Style choices
Speaker:  Mourvi Sharma & Bhamini Lakshminarayan (Bigfatphoenix Interactive)
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Topic:  Designing for Impact: How to research to kill assumptions and avoid failure
Speaker:  Ellis Bartholomeus (Ellis in Wonderland)

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