Developer Day Agenda - 2024

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9:30 - 10:45

Registration & Networking

10:45 - 10:50

Welcome & Introduction

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

10:50 - 11:20

Emerging Trends in Gaming

Saikat Mondal, Nazara

11:20 - 11:50

The Garden of Forking Paths - Tales from alternate realities

Yadu Rajiv, PlaySimple Games

11:50 -12:20

Localization beyond fonts

Amit Chadha, Keywords Studio

12:40 - 12:55

Introduction to SAIK & Kerala AVGC policy

Sarath Bhooshan, Secretary, SAIK

12:55 - 2:10

Panel: Brewing in Kerala for the World

Jobin Joseph, Norian Games
Steffan Mathew, Crimzen Red Studios
Janitha R, Aviram Studios
Sunit George, Studd Games

Moderator: Yadu Rajiv, PlaySimple Games

2:40 - 3:10

AI and the Evolution of Gaming : What's Next!

Deepak MV, OpenPlay Technologies

3:10 - 3:55

Panel: Navigating the Trends: Honest Conversations Between Investors, Publishers, and Developers in Gaming Finance

Nidhi Gulati, KRAFTON India
Kshitij Jayakrishnan, Elevation Capital
Saikat Mondal, Nazara
Ajish G Habib, Tuttifrutti Interactive

Moderator: Imtiaz Hussain, YesGnome

3:55 - 4:35

Panel: Bridging the talent divide: Investing in skills for industry excellence

Tiara Santhosh, ASAP (Govt of Kerala)
Naveen Sankar G M, Tiltlabs
Mukesh Dev, Banzan Studios
Deepak MV, IGDA SIG

Moderator: Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

4:35 - 4:45

IGDC Women in Games Initiative

Sucharitha Palata, IGDC

4:45 - 4:50

Vote of Thanks

Varun V, IGDC

9:30 - 10:30

Registration & Networking

10:30 - 10:35

Welcome & Introduction

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

10:35 - 11:05

Emerging Trends in Gaming

Saikat Mondal, Nazara

11:05 - 11:35

Measurement // The devil is in the Details

Shravan Palayam Srinivas, Datawrkz

11:35 - 12:05

Build from India for the World

Siddharth Mehta, Google

12:05 - 12:35

Epic Games Creator Ecosystem In Sports and Entertainment

Arvind Neelankantan, Epic Games

12:35 - 1:35

Lunch

1:35 - 2:15

Panel: Developing for the World from Tamil Nadu- The Opportunities & Challenges

Jeno Manickam, Highbrow Interactive
Sriram Vishal, Skyesports
Mario Royston, Weloadin Studio
Mohan Doss, Chennai Games

Moderator: Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

2:15 - 2:45

How we used AI to accelerate game production!

Anand Ramachandran & Pavithra Sridhar, BigFatPhoenix/ Game Design Plus

2:45 - 3:30

Panel: Navigating the Trends: Honest Conversations Between Investors, Publishers, and Developers in Gaming Finance

Saikat Mondal, Nazara
Kshitij Jayakrishnan, Elevation Capital
Shylaja Rao, Ventana Ventures
Karthic R, T-Accelerate
Rajesh Balaji, PixcelPlay

Moderator: Imtiaz Hussain, YesGnome

3:30 - 4:00

Panel: Bridging the talent divide: Investing in skills for industry excellence

Jainaressh BC, IMSK
Anand Ramachandran, BigFatPhoenix/ Game Design Plus
Ganesh S, Nila Apps Pvt. Ltd
Kundavai Arivudainambi, Eduzo

Moderator: Harish Chengaiah, Outlier Games

4:00 - 4:30

Data Led Design - A Case Study

Christopher Franklin, Next Wave

4:30 - 4:35

Women in Games Inititaive

Sucharitha Palata, IGDC

4:35 - 4:40

Vote of Thanks

Kashish Malik IGDC

9:30 - 10:30

Registration & Networking

10:30- 10:35

Welcome & Introduction

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

10:35 - 10:55

Welcome Address

Smt. Vandana Srivastava
Jurisdictional Director For STPI-Guwahati

10:55 - 11:25

Emerging Trends in Gaming

Shivani Singh, Nazara

11:25 - 11:55

Game Production 101

Yogesh Gaikwad, Nazara

11:55 - 12:40

Evolutiion of Games and Game Art

Karan Verma, Lakshya Digital

12:40 - 1:40

Lunch

1:40 - 2:10

Building India as the Global Gaming Powerhouse

Senjam Raj Sekhar, MPL

2:10 - 2:40

Realities of indie game development in the North East

Pekrukhrietuo Pienyu, ReDimension Games

2:40 - 3:10

Maze Running in the Indian Gaming Industry- A journey of a decade

Kashyap Singha Phukan & Adam Aziz, Psypher Interactive

3:10 - 3:40

Learnings from 15 years in the gaming industry

Druhin Mukherjee, Godspeed Games

3:40 - 4:25

Panel: What does it take to build a successful studio and gain investor and publisher trust in your vision?

Shivani Singh, Nazara
Nihansh Bhat, Krafton
Druhin Mukherjee, Godspeed Games
Masuquddin Ahmed, Dead Alchemy

Moderator: Machaiah Kalenngada, IGDC

4:25 - 4:35

GDAI & Vote of Thanks

IGDC Representative

9:30 - 10:30

Registration & Networking

10:30 - 10:35

Welcome & Introduction

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

10:35 - 11:05

Subscription Gaming: Montizing the Long Game

Shivani Singh, Nazara

11:05 - 11;35

Waking the Sleeping Giant: Videogames in South Asia

Souvik Mukherjee, Centre for Studies in Social Science

11:35 - 12:05

Building India as the Global Gaming Powerhouse

Senjam Raj Sekhar, MPL

12:05 - 12:35

Learnings from 15 years in the gaming industry

Druhin Mukherjee, God Speed Games

12:35 - 1:05

Designing Games for Steam Audience

Satyajit Chakraborty, Flying Robot Studios

1:00 - 2:05

Games Production 101

Yogesh Gaikwad, Nazara

2:35 - 3:20

What makes Kolkata a very creative City?

Sourav Gupta, Gunjan Apps
Suparna Das, Red Apple Technologies
Somneel Saha, CreateOn Game
Satyajit Chakraborty, Flying Robot Studios

Moderator: Tousif Hasan Biswas, GamingonPhone

3:20 - 3:50

Creating Game Art From Reality: The photogrammetry revolution in games.

Nimish Rai, Lakshya Digital

3:50 - 4:20

Bridging the talent divide: Investing in skills for industry excellence

Aniruddha Dasgupta, MESC
Sourav Ghosh, Supreme Knowledge Foundation
Ankita Roy, George Telegraph Training Institute & George Animatrix
Subhra Chakraborty. Animatzione

Moderator: Somneel Saha, CreatOn Games

 

4:20 - 4:25

Vote of Thanks

IGDC Representative

9.30 - 10.00

Registration & Networking

Duration: 30mins

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome & Introduction

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

10:05 - 10:35

Emerging Trends in Gaming

Saikat Mondal, Nazara Technologies Limited

10:35 - 11:05

Pannel : Market Insights: User Acquisition- The Science behind acquiring Users and effective retention.

Mohul Mukherjee, Junglee Games
Nalin Dhupia, Octro Inc
Prabhanshu Pandey, Google

Moderator: Sridhar Muppidi, YesGnome

11:05 - 11:35

Building from India for the World

Siddharth Mehta, Google

11:35 - 11:50

Tea Break

11:50 - 12:05

Xsolla Forward Night - Game Solutions with Xsolla

Eric Lee, Xsolla

12:05- 12:20

Xsolla Forward Night - Maximizing your Revenue with Xsolla Web Shop

Pranab Punj ,Xsolla

12:20 - 12:35

Xsolla Forward Night - Beyond Play The Creative Universe of Com2uS

Jongmoon Kim, Com2us Platform

12:35 - 12:50

Xsolla Forward Night - Increase probability: Where should we focus

Seonho Shin, Com2us Platform

12:50 - 1:20

Panel: Regulatory Framework for Gaming Industry and The Role of PHDCCI

Jyotsna Chaturvedi, PHDCCI
Kamlesh Vijay, Sugal & Damani Group
Shalini S Sharma, PHDCCI

1:20- 2:05

Lunch

2:05 - 2:15

Intorduction to GDAI

GDAI Council

2:15 - 2:25

IGDC Women in Games Initiative

Taruna Arora, Keywords Studio

2:25 - 2:35

MOU- MESC & Lakshya Digital

Manvendra Shukul, Lakshya Digital

Mohit Soni, MESC

2:35 - 3:05

Pannel : Developing for the World from Delhi

Akhilesh Bhartia, Immersive Arts Studio
Dipender Kaushik, Dunali Games
Damini Pahwa, Appsoleut Games

Moderator: Kinshuk Sunil, Second Quest

3:05 - 3:45

Panel: Navigating the Trends: Honest Conversations Between Investors, Publishers, and Developers in Gaming Finance

Gaurav Agarwal, Gamezop
Kabir Punde, Invrse Cricket
Nitesh Jain, MPL
Paavan Nanda, Winzo

Moderator: Saikat Mondal, Nazara Technologies Limited

3:45 - 3:55

Tea Break

3:55 - 4:25

MetaHuman and Head Creation in Games

Lokendra Singh Shekhawat, Lakshya Digital

4:25 - 4:55

Epic Games Creator Ecosystem In Sports and Entertainment

Shruti Verma, Unreal Engine

4:55 - 5:25

Games Production 101

Yogesh Gaikwad,  Nazara

5:25- 5:30

Vote of Thanks

2:30 - 3:00

Registration & Networking

3:00 - 3:05

Welcome & Introduction

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

3:05 - 3:20

Xsolla Forward Night - Game Solutions with Xsolla

Eric Lee, Xsolla

3:20 - 3:35

Xsolla Forward Night - Maximizing your Revenue with Xsolla Web Shop

Pranab Punj, Xsolla

3:35 - 3:50

Xsolla Forward Night - Beyond Play: The Creative Universe of Com2us

Jongmoon Kim, Com2us Platform

3:50 - 4:05

Xsolla Forward Night - Increase probability: Where should we focus

Seonho Shin, Com2us Platform

4:05 - 4:25

Emerging Trends in Gaming

Saikar Mondal, Nazara

4:25 - 4:35

GDAI

GDAI Council

4:35 - 4:45

IGDC Women in Games Initiative

City Chapter Leads

4:45 - 4:50

Vote of Thanks

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

9:30 - 10:30

Registration & Networking

10:30 - 10:35

Welcome & Introduction

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

10:35 - 11:05

Emerging Trends in Gaming

Parag Pandav, Nazara

11:05 - 11:35

Indus Appstore: The Need for Alternative Appstore

Ritij Khurana, Indus App Store

11:35 - 11:50

Xsolla Forward Night: Game Solutions with Xsolla

Eric Lee, Xsolla

11:50

Xsolla Forward Night: Maximizing your Revenue with Xsolla Web Shop

Pranab Punj, Xsolla

12:05 - 12:20

Xsolla Forward Night: Beyond Play: The Creative Universe of Com2uS

Jongmoon Kim,Com2us Platform

12:20 - 12:35

Two Decades of Mobile Game Development: Technological Evolution and Learnings

Sanjay Soni, Nazara

1:05 - 1:50

Lunch

1:50 - 2:00

Introduction to GDAI

GDAI Council

2:00 - 2:30

Epic Games Creator Ecosystem In Sports and Entertainment

Arvind Neelankantan, Epic Games

2:30 - 3:15

Designing Engaging Content With Players

George Zacharias & Raaghava S, Ubisoft

3:15 - 3:45

The Road to Unity 6

Aniruddha Haridkar, Unity

3:45 - 4:00

Tea/ Coffee

4:00 - 4:45

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: The challenges to creating a more Diverse and Inclusive Game Developer Ecosystem

Laxmi Khanolkar, Apar Games

4:45 - 4:55

IGDC Women in Games Initiative

GDAI City Chapter Leads

4:55 - 5:40

Panel: Navigating the Trends: Honest Conversations Between Investors, Publishers, and Developers in Gaming Finance

Parag Pandav, Nazara
Ninad Chhaya, Reliance Games
Aditya Deshpande, Lumikai
Alok Samtaney, Centre Court Capital
Tejraj Parab, Ice Spice

Moderator: Vaibhav Chavan, UnderDOGS

5:40 - 5:55

Game Development & Education

Dr. Mangesh Vilas Bedekar, MIT-WPU, Pune

5:55 - 6:00

Vote of Thanks

Nitish SK, IGDC

9:30 - 10:30

Registration & Networking

10:30 - 10:35

Welcome & Introduction

Machaiah Kalengada, IGDC

10:35 - 10:40

Inaugural Address

Hiranmay Mahanta, Gujarat Student Start-up and Innovation Hub (i-Hub)

10:40 - 10:45

Welcome Address

Bharath Patel, Yudiz Solutions

10:45 - 11:00

Envisioning the future of Immersive Learning - Animation & Gaming at UID

Col. Surojit Bose, UID

11:00 - 11:30

Publishing with Nazara

Shreyas Mohankumar, Nazara

11:30 - 12:00

Measurement - The devil is in the Details

Shravan Palayam Srinivas, Datawrkz

12:00 - 12:30

Building from India for the World - The power of Internationalisation

Prashast Gupta , Google

12:30- 1:00

Telling Our Stories

Shalin Shodhan, Masala Games

1:00 - 2:00

Lunch

2:00 - 2:30

Indus Appstore: The Need for Alternative Appstore

Ritij Khurana, Indus App Store

2:30 - 3:00

Panel: Building from Gujarat for the World

Yuvraj Zala, App Guruz
Jemish Lakhani, X Squads
Aabhas Agarwal, Ultragames Entertainment
Sani Trivedi, Artoon Solutions

Moderator: Nitish SK, IGDC

3:00 - 3:30

Purposeful Play - Harnessing the Power of Applied Games

Manisha Mohan, UID

3:30- 4:15

Panel: Navigating the Trends: Honest Conversations Between Investors, Publishers, and Developers in Gaming Finance

Kapil Kulkarni, Nazara
Kislay Shashwat, Lumikai
NItesh Jain, M- League
Dakshil Mehta, UMX
Bharat Patel, Yudiz Solutions

Moderator: Machaiah Kalengada

4:15 - 4:25

GDAI

GDAI Council

4:25 - 4:30

Vote of Thanks

Nitish SK, IGDC