2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Designing Games from a New Perspective

Saturday, March 19
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 5ABC
531 E 4th St

Exploring the perspectives of people other than your own can lead to innovative concepts. But who are we as designers to present a subject that is not directly linked to our own experiences? Through case studies, Roy and Sherida will show how you can make a game centered on topics outside of your own background in a respectful manner. They will talk about how this not only made them better designers, but also taught them something very valuable about themselves in the process. The takeaway: a personal method to designing new and innovative — but authentic and relevant — stories and concepts, while also learning more about yourself. People from all disciplines are welcome.

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Bernard Heijltjes


Roy van der Schilden

Lead Writer & Business Dir


After graduating from the study Virtual Theater and Games at the University of the Arts Utrecht, Roy co-founded Wispfire together with three other graduates and friends. Roy is an indie developer, ...

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Sherida Halatoe

Founder & Lead Designer

Tiger & Squid

Sherida is founder of Dutch indie studio Tiger & Squid. She creates short, beautiful games to make people happy, sometimes a little sad and then happy again.


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