13:30 – 14:15
Jesper Juul (DK)
Jesper Juul is a video game researcher interested in the myriad of ways in which video games are meaningful to players. He is associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, and has previously taught at NYU and MIT. He is the author of four books on video games, including Half-Real and most recently Handmade Pixels on Independent Video Games, and he is co-editor of the MIT Press Playful Thinking Series.
14:15 – 15:00
Philomena Schwab (CH)
Philomena Schwab is a game designer and community manager from Zurich, Switzerland. She wrote her master thesis about “Community Building for Indie Developers” and went on to co-found the indie game studio Stray Fawn in 2016. The studio’s main focus is the development of procedurally generated simulation games. In 2017 Philomena has been named a 30 under 30 in Technology in Europe by Forbes. As a vice president of the Swiss Game Hub, she helps the local game industry grow.