Oliver Franzke, lead programmer of Full Throttle Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered and Broken Age at Double Fine Productions, will talk about „The revolutionary technology behind Monkey Island and Grim Fandango“. Monkey Island and Grim Fandango continue to be very popular despite the fact that these games are more than 20 years old. Their remarkable success is often attributed to fantastic writing, challenging puzzles and great storylines, but the tech used to make these games was no less exceptional and played a major role. Oliver‘s presentation will shed some light on how these games were made and how the technology behind adventure games has evolved over the years as well as how they were remastered.
Kadri Ugand is the Co-founder of GameFounders, the global gaming startup accelerator. GameFounders has built up a network of 200+ mentors, partners and friends from the game industry to help young studios grow. Over the past few years she has seen over 1000 gaming startups and invested in 70 teams from 26 countries so far. Regularly speaking at games conferences around the globe on strategies, investment and networking, she enjoys contributing to the growth of exceptional teams. Kadri is also one of the founders of the IGDA Estonia chapter and co-founder of Digix, the first digital creative media incubator in the Baltic states.