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GAME PITCH NIGHT - OCTOBER EDITION WITH SPECIAL GUEST NICOLE LAZZARO!

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ThoughtWorks, Inc.

814 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Here comes the next game pitch night! Join us for our special Halloween edition with 5 exciting games and a talk by the amazing Nicole Lazzaro!

Calling all game developers in the San Francisco area:

Got a VR game you've been working on? Just released your game on the App Store and want to get the word out? Designed a board game and want to promote it?

Come out to pitch your creations (complete or just works in progress) in front of an audience, get some constructive feedback and mingle with other people in the industry!

Whether you're a programmer, artist, game designer or even just a game enthusiast, come out to Thoughtworks at 814 Mission Street on 8/28 and see some games!

EVENT SCHEDULE:

6:00 – 6:05 WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

6:05 – 6:35 GAME TALKS
"XR And Empathy" by Nicole Lazzaro

"Empathy, a word often used yet little understood is critical component of any XR experience and separates XR from all other media. This talk covers three empathy deepening XR techniques distilled from 4 years of research from thousands of players in our own XR Lab for Google, Hidden Path, Survios, 'Beat Saber', 'Fragments' (HoloLens), and 3 unannounced titles: Empathy Hurdles, Empathy Bridges, and Empathy Channels. Whether it's to reduce grieving; create branded emotions from Apple; or bring to life deeply rich narrative spaces for the Harry Potter IP; these three empathy techniques double your XR creation's ability to create emotional depth."

6:35 - 7:45 GAME PITCHES:
1. Black Future '88 by SuperScarySnakes
2. Kitty Justice: Legal Claws by Alexandra Menscikova (Sasha)
3. Phaneron by Wonkubus Wonk
4. Finding the Malicious Snowman in the Tranquil Forest of Andromeda
by SEEQ Audio
5. Adams Ascending by Parable Worlds

7:45 – 8:30 NETWORKING, PLAYTESTING AND FOOD

SPEAKER BIO:
Nicole Lazzaro is the founder (in 1992) and President of XEODesign, Inc. She has twenty years expertise in Player Experience Design (PXD) for mass-market entertainment products. Widely recognized as one of the top women working in video games and a pioneering, leading figure in mobile and social games, Fast Company considers Nicole one of the 100 most influential women in high tech, and Gamasutra voted her one of the Top 20 women working in video games. Nicole has spoken at the US State Department, and has been cited by Wired, Fast Company, ABC News, CNN, CNET, The Hollywood Reporter, and Red Herring. She has improved over 100 million player experiences and has worked with EA, Ubisoft, D.I.C.E., Lucas Arts, Disney, PlayFirst, The Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon on such popular franchises as three of the Myst series, Diner Dash, Fusion Fall, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Jeopardy Online, as well as creativity coaching for the designers of The Sims.

GAME PITCHES:

Black Future ’88 is a synthpunk action roguelike for 1-2 players where you only have 18 minutes to destroy a tower before your heart explodes.

Kitty Justice: Legal Claws is a virtual reality casual strategy shooter. Use your kitty cannon to bring the unicorns to justice! The copyright infringement takedown of the Narwhals clearly gives them all rights over horns. It is your job the set the matter straight and break through the defenses of these disgusting violators.

Phaneron is a VR shoot 'em up about battling wicked spirits with a combination of Virtues and Vices.

Finding the Malicious Snowman in the Tranquil Forest of Andromeda is a demo made to demonstrate the importance of spacial audio in the Virtual Reality world. Every relocation of the "creepy snowman" is coordinated to its sound in space. Don't forget to put on your headphones before the game starts!

Adams Ascending is an spiritual third person, puzzle adventure about an interstellar miner who’s on the verge of discovering life in the universe. Explore, solve, and survive to find the answers to the mysterious that surround you.

This event is completely free.

See you there!

- Ben

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