Ubisoft Blue Byte, Düsseldorf
Follow your Dreams: Video Games Edition is a talk that contains not only a historical and analytical view regarding some of the most essential video games that came out in the past 30 years, but also describes the journey of a young (now old) guy who always believed in his dreams and eventually, he made them come true. The process to become a true video gamer is not an easy one, but to be able to also create them requires a lot of work and devotion. The good part is that most of the time the process of learning is fun, and you get to play a lot of games, but this is not always enough. At one point you have to learn to identify, analyze and understand a wide array of mechanics and methods in order to be able to apply them. With this talk Paul Toderas aims to show you how he did manage to do all of these and meanwhile always have fun. You will learn about the most influential games and how he did extract the knowledge required to understand their structure and essence. True passion requires sacrifices and at the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide how hard you want to fight for your dreams to come true.