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Monday, April 8

16:45 CEST

The backend is the frontier: How live ops can define today's gameplay experience
The backend of a videogame is becoming a platform for creation, it's where gamers are kept happy in the long run. No wonder Live Ops are key to success for many of today's digital games. They offer new content, community building, customization, localization, and quick adaptation of relevant events and Zeitgeist. We discuss the interlocking of the many departments working together in Live Ops, plus new developments in the field and the necessity to think of live ops integration in the very beginning of the production process.  

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Mark Vallee

PlayFab Engagement Manager, Microsoft (Playfab)
Mark ran multimillion user online projects. Entrepreneur, an award-winning developer with 19 years of experience. Produced and directed many projects for corporations, private and public organizations around the world. In the gaming industries, Mark built studios for Ubisoft, Unity... Read More →

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Nate Barker

Director of Business Development, Kolibri Games
As a true mobile game enthusiast, he has helped businesses grow for nearly a decade. Nate was Senior Marketing Manager for the Taipei-based development studio Linekong Interactive and directed business development for the player conversion engine Seeds. He joined Kolibri Games in... Read More →
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Lance James

Head of Production, Versus Evil
Lance James is the current Head of Production for Versus Evil after working as Community Director and Producer for the last 4 years. Has launched numerous titles over the past 10 years including Defiance, Warface, Banner Saga Series, Pillars of Eternity 2, and more.
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Nico Nowarra

CBDO, Gamebook
Nico Nowarra has worked more than 20 years as journalist, writer and Business Developer. His track record includes numerous radio plays, games and talks. Beyond that he is a novelist and has published over 1000 articles. Nico has worked as a lecturer for storytelling, journalism and... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 16:45 - 17:30 CEST
STAGE 1 (Kulturbrauerei Palais)