In a digital world, animation and videogames have a lot of things in common. When professionals from both fields discover each other’s worlds, it doesn’t take them long to realise that working together can strengthen their brand considerably. In an ever competitive market where funds are sometimes hard to come by, cross media productions are the way forward.
Cartoon Digital is a top-level seminar about the latest developments in digital animation and entertainment for connected screens, that aims to bring the world of animation and videogames closer together. The next edition will take place in the beautiful city of Ghent from November 13 until November 15.
During 3 days, a lot of high-profile speakers from a range of creative industries will share interesting insights on great creative and business opportunities for animation content owners and producers. You can check out the full program here, but we’d like to zoom in on some of the interesting videogame sessions that were carefully put together by our friends at VAF.
- 11-11 Memories Retold: this gripping war tale, featuring voice performances of Hollywood talent such as Elijah Wood, is a co-production between legendary animation studio Aardman and Digixart, the studio of Ubisoft veteran Yoan Fanise. Both partners will shine their light on the co-production and explain how gameplay mechanics, a unique visual style and great storytelling can result in an exceptional game experience.
- Trüberbrook: a beautifully crafted adventure game using stop-motion with a visual style and narrative that blends with animation techniques and storytelling. During the session, one of the developers will elaborate on this rather unconventional production process.
- Subway Surfers: this session tells the incredible story of how a popular mobile game released in 2012 spawned an entertainment empire, including a YouTube animated series and merchandise line. Attend this session for insights on how to create digital properties that evolve into global brands.
- Crossing Souls: rides the nostalgia train back to 1986 California. A group of friends – players control five kids with unique abilities – discover a mysterious pink stone that allows them to travel between two realms. Daniel Benitez from Spanish developer Fourattic will talk about the artistic inspirations of the game.
To top it all off, Flemish* professionals can use the promotional code BEL274 to register (deadline is October 24) for 250 EUR (VAT excl.) instead of 400 EUR (VAT excl.). This includes all the sessions, three lunches and two dinners. This internationally renowned event doesn’t land in our backyard every year, so this is a great opportunity for game developers to extend their network in a field that offers a lot of opportunity for collaborations, so we hope to see a lot of you there!
* discount only valid for Flemish professionals