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Monday, August 21 • 12:00 - 13:00
Releasing Orwell as a Weekly Episodic Serial

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Description:
Developer, Osmotic Studios, and indie label Surprise Attack Games, released PC surveillance thriller, Orwell, as a weekly serial. New episodes in the game launched at a fixed time every Thursday for five weeks. It was a highly unusual approach that paid off, cuting through a crowded October release window and helping achieve critical and commercial success. Find out why we chose this release strategy, how it affected both the development and the marketing, how we went about executing on the plan, what we learnt and why we believe this is an approach more indie games should take.

Take Away
An insight into a different approach to episodic games, what it's like to release a game in such a crowded market and maybe an idea that traditional release structures can be challenged.

Audience Adressed: Indie developers, media, publishers

devcom: all Speakers
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Melanie Taylor

Co-Founder & Lead Artist, Osmotic Studios
Melanie is lead artist and business manager at Osmotic Studios as well as one of the three co-founders. Osmotic Studios is a trio of German indie game developers committed to making games with narrative and personal resonance that challenge players to reflect on the world around... Read More →
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Chris Wright

Managing Director, Surprise Attack Games
I am the Founder and Managing Director of Surprise Attack Games, an indie label focused on narrative-driven games with weird or unusual themes and mechanics. | | After ten years in the AAA side of the industry, I set out to go indie in 2011 and create a games label inspired b... Read More →

Respawn Speakers
avatar for Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Managing Director, Surprise Attack Games
I am the Founder and Managing Director of Surprise Attack Games, an indie label focused on narrative-driven games with weird or unusual themes and mechanics. | | After ten years in the AAA side of the industry, I set out to go indie in 2011 and create a games label inspired b... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Taylor

Melanie Taylor

Co-Founder & Lead Artist, Osmotic Studios
Melanie is lead artist and business manager at Osmotic Studios as well as one of the three co-founders. Osmotic Studios is a trio of German indie game developers committed to making games with narrative and personal resonance that challenge players to reflect on the world around... Read More →


Monday August 21, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
[RSP] Channel 2 - Carousel Stage 4th FloorCONGRESS CENTRE EASTCongress-Centrum Ost KoelnmesseDeutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne
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