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including devcom developer conference, RESPAWN - Gathering of Game Developers, devcom Master Classes & Tutorials, devcom Summits and the gamescom Business & Public Keynotes!

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Monday, August 21 • 17:00 - 18:00
EVERSPACE - From Forging the Game Vision to Self-Publishing

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With their debut title EVERSPACE, the veteran team at ROCKFISH Games created a surprise hit on PC and console by combining a high-quality 3D space shooter with roguelike elements, unusual storytelling, and optional VR support. At the beginning of the project, in a situation of an unexpectedly canned previous work for hire production, the team had to come up fast with a strong vision within a competitive, yet niche genre to secure funding to develop this new IP before running out of business. Michael Schade, CEO & Co-Founder of ROCKFISH Games, will walk the audience through a 12-step process, which enabled the team to turn around the doomed studio into a creatively and financially independent position, eventually.

Takeaway: The talk will cover how the team came up with a winning game idea, how it was pitched to publishers, platform holders, and the community in different ways, how it was successfully rolled-out before, during and after Early Access / Game Preview, and what the major learnings were in the entire process.

Audience: While this is mainly a talk from a management point of view, it also touches aspects of Game Design in several ways. It is targeted to an intermediate to expert audience level.

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Michael Schade

Co-Founder & CEO, ROCKFISH Games GmbH
As joint entrepreneurs for 24 years, Michael and his long-term business partner Christian Lohr founded the independent PC and console games studio ROCKFISH Games in Hamburg in early 2014. With their former team behind the critically acclaimed parts 1 and 2 of the Galaxy on Fire series... Read More →

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Michael Schade

Co-Founder & CEO, ROCKFISH Games GmbH
As joint entrepreneurs for 24 years, Michael and his long-term business partner Christian Lohr founded the independent PC and console games studio ROCKFISH Games in Hamburg in early 2014. With their former team behind the critically acclaimed parts 1 and 2 of the Galaxy on Fire series... Read More →

Monday August 21, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
[ddc3] Conference Room 2 2nd Floor CONGRESS CENTRE EAST, Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse, Deutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne