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Tuesday, August 22 • 16:30 - 17:30
Crowdfunding, Publishing, and Cowboys – Texas meets Bavaria

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From crowdfunding to global publishing, the journey of 2 Texan “indie” studios on how to live up to backers’ expectations after an extraordinary kickstarter success; keep focus in the project and move to global publishing with the collaboration of a Bavarian publisher.

J. Todd Coleman, Gordon Walton, Richard “Lord British” Garriott and Lars Janssen will hold an open discussion with the audience and share their experience in designing, producing and publishing Multi-Player RPGs.


Audience addressed: Managers/Developers/Anyone who played one MMOG from the participants

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Ralf Adam

Owner, Tiger Team Productions
Though insisting on the fact that he’s still 29, Ralf has spent more than two decades in the games industry. | Ralf got his start in the early Nineties, and since then he has worked for a multitude of publishers and developers in different positions, among them Infogrames/Atar... Read More →

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J Todd Coleman

CEO + Creative Director, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
J. Todd Coleman is an internationally recognized designer and producer of AAA massively-multiplayer online games.   He is the creator (creative director and executive producer) of the explosively popular family-friendly hit, Wizard101, the highly anticipated follow-up, Pirate101, and the cult-classic... Read More →
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Richard Garriott

Creative Director / CEO, Portalarium
Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a founding father of the videogame industry and the commercial spaceflight industry, a flown astronaut, and an accomplished explorer. He has been inducted into the computer gaming hall of fame and has received the industry lifetime achievement award... Read More →
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Lars Janssen

CEO, Travian Games
Lars is currently leading the Munich-based games developer & publisher Travian Games as CEO. With his business background, he joined the company as Product Manager in 2010 after gaining experience on other projects in the games industry for a few years. Since then, he’s worked his way up and – being one of their own – earned the respect and trust from his peers along the way. | Lars believes passion is contagious and focuses strongly on building and coaching enthusiastic teams with talented, diverse, inspirational, and all-around awesome people. He enjoys thinking outside the box and is rarely fond of the status quo.When Lars is not busy moving the company forward, he enjoys spending time with his two-year old daughter practicing persuasion techniques. As he considers himself an honorary Texan, y’all might well run into him wherever there’s good barbecue in his second home, the Austin-area. | | Travian Games GmbH | Travian Games GmbH, based in Munich, is a world-renowned, self-publishing developer of online games. The company offers complex, multi-layered adventure worlds that inspire players with their gaming depth and guarantee long-lasting enjoyment. A motivated team develops and markets online entertainment for all age groups. Travian Games currently services the following games: Crowfall, goalunited Legends, goalunited PRO, Miramagia, Rail Nation, Travian: Legends,Travian: Kingdoms and UnitedGP. They are translated into up to 40 languages and can be enjoyed by fans of long-lasting gaming entertainment all around the world. More information... Read More →
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Gordon Walton

President & Executive Producer, ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.
Gordon Walton has been authoring games and managing game development since 1977. He was most recently VP and Exec Producer at Disney Playdom.Prior positions include: VP and co-Studio General Manager at BioWare Austin working on Star Wars®: The Old Republic™; VP, Executive Prod... Read More →


Tuesday August 22, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Congress-Saal (4th Floor, CONGRESS CENTRE EAST) 4th Floor, CONGRESS CENTRE EAST, Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse, Deutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne