Tag: indiedev

Incubator Alumni update – Yaldi Games

One of the great joys of running an incubator programme is keeping in touch with alumni and receiving their updates. And we’ve been thrilled to watch Elena Höge – Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Yaldi Games – as she’s progressed since her time with us in 2021.

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TZ Virtual Event: UI Style Development

Another week, another Tentacle Zone virtual event for our residents. Last week’s talk covered UI style development, with a touch of UX chat to boot. Our speaker was Martin Darby, an established UX & UI consultant who has worked in games for more than 15 years.

Martin has lent his experience to some of the biggest names in UK development – the likes of Jagex and Codemasters – so we were thrilled to get his perspective.

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TZ Virtual Event: Art & Narrative

We were delighted to welcome Francesco Abbonizio – experienced art and creative director – to the Tentacle Zone for a talk exploring different techniques for conveying narrative in games without resorting to NPC dialogue and text heavy exposition.

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TZ Virtual Event: Data-driven Design

Our speaker – Jan Vaněček – joined us all the way from Czechia where he works as Design Director at mobile studio Geewa. Jan has a long background in both mobile and console / PC development so we were excited to hear what he had to say.

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TZ Virtual Event: The secrets & habits of cultures that innovate fastest

Why are some teams brilliant at innovation and others aren’t? What are high performance cultures actually doing with their time? Why am I working all the time and yet I don’t feel very productive? These were just some of the questions tackled by Simon Sparks – our guest speaker for this week – in his talk titled “The Secrets & Habits of Cultures That Innovate Fastest”.

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