11 bit studios
On ideas, concepts and other imaginary beasts
The foundation of every game lays on concepts and ideas. And yet not ideas are created equal. Words of wisdom say to “find the fun” and focus on prototyping, and there’s undoubtedly truth in that… But it’s not the whole picture. This talk will show you how ideas and concepts functioned throughout the development of Frostpunk and This War of Mine and hopefully inspire you to challenge your own way of thinking about games you develop!
Jakub Stokalski is a Project Lead and Lead Designer at 11 bit studios. His work on Frostpunk earned a BAFTA nomination for Narrative. His aim is to create meaningful experiences in a language native to the medium of games. He is currently overseeing continuous development of the Frostpunk franchise – and more, unannounced stuff. You can reach him on Twitter at @qoubah.