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Friday Stories

A talk + Q&A series for

game developers!

The Great Journey & Futuregames work together with the industry to bring lectures and discussions around meaningful topics like sustainable development and inclusive game design.

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Creating Inclusion in play | Petter Karlsson at Toca Boca | Friday Stories -  S1 Ep2
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Creating Inclusion in play | Petter Karlsson at Toca Boca | Friday Stories - S1 Ep2

Petter tells us how he and Toca Boca work with diversity and inclusion when they create their games. ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Petter and Toca Boca love 👉 https://tocaboca.com/ 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJourney?sub_confirmation=1 ----- 🕹️ Season 1 | 2020 The first season we focused on the concept of following up the talk with an assignment and we have included these in the talks where it has made sense. If you are interested in joining in on our live talks check you can find news on our website or sign up to our newsletter! (you can find all that at the bottom of our description! Check out our season 2 playlist 👉 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnyisc36vejFKAdRYGeivznA Here you find speakers from Mojang, Sharkmob, Fast travel games and more! 📣 Other season 1 speakers: - The whole playlist 👉 Ep 1 - ”Narrative level design in VR” with Neat Corporation 👉 https://youtu.be/t9Ipd5eIAyc Ep 2 - ”Creating inclusion in play” with Toca Boca 👉 https://youtu.be/Le5STooAhG0 Ep 3 - ”EA’s inclusive design framework” with Electronic Arts 👉 https://youtu.be/lYViIv7vv_Y Ep 4 - ”What persistent games can learn from fan fiction” with Star Stable 👉https://youtu.be/wkvoiHkgmdA Ep 5 - ”Why accessibility matters” with Ian Hamilton 👉 https://youtu.be/2kc59TF1LxM ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #tocaboca #inclusivedesign
Approaching sound design | Cajsa Larsson at Sharkmob / On the Outskirts | Friday Stories - S2E4
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Approaching sound design | Cajsa Larsson at Sharkmob / On the Outskirts | Friday Stories - S2E4

How does a sound designer work? Follow along when Cajsa shows us her processes and piles of funky tools to create the most amazing sound design for the game AER: Memories of old. ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Cajsa, Sarkmob and On the Outskirts some love 👉 https://career.sharkmob.com/ 👉 https://ontheoutskirts.com/ 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJourney?sub_confirmation=1 ----- 🕹️ Season 2 | 2021 The second season followed in the first footsteps, where we focused on the concept of following up the talk with an assignment. We have included these in the talks where it has made sense. If you are interested in joining in on our live talks check you can find news on our website or sign up to our newsletter! (you can find all that at the bottom of our description! Check out our season 1 playlist 👉 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnxf63I0L0-4OEMPJ6QxhMjp Here you find speakers from Star Stable, EA, Toca Boca and more! ----- 📣 Other season 2 speakers: - The whole playlist 👉 Ep 1 - ”Inclusive design in Minecraft” with Mojang 👉 https://youtu.be/MUBHSdYsrvQ Ep 2 - ”Audio Entertainment in a visual space” with Wanderword 👉 https://youtu.be/Lz0tCSDT24I Ep 3 - ”The power of play” with Sticky Beat 👉 https://youtu.be/KjPFKlSWiSc Ep 4 - ”How to survive as a studio manager when working with a publisher” with Mirage Game Studios 👉 https://youtu.be/W1CK14FZhOI Ep 5 - ”Designing VR games for accessibility and inclusivity” with Fast Travel Games 👉 https://youtu.be/qOG0YebOxtQ Ep 6 - ”Approaching sound design” with Sharkmob / On the outskirts 👉 https://youtu.be/kfqgDlOnuc4 ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #sounddeisgn #aermemoriesofold
Inclusive design and representation in video games | Tülay McNally at Electronic arts
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Inclusive design and representation in video games | Tülay McNally at Electronic arts

Join us when Tülay discusses representation and inclusive design in the games industry. ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Tülay and Electronic Arts love 👉 https://www.ea.com/ 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJou... ----- 🕹️ Check out our season 1 playlist 👉https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnxf63I0L0-4OEMPJ6QxhMjp 🕹️ Check out our season 2 playlist 👉https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnyisc36vejFKAdRYGeivznA Here you find speakers from indie studios, AAA studios, VR studios and much more! ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey/ ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #representationvideogames #inclusivedesign
What persistent games can learn from fan fiction | Jake Forbes at Star Stable | Friday Stories -S1E4
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What persistent games can learn from fan fiction | Jake Forbes at Star Stable | Friday Stories -S1E4

Follow Jake along when he tells us about how fan fiction and other fan creations can support communities and long running games like Star Stable. ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Jake and Star Stable love 👉 https://www.starstable.com/en/ 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJourney?sub_confirmation=1 ----- 🕹️ Season 1 | 2020 The first season we focused on the concept of following up the talk with an assignment and we have included these in the talks where it has made sense. If you are interested in joining in on our live talks check you can find news on our website or sign up to our newsletter! (you can find all that at the bottom of our description! Check out our season 2 playlist 👉 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnyisc36vejFKAdRYGeivznA Here you find speakers from Mojang, Sharkmob, Fast travel games and more! 📣 Other season 1 speakers: - The whole playlist 👉 Ep 1 - ”Narrative level design in VR” with Neat Corporation 👉 https://youtu.be/t9Ipd5eIAyc Ep 2 - ”Creating inclusion in play” with Toca Boca 👉 https://youtu.be/Le5STooAhG0 Ep 3 - ”What persistent games can learn from fan fiction” with Star Stable 👉https://youtu.be/wkvoiHkgmdA Ep 4 - ”EA’s inclusive design framework” with Electronic Arts 👉 https://youtu.be/lYViIv7vv_Y Ep 5 - ”Why accessibility matters” with Ian Hamilton 👉 https://youtu.be/2kc59TF1LxM ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #starstable #fanfiction
Inclusive design in Minecraft | Agnes Larsson and Patrick Liu at Mojang | Friday Stories -  S2 E1
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Inclusive design in Minecraft | Agnes Larsson and Patrick Liu at Mojang | Friday Stories - S2 E1

Agnes and Patrick tell us more about how and why inclusive design is one of the most important pillars when working with games like Minecraft. ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Agnes, Patrick and Mojang some love 👉 https://www.minecraft.net/en-us 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJourney?sub_confirmation=1 ----- 🕹️ Season 2 | 2021 The second season followed in the first footsteps, where we focused on the concept of following up the talk with an assignment. We have included these in the talks where it has made sense. If you are interested in joining in on our live talks check you can find news on our website or sign up to our newsletter! (you can find all that at the bottom of our description! Check out our season 1 playlist 👉 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnxf63I0L0-4OEMPJ6QxhMjp Here you find speakers from Star Stable, EA, Toca Boca and more! ----- 📣 Other season 2 speakers: - The whole playlist 👉 Ep 1 - ”Inclusive design in Minecraft” with Mojang 👉 https://youtu.be/MUBHSdYsrvQ Ep 2 - ”Audio Entertainment in a visual space” with Wanderword 👉 https://youtu.be/Lz0tCSDT24I Ep 3 - ”The power of play” with Sticky Beat 👉 https://youtu.be/KjPFKlSWiSc Ep 4 - ”How to survive as a studio manager when working with a publisher” with Mirage Game Studios 👉 https://youtu.be/W1CK14FZhOI Ep 5 - ”Designing VR games for accessibility and inclusivity” with Fast Travel Games 👉 https://youtu.be/qOG0YebOxtQ Ep 6 - ”Approaching sound design” with Sharkmob / On the outskirts 👉 https://youtu.be/kfqgDlOnuc4 ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #minecraft #inclusivedesign
How to survive as a studio manager | Simon Röjder at Mirage Game Studio | Friday Stories -  S2 E4
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How to survive as a studio manager | Simon Röjder at Mirage Game Studio | Friday Stories - S2 E4

Simon shares his tactics to survive as a studio manager while his studio worked with their publisher, THQ Nordic. ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Simon and Mirage Game Studios some love 👉 https://www.miragegamestudios.com/ 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJourney?sub_confirmation=1 ----- 🕹️ Season 2 | 2021 The second season followed in the first footsteps, where we focused on the concept of following up the talk with an assignment. We have included these in the talks where it has made sense. If you are interested in joining in on our live talks check you can find news on our website or sign up to our newsletter! (you can find all that at the bottom of our description! Check out our season 1 playlist 👉 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnxf63I0L0-4OEMPJ6QxhMjp Here you find speakers from Star Stable, EA, Toca Boca and more! ----- 📣 Other season 2 speakers: - The whole playlist 👉 Ep 1 - ”Inclusive design in Minecraft” with Mojang 👉 https://youtu.be/MUBHSdYsrvQ Ep 2 - ”Audio Entertainment in a visual space” with Wanderword 👉 https://youtu.be/Lz0tCSDT24I Ep 3 - ”The power of play” with Sticky Beat 👉 https://youtu.be/KjPFKlSWiSc Ep 4 - ”How to survive as a studio manager when working with a publisher” with Mirage Game Studios 👉 https://youtu.be/W1CK14FZhOI Ep 5 - ”Designing VR games for accessibility and inclusivity” with Fast Travel Games 👉 https://youtu.be/qOG0YebOxtQ Ep 6 - ”Approaching sound design” with Sharkmob / On the outskirts 👉 https://youtu.be/kfqgDlOnuc4 ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #howtosurviveasastudiomanager #thqnordic
EA's incluive design framework | Tülay McNally | Friday Stories -  S1 E3
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EA's incluive design framework | Tülay McNally | Friday Stories - S1 E3

Listen in to Tülay when she guides us through the inclusive design network she and EA works with to create more welcoming and diverse games. ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Tülay and EA some love 👉 https://www.ea.com/ 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJourney?sub_confirmation=1 ----- 🕹️ Season 1 | 2020 The first season we focused on the concept of following up the talk with an assignment and we have included these in the talks where it has made sense. If you are interested in joining in on our live talks check you can find news on our website or sign up to our newsletter! (you can find all that at the bottom of our description! Check out our season 2 playlist 👉 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnyisc36vejFKAdRYGeivznA Here you find speakers from Mojang, Sharkmob, Fast travel games and more! 📣 Other season 1 speakers: - The whole playlist 👉 Ep 1 - ”Narrative level design in VR” with Neat Corporation 👉 https://youtu.be/t9Ipd5eIAyc Ep 2 - ”Creating inclusion in play” with Toca Boca 👉 https://youtu.be/Le5STooAhG0 Ep 3 - ”EA’s inclusive design framework” with Electronic Arts 👉 https://youtu.be/lYViIv7vv_Y Ep 4 - ”What persistent games can learn from fan fiction” with Star Stable 👉https://youtu.be/wkvoiHkgmdA Ep 5 - ”Why accessibility matters” with Ian Hamilton 👉 https://youtu.be/2kc59TF1LxM ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #ea #inclusivedesign
Give your character a voice | Adam Ritchie at Massive Entertainment
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Give your character a voice | Adam Ritchie at Massive Entertainment

Join us when Adam guides us through the steps to give your game character a voice. ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Adam and Massive Entertainment love 👉 https://www.massive.se/ Links from the last slide: - Voice design reseource👉 https://www.voicedesignresource.com/ - NPC Voice Design in The Division 2 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXPWQFe8NYQ - Realistic Performances in Games 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q966gyPcnrc - Do You Copy? Dialog System and Tools in Firewatch 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj-2vbiyHnI - Finding Space For Sound: Environmental Acoustics in Tom Clancy's The Division 2 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN56EauPhPQ - GDC Youtube Channel 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/Gdconf 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJou... ----- 🕹️ Check out our season 1 playlist 👉https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnxf63I0L0-4OEMPJ6QxhMjp 🕹️ Check out our season 2 playlist 👉https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnyisc36vejFKAdRYGeivznA Here you find speakers from indie studios, AAA studios, VR studios and much more! ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey/ ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #voicedesign #massiveentertainment
Narrative Level Design In VR | Linnea Harrison at Neat Corporation | Friday Stories -  S1Ep1
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Narrative Level Design In VR | Linnea Harrison at Neat Corporation | Friday Stories - S1Ep1

Follow along when Linnea takes us through the world of combining narrative design and virtual reality! ✨Friday Stories - a unique talk + jam series for indie game developer✨ The Great Journey and Futuregames work together with the video game industry to bring lectures and workshops to promote diversity, inclusive game design and sustainable development. Show Linnea and Neat Corporation love 👉 https://neatcorporation.com/ 🔴 Subscribe for more talks like this 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/TheGreatJourney?sub_confirmation=1 ----- 🕹️ Season 1 | 2020 The first season we focused on the concept of following up the talk with an assignment and we have included these in the talks where it has made sense. If you are interested in joining in on our live talks check you can find news on our website or sign up to our newsletter! (you can find all that at the bottom of our description! Check out our season 2 playlist 👉 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjjXjtJlZVnyisc36vejFKAdRYGeivznA Here you find speakers from Mojang, Sharkmob, Fast travel games and more! 📣 Other season 1 speakers: - The whole playlist 👉 Ep 1 - ”Narrative level design in VR” with Neat Corporation 👉 https://youtu.be/t9Ipd5eIAyc Ep 2 - ”Creating inclusion in play” with Toca Boca 👉 https://youtu.be/Le5STooAhG0 Ep 3 - ”EA’s inclusive design framework” with Electronic Arts 👉 https://youtu.be/lYViIv7vv_Y Ep 4 - ”What persistent games can learn from fan fiction” with Star Stable 👉https://youtu.be/wkvoiHkgmdA Ep 5 - ”Why accessibility matters” with Ian Hamilton 👉 https://youtu.be/2kc59TF1LxM ----- The Great Journey is a community, workspace and a place where game developers get support. The Hub is located at Karlstad Innovation Park in Karlstad. ✅ Website 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/ ✅ LinkedIn 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-great-journey ✅ Newsletter 👉 https://www.thegreatjourney.se/newslettersignup ✅ Discord 👉 https://discord.gg/snHqvqr The Great Journey and our events are made possible with the support of the European Regional Development Fund, Region Värmland, Karlstad Innovation Park and Embracer Group. #gamedevelopment #virtualreality #narrativedesign

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