Wellcome Trust Develop Conference Sessions

Auroch Digital has been working with The Wellcome Trust to produce two fantastic session are this years Develop Conference in Brighton. The first is:

Live Pitch in partnership with The Wellcome Trust

10 Jul 201312:00 - 12:45Room 3

Four indie developer studios pitch their latest game ideas LIVE to a panel of publishers, investors and funders! Earlier this year four indies each received development funding of up to £10,000 from The Wellcome Trust for their novel game concepts. Now they'll be pitching those developed concepts to a panel of industry experts on the hunt for the next big thing. These experienced individuals have seen hundreds of pitches and will be offering their take on each idea – and of course looking out for any they may want to invest in themselves.

And the second session is:

Plague Inc. – 10 Million Downloads and Counting: The Power of Realistic Game Design

10 Jul 201314:00 - 14:45Room 5

Plague Inc. from Ndemic Creations was one of the top mobile games of 2012 with millions of players working to infect and kill the world’s population with a deadly disease. Created as a hobby, it has become so successful that it even attracted the attention of America's CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In this interview organised by the Wellcome Trust, we'll ask James Vaughan to explain how Plague Inc. was created and the advantages that come from basing a game on a real world topic. We will also investigate the balance of realism vs. gameplay, discuss how to make science appealing and identify his top lessons for other developers seeking to make successful, realistic games.

Plague Inc screenshot