Ahead of London Games Festival, Games London is speaking to some of the creators behind this year’s line-up of exciting and eclectic events
During the Fringe, Candy Crush maker King is hosting a training event for developers looking to find out more about its Defold game engine. Evangelist Oleg Pridiuk tells us more
Tell us a bit about your event.
Our event will offer free game development training at our offices in London, using the Defold game engine. We thought it would be good to be more open at King and decided to invite the public to attend. It’s very exciting to be on the London Games Festival program!
Who is this event for?
Our Defold training is tailored to those considering King’s free game engine for their production purposes. The event will open with a report on recently-released games and roadmap insights, then shifts to a deep technical review of Defold by a Blossom Blast Saga developer and then finishes with an independent developer sharing his experience of the engine.
Why should people come along?
Knowledge and experience sharing is a great process for all parties, and it’s very rare that absolutely anyone with an interest can get involved. In this sense, our event is almost unique. People will be able to join King employees and learn about our internal technologies to apply this knowledge to their own indie games.
Why were you keen to be involved in London Games Festival?
There’s an excellent synergy and creative mood at London Games Festival; we naturally wanted to be a part of this. We also thought your audience would appreciate our Defold training event.
What events have you done before?
We do events at King regularly – training, workshops, summits etc. Hopefully, we’ll be able to open up more of these to game developers outside of Kingdom.
What games do you enjoy?
Honestly? I am level 39 at Shuffle Cats and level 108 at Blossom Blast Saga. And if I can think of a non-King game, I love Smash Bash’s Date with the Desert.