Speaker Spotlight: Motion Twin games developer Sebastien Bernard

Sebastien Bernard will be talking at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki about the making of Dead Cells

Speaker Spotlight: Motion Twin games developer Sebastien Bernard

Sebastien Bernard is a game developer at Motion Twin. At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki on September 11-12 he'll be talking about the company's experience making Dead Cells, and how important small details can be.

Click here to get more info on the show and to buy your tickets.

Bernard has been making games since he was seven to eight year old, and hasn't stopped since then.

An avid lover of details and polishing stuff, he admits to making sure the user experience on titles is as great as possible.

He participated in quite a lot of Ludum Dare game jams and has even won a few of them. What does your role at the company entail?

I'm a developer and lead game designer at Motion Twin.

What do you think have been the most exciting developments in gaming since the last Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki?

The rise of VR was a great surprise for me, as a kid from the 80's. I just hope it will actually become a viable market in the future.

What are your thoughts on the way the industry has grown in the last 12 months?

We did see a very nice increase in terms of technical and artistic qualities among the indie scene, but that's not something that is really new as it started a few years ago.

The astonishing rise of the Nintendo Switch is also something to really salute, as it offers new & exciting opportunities for the indie scene too.

What do you think the next 12 months in mobile gaming are going to look like?

Hopefully, app stores focused on discoverability instead of a very short list of successful apps, and thus, visibility for no one else.

Which part of Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki are you most looking forward to and why?

I definitely look forward to meeting actual game developers to share experiences.

About Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki

In a few short days the whole mobile gaming industry is set to descend on Helsinki for Pocket Gamer Connects. The event, which runs from September 11th to September 12th, is packed full of talks, tracks, networking opportunities, and more. You can read about the full conference schedule here.

There are still tickets available for the show, and if you click this link right here you'll get all the information you need on how to buy them, and what's going to be happening in Helsinki over the two days.

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Harry used to be really good at Snake on the Nokia 5110. Apparently though, digital snake wrangling isn't a proper job, so now he writes words about games instead.