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Wednesday, August 21 • 12:00 - 12:30
Using Games to Talk About Making Humanity a Multiplanetary Species

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Auroch Digital is creating a space agency, management themed, simulation/management game about completing the first crewed mission to Mars. What better way to research that game than to talk to actual space agencies? The indie studio partnered with the European Space Agency to explore how the actual Mars missions are planned and run and what the real challenges of running space missions are. With such a wealth of real world information being offered, how do the developers encode this information in the game while ensuring that the game remains fun and playable. The studio are also exploring how partners in the project, coming from very different places, are able to collaborate to fulfil their aims while ensuring that in the midst of it all, players are engaged with a great game!

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Dr. Tomas Rawlings

Design & Production Director, Auroch Digital Ltd
Dr. Tomas Rawlings is Design Director at the indie games studio Auroch Digital. As well as running the studio, he is an experienced, award winning games designer who has created games from original titles to well-loved IP such as Games Workshop’s Chainsaw Warrior, Star Wars:The... Read More →


Wednesday August 21, 2019 12:00 - 12:30
Track 4: Future with Games