Alexis is an acclaimed writer and game designer. He founded Failbetter Games, where he most notably developed Fallen London and the award-winning Sunless Sea before leaving in 2016 to write for Bioware, Paradox and Telltale. He speaks internationally at conferences and universities on interactive writing and narrative design.
Lottie was Failbetter’s producer, with Fallen London, Zubmariner, Sunless Sea iOS and Sunless Skies to her name. She now produces, bizzes, markets and arts for Weather Factory with her partner Alexis Kennedy, and is a STEM Ambassador, one of Codefirst: Girls’ Ones to Watch and one of GI.biz’s ‘Top 100’ for 2018.
Weather Factory is a new, experimental narrative microstudio comprising only two full-time employees. It was co-founded in 2017 by indie couple Alexis Kennedy and Lottie Bevan, both ex-Failbetter Games developers, and is supplemented by numerous talented freelancers.Weather Factory are currently developing their debut game, Lovecraftian narrative card game Cultist Simulator. Players take on the role of a seeker after unholy mysteries, in a 1920s-themed setting of hidden gods and secret histories.
Come and hear from the great minds behind the amazing games that have been nominated for BEST GAME Awards this year. Our guests will talk briefly about the development of their games and the challenges they faced and will be open to lots of questions from the audience.