Ben Myres was programme manager of A MAZE. / Johannesburg, a games and playful media that receives renown in international outlets such as Venturebeat. Ben also co-curated, Africade, the first gallery exhibition to focus solely on African video games. Myres has spoken all over the world: Indicade; A MAZE./ Berlin; GDC; and PAX East to name a few. He is co-founder and Creative Director of Johannesburg-based independent games studio, Nyamakop.
Ben asked developers, journalists, platform contacts, youtubers, and livestreamers to send their most ridiculous, over-the-top email anecdotes. Hear about unlikely successful emails, the most painful mistakes with press releases, the power of emojis, GIFs, and images, and the secret magic of haikus.
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.