Yasaman Farazan about her AR game at SUBOTRON arcademy
“Beethoven: Follow the Music” is an AR mobile game about experiencing classical music, made for celebrating the famous musician's 250th birthday in 2020. After winning the Beethoven-themed Game Jam held at Cologne Game Lab in early 2019, creative director Yasaman Farazan and her team collaborated with Massive Miniteam to further develop the game for the public-broadcasting institution WDR. The game has been released for Android and iOS in December 2019 after about 6 months of development. To play the game you trace the melodies of various Beethoven pieces through the movements of your phone. In this talk, Yasaman Farazan will explain the creative process of the design and the development, explain the iterations and challenges, tool design, and user testing by showing elements and pictures from various stages of the development process.
Yasaman Farazan is an independent game developer, originally from Iran. After finishing her bachelor’s study in Industrial Design at the University of Tehran, she is now studying Bachelor of Game Development at the Cologne Game Lab in Germany. Even before realizing how wondrous game development is, she has always been a video game enthusiast. She started pursuing game development professionally after entering Iran Game Development Institute as a Game Designer in 2013. From then on, she worked at different small game development teams, or on free to play mobile or small PC games, made for game jams or as student projects. She has experience in animating and designing UI and UX for games and especially game design and gameplay programming in her carreer. Taking part in game jams is one of her hobbies. She has always been eager to experience new and wild ideas in games. Yasaman has developed the "Beethoven: Follow the Music" AR game for WDR with her teammates, Sadegh Boroomand and Keyvan Akbari. Currently, she is working on an indie game idea for a project inspired by Iranian folklore and traditions.
The lecture series SUBOTRON arcademy is supported by the Vienna Business Agency.
The event will be held in English / Die Veranstaltung wird auf Englisch abgehalten.
No registration required / Für die Teilnahme ist keine Anmeldung erforderlich.
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