Theorist, Royal Danish Academy
Jesper Juul is a video game theorist, author of four books on video games, most recently “Handmade Pixels” on the history of indie games. He has worked as a programmer and designer, and taught at MIT, NYU and KADK in Copenhagen.
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Can video games be authentic? Through a history of indie festivals from 1998 to 2021, I show concrete strategies for making “authentic” games. These strategies go beyond design and marketing; they concern how your game fits in the world, and how it will stand out as an independent game.