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Sunday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bisected Realities: ParaNorman's 2-Bit Bub Game

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What happens when you combine the visions of advertising agency, W+K and game designer, Graeme Devine.
Advertisers have discovered games: they can be cheaper than TV spots, produce lots of engagement and people play them for hours! But there aren't that many good examples of branded games. In fact, there are more bad examples than good ones. And while advertising agencies know how to work with film directors, there also aren't that many good examples of agencies working with game designers and developers.
In early 2011, W+K was briefed by LAIKA on the campaign for its 2012 movie, ParaNorman. As part of the agency's strategy, W+K produced an iOS game based on a minor character from the film, a bisected dog named Bub.
With W+K joining forces with Graeme Devine of GRL Games, an award winning game designer, ParaNorman's 2-Bit Bub emerged. Learn how the final game came to be and the challenges and opportunities both sides encountered during the conceptual and production process.
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Speakers
avatar for Michelle Childs

Michelle Childs

UX LeadWieden+KennedyMichelle Childs is a UX Lead at Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, OR. Armed with Copics, Sharpies and tabloid paper, she spends most days sketching through scenario designs and working with teams to create the best story fueled experience for major brands.
avatar for Graeme Devine

Graeme Devine

Owner/Game DeveloperGRL GamesGraeme is showing off his new game "Rocket Patrol" at SXSW! Make sure you get a demo!
avatar for Mike Giepert

Mike Giepert

Art DirWieden & KennedyI’m Mike Giepert, Art Director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland for brands like Levi’s, Dodge and Laika, graduate of experimental ad school W+K 12 and University of Utah Graphic Design Program, maker, writer, thinker, curious.



Sunday March 10, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Austin, Texas Ballroom 5-7 208 Barton Springs Rd