Story and photos: Emma Kiiski
It was surprising that this event covered sound design in games! I appreciated that, since many events don’t scratch the topic of music in their presentations. Luckily Shared Gems wanted to bring the catchy Angry Birds melody’s father, Ari Pulkkinen, in front of the students. It is quite surprising to know that pretty many of those Finnish games you know have music composed by this guy. For example such productions as Trine, Bike Baron and Dead Nation. I bet those zombie screams were an artform to create!
All in all Shared Gems was a really good opportunity for a student who doesn’t have any connections to the games industry yet. It remains a secret if the event will be held next year but let’s hope for the best!
Emma Kiiski is running Score Game Development Community, also a student of our Media Programme.
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