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Independent Games Summit: The Art of 'The Big Con'

Saffron Aurora  (Art Director, Mighty Yell Studios)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 21

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: No

The Art of The Big Con is an in-depth look at the development of Mighty Yell's vibrant multicoloured 90s adventure, The Big Con, from the perspective of their art director Saffron Aurora. This talk showcases the evolution of The Big Con's art style and the pipelines used in development, while also reflecting on the roles, responsibilities, and impact an art director has on a project. Part postmortem, part direction on art direction, this talk will take you back to a 90s only 90s kids and art directors with a really good mood board will remember.


Attendees will gain insight into the roles, responsibilities, and resources of being an art director and developing an art style for a project.

Intended Audience

If you're starting a new project and are looking for a little direction on how or where to begin, are looking to hire an art director, or are looking to become an art director, this talk goes over the pipelines and resources to get you started.