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Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Meet the Speakers: Sébastien Bénard, Motion Twin

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Meet the Speakers: Sébastien Bénard, Motion Twin

Ahead of his appearance at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki, the chief at Dead Cells maker Motion Twin 
Sébastien Bénard tells us what we can expect 

Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do.

I'm a game developer & game designer at Motion Twin. I've been making games for 17 years now, but I've been always coding since, like, I was 7-8yrs old.

What is your talk going to be about?

I will focus on explaining how important small details are, when you try to make a fun game.

What is the most exciting trend in the PC games space at the moment?

I'm not much into trends & stuff. For me, games are good when you can actually play them, and they do play well. Being disappointed by over-hyped games for years made me very demanding for actual qualities. I don't believe in indiepocalypse or whatevepocalyse things.

What is your favourite PC game of 2018 to date?

Subnautica, but it was already a good game during Early Access before 

Tickets for Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki - which includes access to the PC-centric ConnectsX and Blockchain Gamer Connects - are still up for grabs and can be bought here

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