I am really thrilled for being invited to talk about creativity in video games at the Nordic Game Conference!
Creativity is commonly stunted and stifled by many external pressures, leaving creative people feeling frustrated. It happens everywhere, and in every field. Video games may be the last mass market medium open to new approaches, ideas, and concepts. Even still, pressures to conform to conventional formulas will block your way, whether you are working on a AAA title or an Indie title.
In discussing my various experiences as a composer, I will explore some of the many ways I have convinced the conventional crowd to “take a walk on the wild side.”