It’s time for a new edition of games:net Berlin Europe introduces, the online interview format that grants you insights into a Berlin games studio. On November 15th, we will talk to Kerstin Schütt and Verena Hetsch of Twisted Ramble.
The studio is in the midst of developing their first game Duru that tackles the rather serious topic of depression. Twisted Ramble wants to tell stories about stigmatized topics like mental illness, social constraints and cultural differences to strenghten awareness. How they do do that, Kerstin and Verena will report in an entertaining chat with André Bernhardt, Managing Director of IndieAdvisor. After the interview, you are allowed to ask questions in a short Q&A.
The one-hour presentation will be held as a public Zoom conference. If you are interested in participating, please register here.
After finishing her bachelors degree in Computer Science at TU Berlin Kerstin decided to follow her original plan of becoming a Game Designer by enroling at HTW Berlin in the respective field of study. There she met Verena and worked with her on various projects. During her studies Kerstin focused on narrative design. Her goal is the creation of story rich games with specific subjects that are still entertaining and might help people get different perspectives. Currently she works together with Verena as Freelancers while also teaching the joys of programming to game designers at university.
Born in Berlin but raised in different places of Central Asia Verena got to know different cultures and even picked up Russian as a second language. She returned to her home town to study and met Kerstin at Game Design classes.Although interested in the conception of game mechanics (and to Kerstins delight even programming) Verena truly shines as an artist and an animator. She loves to experiment with new and old media to the point where she creates background textures out of root vegetables. With her distinctive style you are able to pick out her characters and illustrations anywhere.
André Bernhardt has run IndieAdvisor & Company for nine years. He offers external business development and consulting for indie developers, curates the devcom Indie Expo, teaches at different colleges and hosts panels, talks and other events.