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Nicky In Conversation With … Mark Backler, Founder of Sketchbook Games

July 9, 2021

 

The Gaming industry has come a long way since the early days of space invaders and pacman !

In this podcast Nick hears from Mark Backler who is the founder of Sketchbook Games an Innovation Martlesham company.

Nicky is keen to know the background to Mark’s passion for Gaming, about his company and about their new game – Lost Words – that has recently attracted the attention of the BBC.

Mark goes on to discuss the challenges faced by gaming creatives, specifically around funding and Nicky is interested to find out why Mark puts Dundee is in the same category as San Francisco when looking for a go to location for gaming !

To contact Mark click here or find out more about Lost Words on Twitter here

 

PERSONAL PROFILE – Mark

Mark has worked in the games industry for 14 years at companies like EA, Lionhead and Sony on games including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the BAFTA award winning Fable 2. He is a co-founder of Game Anglia, a CIC that promotes game development careers in the East of England. He has also founded Sketchbook Games, who recently released the multi-award winning, Lost Words: Beyond the Page, an atmospheric puzzle platform game set inside a diary and featuring a story by renowned games writer Rhianna Pratchett.

 

 

 



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