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Animex South East Asia!

Richard Franke

Hello everyone! Sorry we've been quiet for so long! 

Back in September I was asked to speak at the Animex Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference was hosted by KDU university on their new Glenmarie campus.

It was very exciting to go somewhere I've never been before, so far away and exotic. Kuala Lumpur is a 12.5 hour flight away from London, a journey of 6549 miles!

Kuala Lumpur at night

Kuala Lumpur at night



I did a talk about Kitty Powers' Matchmaker in a very pink outfit. The talk was about how the game became popular on Youtube, and why that is.

I also gave a Masterclass in character design with a group of students. We went through all the things that can feed into a character design, then we played a game where we 'procedurally generated' design briefs that we created characters from.

They did really well and came up with some cool character designs :-) Pictures below!