Master Class Workshop - Video Game Entrepreneurship with MGSA and Le Game (Registrations Closed)

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***Due to the overwhelming response these workshops have received we have had to close registrations for both events as our venues are now at full capacity. Thanks for the support everyone***

Hey Guys,

I'm very excited to announce a master class workshop that I've organised in partnership with the Institut Francais Afrique du Sud (IFAS) and Wits School of Arts.


Making games is serious business : two international experts and French video game entrepreneurs will share their knowledge and experience on the business side of video game, based on case studies and best practices in the international market.

Workshop speakers

*Vincent Vergonjeanne is the former CEO & Co-Founder of Kobojo, a European leader in the social gaming industry. He has founded a new game studio, EVERYDAYiPLAY, specialized in mid-core gaming. Vincent is also a business angel, free-to-play consultant and a lean startup enthusiast. He will deliver a 5 hour interactive and practical workshop entitled "How to become a successful video game entrepreneur", covering all the different steps and aspects of video game entrepreneurship.
You can follow him on twitter at @vvergon.

*Francis Ingrand is a videogame business veteran and entrepreneur, specialised in international distribution. He is the founder and CEO of Plug In Digital that provides distribution and publishing services to video game creators worldwide, distributing more than 200 video games. Francis is also VP International of the SNJV (French National Union of Video Game) and President of Le Game, a corporation devoted to promoting the French video game industry internationally. He will give an update on the video game French industry, international market trends and opportunities. He will also present the case study of Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a 2D African Fantasy Action-RPG to be launched soon on Kickstarter.
You can follow him on twitter @ingrandfrancis

Workshop Program

Vincent Vergonjeanne workshop outline (5h)

@ Introduction to Video Game entrepreneurship (30 min)
@ Choosing the right game to work on (30 min + 15 min exercise)
15 min - Break
@ Soft-Launch and KPIs in Free2Play (45 min + 15 min exercise)

Lunch break

@ Hard-launch & Distribution Strategies (30 min + 15 min exercise)
@ Money and Video Game (30 min + 15 min)
15 min - Break
@ Team Management & Company Culture (30 min + 15 min exercise)
@ Final words (15 min)

Francis Ingrand workshop outline (2h)
@French and international video game market trends (1h)
- A few well known French video games
- SNJV and Le Game presentation/French market
- European video game market focus
- Video game worldwide market key figures
- Video game international market trends (with case studies/examples)
- International : what sort of opportunities (by platforms)
- Q/A
@ Aurion project case study (1h)
- Aurion Legacy of Kori Oden video game trailer
- Project genesis
- How they build the team (20 people)
- Financing
- Find the right marketing/sales partner
- The Kickstarter adventure
- Q/A

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is a 2D African Fantasy Action-RPG which seeks to innovate in this genre. The dynamic gameplay, partly inspired by the old school ‘Tales of’ series”, focuses on 2D real-time combat sequences while the narration and its environment both draw deeply from African culture, myths and lures.

Time, Dates and Place

Cape Town
Date: 5 October 2015
Venue: Alliance Française, 155 Loop Street, City Bowl.
-10.00am-12.00pm Vincent Vergonjeanne
-12.00-13.00 : Lunch (complementary, at the Alliance)
-13.00-16.30: Vincent Vergonjeanne
-16.30-17.00 : Break
-17.00-19.00 : Francis Ingrand
Cost: Free!

Date: 7 October 2015
Venue: Wits School of Digital Arts (TBC).
11.00am-13.00pm Vincent Vergonjeanne
13.00-14.00 : Lunch
14.00-17.00: Vincent Vergonjeanne
17.00-17.30 : Break
17.30-18.30 : Expert critics of students work
18.30-20.30: Francis Ingrand
Cost: Free!

Register to Attend:
We need to know numbers before the event, if you are interested in attending either workshop, please register for the event here:

If you have any questions feel free to email me at or post below.


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