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Jon Hare, Sensible Software founder and one of Europe’s most successful game designers, explores his career in design, business, art, music, blood, sweat and tears on a game by game basis. Starting with the ZX81 in 1985 and continuing right up to his games on today’s digital platforms, including Sensible World of Soccer, Cannon Fodder, Wizball, Mike Tyson Boxing and his new-cross platform football game Sociable Soccer.
Speakers:Jon Hare - Veteran Game Designer
With 30 years of experience in the games industry Jon Hare is one of Europe’s best known creative directors and game designers with over 10 international number one games to his name, including “Sensible World of Soccer” the most influential European developed game of all time according to Stanford University.
Jon co-founded and managed legendary 1980s and 90s development company Sensible Software, creating games such as Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder and Wizball to great critical acclaim and commercial success.
More recently he has held senior posts with two of the UKs biggest games developer/ publishers Codemasters and Jagex and worked with Developers across Europe on numerous titles, both as a consultant and via his design and publishing company Tower Studios which has had numerous hit games including Speedball 2 Evolution and this year with Sociable Soccer.
Jon is also a Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, a regular Chairman of juries for BAFTA Games awards and a frequent mentor for BAFTA, UKIE and NESTA, as well as being a regular speaker at Global Games industry events and universities around the World.