PROFILE

Paraluman Cruz Javier (known as Luna) is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Altitude Games, the Manila-based studio behind the free-to-play mobile games Dream Defense, Kung Fu Clicker, and Run Run Super V. She started as a game writer in 2002 as part of the pioneer team that released the first Filipino-made game. Before Altitude, she previously worked at Boomzap Entertainment, creating best-selling casual adventure franchises such as Awakening and Dana Knightstone. She has spoken about game design and production at NIFTY Conference, Casual Connect USA, Casual Connect Singapore, Global Mobile Game Confederation (GMGC) Manila, the IGDA Leadership Forum, Google’s Women Techmakers, and other conferences. She was also a part-time professor for game design and interactive narrative at De La Salle University, Manila.

SESSION SUMMARY

Cryptogames 101: A Game Design Talk for Noobs

Everyone is talking about the blockchain, and they’re calling cryptogames (games that use blockchain technology) as the next killer app. But what IS cryptogaming, exactly? And why is it important? This talk explains the basics of cryptogaming – it includes types of cryptogames, examples from the field, and things to consider before designing your own cryptogame. The speaker is the Creative Director of Altitude Games and one of the judges for the Alto Cryptogame Challenge, CryptoBit Awards, and IMGA SEA Blockchain Competition. This is not a technical nor financial talk, but a game design one; everyone is welcome (gamers, developers, or just the curious) even with no prior blockchain knowledge or experience.

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