Developing a non-violent videogame for Today's World

by Dev Jana and Ari Carrillo | at MinneBar 12 | 4:00 – 4:50 in Zeke Landres | View Schedule

Newt One

For the past two years, we've been developing Newt One - a completely nonviolent videogame that will be coming out in 2017 for XBox One, PC, and Mac. We'll discuss the design, development, and process of developing such a project. This includes the following:

  • Art Direction
  • Platform/Controller support
  • Level Design
  • Sound System
  • Art Pipeline
  • Project Management

Let's have a talk about games and non-violence in general, as well!

Newt One will also be playable at the Mega Minne Multi Indie Mini Arcade 2


Dev Jana

By day, Dev is a Director of Instruction: Full Stack Development at Prime Digital Academy, Adjunct Game Professor at Augsburg University, Treasurer for International Game Developers Association, Twin Cities, and President of Code and Noises at DevNAri LLC whose first release Newt One is available on XBox One, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Steam.

Favorite Games: Arkanoid, Rocket League, Mario Series (specifically SMB & 64), Journey, X Wing, The Legend of Zelda, Dark Sun: Shattered Lands, Doom II, Red Dead Redemption, Tetris, The Last of Us

Ari Carrillo

Originally from Mexico, Ari has lived in the States for 17 years. He has screened his 3D animated shorts at film festivals all over the world. His passion for design, illustration, and color theory is equalled by his love for music, vinyl toy creations, and game design. Currently he works as a 3D modeler at Axonom in Eden Prairie, MN.