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1st September 2023
Sam Lake Joins D.I.C.E. Reykjavík with "The Art of the Sequel" Fireside Chat

If you're heading to  D.I.C.E. Reykjavík between September 25th -27th, there's a specific fireside chat that you may want to keep an eye out for! Sam Lake (Creative Director) will be heading to Iceland to discuss Remedy's thirteen-year journey to make Alan Wake 2.

Naughty Dog's Head of Culture and Communications, Arne Meyer, will be hosting a fireside chat with the writer, discussing topics from how the studio has expanded, how the sequel has evolved, and changes in the game industry.

D.I.C.E. Reykjavík will take place across three days at the Hotel Reykjavík Grand (Sigtún 28, 105), a stylish hotel placed in the city centre that acts as a perfect gateway into the Icelandic capital. Registration to the event is currently open, with the conference pass set at $1,750, due to rise to $1,850 after September 15th 2023. This year's theme is (appropriately) "The Long Game".

You can learn more about the event HERE

Lecture Description:
The Art of the Sequel - Remedy Entertainment’s 13-Year Journey  

Arne Meyer (Naughty Dog) hosts a fireside chat with renowned game creator Sam Lake (Remedy Entertainment) about the 13-year journey to create the upcoming psychological thriller, Alan Wake 2 and the evolution the studio has seen working on one single game at a time to multiple games simultaneously. Alan Wake 2 was developed during Remedy’s biggest transformation in its 28-year history of making video games and developed a number of concepts and designs that eluded the ultimate goal of a true sequel. Concurrently, the studio rapidly grew and changed over the years, trying to always look forward and adapt its internal culture to meet the needs of this expansion. Learn how Remedy evolved with the industry at large and persevered through changes in player expectations and team building as well as keeping its core studio identity intact - takeaways that are important for any industry leader for both up-and-coming and established companies alike.

About Sam: 
A well-known personality and a true veteran of the video game industry for more than 20 years, Sam Lake is known for writing the Max Payne franchise, which launched in 2001. Sam also led the writing on the critically acclaimed Alan Wake series and Quantum Break. Sam is the Creative Director of Remedy Entertainment and is responsible for the overall story of Control. He is the Lead Writer and the Creative Director of Alan Wake 2.


The Crossfire Series

The Control Series

The Quantum Break Series

The Alan Wake Series

The Max Payne Series




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