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thatgamecompany, Inc. Thatgamecompany founder and creative director Jenova Chen will be on stage at a talk event at Kyoto Seika University on Monday, July 8th!

[thatgamecompany, Inc.]
thatgamecompany founder and creative director Jenova Chen will be speaking at a talk event at Kyoto Seika University on July 8th (Monday)!
*thatgamecompany, Inc.*
Press release: July 5, 2024
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thatgamecompany founder and creative director Jenova Chen will be speaking at a talk event at Kyoto Seika University on July 8th (Monday)!
*~ Talking about the possibilities of manufacturing and game design to the young generation who will be active in the future ~*
thatgamecompany, Inc. (Head office location: California, United States) will be hosting Kyoto Seika University (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, President: Sawada) on Monday, July 8th.
We will be holding a talk event with Jenova Chen, founder and creative director, at Masato).

thatgamecompany aims to create positive emotional experiences through the medium of games and connect people around the world. Last year, we wanted to convey to the young generation who will be active in the future that they can convey diverse values ​​through manufacturing, such as an interest not only in the world in which they live, but also in various other worlds and cultures. Mizutani, the lead audio designer and Japan brand lead, is currently engaged in lecture activities, including serving as a part-time lecturer at Kyoto Seika University.
This time, as a special lecture for the university-wide subject “Creative Workplace,” for which Mizutani is a part-time lecturer, founder and creative director Jenova Cheng will take the stage and discuss “What is game design to create a healthy online community?” Designing to reduce online
I will talk about the theme of “toxicity”. This is a special lecture that is open to the general public, so please take a look.

■Talk event summary
*Date:*Monday, July 8, 2024
* Time: * 18:00-19:30 (doors scheduled to open at 17:30)
* Speaker: * Jenova Chen (founder and creative director of thatgamecompany) * Venue: * Kyoto Seika University Meisokan 2nd floor large hall (137 Iwakura Kino-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City)
* Capacity: * 500 people (first come first served)
* Price: * Free admission
*Simultaneous Japanese translation will be provided.

■Lecture implementation background
Mizutani, Japan Brand Lead, has been a part-time lecturer at Kyoto Seika University since last year, and is in charge of the career education subject “Creative Workplace” for all students. This lecture is aimed at students studying art, manga, design, media, etc., and we want them to learn the methodologies of expression and manufacturing, and to gain the perspective of “creating plans and strategies” and “spreading expression.” We invite producers and managers of creative companies as lecturers, and the purpose is to learn the methodologies of “planning,” “production,” and “production.”

■Career support: University-wide common subject “Creative field” “Creative Workplace” is a university-wide common subject that all students at Kyoto Seika University can take.We will teach you about “planning,” “creating content,” and “producing” in a new era from corporate managers, producers, and creators who are leading the way. This is a class where you can learn practically.
Tate Mizutani, lead audio designer and Japan brand lead for
thatgamecompany, also serves as a part-time instructor, and through lectures and workshop-style classes given by various instructors who are active on the front lines, students are able to further raise the level of their expressive activities and graduate. The aim is to greatly expand future possibilities.

■About Kyoto Seika University
Kyoto Seika University is a university that trains people who can change the world through expression.
We have five distinctive faculties and graduate schools: the Faculty of International Culture, the Faculty of Media and Expression, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Design, and the Faculty of Manga, and we foster individuals who will contribute to society through expression.
Name: Kyoto Seika University
President: Masato Sawada
Address: 137 Iwakura Kinocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City
Faculty: Faculty of International Culture, Faculty of Media
Expression, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Design, Faculty of Manga [Official website] * https://www.kyoto-seika.ac.jp/*

[Twitter account] * https://twitter.com/seika_sekai*

■What is “Sky: Children of the Stars”?
“Sky Children Who Spin the Stars” is available on iOS, Android, and Nintendo. This is a social adventure game that is currently being distributed on Switch, PlayStation, and Steam.

While it is designed so that anyone can play it intuitively, it is an experience that touches the heart, allows you to feel connected to others, and shares your emotions, thereby expanding the circle of tolerance and compassion and having a positive impact in the real world. With these ideals in mind, “Sky” has captured the hearts of many players since its release in 2019, and has continued to be updated vigorously. Cumulative downloads worldwide have exceeded 260 million (as of May 2023), and in September 2022, it won the Excellence Award at the Japan Game Awards 2022. In August 2023, Guinness World Records (TM) was awarded as “Concert-themed virtual space attended by the most users”
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The world of Sky will continue to expand with the PlayStation version, which began distribution on December 7, 2022, and the Steam version, which began early access on April 10, 2024. We will continue to create works that many people will enjoy and that will be loved forever.

[Official website] * https://www.thatskygame.com/ja*

[X (old Twitter) account] * https://x.com/thatskygameJP* (@thatskygameJP) [Instagram account] * https://www.instagram.com/thatskygamejp/* (@thatskygamejp)

■thatgamecompany
thatgamecompany is committed to developing widely accepted, artistic, emotionally rich experiences. The works that have been created so far are “flOw”, “Flowery”, “Kaze no Tabibito”, and “Sky”.
His works, such as “Children of the Stars,” have received numerous awards and are exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including being included in the permanent collection of the
Smithsonian American Art Museum. By expanding the possibilities of emotional experiences that can be realized through games, we will create entertainment that can be enjoyed and loved by people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

[Official website] * http://thatgamecompany.com/* *About details about this release*
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