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Dune, SpongeBob: How to Create Successful Games Adapting Great IPs (Presented by The French Pavilion)

Nicolas Cannasse  (CEO & Creative Director, Shiro Games)

Hervé Sohm  (Chief Operating Officer, Old Skull Games)

Daphné Lora  (Head of the Attractivity Department, CNC (the French National Center for Cinema and Moving Image))

Location: GDC Partner Stage, Expo Floor, North Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Business France

Join us for an insightful panel discussion as we shed light on crossover IPs and the pivotal role played by the French video game industry in this domain. The French studios Shiro Games and Old Skull Games will delve into the dynamic process of adapting renowned literary works and series such as Dune or SpongeBob SquarePants.


Attendees will learn from the studios the challenges they faced and overcame adapting famous IPs. Panelists will explore the various stages of game development, sharing how they ensured to meet and exceed the expectations of players already familiar with these IPs.

The panel, moderated by the CNC (the French National Center for Cinema and Moving Image), will also offer the audience a comprehensive view of the landscape and ecosystem of the French video game industry, highlighting how France, with the remarkable creativity and technical expertise of its studios and a generous tax credit for video game, has emerged as a leader in IP adaptation.

Intended Audience

For studios and publishers eager to explore IP adaptation into video games, and for those intrigued by development opportunities within the French gaming industry.

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