Biography

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I’m an award-winning film director, an award-winning game designer and a published author. I was born in the Basque Country, raised in South Africa and made in New York.

GAMING

I’ve had the fortune of working on pretty much all platforms, including tabletop, mobile, PC and console. I began my career as a narrative consultant in Berlin, and soon after moved to Austria to join IGT (#1 casino games developer in the US) as a game designer, working on their premium products, such as ‘American Gods 4D‘. I’d later relocate to Stockholm and become a proud member of the production team of Fatshark‘s PC smash hit Warhammer: Vermintide 2. I also served as a game designer for Genera Games (one of Spain’s leading mobile game developers), and later became a content designer for Starbreeze on the release of Payday Crime War‘. I currently work as a game producer at Win Systems in Barcelona, leading an incredibly talented team. Additionally, I’m proud to have published personal projects such as “Actor Tycoon” and the award-winning “13 Minutes Ago“.

FILM

My first experience in the movie industry was at the early age of 13, as an apprentice at Sasani Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. While still in high school, I also interned for a local TV station in Bilbao. I finally took my first film lesson at the Digital Film Academy in New York, and it was in this city where I’d spend the following years working full-time as a film maker. I would eventually return to London, where I wrote the feature film script of ‘El Ultimo Roble’.

OTHER

Spoke at international conferences such as Casual Connect Europe (UK), Taipei Game Developers Forum (Taiwan), Game Dev Days Graz (Austria) and Gamilearn (Spain).

Published three books. The historical thriller ‘The Berlin Paradox‘, a non-fiction title named ‘The Film Textbook‘ dedicated to teaching film, and the philosophical novella ‘Human Gods‘.

Taught film in various institutions, including the Digital Film Academy (NY), Queens World Film Festival (NY), and the American School of Bilbao (Spain).

Founded the world’s leading Basque film platform Cine Vasco and organized the first-ever Basque Film Awards.

You may contact me directly via e-mail at alain@xalabarde.com


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