Meet Steve - Surprise Attack Games


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Meet Steve - Steve Heller is a producer and narrative designer, working in the video game industry.

His most recent work "Orwell" has been nominated for the prestigious IGF Narrative Excellence Award, and was a nominee in The Game Awards for Games For Impact in 2016.

Working for Australia's major independent publishing label Surprise Attack Games, his passion is to explore how games can push and explore new boundaries.

He is also Australia's first officially partnered streamer on Beam, and he has spent the last twelve months exploring how fans of video games can turn their passion into a steady stream of revenue. Steve is from Traralgon and now lives in Melbourne, he is currently developing a mentorship program for indigenous and rural youth to explore opportunities to work in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia.

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What you will learn
  • Learn how Steve became a game maker
  • Hear what it's like to work in the game making industry
  • Discover the path to success as a game maker
What you will get
  • The opportunity to be mentored by Steve Heller

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear


Appropriate for

Game makers & players



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