Women in Games Italy at GameRome2018

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The third edition of the GameRome – Rome Developers Conference will take place from 21th to 23th November. Directed by Women in Games Italy Founder Micaela Romanini, it will be introduced by a free-participation seminar on Gaming and Gamification (here’s the link) held at Link Campus University. The event will take place at the Aurelia Auditorium, and it will host 28 panels, the eight round of the Nordic Game Discovery Contest, a pitch between developers and high-level publishers, and meetings with the gaming industry leaders, including David Cage, Quantic Dreams CEO, and Tomonobu Itagaki, Itagaki Game Studios President.

Here’s the detailed event program:

Thursday 22 November

Aurelia Auditorium 


10:00 – 11:00

Opening: Interactive Storytelling in Detroit: Become Human

David Cage, Quantic Dream

Introduced by Micaela Romanini (Gamerome Event Director)

11:00 – 12:00

Sponsored Talk – Nintendo Switch: An Introduction for Developers & Publishers

  • Martin Buchholz, Manager of Developer Relations & Support, Nintendo of Europe
  • Christopher Heck, Business Development Manager, Nintendo of Europe

Featuring Mauro Fanelli, CEO, MixedBag

12:00 – 12:30

Rachele Doimo, Square Enix

12:30 – 13:00

DJ Level Design feat. MC Quest – Courage

Łukasz Chmielewski, Techland

13:00 – 14:00: lunch break

14:00 – 14:30

Fireside chat: How to Design a Memorable Horror Nemesis

Chris Darril, Remothered

Introduced by Marco Accordi Rickards, VIGAMUS Foundation Director

14:30 – 15:00

From traditional Art to Game Art

Marco Rizzotti, King

15:00 – 16:00

Women in Games Panel

Moderator: Micaela Romanini, Women in Games Italy Founder

  • Kate Edwards, Geogrify
  • M.Claire Isaaman, Women in Games WIGJ CEO
  • Sharon Tolaini Sage, Norwich University of the Arts
  • Rachele Doimo, Square Enix
  • Angela Paoletti, Local Transit

16:00 – 16:30

Leading the Player in Linear Narrative

Luca Dalcò, LKA

16:30 – 17:00

How 3 Horses and a Viking Will Distrupt the Gaming Industry

Morten Rongaard, Reality Game Group

17:00 – 17:30

Esports in Numbers – Audience and Field Development

Pontus Rundqvist, Dreamhack

17:30 – 18:30

Nordic Game Discovery Contest

Hosted by Teddy Florea, Nordic Game Conference


Leonardo Hall


15:00 – 16:00

Game Development And Law: Commercial And Legal Tips Every Developer Should Be Aware Of sponsored by Insight Studio Legale | 법무법인

  • Andrea Rizzi, Insight Studio Legale | 법무법인, Partner
  • Nicoletta Serao, Insight Studio Legale| 법무법인, Associate

16:00 – 17:00

EFGAMP Game Culture Summit

Andreas Lange, EFGAMP President


  • Marco Accordi Rickards, VIGAMUS Foundation
  • Maciej Hofman, European Commission
  • Enrico Martines, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Benjamin Rostalski, Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur
  • Susan Tackenberg, IB Media

21:30 – Gamerome Networking Party @ Hotel Midas, sponsored by Leonardo Digital Campus


Friday 23 November

Aurelia Auditorium


10:00 – 10:30

Gamerome Hall of Fame

Awarded to David Cage

Tomonobu Itagaki stage interview

with Marco Accordi Rickards, Gamerome Advisory Board

10:30 – 11:00

Game Audio Primer

David Logan, Studio V

11:00 – 11:30

HUNT: Showdown – Audio

Florian Füsslin, Crytek

11:30 – 12:00

What’s About the Ecosystem of eSports: Moneymaker o Moneyeater?

Frank Sliwka, ESL – Turtle Entertainment

12:00 – 12:30

Helping Developers Succeed – Beyond Technology and Tools

Milena Koljensic, Epic Games

12:30 – 13:00

Trends in the Industry which are Important for Indies and Game Developers

Stefan Lampinen, Game Advisor

13:00 – 14:00: lunch break

14:00 – 14:15

Sponsored Talk – New Processors for Content creator and Developers: Which Hardware is Used by Gamer?

Agostino Melillo, Intel

14:15 – 14:30

The Indie Survival Guide + AMA

Alberto Belli, Gamera Interactive

14:30 – 15:00

Why Going to Events is Important for the Success of Your Game, and How to Make the Most Out of the Events You Visit

Alessandra Van Otterlo, Control

15:00 – 15:30

From Words to Waves: A Few Tips to Survive Full Localisation

Angela Paoletti, Local Transit

15:30 – 16:00

The Influence of Digital Education: Into Gaming and eSports

Or Briga, Novos

16:00 – 16:30

The Search for the Holy Grail – Feature Trends in Mobile Games Across the World

Kay Gruenwoldt, Game Refinery

16:30 – 17:00

Fireside Chat: Everything you Wanted to Know about Blockchain but Were Too Afraid to Ask

  • Morten Rongaard, Reality Gaming Group
  • Kish Hirani, Terra Virtua

17:00 – 17:30

Simple Guide to Optimizing your Art Inside of Unreal

Joseph Azzam, Epic Games

17:30 – 18:00

Gamerome Showcase Award Ceremony

Introduced by Micaela Romanini and Antonio Pasalic, IB Media

Indie Prize Award Ceremony

Introduced by Maciej W. Hofman, European Commission


Leonardo Hall


10:30 – 11:30

Women In Esports – sponsored by Intel

  • Marie-Claire Isaaman, Women in Games WIGJ CEO
  • Micaela Romanini, Women in Games Italia Founder
  • Agostino Melillo, Intel Communication Manager


  • Kate Edwards, Geogrify
  • Pontus Rundqvist, Dreamhack
  • Frank Sliwka, ESL – Turtle Entertainment
  • Alessandra Van Otterlo, Control


For further information about the event schedule, you can follow these links for the Aurelia Auditorium and Leonardo Hall panels. Tickets can be purchased here.

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