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All successful games align business, creative & production

 

Your market needs Your team’s passion Your team skills

Here is what we help you with:

  • Find a concept that makes sense business-wise in your market
  • Guide your team to develop an exciting creative vision
  • Go through production with you by balancing risk and ambition

All successful games align business, creative & production

 

Your market needs Your team’s passion Your team skills

Here is what we help you with:

  • Find a concept that makes sense business-wise in your market
  • Guide your team to develop an exciting creative vision
  • Go through production with you by balancing risk and ambition

What is Game Whispering?

Creative support from concept to live release

We help companies start projects rationally, improve quality output, and set processes for growth

Our edge:

  • One-stop creative shop, from conception to game release
  • Able to coach executives and lead production teams
  • Workshops, mentoring, or hands-on work
  • Successful track record in all markets
  • A network of world-class specialists & publishers

Alex Mandryka

Creative Strategist

Former Design Director at Ubisoft & Relic

Our approach:

The Creative Full Stack

A top-down process from inception to playable prototype

  • Align business, creative and production on a clear rational vision
  • Validate hypothesis at each step before investing more
  • Direct your team with a stronger shared vision

Market positioning

What game should we make?

Analyzing your competition and target audience, identify a market gap for your game and differentiation angle to maximize chances of success.

Player fantasy

How to capture the imagination of your players?

Based on your positioning, create a fantasy, relevant to your audience.
Set a strong creative vision to align your team in the right direction.

Production

Realize the vision and address key risks

Set an effective plan to flesh out your creative vision, and prototype solutions to your most ambitious features.
Rally your team around clear delivery targets, develop the right skills to ship with high quality.

Services & Workshops for different project stages

PRODUCT STRATEGY WORKSHOP

 Shape your concept to fit a market gap
  • Analyze existing market and competition
  • Detail customer segments and their taste
  • Design value propositions to satisfy them
  • Find the right pitch for your game

CREATIVE WORKSHOP

Create the right fantasy for your audience
  • Clarify your core creative vision
  • Align creative vision to your business goals
  • Set a shared vision to engage your team
  • Identify critical features to deliver on

PRODUCTION SUPPORT

Deliver the vision while controlling risk
  • Guidance with gameplay prototyping
  • Get the right skills for your project
  • Control scope with clear milestones
  • Focus your team with a delivery dynamic

Strategic Workshop

Our Strategic Workshop lets you shape your game concept to fit a business opportunity. Through a 2 day workshop, we will analyze your competition, audience, revenue potential and needed quality level.

This lets you identify the key features needed to stand out on the market, and ensure that your budget matches sales potential.

Key takeaway of the workshop:

  • Understand competition & target customer segment needs
  • Find differentiation axis to stand out in your market
  • Get valuable direction for your creative process

Alexandre helped our company to see exactly what we were missing and discover what we needed to grow our business.

He has great charisma and is also really good at working with foreigners, he’s patient and knows how to get his point across.

Eva Colasso

Co-Founder & Business Developer, Blokwise studios

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Creative Workshop

The Creative Workshop is a 3 day exercise for your core team to develop the creative vision for your project. Through different brainstorming techniques, you will develop a shared vocabulary to express the creative core, establish shared ownership among your team, and validate relevance to your targeted audience. By developing your player experience, you will set a blueprint of your game, giving you a clear target for pre-production.

 

 Creative Workshop output:

  • A shared vision and an engaged team
  • Strong direction for gameplay, art and player experience
  • Key features roadmap for pre-production
  • A refined pitch for your first contact with publishers

Alex was instrumental in guiding the creative process for our latest game, World War Doh. Thanks to him, we embraced new ways of approaching game design that were a great fit not only for the game, but for our company culture.

His understanding of what is required at a personal, creative and business level is uncanny.

Jairo Nieto

Chief Creative Officer, Jam City Colombia

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Production Support

Production Support helps you strengthen creative vision through your team. By giving you a clear framework to your prototyping effort, we let you identify and validate the most critical parts of gameplay to reduce risk before entering production.

 This engagement spans along production and entails:

  • On-site support and remote coaching.
  • Support to your creative owner to reinforce the vision and communicate it
  • Establishment of clear targets and validation milestones
  • Guidance with gameplay prototyping effort
  • Help to prepare for internal milestone review or publisher submission

We used to think all work based on creativity, like game development, was inherently based on a lot of chaotic and random experiments until something ‘fun’ or ‘interesting’ is found.

Alex helped us realize there can be a methodology to channel creativity in the right direction, not to tighten it up, but to get to places we like more quickly and to get actual knowledge from these explorations.

Miguel Posada

Co-Founder & Tech Director, Efecto studios

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Success Cases

“Alex was instrumental in guiding the creative process for our game, World War Doh.

With him, we embraced a new design approach that was a great fit for the game, and our company culture. His understanding of what is required at a personal, creative and business level is uncanny.”

Jairo Nieto

CCO – Jam City Colombia

“Alex has been a mentor for a long time.

He can see good products from far away and help them reach their potential by suggesting approaches to how to start, how to think about them in a holistic way.”

Carlos Rocha Silva

CEO – Dreams Uncorporated

“Alex’ coaching enabled me to do a full market analysis and structure vision for Hot Shot Burn.

I learned tons about game design and it made designing my first multiplayer game more approachable.”

Grzegorz Dalek

Creative Lead – Artifex Mundi

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