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  • Award
    The Humble Bundle Game Creators of Color Award - Gamedev of Color Expo 2021
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    The Humble Bundle Creators of Color Award provides one game dev $25,000 to create a game to be distributed as a Humble original. The Gamedev of Color Expo granted this award to Younès in 2021, following their work on making mashup games to explore new designs and connect communities.
  • Talk
    SUPER IS HOT: Making Games By Breaking & Combining Others - GDoC 2021 Talk
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    Crossovers fanarts such as "Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright", can become so popular that they actually bring forth their own games. In this talk, Younès guides you through the development of "SUPER IS HOT": a crossover between the universally acclaimed games Baba is You and SUPERHOT. From the design challenges of mixing two games together to handling its reception by diverse audiences, come learn how making a crossover game can help you grow as a game developer.
  • Paper
    Revealing Game Dynamics via Word Embeddings of Gameplay Data - AIIDE 2021 Talk
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    This paper shows that word embedding techniques such as Word2Vec can be applied to gameplay data, helping show possible relationships between elements of a game's design. We apply Word2Vec to chess and show how it rediscovers interesting strategic knowledge about the game.
  • Talk
    There's A Skull In My Garden - Roguelike Celebration 2020 Talk
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    Younès gave a talk at the 2020 Roguelike Celebration about how procedurally generated artefacts can be recontextualised and reinterpreted by giving the player simple actions.