Wednesday 29 April 2020 -
18:00 to 19:30
Online event

As a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the British Council has transformed PlayUK festival of innovation and interaction between art and technology.  In the coming months, by providing free access to an exciting mix of online content, PlayUK has moved from physical to online continuing focus on UK game industry.

PlayUK 2020 is series of live digital events and everyone is invited to learn about the UK scene and connect with professionals from the games industry. Over the course of the next five months, we will be producing weekly video content, as well as monthly live sessions, and anyone with an interest in the games industry and creative economy can tune in.

Our first live session is titled The Value in Indie Art Direction. In this session Lu Nascimento will be walking us through the process of creating art direction for your indie games while finishing up a pixelart piece. Regardless of team size, there's value in concept art and creating an art direction document. You'll learn how best to use the art you produce and how to relay information to your team regardless of time zones.


Lu is the Co-founder and Art Director of Bunnyhug Games. She's worked on various projects in multiple capacities throughout her career, like Wargroove, Timespinner and Assemble with Care. Having received the Creative Impact award in 2019 by MCV's WIG, she pushes herself to bring the best out of pixelart and illustration in games.

The UK has an internationally renowned scene of groundbreaking games and entrepreneurial developers – from coders to designers and producers to developers, and an everlasting curiosity for connections to the international scene. With this in mind, British Council decided to transform Play UK 2020 from face-to-face events into digital ones. Festival sessions will be led by leading UK videogames artists and creators for everyone interested in game industry, sharing knowledge and expertise in various elements of game development, from writing, to art, audio, and many others.