Gaming Stage

SAE on Heroes Dutch Comic Con!

SAE Institute offers a comprehensive course portfolio in creative media fields (audio, film, animation, games development, music business and web) with a strong tradition of practical application and industry recognition. A Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree can be achieved in as little as two years.

Two Masters programmes (MA/MSc) are available. Bachelor and Masters programmes are offered in conjunction with the renowned Middlesex University in London. SAE Institute has a network across five continents with campuses in world centres of creative media industries including London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles and more.

During Heroes Dutch Comic Con they have their own booth. In addition they host several panels and lectures on the Gaming Stage. Below an overview of these lectures with for example 'The Making of Horizon Zero Dawn' by Ilya Golitsyn! 

The Making of Horizon Zero Dawn – Ilya Golitsyn

Senior Concept Artist at Guerrilla Games Ilya Golitsyn presents designing the tribes in Horizon Zero Dawn. Ilya talks the approach and technique of designing the tribes as well as the logic behind design decisions while creating Horizon Zero Dawn's human population.

Ilya's art station:

The Art of Animation - Peer Lemmers

Peer talks the art of animation and its role within a scheduled production

Nature and Landscapes in Games - Dennis Boersma

Dennis Boersma talks creating and controlling landscapes in video games. Learn how to quickly create grass, flowers and trees in Unity and Autodesk 3ds max.

11:30 – 12:30


Fundamentals of 2D Game Artwork - Joel Holtzmann

Joel talks fundamental techniques to create stunning 2D Artwork and bring your conceptual and technical drawing skills to the next level.

14:00 – 15:00


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