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Véronique is an illustrator and concept artist from Antananarivo, Madagascar. She is also a regular jammer and worked on Hafa during Global Game Jam 2020.

What kind of games do you like to play?

I haven’t played games for a while due to studying at home so I think I’m more of a casual player. I played some MMORPG games before like Drakensang.

The art used for Hafa is lovely. How did you decide on Hafa’s art style and what inspired the character?

For Hafa’s style, me and the other artist decided to keep it simple and cute to make it nice to watch while playing. For the protagonist, I was inspired by the lymphocytes in the body that look like a “T”.

What was your experience working with your team this year?

The Global Game Jam this year was really fun with my team as we were all hyped and all competent in our field of work.

How was this year’s Global Game Jam different from the last time you participated? Did you learn any lessons the last time you took part in Global Game Jam?

This year was different from last year’s Global Game Jam for me as I was more prepared this time. I learned how to work fast and well and kept my rhythm with the other jammers.

Do you enjoy working on art for games?

I really enjoy making art for games as I’m studying by myself to be a concept artist.

What is the difference between the art you usually work on and making art for games?

The art I usually work on depends on my mood and my state of mind and the art I do for games is inspired by all the people working there and their ideas.

What would you like to see more of in the game development industry globally and in Africa?

I don’t have really big demands toward the game industry for now as they are really improving lately, but in Africa, I would like to see more people believing, helping and giving a chance to local game creators as some of them can create something really good but lack money or material.

Play Hafa here: https://globalgamejam.org/2020/games/hafa-4

Véronique’s DeviantArt: https://www.deviantart.com/veroyasumiinuzuka

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