Digital gaming: social impacts and opportunities for SA

Digital gaming: social impacts and opportunities for SA

Apr 30
Join your fellow CEDA Trustees as Mighty Kingdom Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Dan Thorsland, outlines the creative ideas and drive that has changed the landscape of digital gaming in SA.


Dan Thorsland, Director Business Development and Partnerships, Mighty Kingdom

Event overview

The digital gaming industry is currently valued at over USD$137 billion, eclipsing film, music and print. It is the medium of the millennial and their preferred field for study, as well as employment. How do we, a remote one-company town, tap into that market of revenue and creative passion?

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Dan Thorsland
Director Business Development and Partnerships, Mighty Kingdom

Dan joined Mighty Kingdom in 2013, focusing on creating business partnerships with major global brands like Disney, Moose Toys and LEGO to bring global opportunities into the vibrant creative community in Adelaide. A native of New York, Dan relocated to Adelaide in 2001 and joined Ratbag Games to produce computer games. He produced Saturday Night Speedway in 2004, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes in 2009. He also produced VFX sequences at Rising Sun Pictures, for the Australian feature film The Dragon Pearl. For a decade he edited comic book series featuring major characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman, and developed a line of comics based in the Star Wars universe, working directly with Lucasfilm. Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

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