O Futuro do Game Design (Big Festival 2022)

As PC Gamer reports, an important thing to note here is that he pulled the stunt with the blessing of the event’s organisers. The Brazil International Games Festival had among its main sponsors a number of crypto, NFT and blockchain companies, some of whom were furious at the content of Venturelli’s talk.


“These people are outsiders here, they’re not important,” he said of the scam peddlers when talking to PC Gamer. “They’re just trying to buy their relevance, because they have no actual influence over the future of our industry. If you just give them this space uncontested, you’re just giving them exactly what they want, and buying their narrative that they’re relevant.”

Venturelli added, “I’ve heard that the sponsors got really mad. They tried to break into the talk while I was talking, but the organization would not let them...There was never any kind of intention on [the organizer’s] side to shut me up or anything like that.”

While the video of the talk was in Portugese, Venturelli has since uploaded a translated set of the slides accompanying the presentation, which you can check out here.