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Promised Land Open Day – Ziemia Obiecana branży kreatywnej

CD PROJEKT RED in collaboration with the city of Łódź, Poland, and EC1 Łódź — City of Culture, invite all budding artists and creative industry enthusiasts to Promised Land Open Day. The returning one-day-only event will take place this September 4th

Promised Land Open Day will follow the creative-industry-professionals-oriented Promised Land Art Festival which also returns this year to Łódź, Poland. The event will be fully offline and will take place in the EC1 building complex — a former power station, modernized and now serving as a center for culture and science.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in numerous activities. These will include panels and lectures from industry professionals and invited guests as they share their experiences of having worked on some of the biggest video games, films, animations, and other pieces of popular culture. Other attractions will include portfolio reviews hosted by veteran artists and meetings with recruiters from the game development sector, with Promised Land partners hosting presentations of the latest technology powering the creative industry. While some content may be available in English, Open Day and its attractions will mostly be presented in Polish. 

The studio also announced the first speakers for Promised Land Open Day who will guide visitors behind the scenes of the creative industry:

Anna Podedworna is an illustrator and concept artist. She started her career in CD PROJEKT RED and Flying Wild Hog. Now she is a freelance artist, growing a list of clients which includes studios such as: CD PROJEKT RED, Riot Games, Wizards of the Coast, Valve, Walt Disney Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures. She has contributed to games such as GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Dota 2, Evil West, Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder and upcoming movies such as The Lion King sequel and Joker 2.

Stan Just is a committed game developer with over 12 years of experience in the industry. He is currently the CEO of Covenant.dev, and the Game Director of the upcoming Gord. In his past experience as a producer, he worked for Reality Pump Studios on the Two Worlds series, 11 bit studios on the Anomaly series, and CD PROJEKT RED — where Just managed teams creating The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its expansions. He also sat on the management boards of the Polish Games Association, European Federation of Game Developers, and GameINN Steering Committee.

Tomasz Marchewka is an Associate Story Director at CD PROJEKT RED. He holds over a decade’s experience as a writer. During his time at CD PROJEKT RED, he has worked on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the Blood and Wine expansion, and Cyberpunk 2077. Besides video games, he writes novels and short stories. He is an incorrigible aficionado of noir fiction. In stories he looks for sad endings, flawed characters, and mistakes that cannot be undone.

Open Day tickets are available for purchase starting today.