Deirdre Cross

Funko Games’ Josh Manderville and Deirdre Cross on bringing a kinetic energy to the tabletop in Fast & Furious: Highway Heist

To dive into the process behind bringing Fast & Furious into board games, we caught up with Deirdre Cross, VP at Funko Games, and Josh Manderville, Art Director at Funko Games.

Funko Games’ Deirdre Cross on fandom, collaboration and the firm’s new real-time co-op game, Last Defense

With lots of buzz around the firm’s recent real-time co-op game, Last Defense, we caught up with Deirdre to find out more about the power of collaboration, the best way to translate brands into play experiences and the game that set her on the path into this industry.

WATCH: Prospero Hall on bringing Back to the Future to the tabletop with Back in Time

The video sees the team explore how they adapted the film trilogy into a game, and what went into making it an authentic, immersive experience.

Watch: Game On: Hasbro, Funko and Gamely talk game design

How do you pitch a game idea to Hasbro? Where does Funko Games start when turning iconic movies into great tabletop experiences? What can an indie like Gamely Games do to stand out in a crowded market? All this, and more, is covered in this Game On! panel session.

Funko, Hasbro and Gamely to talk game invention with Richard Heayes at Virtual Play Creators Conference 2020

The session will be pre-recorded later this month, but we are putting your questions to the panellists, so if you have a question you’d like them to answer, please email it to billy@mojo-nation.com.

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