ISAQUE SANCHES

Game designer, programmer and producer.
Has transdisciplinary experience working on videogames for PC, mobile, AR, VR, and XR, both in entertainment and in serious games. Has also worked on multiple interactive exhibitions and non-digital games.
Is an experimentalist, a game jam enthusiast, and a games-as-art advocate.

EMPLOYMENT

Technical Game Designer @ Virtuleap, 2020-present
AR / VR Senior Developer & Biz Dev @ Siemens, 2019-2020
Lead Game Developer, Game Designer @ Infinity Games, 2018-2019
AR / VR Developer @ Cycloid, 2017-2018
VR Developer @ 360 Play, 2016-2018
Game Developer @ B5 Studios, 2016
Game Designer & Developer @ Stratera Studio, 2013-2016

INDEPENDENT WORK

Founder, Game Designer & Producer @ Not a Game Studio
Co-Founder, Co-organizer, Evangelist @ A Ludoteca

MEDIA & EVENTS

Jury @ Fnac New Talents (Videogames), 2020-2021
Consultant, Co-host & Co-organizer @ Loading Zone, 2019-2020
Host & Consultant @ Bibliogamers, 2019
Co-organizer @ Vale Tudo (Game Jam), 2019
Co-organizer @ Castle Jam (Évora), 2019
Host & Organizer @ Misplay, 2018
Consultant @ Games For Good, 2017
Consultant @ Lisbon Game Conference, 2016-2017
Consultant @ Indie Dome, 2016

INSTALLATIONS & PERFORMANCES

“Ludöid”  @ MILL – Makers In Little Lisbon, 2020
“The Rhythm of The Night” @ Indie X, 2019
“Ursae Aequalis” @ Museum Of Natural History And Science of Lisbon, 2020
“Copy” @ Lispolis, 2019
“Keep Perfecting the Art of Connecting” @ Champalimaud Foundation’s Annual Symposium, 2019
“O Quarto Amarelo” @ MotelX, 2019
“Millennials Portugueses” @ Biblioteca De Marvila, 2019
“A Casa dos Nomes” @ Festival Contacto,  2019
“zerozero” @ Urban Audiovisual Festival, 2019
“Graffiti” @ Indie X, 2018
“[de telefone na mão, não sabendo que teclas premir]” @ Bienal De Cerveira, 2018
“Vinyl” @ Indie Dome, 2017

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

Controller King (in development)
Finalist – Playstation Talents, 2019
Winner, Best Game For Children – Playstation Awards, 2020
Nominee, Best Use of Playstation Services – Playstation Awards, 2020
Nominee, Most Innovative Game – Playstation Awards, 2020
Enhance (Steam, Oculus, HTC Vive, Pico, SideQuest, Itch.io)
Selected – Ubisoft Entrepreneurs Lab, 2021
Finalist, Best Pitch – Brain Innovation Days, 2021
Nominee, Best 6DoF App – WAVE Developer Awards, 2020
Nominee, Best Healthcare & Wellness Solution – Auggie Awards, 2020
Accredited, Cognitive Assessment and Training – STEM.org, 2021
Uranus (Steam, Itch.io)
Finalist – Playstation Talents, 2016
Nominee, Most Innovative Game – Playstation Awards, 2017
Nominee, Choice of The Press – Playstation Awards, 2017
Have a Good One (Itch.io)
Winner, Best Social Impact Worldwide GJ+, 2020
Nominee, Best Game Worldwide GJ+, 2020
Finalist, Top European Games GJ+, 2020
Winner, Best Portuguese Game – GJ+, 2020
The Third Eye Of The Gazelle (Itch.io)
Winner, Best Gamification For Neuroscience – Champalimaud Foundation, 2018
Agent Klutz (Steam, Itch.io)
Nominee, Best Portuguese Game – Geek d’Ouro, 2021
Traffix (Switch, iOS, Android)
Nominee, Best Portuguese Game – Geek d’Ouro, 2021