Mark Laursen

Founder & CEO, Bright Star Studios

Mark Laursen is a Danish game developer, entrepreneur, award winning venture founder, tech creator as well as keynote speaker and advisor – in other words, Laursen has a great amount of experience within the field of game and tech development. Aside from this, he has been involved in eSports in its early days by playing as well as co-creating succesful organisations, such as Nihilum and Ensidia. Furthermore, he has been part of several start-ups within the fields of game, eSport and other technology; among other things, he co-founded the Danish game development company PlayOn in 2016.

In april 2018, he founded Bright Star Studios with game developer Joris Huijbregts, which is the Danish game developing company currently working on Ember Sword, an MMORPG set to be released in 2022 which focus on player-driven community. The Ember Sword game has, despite not being released yet, already achieved a great economic succes in community land sale only making the coming game even more anticipated.

Along with his partner Joris Huijbregts, Mark Laursen will host the session The Rise of Play-to-Earn Games on October 27 at THIS Game.

Moreover, Laursen will be part of the panel at the conference session The New Pioneers and US Demand For Creative Danish Content hosted by the Danish Trade Council in NYC on October 28 at THIS Conference.

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