Building Something with Julie Bonnecarrère and Pavel Afanasiev: Northern Lights Entertainment

What happens when two political geeks that love gaming meet?

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They build a strategy game in astropolitics together!

Julie Bonnecarrère and Pavel Afanasiev are the co-founders of Northern Lights Entertainment, a startup in the Founders Program, building a massively multiplayer online strategy game centered on the management of an environmentally threatened galaxy.

It is a game where players engage in political experimentation, using economic, diplomatic, and military levers to collectively manage diverse political regimes, trying to survive the confrontation with each other – and the expanding Nebula at the center of the galaxy.

Watch this interview in the Building Something series to learn more about their first game Nebulae!


Building an early-stage startup and want to join Pavel and Julie at STATION F?

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May the odds be ever in your favor 🖤

Interview by

Cindy Yang
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Emma Villiers
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