Saturday 12th March, 2011
12:30pm to 1:30pm
It starts with an idea and a handful of creative minds, but where it goes from there can be anyone’s guess. Today’s indie game developers face a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is determining which platform will best aide in their eventual success. Video game publishers continue to change overnight, offering developers new tools to implement into their titles and competitive options for extending the game value. With all of these changes, indie developers are left with several unanswered questions: how do I go about choosing the best distribution method for my game? Which platform harnesses the audience that my game is best suited for? How do I fully take advantage of all the aspects that a platform has to offer? This panel brings together representatives from various platforms as well as indie developers to discuss the lessons learned when developing games for traditional consoles, virtual worlds, portable devices, social platforms and beyond.
Director of Publishing #lockwood, Big Gamer and Collector of Lego bio from Twitter
I make video games and movies and write things that you can read. My mother thinks they're all very good. bio from Twitter
I'm a writer, photographer, and gamer. I also do business development for a social games startup. bio from Twitter
3:30pm Surviving and Thriving as an Independent Game Developer by Cinco Barnes
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