ECGC 2019 Sessions
APRIL 16TH – 18TH, 2019
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Summit: Indie Game Development
April 16, 2019 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
For years now, indie game developers have been creating games individually or in small teams without the financial support of publishers or other outside sources, and the best advice given to them is: “Give it your best, work hard and be true to yourself.” In this summit, we will try to do better than that. Our expert panelists and trainers will share insights and experiences to help create a path forward in the new cloud gaming environment. No longer will developers be able to sell their games individually, direct to consumers. Instead, they will have to adopt a model of selling their experience to a service provider who will, in turn, provide the consumer with the option to play that game. This “Netflix model” works for documentarians, drama series creators and independent filmmakers, but will it work for a product that is developed by a highly skilled, dedicated workforce, often over a period of years? It won’t be a smooth ride, but the journey to cloud gaming doesn’t have to spell the end of indie gaming and development as we know it. Instead, indie developers can take charge and take steps ahead of the triple-A pack to get their foot in the door and take advantage of their unique position within the industry.
Dr. Farhad Javidi
Annette Stavenow Eriksson
12:30-13:30: Lunch (on your own)