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

Room: 302C

Hosted by Dr. Farhad JavidiBrandon Huffman, Annette Stavenow ErikssonChris Cooper,
Shaun Peoples, Randy Greenback, Rachel PresserNick Klingensmith, Joseph Blair, Evey Kollstrand,
Meghan Jack

Summit Description:

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.

9:00-9:30: Overview
Dr. Farhad Javidi

9:30-10:30: Law
Brandon Huffman
Annette Stavenow Eriksson
Tommy Persson

10:30-11:30: Startup
Chris Cooper
Shaun Peoples
Jon Luoni

11:30-12:30: Design
Randy Greenback
Rachel Presser

12:30-13:30: Lunch (on your own)

13:30-16:00: Development
Nick Klingensmith
Joseph Blair

Summit assistants:
Evey Kollstrand
Meghan Jack
Jesse Smith


April 16, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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