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Session Name Making Kitty Powers' Matchmaker - Adventures of a Videogame Drag Queen
Speaker(s) Richard Franke
Company Name(s) Magic Notion
Track / Format Independent Games Summit
Overview In this inspirational and practical talk, Magic Notion's founder Richard Franke charts the development of hilarious drag queen-hosted mobile dating sim Kitty Powers' Matchmaker. This was Richard's first indie title after almost 20 years making "big" console games, and in a very personal story, Richard (a "close personal friend" of Kitty Powers herself!) covers how he dealt with inclusiveness, making comedy work in a game, designing a compelling dating game, and how to keep your wig on when all around are losing theirs.

GDC 2015

Richard Franke

Magic Notion

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Independent Games Summit

Independent Games

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