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|Session Name:||The Belly of the Whale: Living a Creative Life in the Game Industry|
|Track / Format:||Game Design|
|Overview:||Every year, thousands of people enter the games industry, believing they have found their 'dream job.' Five years later, half of them are gone. This talk addresses the problems of leading a creative life in our business, identifying traps and pitfalls, but also offering specific solutions to the challenges we all face. Each of us feels the need to do 'meaningful work' in our lives. Attendees will learn strategies to do such work and to find fulfillment within the sometimes brutal and unforgiving environment of the games industry.|