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|Session Name:||How Reviewing Games for Nine Years Helped in Designing Gunpoint|
|Company Name(s):||Suspicious Developments|
|Track / Format:||Independent Games Summit|
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|Overview:||Gunpoint's designer, writer and programmer, Tom Francis, worked on the game during the weekends while working as a full-time games critic for PC Gamer. This talk will share a bit of the awkwardness, glee, guilt and hypocrisy of someone criticising accomplished developers while making a bumbling attempt at their own first game. It will discuss what you can learn from the games you love and hate, and how to pick them apart.|