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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Going from AAA to Indie: New Studio Founders Share Their Experiences
Speaker(s): Damian Isla, Borut Pfeifer, Damon Pidhajecky, Robert Zubek
Company Name(s): Moonshot Games, Plush Apocalypse Productions, Lucky Puppy, SomaSim
Track / Format: Independent Games

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Overview: In this session, game industry veterans who moved from AAA studios to found new, independent companies will share lessons and advice on starting out and releasing new games in this quickly evolving market. Panelists will first address the immediate challenges in starting a studio, such as picking business models and platforms, evaluating ideas, seeking funding, and working on marketing and game discovery. During the second half, panelists will look at future trends in the industry, how games and platforms are changing, and what new companies should be anticipating.

GDC Next 2013

Damian Isla

Moonshot Games

Borut Pfeifer

Plush Apocalypse Productions

Damon Pidhajecky

Lucky Puppy

Robert Zubek


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