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Session Name: What Every Mobile Indie Developer Needs to Know Before Publishing
Speaker(s): Barry Dorf, Johnny Coghlan, Matthew Wilson, Javier Ferreira
Company Name(s): DeNA, Ayopa Games, Rovio Entertainment, Scopely
Track / Format: Business & Marketing

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Overview: Panelists will cover the top five hot topics mobile indie game developers should consider when working with a major publisher, including:
  1. Skin in the game -- what it takes mathematically for a big publisher to make an indie developer's game successful
  2. IP vs non IP -- the value and challenges of working with established brands
  3. Free-to-play vs premium -- the risks/rewards
  4. Casual vs core -- what game genre competition is out there
  5. Studio structure -- indie developers need to know if they have the bandwidth and resources for the game to work long-term

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Barry Dorf


Johnny Coghlan

Ayopa Games

Matthew Wilson

Rovio Entertainment

Javier Ferreira


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Business & Marketing

Business & Marketing