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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Indie Voltron: Building a Development Collective
Speaker(s): Teddy Diefenbach, Benjamin Esposito, Sam Farmer, Akira Thompson, Asher Vollmer
Company Name(s): Heart Machine, Little Flag, Independent, RainBros, Independent
Track / Format: Community

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Overview: Small development teams don't have access on their own to the same resources as large companies. By banding together with other developers they can amplify their reach, expand their resources, and find new collaborators. However, along with its benefits, creating a larger entity comes with its share of complications and challenges. Building an inclusive, productive community is difficult, and the lines between collective and clique can become blurry to outsiders as well as members of the group. Members of LA's Glitch City collective and workspace discuss their failures and successes growing from disparate groups of friends to a large community.

GDC Next 2014

Teddy Diefenbach

Heart Machine

Benjamin Esposito

Little Flag

Sam Farmer


Akira Thompson


Asher Vollmer


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Community Management