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Session Name: Healthy Culture Healthy Team: Perspectives from PopCap's Team Audio
Speaker(s): Becky Allen, Luca Fusi, Damian Kastbauer, RJ Mattingly, Jaclyn Shumate, Guy Whitmore
Company Name(s): PopCap Games / EA, PopCap Games / EA, PopCap, PopCap Games / EA, Microsoft, PopCap Games / EA
Track / Format: Audio

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Overview: The key to a great sounding game is a talented and well functioning audio team. But what does that mean? And how is such a team assembled? While there is no perfect formula, there are tangible steps and intentional philosophies that can be applied as a team is assembled. But good teams aren't made from a recipe; rather it's an organic and ongoing process. PopCap Games went 10 years without a full-time audio person on staff. What followed started as a team of one that has slowly grown to the current number of six. With the audio manager as panel moderator, and the team as panelists, PopCap's audio team will engage in candid conversation to explore the elements that contribute to a healthy environment and an inspired team.

GDC 2017

Becky Allen

PopCap Games / EA

Luca Fusi

PopCap Games / EA

Damian Kastbauer


RJ Mattingly

PopCap Games / EA

Jaclyn Shumate


Guy Whitmore

PopCap Games / EA

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