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Session Name: David & Goliath: How a Newbie Solo Developer Landed on Xbox Game Pass
Speaker(s): Davionne Gooden
Company Name(s): Studio Zevere
Track / Format: Career & Studio Development
Overview: Davionne Gooden explains his four-year journey taking She Dreams Elsewhere from a scrappy, solo developed project begun in high school into a fully-realized game set to launch on multiple platforms, including Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console. He'll explain the connections that led to the deal, how he managed the process, and kept up creative momentum while dealing with time-heavy bizdev tasks. This talk will showcase the challenges and methods he used while showcasing his game on a limited budget, and dealing with large companies and obstacles as a one-person studio.

GDC Summer 2020

Davionne Gooden

Studio Zevere

free content

Career & Studio Development

Game Career / Education

Business & Marketing

Business & Marketing