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|Session Name:||Game Career Seminar: "You Want to Do What?" Non-Traditional Pathways to Game Development|
|Speaker(s):||Marina Diez, Osama Dorias, JC Lau, Erika Olsen|
|Company Name(s):||Three of Cups Games, Warner Brothers Games Montreal, Harebrained Schemes, Humble Bundle|
|Track / Format:||Game Career Seminar|
|Overview:||Deciding to go into games from another (possibly more stable) career can often be a daunting choice. Why would anyone want to do it, and how can you make the move in a way that is optimal and sustainable? This panel is comprised developers who took a range of different paths into games. We'll discuss how and why we made the leap into games, some useful tips for getting in the door, and some practical next steps for maximizing your chances of success on the other side of those studio doors.|