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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Game Career Seminar: Full Circle: From Game Jams to Industry and Back
Speaker(s): JC Lau, Tarja Porkka-Kontturi, Nourhan ElSherief, Chel Wong, Kathleen Baker
Company Name(s): Harebrained Schemes, Global Game Jam, Instinct Games, Chel Wong Audio LLC, Wild Jam
Track / Format: Game Career Seminar

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Overview: Game jams are fun and great learning experiences, but how do you translate what you did in a game jam into skills for a resume? How can a game jam land you a job in the games industry? How do you turn a game jam game into a shippable product? In this talk, we will discuss strategies for game jamming, practical and networking skills development, and moving from a prototype to a shippable product. We will also examine how to frame and market game jam experience for roles at game studios, use the skills from game jams as part of daily game development work, and how to meet and overcome challenges with jamming. By highlighting the value and power of game jams, we hope to encourage and empower more people to participate in jamming as a way into a game career and beyond.

Game Developers Conference 2022

JC Lau

Harebrained Schemes

Tarja Porkka-Kontturi

Global Game Jam

Nourhan ElSherief

Instinct Games

Chel Wong

Chel Wong Audio LLC

Kathleen Baker

Wild Jam

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Game Career Seminar

Game Career / Education