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|Session Name:||Game Career Seminar: Finding Your Creative Voice Through Game Jams|
|Company Name(s):||Studio Imugi|
|Track / Format:||Game Career Seminar|
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|Overview:||Although game development is a creative field, very few of us ever become creative leads. This talk is a guide for junior to intermediate developers who aspire to attain such positions and realize their potential. Drawing upon his 12 years of experience as an indie developer, Jongwoo discusses how creative leadership requires both the cultivation of one's professional "edge" and creative "voice". Without having both, developers are often stuck in a "credibility trap" that keeps them stuck in their current role or discipline without being granted an opportunity to lead a project. To overcome this, Jongwoo recommends doing game jams, which are an excellent way to deliberately practice game development. This talk will delve into the best practices for game jams for rapidly developing your edge and voice.|