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Session Name: Game Career Seminar: Micro-Postmortems: 'Casual Birder', 'ValiDate', and 'Heck Deck'
Speaker(s): Diego Garcia, Dani Lalonders, Caden Parker
Company Name(s): Independent, Independent, Independent
Track / Format: Game Career Seminar

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Overview: The newest in our long-running series of game postmortems, with three indies coming from unique angles! Learn what went well and what could've gone better with games across the indie spectrum. Casual Birder was a launch title for the brand crankin new Playdate console, which had a unique form factor on top of being a new console launch. ValiDate: Struggling Singles in your Area is an inclusive dating sim with a fresh perspective on the visual novel. Heck Deck is a game jam game turned commercial product, with all the unique challenges that can bring. Join us to gain insight into what it takes to release products of all sizes!

Game Developers Conference 2023

Diego Garcia


Dani Lalonders


Caden Parker


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Game Career Seminar

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