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Independent Games Summit: A Decade Unveiled: The Brazilian Indie Game Scene's Transformative Journey


Five diverse game devs come together to share their stories and how they all originated from the same ecosystem: the Brazilian Indie Scene.nnOver the past 10 years, Brazil has seen nearly a tenfold increase in the number of game development companies. From 133 incorporated studios, there are now over 1000, with an estimated 10,000 workers in the industry. We revealed this budding indie game industry back at a GDC talk in 2014 and, now, we have come full circle, with an understanding of the reasons why the Brazilian community has experienced this growth. It's been driven by the strength of regional developer communities as well as individual actions that have infused regional DNA into various globally successful games.nnGame developers from titles like Horizon Chase, Pixel Rift, Blazing Chrome, and Sword Legacy: Omen will discuss how they learned to deal with this scenario and came out victorious from it. They'll explain how certain definitions of success don't translate equally across the world, highlight diverse cultural, economic, social landscapes that shaped individual achievements, and inspire you to do the same.

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