GDC Europe 2016 Schedule

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  • Stop Shooting Yourself in the Foot: 10 Elusive Secrets to Avoid Complete Commercial Failure

    Location:  Europasaal, 1st Level
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Independent Games Summit
    Pass Type: Independent Games Summit Pass, Student Pass, All Access Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: Video
    Audience Level: All

    The barriers to entry continue to drop. Yet, the barriers to success are higher than they have ever been. Making a great game is the starting point. While we all know that marketing your game and building a community of fans are some of the ingredients to success, time and again developers make dumb business decisions that torpedo their chance to have meaningful business success. This session will dig into some not-so-obvious (that maybe should be obvious) secrets to ensure you don't completely bomb in the marketplace.


    Hard earned experiences and examples on how not to totally screw up at the business of games. Includes both tips related to shipping games, as well as building a studio.

    Intended Audience

    All those responsible for the business side of their games and/or studio.