Founders of game development studios will share anecdotes and advice for budding entrepreneurs who would like to get started on the right path but don?t mind receiving a heavy dose of reality. Topics include company structure, team recruitment, project development, publisher relations, original vs. pre-existing IP, platform/genre focus, branding -- and whether or not to run a ?virtual studio.? Mike McShaffry (Executive Producer, Red Fly Studio) Dave McCool (President & CEO, Muzzy Lane) Andrew Walker (Co-Founder, Carbon Based, LLC)
The International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games. We bring together developers at conferences, in local chapters and in special interest groups to improve their lives and craft. As an international organization, we use the Internet to connect with each other on a wide range of projects. This is a snapshot of what we're doing right now.