Austin Game Conference 2017

The Austin Game Conference makes me want to immediately move out of Houston. I learn so much about the game industry and network with many great people. I think the after parties were the best part where you talk to other game devs. To hear the excitement, the joy, and the motivation of people working in the game industry is invigorating. I want to share with you everything I learned at the conference.

63: Research for Authenticity with Alexandra Lucas

Alexandra Lucas is the host at Cheat Codes and does consulting at “So You Want To Make Games.” She earned a B.A. in French and English from Wellesley College, and studied game design at DigiPen. Next, she won the GDC Game Narrative Review competition twice...

60: How to Playtest Games with Deborah Hendersen

Deborah Henderson is a cognitive psychologist who has worked in games for more than 6 years. She specializes in helping teams understand when they are delivering on their design vision, or what is blocking players from getting to that vision. Currently, she works at...

52: How Players Engage With Your Game with Jerry Belich

Jerry Belich, the creator of the award winning Choosatron, is an game designer, using hardware, electronics, and software to create interactive and storytelling experiences. He went independent in 2013 after a decade of software development, and in the summer of 2016,...

50: Be Hungry to Learn with Fakhra AlMansouri

Fakhra AlMansouri is the founder and CEO of Hybrid Humans, the first independent game studio in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Some of her titles include Hop Hop Away and Who Lurks. She also organizes game jams, and create workshops to introduce students to game design. The...

44: The Community Got Your Back with Matthew Viglione

Matthew Viglione is a co-founder of SomaSim, a Chicago-based indie studio founded in 2013 to create simulation games. He has extensive experience in creative direction, writing, and graphic design. He also has done a few GDC talk such as his latest one called “Running...

41: Avoid Feature Creep with Zachary Berenger

Zachary Berenger has been making video games for over 12 years and also, he has been making tutorials on youtube for over five years to help us Game Devs learn how to make great games and get us motivated. His youtube name is RealTutsGML and his website is...