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How to Scale an Indie Game via Outsourcing

Speaker:

Bianca Antunes (Producer, Flux Game Studio)

Location: Overlook 2018, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 21

Time: 12:45pm - 1:10pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Educators Summit, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!

Topic: Production & Team Management

Format: Poster Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

Outsourcing means delegating tasks in any part of the game development cycle to external studios. So, what are the biggest challenges to being a small, under-resourced company and making your first original indie game using outsourcing? Is it possible to reconcile third parties with a small and inexperienced team with a tight deadline and small budget? Flux Game Studio's Bianca Antunes will share her experiences, mistakes, and successes in working with third parties for the first time, transforming a small indie game into a great innovative game, showing that it is possible to make it happen and to synchronize all the many moving pieces.

Takeaway

Attendees will learn if and how their company should adopt the practice of outsourcing. They will learn the drawbacks and benefits of outsourcing being an indie and inexperienced company as well as learning other ways to succeed with this new experience. Attendees will learn about the less obvious advantages of this business strategy​.

Intended Audience

New or small companies that are trying to escalate their game using outsourcing, curious people interested in new processes to work internally and externally on an original project, producers and even outsourcing companies. ​