Jordan Power (Senior Product Manager, Phoenix Labs)
Location: Room 3014, West Hall
Date: Wednesday, March 22
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
All Access Pass, Core Pass
Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership
Vault Recording: Video
Audience Level: All
Launch Day is only the beginning. In 2019, Dauntless launched on PC and consoles to massive player counts and positive critical reception—but with so many live service games competing for attention and time, players moved on to new adventures and the future of the game became uncertain. Four years later, Dauntless is a healthy and successful live-service game with an engaged community and a passionate development team.
In this talk, Jordan Power, Senior Product Manager at Phoenix Labs, breaks down 10 lessons from over 200 patches during Dauntless's lifetime. Each lesson comes with actionable insight and a real-world example to help attendees apply it to their own projects.
Attendees will get a deeper look at what it takes to run a successful live game—without unlimited funds. They'll get 10 clear, actionable lessons with real-world examples from a first-time product leads journey taking Dauntless from a game that struggled to find its place after launching to a healthy live service.
This is for product leads, game directors, and anyone else working on live-service games. Previous experience working on live-service games is not required. It is intended to help developers of every level think more strategically about building and maintaining games that truly serve players.