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A Survival Guide for Game Developers

Richard Vogel (VP of Technology and Online Services, Certain Affinity)

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Topic: Game Career Seminar

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

If you are aspiring toward a career in game development this is a lecture you don't want to miss. Richard Vogel will discuss his observations of what it's like working in the games industry for over 20 years and the most important soft skills needed for success.


Attendees will learn what to look out for when looking at studios they would like to work at, what cultures best fit their skill set, and what soft skills are most important to be successful in the games industry.

Intended Audience

The intended audience is people looking to get into the games industry and for people who are currently working in games who want to learn how to be more successful in their careers.