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Being a Unicorn: Multiclassing in an Industry That Wants Specialization

Alexis De Girolami  (Lead Game Designer, Electric Manta)

Theresa Duringer  (CEO, Temple Gates Games)

Kimberly Unger  (Strategic MR Lead, Oculus VR)

Virginia Smith  (Senior Gameplay Engineer, Unknown Worlds)

Kate Compton  (Asst Prof of Instruction, Northwestern University)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Panel

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The majority of job postings in games are for single roles: programmer, game designer, artist. Yet there are some people with talents in multiple areas. If you are in this situation, how do you find a job and build a career when you can do more than your job description allows?

This panel brings together four multitalented veteran developers who have each managed to build their career at a variety of mid-size and large studios, to tell their stories of how they were able to generalize in an industry of specialists.

Takeaway

Attendees will gain practical advice on the benefits of cultivating a skill set beyond a single discipline, and how to best bring those additional talents to bear in both a job search and on the job.

Intended Audience

This is for professional and aspiring developers who either have skills in multiple content areas, or who are considering branching out; as well as people in hiring positions at companies who want to understand, attract, and retain such people.