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Build Your Career in Games Like It's an RPG

Jing Wang  (General Manager, Phoenix Labs)

Anne Gibeault  (Product Head, Phoenix Labs)

Gordon Bellamy  (Professor, USC Games)

Connie Griffith (she/her)  (Content Lead, Undead Labs)

Brian Corrigan  (VP & Head of Americas, PUBG Corporation)

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Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: No

The journey through the games industry is not cookie cutter. There are multiple ways to enter, and even more ways to develop a career. Like characters from an RPG, each person can specialize into specific craft areas, pick up side skills along the way, and even change roles entirely. The path to finding success in the industry doesn't have to be linear.

In this panel, seasoned game developers from Phoenix Labs, USC Games, PUBG Corporation, and Wizards of the Coast will share their non-linear career paths in games. They'll share learnings and reflections from their diverse journeys through games — from animation and branding, to events and operations, to game direction and studio management.


Attendees will learn about the diverse paths one can take through our industry, and how to develop a multi-disciplinary career in the industry so that they can effectively drive their own careers.

Intended Audience

This talk is intended for general audiences, particularly those starting their journey in games or those who want to build a multi-disciplinary career in games. No prior knowledge is necessary.