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Building the Lightspeed Universe: Philosophies and Lessons Learned from Staffing Global Teams (Presented by LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS)

Ben Fray  (International Talent Acquisition Lead, LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS)

Location: GDC Industry Stage, Expo Floor, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 23

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded


Following the positive reception of major worldwide releases, including the PUBG Mobile (co-developed with KRAFTON, Inc.) . Over the past few years, Lightspeed Studios has expanded to a globally-distributed team, setting up offices and studios in ten different countries in an effort to create the LightSpeed Universe, an ecosystem that connects players and developers from around the world.

In this talk, Ben will discuss Lightspeed Studios' global expansion journey, providing case studies and analyzing the difficulties of starting and scaling up global and 0-1 game development teams/studios during the pandemic. Furthermore, Ben will share various strategies, tips, and lessons learned for growing teams both globally and locally.


Attendees will be informed of the talent acquisition strategy of LightSpeed Studios, as well as insights on recruiting for a global game development studio.

Intended Audience

This is intended for HR professionals in the gaming industry, as well as individuals with aspirations of a career at global game studios.