GDC + VRDC 2019 Session Scheduler

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Failure Workshop 2019

Jon Remedios (Game Designer, Actual Humans)

Juan de la Torre (Co-founder and Creative Director, Team Gotham)

Charley Price (Co-founder and Creative Director, Hidden Variable Studios)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 11:20am - 12:20pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits, Indie Games Summit - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games Summit

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Failure often teaches you so much more than success. This annual session of rare honesty and transparency is dedicated to developers willing to open up about failures in their work, giving space for you to celebrate and learn from both the ups and the downs of independent game development. This year, Charley Price will discuss the deletion of all the Skullgirls Mobile user data (and how they recovered), Juan de la Torre will talk about a contract he should not have signed, and Jon Remedios will talk about his struggles with mental health during the development of 'Shoot Shoot Mega Pack'.


Learn from three different mistakes made, and use their lessons to improve your own process (technical, financial, or mental).

Intended Audience

Any independent developer must contend with a potential to fail their game in a myriad of ways. These lessons, in their specificity and honesty, will allow anyone with an open heart to improve themselves.