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Game Industry Layoff Preparedness Roundtable

Russ Fan  (Game Designer, Independent)

Location: Room 308, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Roundtable

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All

The game industry is one built on passion, however, it's notoriously unstable. Projects come and go, and people go through revolving doors as they move from one company to another. The instability creates an undue amount of stress that eventually results in brain drain and attrition, which prevents the industry from growing as a whole. Layoffs are practically a given and whether or not one has experienced a layoff, it's an eventuality that one should prepare for.


Attendees will learn to recognize the situations that will lead to layoffs, find ways to weather the layoff, and make connections with other attendees to help them survive future layoffs.

Intended Audience

Developers who are concerned about the current employment landscape and are looking for some stability in an unstable industry.

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