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GameMaker: How Community And Modding Lead To More Players (Presented by GameMaker)

Russell Kay  (Head of GameMaker, YoYo Games Limited)

Nick Baker  (Product Director, Opera)

Location: Room 2024, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 23

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

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

Topic: Business & Marketing, Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All


Indie game development is fluid and dynamic. Developers need to take advantage of the latest trends to stay ahead of the competition and meet the expectations of their players.

Fostering agency amongst your playerbase is the future: building welcoming communities for players, and offering them the freedom to make their experiences their own. But why are these aspects so important to modern gamers, and how can game developers make sure that their projects are meeting their needs?

Join Head of GameMaker, Russell Kay, and Nick Baker from as they discuss the benefits of community and modding, the importance of mastering the early access model, and how Opera's gaming initiatives will support developers in these key areas.


Indie game developers will discover the benefits of modding, and fostering a community within the early access model. We'll also discuss how Opera's gaming initiatives will support these key areas.

Intended Audience

This speech is intended for beginner or experienced indie game developers interested in the latest trends in game development.