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Nick Yonge (Founder, Curiobot)
Ty Taylor (President, The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild)
Tanya X. Short (Captain, Kitfox Games)
Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass
Topic: Independent Games
Vault Recording: TBD
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, Ty Taylor (The Bridge/Tumblestone) will come to terms with his questionable decision to spend $30k on music before knowing the gameplay design of DualJoy, and Nick Yonge (Love Is Dead) will discuss how his post-launch depression revealed undiagnosed mental illness and sent his career path out of games (and eventually back into it - sort of).
Plenty of practical takeaways from those who've struggled through adversity - not always ending up positively, but always willing to share inspirational lessons.
Anyone who'd like to hear about examples of failure in aspects of games or developing games - without any sugarcoating.