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Independent Games Summit: 'Monster Train' Postmortem

Mark Cooke  (CEO, Shiny Shoe)

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: N/A: I prefer to present live on-site but I am open to delivering a virtual presentation

This session presents an overview of the development of Monster Train, the award winning deck building strategy game. Starting from early prototyping all the way through launch and beyond, Shiny Shoe CEO Mark Cooke will explain how the production was managed and how the team fostered an invaluable culture of feedback.

In classic postmortem style, Mark will share key lessons on what went right and what went wrong across production, design, tech, and marketing.

Takeaway

Attendees will leave with concrete specifics about the key production practices, technology choices, and design decisions that benefited the Monster Train development team.

Intended Audience

Independent developers who are interested in learning the details of a well-executed production at a medium-sized scale.