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Lost and Found in Translation: Mastering Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Game Development (Presented by LightSpeed Studios)

Guanchao (Vigil) Yang  (Game Director, LightSpeed Studios)

Location: Room 2000, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Lightspeed Studios

This session offers a deep dive into the intricacies of global game development collaboration, spotlighting the 5-year partnership behind "Fight for the Golden Spatula" , a mobile adaptation of Teamfight Tactics co-developed with Riot Games. The presentation will explore the profound differences in game development philosophies between East and West, rooted in cultural nuances. The speaker will also uncover the challenges and rewards of cross-cultural collaboration that extends over years, and discover the altruism-based collaboration philosophy in action. Attendees are expected to gain insights into communication models, resolving conflicting opinions, and fostering a progressive mindset within the context of collaborative endeavor.


Attendees will gain valuable insights into cross-cultural collaboration in game development through a real-world case study. Understand how designers navigate, discuss, and evaluate diverse perspectives, effectively mitigating conflicts and fostering not just agreement but genuine appreciation for each other's contributions.

Intended Audience

This session is ideal for anyone intrigued by game development, especially from a globalized collaboration perspective. Drawing on the extensive experience of a five-year development and live operations journey, we offer an alternative approach to solving communicative challenges. Basic knowledge of game genres and platforms is recommended.

Connecting the Global Game Development Community

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