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Publishing Partner or Self Publishing: That Is the Question

Odile Limpach (Professor for Economics & Entrepreneurship, SpielFabrique)

Location: Room 2016, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 18

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

This session proposes a framework to guide independent developers through the decision making for working with a publisher or going self-publishing. After a short analysis of the current challenges that you encounter with console and PC publishing nowadays and a description of possible publishing opportunities with current examples, we will go through a list of questions an independent developer should ask himself when making a publishing decision.


This session provides an analysis of the current scope of publishing for PC and console videogame market as well as a practical framework to guide you through your decision to work with a publisher or go self publishing.

Intended Audience

This session is particularly useful to independent developers of PC and Console games that look for publishing opportunities, want to make a qualified decision when choosing to enter a publishing partnership and need to understand on which aspect of publishing they should concentrate their efforts.