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Studio 'Top Trumps': A Producer's Guide to Comparing Games Studios

Charu Desodt  (Production Director, Interior Night)

Location: Room 3014, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 23

Time: 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Topic: Production & Team Management

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Yes

A Producer has a specific and influential role but also adopts a multitude of tasks that don't appear to have an obvious owner. For that reason, the nature of the studio can have a defining impact on the role of production. Identifying what success means for different studio types - e.g. innovation, financial success or critical acclaim - will enable producers to recognize the production challenge and choose the right work environment for them.

Succinctly encapsulating studio characteristics in a fun 'Top Trumps' format helps visualize the comparison between studios.The core of the talk will cover the how the type of studio impacts key operational and creative challenges, including team and resourcing, the number of games in development, stakeholder management and exposure to the business aspects on a day to day basis.


Identifying the studio's underlying structure and success criteria can offer valuable insight into the kind of influence a producer might expect in their work environment. Attendees will gain an alternative perspective on navigating their production career based on the skills and experience a studio can offer, for example exposure to biz dev or input into the creative process.

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in the field of production should find this talk useful, no prior experience of production is required.