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Success and Scale as a Solo Dev (Presented by Lion Studios)

Peter Rutherford  (Owner, Beanstar Games)

Max Wilk  (Owner, Protopia Games)

Chris Lefebvre  (Dir. Business Development, Lion Studios)

Date: Thursday, July 22

Time: 8:30am - 9:00am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Lion Studios

In today’s competitive mobile market, is it still possible to achieve success as a solo developer? This session delves into the real experiences of individual devs with chart-topping games. We’ll cover mistakes that were made along the way, how cunning self-awareness can allow any David to conquer Goliath, and when it's time to throw in the towel.

The session will feature Peter Rutherford, owner of Beanstar Games and Max Wilk, owner of Protopia Games, and will be moderated by Chris Lefebvre, Director of Business Development at Lion Studios. The conversation will revolve around the inner workings of what made their successes possible.