View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of GDC Next sessions by pass type, track, format and day. With GDC Next Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the GDC Next Mobile App. Sessions do fill up, so please arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.
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After years of working on AAA games, I switched gears to help create F2P social games on mobile. Now, several years (and several games) later, I've decided to venture back to the world of traditional game development. This talk will cover things I learned while working on F2P games, and why I decided to leave them behind (at least for a while). My experience with well-known F2P developers DeNA/ngmoco:) and KIXEYE has given me an opportunity to learn about metrics, monetization and the difficulties inherent in the young F2P mobile industry, and forced me to carefully consider the types of games I want to help create in the future. After spending the last few years on things like retention, revenue and ARPPU, I've shifted gears back to work on games that focus on immersing the player in a story by taking a job at Telltale Games. This talk will be one part inspiration, one part practical career advice, and one part reminder to never stop questioning how you think about and interact with the people who play your games.
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People who come to this talk will come away with insight into the ethical, professional and personal decisions around developing for F2P social mobile games, and some understanding about what this new genre of games can teach us about traditional game development.
Welcome! You can use the Session Scheduler tool to browse sessions and build a custom event schedule.
Step 1. Create an account. Use the "Create Account" button at the top of the right-hand corner.
Step 2. Choose a view. Select either the "List" or the "Grid" icon. (It's the same data, just a different view of the sessions.)
Step 3. Choose your sessions. Click the "Add" or "Remove" button next to each session to add it to, or remove it from, your personalized schedule.
Step 4. Review your schedule. Push the "My Schedule" button in the left column to view your selected sessions.
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