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  • Bringing the Community into the Dev Team - A Look into Open Development

    Jeff Spock  |  Lead Writer/Narrative Director, Amplitude Studios
    Location:  Room 502 B
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Design
    Pass Type: GDC Next Pass, All Access Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: Video
    Audience Level: Intermediate

    From day one of its existence, Amplitude Studios has included the community in its development and marketing plans. We have now shipped three games (one of which won the 2013 Unity Award) with the community fully involved in design, balancing, development priorities and feature suggestions. This talk will explain how we view open development, how and why we do it the way we do, and what the positive and negative lessons from our experiences were. Topics will include financing options, community interface mechanisms, development planning, community recruitment and marketing.


    Attendees will learn proven techniques for thinking through the challenges of integrating the community into the dev team, pragmatic lessons on how to interact with the community, and insights into some of the more subtle questions and challenges of open dev.

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