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  • How Do Games Go Viral? Making Games for YouTube

    Keenan Mosimann  |  YouTube Talent/Game Producer, Maker Studios/USC Games
    Location:  Room 515 B
    Format: Lecture
    Track: Discoverability
    Pass Type: GDC Next Pass, All Access Pass - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: Video
    Audience Level: All

    This session will provide insight into the YouTube and Twitch games market by offering tips for developers on how to best prepare their game to achieve web video attention. The talk begins with an explanation of the state of games media on YouTube with a focus on how to best enlist and utilize influencer's support. From there, the session integrates a number of examples including Minecraft, DayZ, Happy Wheels and TwitchPlaysPokemon, to better illustrate the elements of games that translate well into public attention. The session will end with a prediction of where the games market will evolve, followed by Q&A.


    Attendees will gain an in-depth insight on how to best approach the YouTube market as a game developer interested in collaboration and discoverability. Additionally, TwitchPlaysPokemon, Happy Wheels and Minecraft are analyzed to determine what elements contributed to their massive success on new media platforms.

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