Chair: Why I still really love you
Chair of panel with David Hewitt, Eve Penford-Dennis, and Andrei Nadin
Newbie game developers are everywhere, but their love of game development is often short lived; like puppy love it goes away real quick when the going gets rough. So how do great developers maintain the love through the tough times and, perhaps more importantly, why do they stick it out? Veteran insiders express the real reasons why they still love games development.
Panel: Independents Day
Panel presentation with Jonathan Blow and Robert J. Spencer
How can independents come up with earth-shattering ideas that change the face of gaming? What are the parameters of independent game making and who are the innovators outside of the big-publisher system? This session investigates innovation in independent gaming to date, and discusses where it might come from in the future.