MAY #AKLGAMEDEV MEETUP: IMPOSTERS & DOOMSDAYS

01_LectureMore than 160 locals attended the May Auckland Game Dev Meetup.

 

 

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Robin Hankin

ROBIN HANKIN – THE SUPERFLIP

AUT’s own Robin Hankin warmed up the crowd with an enthusiastic look at what it takes to crack the world record for solving a particular mathematical problem called a ‘superflip’ using the Megaminx.

04_MarioWynandsMARIO WYNANDS – DOOMSDAY CLICKER

Wellington’s Pik Pok Managing Director Mario Wynands gave a frank and concise rundown of PikPok’s latest success ‘Doomsday Clicker’ from pre-to-post development outlining everything from business negotitation, team composition, art direction, monetization strategies and post release analytics.

STEPHEN SCHUTZE – IMPOSTER SYNDROME: “Everyone at this meetup is a fraud!”

Stephan Schutze

Stephan Schutze

There are barely enough words to describe the joy and fear I currently have working in games development

The desire to create lies deeply within the psyche of many people who work in this industry. We hunger to see our visions and imagination brought to life. But often for many of us underscoring our passion lies a deep seated insecurity: “I am a fraud, I do not belong here, and I am not good enough to be doing this.”

Stephan Schutze gave a very polished and energetic talk outlining some of the telltale signs of imposter syndrome and some steps to reconcile a personal ownership of your insecurities.

Open Mic

Open Mic

OPEN MIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Local devs announced released games such as The Aetherlight, Homage, Phantasmal, BattleCalc or Swordy’s PC release.  Others gave updates on and introduced work-in-progress projects shown on the showcase floor during the pizza session.

 

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See more photos of the event here.

Stay tuned to #AKLgamedev  on Twitter or the Facebook event for more info.

See the event page here