|Session Name||Learning to QWOPerate|
|Track / Format||Independent Games Summit|
In this lecture, Bennet Foddy will provide a whirlwind tour of the various lessons he learned making games like QWOP and GIRP and in his academic career. His experience of making indie games has been unusual, and he will attempt to explain the choices he made: why self-publish on the web, why make games that are mostly about sports, why (and how) target a mass-market audience? Foddy will discuss what he avoids in designing control schemes and why respecting players often involves being hostile to players, or humiliating them.