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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Stranger in a Strange Land: 10 Things Console Games Developers Need to Know About Developing for Mobile
Speaker(s): Matt Small
Company Name(s): Vector Unit Inc
Track / Format: Production

Switching from console to mobile game development isn’t just a matter of making your games smaller and adding touch controls. The challenge for seasoned console and PC developers is knowing when to trust your instincts – and when to toss them out the window.


The talk covers 10 lessons learned from Vector Unit’s 2 year transition from console to mobile development, a brief list of critical Do’s and Don’t’s illustrated with specific examples from our own experience. We'll cover ways in which traditional “best practices” can implode when applied to tiny teams and blistering schedules, as well as some areas where your experience outside of mobile can give you a leg up on the competition.

GDC 2012

Matt Small

Vector Unit Inc

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