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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: BURN THIS MOTHERFATHER! Game Dev Parents Rant
Speaker(s): Jason Della Rocca, Graeme Devine, Perrin Kaplan, Frank Lantz, James Lantz, Jade Raymond, Tobi Saulnier, Eric Zimmerman
Company Name(s): Perimeter Partners, GRL Games, Zebra Partners, Zynga New York, Hampshire College, Ubisoft Toronto, 1st Playable Productions, Independent
Track / Format: Game Design

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Each year, the rant session brings together a panel of game developers to bitch about whatever the hell they want.

In the past, we've heard from angry game publishers, pissed-off game journalists, and last year's band of disgruntled social game developers. This year we take it to the next generation with a panel of game developer moms and dads. So sit back and prepare to get disciplined.

Cutting through the clutter of polite industry chit-chat, the rant session takes on the issues that matter to developers in a no-holds-barred format. Fasten your seat belts and prepare for strong opinions from some of the game industry's most distinguished and dissatisfied game developers. The invited panelists will be given free reign. You have been warned.

Co-hosted by Jason Della Roca and Eric Zimmerman, the rant session is about identifying solutions as well as problems. The audience will have a chance to respond to the rants and join in the discussion. Topics will address issues of concrete importance to the game industry. And we may catch a glimpse of a better future for us all.

GDC 2012

Jason Della Rocca

Perimeter Partners

Graeme Devine

GRL Games

Perrin Kaplan

Zebra Partners

Frank Lantz

Zynga New York

James Lantz

Hampshire College

Jade Raymond

Ubisoft Toronto

Tobi Saulnier

1st Playable Productions

Eric Zimmerman


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