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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: The Pursuit of Indie Happiness: Making Great Games without Going Crazy
Speaker(s): Aaron Isaksen
Company Name(s): Indie Fund LLC
Track / Format: Independent Games Summit

This talk will explore the scientific psychological reasons why Indie game development improves our happiness and well-being and provide methods used by the speaker to sustain happiness, increase free time, reduce stress and improve efficiency. The lecture will cover methods used by full-time Indies to gauge success, how to work less while getting more done, avoiding tasks that aren't fun to do, working while traveling and staying mentally healthy and productive while working independently.

GDC 2012

Aaron Isaksen

Indie Fund LLC

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Independent Games Summit

Independent Games