|Session Name:||Words With Friends: Building and Growing a Game on the Top of the Charts|
|Company Name(s):||Zynga With Friends|
|Track / Format:||Production|
Developing and growing Words With Friends has been a project that has spanned multiple platforms, multiple studios and is beloved by millions of players. Before solidifying a position on the top of the charts, it had much smaller roots stemming from a library in McKinney, Tx. Come hear about lessons learned while building the With Friends platform and scaling the technology. Topics will cover the technical trials and tribulations of a large scale service to managing multi-platform, cross-team development. It should be a learning experience for game developers in any space, from indie developers to AAA.