|Session Name:||Financing Options for Smaller Games|
|Speaker(s):||John Austin, Jonathan Blow, Marc Jackson, Nicholas Lovell, Jonathan Newth|
|Company Name(s):||Joystick Labs, Number None, Inc., Seahorn Capital Group, Gamesbrief, Tenshi Ventures|
|Track / Format:||Business and Marketing and Management|
Game development budgets for AAA console titles have been getting bigger year on year putting a real strain on the traditional publisher/developer commercial relationship. However over the last few years there has been an explosion of new formats and distribution mechanisms supporting viable sub $1 million developments; now geared up for massive budgets the "traditional" games publishers find financing and managing these new smaller games equally difficult for different reasons.