|Session Name:||Stranger in a Strange Land: 10 Things Console Games Developers Need to Know About Developing for Mobile|
|Company Name(s):||Vector Unit Inc|
|Track / Format:||Production|
Switching from console to mobile game development isnâ€™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 â€“ and when to toss them out the window.
The talk covers 10 lessons learned from Vector Unitâ€™s 2 year transition from console to mobile development, a brief list of critical Doâ€™s and Donâ€™tâ€™s illustrated with specific examples from our own experience. We'll cover ways in which traditional â€œbest practicesâ€ 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.