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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Self-Publishing 101: What Independent Studios Need to Know About Publishing
Speaker(s): Sergei Klimov, Swen Vincke
Company Name(s): Larian Studios, Larian Studios
Track / Format: Business, Marketing and Management

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The classic business model of games industry saw developers who developed, and publishers who published. Then the whole model went up in smoke. But publishing is something that still happens to every product, and more studios self-publish now than an any time before - first you create your game, then you present it to the world, no two ways about it. Give your game a title? Email first images to the press? Localize into Norwegian? Set a price? Agree to a bundle? That's all publishing, and when you don't work with a publisher, YOU are the publisher. Sergei Klimov & Swen Vincke of Larian Studios will share what they've learnt about publishing and self-publishing in their 15 years in the games business.

GDC Europe 2012

Sergei Klimov

Larian Studios

Swen Vincke

Larian Studios

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Business, Marketing and Management

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