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Session Name: Studio Organization from 2 to 250: Lessons Learned Scaling Pocket Gems
Speaker(s): Ben Liu
Company Name(s): Pocket Gems
Track / Format: Business & Marketing
Overview: Scaling a game studio from 2 people to 250+ requires restructuring, decentralization, and more than a few mistakes. This talk will discuss the four phases that Pocket Gems went through as it grew to a successful game developer with a diverse product portfolio. In phase one (2-25) everyone is focused on a single product and communication overhead is low, in phase two (25-50) Pocket Gems split up and began decentralizing, during phase three (50-150) they introduced a matrix organizational structure. Now, in phase four, they are divided into three large unit and each one is as large as the company was in the previous stage.

GDC 2018

Ben Liu

Pocket Gems

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Business & Marketing

Business & Marketing

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Production