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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Frag You, Pay Me: Getting Started with Salary Negotiation
Speaker(s): Tara Brannigan, Robin Yang, Elizabeth Sampat
Company Name(s): 5CA, CodeCombat, Future Games of London
Track / Format: Career Development

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Overview: You are never in a stronger position to negotiate than just before you accept a new role. So why do so many people bypass this critical step? Well, probably because it's terrifying! Only a few are given the training needed to really excel, and getting started can be daunting to the extreme. This talk will cover why negotiation is important for your career, why you should never work for free, real-world examples, and strategies for getting started with your own negotiations. Making great games is awesome. Making great games and being paid what you're worth? Even better!

GDC 2019

Tara Brannigan


Robin Yang


Elizabeth Sampat

Future Games of London

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Career Development

Game Career / Education