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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Independent Games Summit: Failure Workshop 2021
Speaker(s): Ty Taylor, Tanya X. Short, Nick Yonge
Company Name(s): The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, Kitfox Games, Curiobot
Track / Format: Independent Games Summit

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Overview: Failure often teaches you so much more than success. This annual session of rare honesty and transparency is dedicated to developers willing to open up about failures in their work, giving space for you to celebrate and learn from both the ups and the downs of independent game development. This year, Ty Taylor (The Bridge/Tumblestone) will come to terms with his questionable decision to spend $30k on music before knowing the gameplay design of DualJoy, and Nick Yonge (Love Is Dead) will discuss how his post-launch depression revealed undiagnosed mental illness and sent his career path out of games (and eventually back into it - sort of).

Game Developers Conference 2021

Ty Taylor

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

Tanya X. Short

Kitfox Games

Nick Yonge


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