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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Succeeding in Game Audio: Tips from a Global Pandemic
Speaker(s): Ryan Ike, Kyle Martin, John Smith, Akash Thakkar
Company Name(s): Independent, Independent, Games Without Words, Independent
Track / Format: Audio

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Overview: 2020 presented unique challenges in keeping a successful game audio career. Faced with new challenges and more time, many game audio professionals adapted or changed workflows with the intention of carrying these ideas to post pandemic life. Join a panel of four game audio professionals as they individually walk you through their biggest lessons of 2020, how they'll keep refining their ideas, and how to capitalize on your individual strengths. Their examples include: Reducing business to grow business, using a platform to be a leading educator, personalizing business strategies to stick, and focusing on the social aspect of social media. These strategies will be presented as microtalks and include how their ideas are being carried into 2021 and beyond.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Ryan Ike


Kyle Martin


John Smith

Games Without Words

Akash Thakkar


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