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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: The Impossible Quest: Getting a Job in Games
Speaker(s): Diana Boden, Mascha Camino, Ramon Huiskamp, Jonas Pastoors, Klaus Scherwinski, Adinda van Oosten, Roni Yosko
Company Name(s): Diana Boden & Gamma Minus & VestGames, Nukklear, Machinen-Mensch, No Brakes Games, Gaming Minds Studios, Freelance, Acreates, OM London
Track / Format: Career & Studio Development

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Overview: Breaking into the games industry feels impossible at times: Which role will unleash your maximum potential? Which item in your portfolio is a dealmaker, and how do you get a company's full attention? This microtalk will analyze the obstacles of the hiring process, give insight into how companies think, and provide firsthand accounts from developers who have persevered. Speakers will share their journeys from novice to professional, revealing their application strategies and how they transformed rejections into opportunities! During the talk, speakers will be available to answer questions live in the chat. This talk is for aspiring game developers or individuals eager to transition into the industry from another profession.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Diana Boden

Diana Boden & Gamma Minus & VestGames, Nukklear

Mascha Camino


Ramon Huiskamp

No Brakes Games

Jonas Pastoors

Gaming Minds Studios

Klaus Scherwinski


Adinda van Oosten


Roni Yosko

OM London

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Career & Studio Development