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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Being a Unicorn: Multiclassing in an Industry That Wants Specialization
Speaker(s): Kate Compton, Alexis De Girolami, Theresa Duringer, Virginia Smith, Kimberly Unger
Company Name(s): Northwestern University, Lively - a Keywords Studio, Temple Gates Games, Unknown Worlds, Meta
Track / Format: Career Development

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Overview: The majority of job postings in games are for single roles: programmer, game designer, artist. Yet there are some people with talents in multiple areas. If you are in this situation, how do you find a job and build a career when you can do more than your job description allows? This panel brings together four multitalented veteran developers who have each managed to build their career at a variety of mid-size and large studios, to tell their stories of how they were able to generalize in an industry of specialists.

Game Developers Conference 2023

Kate Compton

Northwestern University

Alexis De Girolami

Lively - a Keywords Studio

Theresa Duringer

Temple Gates Games

Virginia Smith

Unknown Worlds

Kimberly Unger


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