Juuso Toikka (Aalto University), Jenn Sandercock (Inquisiment), Shawn Liu (Rochester Institute of Technology), Dennis Carr (Independent), , Jonah Warren (Feedtank), Jay Tholen (Independent), Su Liu (Riot Games), Trynn Check (Level You & iThrive Games), Tim Garbos (Triband), Daniel Benmergui (Storyteller), Antti Sandberg (Aalto University), Frank DeMarco (Babycastles), Alex Bull (Kitfox Games), Jongwoo Kim (Kitfox Games), Lee-Kuo Chen (Sunhead Games), Gerben Grave (Multiverse Narratives), Robin Hunicke (Funomena)
Game Discoverability Day: Building a Community for Your Game from Scratch
Mike Rose (No More Robots)
Content Fueled Gameplay Programming in 'Frostpunk'
It's dangerous to go alone into the world of PR when you're trying to launch a new game, so level up your community relations & PR skills with this quick talk about the three things that you will need to build buzz around your title. This talk draws upon GOG.com's experience as a leading platform in game distribution to discuss three different approaches to adding a human face to your digital business (honesty, humility and delight), and how if you focus on these touchstones, you're sure to find yourself well-equipped for your own PR Quest.
You will learn GOG.com's three creeds of successful PR and see examples of each: be honest (admit when things go wrong - or right!), be creative (don't think small - find what you can do that is different and make a big splash), and be delightful (Underpromise. Overdeliver. Look for the fun).
Anyone who has influence on how a title is presented to the public; whether they are an indie dev who is speaking directly to gamers or someone who is working in PR or community relations at a larger company, this talk will help expose the mechanics behind rewarding and successful community relations and growth.