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Video: A game dev guide to fostering a positive community

During the GDC 2017 Community Management Summit, Uken Games' Nick van Vugt offers tips on how to best work together with your community to combat negativity and keep players engaged and enthusiastic.

Maintaining player enthusiasm can be tricky business for even a skilled community team. Community managers may not have much say in how a game is designed and updated, yet they have the responsibility of informing and engaging with its playerbase.

During the GDC 2017 Community Management Summit, Uken Games' Nick van Vugt empathized with this struggle and offered fellow devs tips on how to best work together with your community to combat negativity and keep players engaged and enthusiastic.

Citing specific examples from his own experiences as a community lead at Uken, van Vugt shared practical advice on minimizing toxic elements in a community and fostering positive experiences.

His talk was packed with useful takeaways, so if you missed it at GDC this year don't miss your chance to now watch it for free over on the GDC YouTube channel!

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In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its new YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Next already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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