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Video: Dealing with feedback while making deeply personal games

Developer Nina Freeman takes the stage at GDC 2015 to talk about making 'personal' games like How Do You Do It? -- and how to handle player feedback on these highly personal experiences.

June 23, 2015

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It's still relatively uncommon for developers to make games about their own life experiences, but it's becoming less so -- and for designers on the forefront of that wave of change, dealing with player feedback on these intensely personal works can be tough.

At GDC 2015, developer Nina Freeman took the stage during the Indie Soapbox session to talk about the benefits and drawbacks of creating 'personal' games such as How Do You Do It? 

She also shared some of the more interesting feedback she's received from the public along the way, and offered advice to other game makers interested in expressing themselves through game design.

It was a good talk, and if you missed it in person you can now watch Freeman's presentation -- a five-minute segment of the full Soapbox session -- over on the GDC Vault's new YouTube channel.

About the GDC Vault

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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