In this 2019 GDC session game makers Raph Koster, Brie Code, JC Lau, and Osama Dorias share some of their philosophies and ideas on how their very different career paths have manifested in a panel moderated by Henrik Jonsson.
Despite (or perhaps because of) losing two panelists last-minute, this discussion of what it means to be a game maker looking with long-term perspective at the industry was fascinating to watch. Together, panelists shared their stories of getting into games, ruminated on what it means to make games and be happy in "the long run", and offered their own advice about how you can live a full, fulfilling, and long life in game development.
It was a thought-provoking panel that was well worth watching if you work in games, so if you didn't catch it at GDC this year be sure to check it out now that it's freely available to watch on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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