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Embedded, not outsourced: Hitman devs share collaboration tips at GDC Europe

At GDC Europe next month, Io-Interactive's Markus Friedl and Mi'pu'mi Games' Gregor Eigner will showcase how a remote collaborator can do more than outsourcing work: it can act as an embedded team.

Most developers think of a remote contractor as an outsourced entity working on a very concrete and specific subject.

But at GDC Europe in Germany next month, Io-Interactive producer Markus Friedl and Mi'pu'mi Games CEO Gregor Eigner will take the stage to showcase how the intense collaboration on Hitman taught the developers that with the strong vision of the stakeholders and the setup of an intertwined working environment, a distributed team can do much more than just outsourcing work. It can act as an embedded team.

GDC Europe attendees will have a chance to sit in on their talk, "Working with an Embedded Team on Hitman," and hear the pair earnestly discuss the vision, the setup, the problems and the possible next steps of such a collaboration.

They'll cover each aspect from the (often significantly different) angles of the two collaboration partners and therefore provide learnings and insights to both representatives of larger, publisher-owned studios as well as smaller, independent game development teams. It should be a great talk!

Plus, today is the last day early birds can register for GDC Europe 2016 to save up to 200 euros on an All Access Pass. The conference itself will take place August 15th and 16th at the Cologne Congress-Centrum Ost venue in Cologne, Germany.

Also, all of the announced talks are now available in the online GDC Europe 2016 Session Scheduler, where you can begin to build your conference week and later export it to the up-to-the-minute GDC Mobile App!

GDC Europe 2016 will also continue to offer business and matchmaking opportunities to all attendees with a developer-focused Expo Floor area and networking events throughout the show. For more information, please visit the GDC Europe website.

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