Video: Practicing the healthy habits of a successful game maker

As part of the GDC 2016 Game Career Seminar, game designer Lauren Scott took the stage to talk about some healthy habits she's honed to become a successful game maker.

Unsure of the best steps to take in your game career? Maybe game designer Lauren Scott can help.

As part of the GDC 2016 Game Career Seminar, Scott took the stage to talk about some healthy habits she's honed to become a successful game maker.

While Scott's talk was aimed primarily at students, recent graduates and novice game developers, developers of all experience levels can likely learn something from the way she outlines the core foundation of a potentially successful career in games.

Her presentation was packed with simple, no-nonsense guidance -- everything from advice on how to deconstruct games to understand how they what they do well (or not so well) to how to think broadlya about the arc of a game career and how to weather difficult times along the way.

If you missed it in person, now's your chance to go back and watch the entire talk for free over on the official GDC 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.

Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent UBM Tech

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Senior Producer

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, MD, USA
Instructor/Assistant Professor, Game Art

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio
More Jobs   


Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter


Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more