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Wednesday, October 4 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Truth About Going Indie: Dreams vs. Reality

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Have you thought about leaving the relative safety of a gig at a big studio or a corporate job to go Indie and work on your dream project? Hear from a panel of industry experts who did just that about the realities, legalities, stresses and successes of indie life and how it compares to what they left behind to take that risk and follow their passion to make indie game development their way of life.

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Tim Cullings

Tim Cullings (@timcullings) is a Systems Engineer at Oculus and a Board member for both Seattle Indies and the Seattle chapter of IGDA helping to organize events such as Global Game Jam and Seatle Indies eXpo for the local indie game development community.

Speakers
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Evie Powell

CEO and Creative Director, Verge of Brilliance LLC.
Dr. Evie Powell is a life long games researcher and game designer.  She received her Ph.D. in computer science in 2012 researching socially pervasive game experiences and context-aware gaming using mobile technologies. These days she works on XR game experiences, NUI based game interactions... Read More →
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Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith is an entrepreneur, designer and artist who has been deeply immersed in VR and AR content creation since 2014. | | In 2015 he founded Invrse, a Seattle start-up that is redefining interaction in Virtual Reality and beyond. Ryan's gaming credits include The Nest, The Wake... Read More →
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Ty Taylor

The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild
Ty Taylor (@IMakeIndieGames) is the creator of two award-winning independent games, The Bridge and Tumblestone. He has been developing games for 13 years and owns the Seattle-based studio The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild. Ty has a Master's degree in Computer Science and was previously... Read More →
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Marianna Vallejo

Daily Magic Productions
Marianna Vallejo founded Daily Magic Productions in 2010. After designing, developing, and shipping more than 20 mystery Adventure games for PC and iOS in partnership with Big Fish Games, Daily Magic has recently changed directions and is now an independent game studio focusing on... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
First&Bell 2218 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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