Making video games since 1993, Harvey Smith is a creative director, game designer, and writer. Currently serving as studio director for Arkane Austin, Smith most recently worked on Dishonored 2, while living in Lyon, France. Previously, he was co-creative director of the award-winning Dishonored, lead designer on the original Deus Ex, which won a BAFTA and many other awards, and he has held various roles on projects spanning almost three decades. Smith has written on numerous game design subjects and has spoken at the Game Developers’ Conference, MiGS, SxSW, E3, and QuakeCon.
These two veteran designers will swap war stories that will give a unique perspective to their career longevity. They'll discuss the essential questions on how their design style has evolved over the years. The chat will include insight into the importance of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone and being excited about what you are doing every day. Are you motivating yourself and your team? Don't miss this intimate discussion that will make you laugh and remind you that you aren't alone in the trenches.
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Jo Twist, OBE
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Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
By coming to Develop what you get is the opportunity to network like you can’t in any other situation. Everyone knows everyone and it’s such a wonderful community feel.
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Dr Mata Haggis-Burridge
It’s really nice to see some of the younger people in our studio come to Develop, interact with other people in the dev community and make new contacts. I think it’s really important to learn from other people.
Develop is important – the networking is very important. And go to talks they’re inspiring and get your creative juices flowing, they can make you think and you’ll learn how other people do things.
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