Ian Masters (he/him) has founded 4 games companies, most recently to launch his new game “Flick Solitaire” a loving update to the classic game. He began his career 22 years ago coding PlayStation racing games and FIFA, but in 2003 he fell in love with “mobile” creating the BAFTA-nominated puzzle game “Super Yum Yum”. That provided the chance to work with Sega on Sonic Hedgehog, Sony on LocoRoco and Namco on The X-Factor. Experienced in teaching at universities, Ian is now working with the next generation of game developers (ages 8+) with his students having reached the finals of the BAFTA Young Game Designer nine times. In 2019 he co-founded “Out Making Games”, an organisation for UK based LGTBQ+ games professionals.
Meet the founders of Out Making Games, the UK’s only Network of LGBTQ+ Games Industry Professionals as we discuss our progress since we formed (right here at Develop Conference!) and our plans for the future. Join us for a discussion about representation and allyship in the industry.
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Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
If you really want to have a good interface with the British game developer community then this is the place to come.
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.
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
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.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
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!
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