Jay Shin is a game developer, business owner and educator from the UK. She is a co-founder and director of an indie game studio, Arrogant Pixel LTD who are best known for releasing a pixel-art, point and click adventure series, 'The Tale of Doris and the Dragon'. She is a course leader and senior lecturer on the Games, Design and Animation course at the University of West London and is currently working towards a PhD in Project Management at Birkbeck College, University of London. Recently, she has been elected to the UKIE board and is involved publicly with Women in Games as an Ambassador. She also works with the following orgs: ShePlaysPodcast, Game Dev London, Project AWR (Asian Women Representation) and Westmont Hub.
You have a great game idea but does that necessarily mean you have what it takes to run a successful business? Most game developers wanting to start their own studio haven't been to business school or don't have a perfect business plan. But is passion enough to get a small company off the ground? In this talk, we will explore topics related to start-up formation and some tips and tricks to assist any aspiring game dev entrepreneurs.
A lot of the opportunities that come from being here are speaking to other developers who are doing exactly the same thing as you. And there are some good parties – it’s very much a pleasurable work experience!
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 very important place – it’s one of the few developer focussed conferences we have in Europe and that makes it very valuable.
One of the things I like about Develop is it brings people together from across Europe and the whole world. There is a very high level of professionals here, so you have company leaders having drinks with juniors from their community.
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.
There’s something creative about Brighton, so it’s the perfect place to have the conference.
There really is a huge mix of people at Develop - loads of peers that you can learn from and the perfect blend of every element of game development as well.
People should come to Develop because it’s where the UK games industry meets.
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!
I absolutely love coming to Develop, it’s a brilliant, brilliant conference – you just know you’re guaranteed to meet everyone.
Jo Twist, OBE
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