Troy is one of Streamcast’s co-founders. Streamcast is made of four gaming content creators hoping to share and create an industry where Streamcast and its community belongs. Troy brings a wealth of design, photography and marketing knowledge to the Streamcast brand. He’s worked with major brands such as Arla, Adidas, Xbox and Kellogg’s evaluating their campaigns, as well as a freelancer for small business for 10 years. He has a passion for action platformers like Ratchet and Clank and would love to see more young people from his background understand the roles in gaming and feel if they do decide to work in the industry they will belong. He would also love to help push stories from the diaspora in gaming as it’s one of the most immersive and entertaining mediums out there.
The gaming industry has its positives but it has its clear problems. Diversity, or the lack of it, has come to the forefront especially after Black Lives Matter campaigns last year putting pressure on companies globally to do better. This talk will highlight three key areas:
From this talk as well as highlighting some of the issues, you will come away with new ways that you can truly embrace and champion diversity.
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
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.
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: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 an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
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.
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.
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!
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
Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
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