GDC 2014

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Making the Leap

Andy Bouchard  |  Animation Lead, Harmonix
Dawn Rivers  |  Lighting Specialist, Harmonix
Gianna Ruggerio  |  Concept Artist, Harmonix
Benjamin Taylor  |  CCO, Weaver Labs, Inc
Geoff Yetter  |  Animation & Video Games Liaison, Texas Film Commisson

Location: Career Center Theater, Career Center, North Hall

Format: Session
Track: Career Development
Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Careers in the game industry are highly coveted positions with a large pool of competition. With a set of unique technical and cultural challenges, even the most seasoned professional can find themselves overwhelmed when trying to make the transition. Through this summit, panelists will share their experience of breaking into game development when coming from another industry or market. Speakers will address ways to:
  • highlight your relevant skill set and experience
  • increase your visibility to studios
  • prepare for and survive the cultural shift


The audience will gain valuable insight from multiple sources on how to approach transitioning into the game industry. They will leave with proven examples of how to beef up their portfolios and resumes so they can highlight the skills that support their passion.