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Jiro Dreams of Game Design

Brenda Romero  |  Program Director, UC Santa Cruz

Location: Room 3003, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Design
Vault Recording: Video

In the career of every passionate game developer, there is at least one moment where he or she wants for greatness. Beyond budgets and time, independent of our teams, we feel driven to create something great, to perfect our art form, not for profits, but for the pure pleasure of perfection. It is a passion many of us share and struggle to achieve in a world where shipping a game often means compromising on our ideal vision.


Game developers will be re-inspired and re-dedicated to their craft, remembering the passions that brought them to this profession in the first place.

Intended Audience

Though the talk comes from a designer, it is independent of any particular profession within games, and focuses more on leadership and individual craft than on a specific discipline.