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Independent Games Summit: A Decade Unveiled: The Brazilian Indie Game Scene's Transformative Journey

Arthur Protasio  (Founder & CEO, Fableware)

Bruno Campagnolo de Paula  (Course Coordinator, PUC-PR)

Ana Ribeiro  (Game Director, Arvore Immersive Experiences)

Thais Weiller  (Game Designer and Producer, JoyMasher)

Sandro Manfredini  (Business Development Director, Epic Games)

Location: Room 2009, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Five diverse game devs come together to share their stories and how they all originated from the same ecosystem: the Brazilian Indie Scene.

Over the past 10 years, Brazil has seen nearly a tenfold increase in the number of game development companies. From 133 incorporated studios, there are now over 1000, with an estimated 10,000 workers in the industry. We revealed this budding indie game industry back at a GDC talk in 2014 and, now, we have come full circle, with an understanding of the reasons why the Brazilian community has experienced this growth. It's been driven by the strength of regional developer communities as well as individual actions that have infused regional DNA into various globally successful games.

Game developers from titles like Horizon Chase, Pixel Rift, Blazing Chrome, and Sword Legacy: Omen will discuss how they learned to deal with this scenario and came out victorious from it. They'll explain how certain definitions of success don't translate equally across the world, highlight diverse cultural, economic, social landscapes that shaped individual achievements, and inspire you to do the same.


Join us and (a) understand the most effective strategies in game development that promote healthy ecosystem growth, (b) learn strategies that can be replicated for effective management of sustainable developer communities; (c) and be inspired by diverse journeys that achieved sustainable game development careers through very different means.

Intended Audience

This session is open to everyone, including worldwide game devs, community managers, and leaders who want to build sustainable ecosystems by learning from the history and challenges of emerging countries.

Connecting the Global Game Development Community

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