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Rick specialises (or "specializes", depending upon who he is speaking with) in helping aspiring game creators to get paid to make video games. He works with newbies to show them how to stand out, add value and get their foot in the door with games companies, as well as how to go Indie and successfully create games on their own terms.
During his 10 year career in the games industry, Rick has worked in many different Creative and Managerial leadership roles, mainly as a Lead Producer and / or Lead Designer developing games for console, PC, mobile and Facebook. In 2009 Rick accidentally created an Indie games company called Inspirado Games (started out as a little side project, then got some funding, then needed paperwork to keep everyone happy - you know how it is) which was subsequently absorbed by EA PopCap in 2012 as part of a talent acquisition.
Rick believes passionately in the philosophy of "Hobbyployment". That is, make money doing what you love. He is an active coach, speaker and author on the topic of Getting Paid To Make Games.
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