"Games are, at their core, a connection. Use them to connect to something worthwhile."
- Elizabeth Sampat closes out the GDC 2014 Microtalks session with a call for developers to create personal games.
The GDC 2014 Microtalks session is now free for everyone to view on the GDC Vault, and it's worth watching if you missed it during the show. Every year, ten speakers from across the world of games and play come together at GDC to give ten brief microtalks inside of a single hour about their philosophies, their view of our past, present and possible futures, and anything else that they're burning to discuss. The session has a game-like constraint: each speaker gets twenty slides, each of which is displayed for sixteen seconds before automatically advancing, giving each speaker exactly five minutes and twenty seconds to make their case.
This year, the GDC Microtalks session included inspirational microtalks from notable voices in the industry, including Tadhg Kelly, Emily Greer, Austin Wintory, and Elizabeth Sampat.
We've taken the liberty of embedding the free video of "Microtalks 2014: One Hour, Ten Speakers, A Panoply of Game Thinking!" above, but you can also watch it here
on the GDC Vault.
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