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Hear real talk from fellow game makers at GDC's Indie Soapbox
Hear real talk from fellow game makers at GDC's Indie Soapbox
February 23, 2016 | By Staff

February 23, 2016 | By Staff
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As the game industry prepares to attend GDC 2016 next month, conference organizers would like to quickly highlight one of the more exciting Independent Games Summit sessions: the perennially popular Indie Soapbox.

If you're not familiar with the Indie Soapbox, know that it's a long-running panel presentation in which ten indies take the stage to share their unique perspective on the game industry and the world at large.

It's often a raucous, cathartic way to close out the two-day Summit on Tuesday evening of GDC week, and while individual topics range as widely as the individuals themselves, these microtalks are sure to provoke, inspire, and broaden your horizons.

This year, soapbox speakers were asked: What's been on your mind a lot these days? Their answers could be an inspiration, obsession, worry, goal, or fascination. Regardless, attendees will be sure to leave the session with ten new perspectives on ten totally different topics.

Soapbox speakers this year include That Dragon, Cancer developer Amy Green, independent games pitchman Dan Adelman, ClutchPlay Games co-founder Amy Dallas, game designer Tommy Refenes and more. For more details and a full, updated speaker list, check out the Indie Soapbox session over on the GDC Session Scheduler.

While you're there, don't miss other great Indie Games Summit talks like "The Armello Postmortem: A Journey of Spirit & Peril," 17-Bit studio director Raj Joshi's talk on "Flying by the Seat of Our Pants: Galak-Z" and Frictional Games' Thomas Grip session on "Soma - Crafting Existential Dread." 

GDC 2016 itself will take place March 14-18th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information on GDC 2016, visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via FacebookTwitter, or RSS.

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