Earlier this year, game industry veteran Ste Curran gave an impassioned presentation about the seemingly unending litany of fatal threats to the game industry as part of the Independent Games Summit at GDC Europe 2014.
There's no simple way to succintly sum up Curran's talk, but it's worth watching in full by anyone who works in development and seeks some small measure of catharsis.
Curran himself has worked as a game journalist, developer (Chime
), radio host and development consultant. The breadth of his experience shines through in his talk, which we've taken the liberty of embedding above.
The free video of 'Killing the Games Industry [Abridged]' is also now available to watch here
on the GDC Vault.
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