PDGC: Syntax Error – Schedule

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (10/25/17) – Starting at Midnight EDT

  • Opening Ceremonies
    • 00:00 (Midnight) to 00:30 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jesse Collins (PDGC Host, Zettabyte MPR, LLC)
  • Who Am I?: An Intro To The PDGC And What It Stands For
    • 00:30 (12:30) AM to 01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jesse Collins (PDGC Host, Zettabyte MPR, LLC)
  • Improving User Engagement & Retention in Game Design
    • 13:00 (1:00) PM to 14:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Daniel Doan (Co-Founder & CGO, Black Shell Media)
  • Free & Cheap Marketing tactics for Indie Game Developers
    • 14:00 (2:00) PM to 14:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Nolan Clemmons (Founder, Clemmons.io; CMO, The Knights of Unity)
  • “Design Your World” Panel
    • Panel Date: Wednesday 10/25/17
    • Panel Time: 14:30 (2:30) PM to 16:00 (4:00) PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time ( UTC – 4)
    • Panelists: Gregory MacMartin, Mark Soderwall, Justin Klinchuch, Billy Joe Cain, Matt Scibilia, and Daniel Doan
    • Beautiful creations are discussed by game industry developers, both new and old to paint the scenery of how design has evolved and stayed the same over the years.
  • Some Friendly Advice On Fund Raising
    • 16:00 (4:00) PM to 17:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Japheth Dillman (CEO, CLEVR; CCO, YetiZen; VP of Content, PlayTable)
  • 9 Things to Know Before Starting a Game Company
    • 17:00 (5:00) PM to 18:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Rupert Meghnot (CXO, Burnout Game Ventures)
  • Maximizing Locales and Managing Mobs: Strategies for Game Culturalization
    • 18:00 (6:00) PM to 19:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Kate Edwards (Director of Outreach & Board member, Take This)
  • Cautionary Tales: A Discussion of the Games That Got Away Over 30 Years of Development.
    • 19:30 (7:30) PM to 21:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Matt Scibilia (Executive Producer, Gameshastra)
  • Voice commands in VR
    • 21:00 (9:00)  PM to 22:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Chris Pusczak (CEO, SymbioVR)
  • The Future of Story (And How We Got This Far)
    • 22:00 (10) PM to 23:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Paul Jenkins (President, META Studios)
  • “Marketing For Indies: Be More Public” Panel
    • Panel Date: Wednesday 10/25/17
    • Panel Time: 11:30 PM to 12:30 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Panelists: Elizabeth Olson, Yulia Vakrusheva, Mike Jaret-Schachter, Mike Prasad, and Nolan Clemmons (Host: Jesse Collins)
    • Marketing Gurus join for a panel for the masses, focusing on do’s and don’ts for indie developers to focus on in their quest to make a successful game.

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 (10/26/17) – Starting at 1 PM EDT

  • Finding the Hotdog in a Sea of Condiments: How to Discover Your Core Game Design and Stay the Course!
    • 13:00 (1:00) PM to 14:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Mark Soderwall (Founder, Indie Game University)
  • From Project To Product: Finding Your Title And Your Hook
    • 14:00 (2:00) PM to 15:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Laurent Mercure (Communications Officer, Chainsawesome Games)
  • Working Adjacent to the Games Industry: A Hobbyist’s Perspective – Round 3
    • 15:00 (3:00) PM to 16:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Joerg Droege (Founder & Writer, Scene World Magazine)
  • Spotlight on Indie: Epic Tavern Post-Launch Panel
    • Panel Date: Thursday 10/26/17
    • Panel Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Panelists: Richie Bisso and the Epic Tavern team
    • Hyperkinetic Studios is going to talk very frank about their development of the newly released in Early Access game: Epic Tavern!
  • Balancing for Strategic Depth
    • 17:30 (5:30) PM to 18:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Justin Klinchuch (Independent Designer, Defend The Cake)
  • A Fireside Chat About Classic Game Design and Hacking
    • 18:30 (6:30) PM to 19:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Rebecca Heineman (President, Olde Skuul)
  • Chat About Digital and Physical Games
    • 19:30 (7:30) PM to 20:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jimmy Chen (CEO, PlayTable)
  • When To Ship
    • 21:00 (9:00) PM to 22:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • David Baity (CTO, Crimson Leaf, LLC)
  • Project Management Words of Wisdom
    • 22:00 (10:00) PM to 23:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Rupert Meghnot (CXO, Burnout Game Ventures)
  • Breaking Into The Industry: From Hobbyist To Professional
    • 23:00 (11:00) PM to 23:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Renee Gittins (Creative Director / CEO, Stumbling Cat)

Friday, October 27th, 2017 (10/27/17) – Starting at MIDNIGHT EDT

  • Be The Cure: Anti-Bullying And Toxicity In Games
    • 00:00 (Midnight) to 01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jesse Collins (PDGC Host, Zettabyte MPR, LLC)
  • Designing For Prosocial Outcomes
    • 13:00 (1:00) PM to 00:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Heidi McDonald (Creative Director & Head Troublemaker, iThrive)
  • A Sound Foundation: A Look At Developing SFX
    • 14:00 (2:00) PM to 14:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Dave Vogt (CEO, The Ludicrous Ones)
  • VR Is NOT A Gimmick!
    • 14:30 (2:30) PM to 15:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Deniz Opal (CTO, Hologram LTD)
  • “We Work in Accessibility for Gamers with Disabilities. Ask Us Anything!”
    • Panel Date: Friday 10/27/17
    • Panel Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time ( UTC – 4)
    • Panelists: Ian Hamilton, Tara Lynn, and Jason Canam
    • Accessibility is often overlooked by game developers. Several key additions could help adjust for a whole new demographic you haven’t paid attention to. These folks will answer your questions about it!
  • Optimizing for Mental Health
    • 16:00 (4:00) PM to 16:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Russ Pitts (Board Chairman & Executive Director, Take This)
  • Applying Yourself: A Discourse On The Application Process
    • 17:00 (5:00) PM to 18:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jess Brummer (Producer, Burnout Game Ventures)
  • Harness the Power of Livestreaming to Publicize Your Game
    • 18:30 (6:30) PM to 19:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • MK Ives (Partner Manager, Mixer)
  • Ask a Developer Anything
    • 19:00 (7:00) PM to 20:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Billy Joe Cain (Founder/President, Radical Empathy Education Foundation)
  • Inherited Narrative Design
    • 20:00 (8:00) PM to 21:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • StoryStylus – Jean and Blair Leggett (CEO and CTO, One More Story Games)
  • Digital Love: Romance and Sexuality in Games
    • 21:00 (9:00) PM to 22:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Heidi McDonald (Creative Director & Head Troublemaker, iThrive)
  • Picking A Winning Squad: How to Choose the Best Game Dev Team
    • 22:00 (10:00) PM to 23:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jen MacLean (Executive Director, IGDA and IGDA Foundation)
  • Indie Marketing For N00bs
    • 23:30 (11:30) PM to 00:30 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jesse Collins (PDGC Host, Zettabyte MPR, LLC)

Saturday, October 28th, 2017 (10/27/17) – Starting at 11AM EDT

  • Remote Vs. In-house Indie Game Development: The Pro’s And Con’s
    • 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Gabriel Orlandelli (Lead Designer, Major Games; Senior Product Marketing Analyst, Hoplon)
  • Gamedev & Marketing: How Do They Complement Each Other?
    • 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Gabriel Orlandelli (Lead Designer, Major Games; Senior Product Marketing Analyst, Hoplon)
  • Simplified Narrative Game Creation For Authors
    • 12:00 (Noon) to 13:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • StoryStylus – Jean and Blair Leggett (CEO and CTO, One More Story Games)
  • Closing Ceremony: Wrap Up and Thanks!
    • 13:30 (1:30) PM to 14:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jesse Collins (PDGC Host, Zettabyte MPR, LLC)
  • Final Thoughts: How Did the Conference Go? Let’s Find Out the Details!
    • 14:00 (2:00) PM to 14:30 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC – 4)
    • Jesse Collins (PDGC Host, Zettabyte MPR, LLC)
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