Building a Better Workplace for Better Games

Date: Saturday 2nd September

Time: 10:55-11:45am

In an often crunch-driven industry where creatives are forced to work brutally-long hours, Blind Squirrel Games has found that a healthy work/life balance tends to result in a superior final product for their partners. During this session, Blind Squirrel Games’ Founder and CEO Brad Hendricks, and CDO/Managing Director of BSG NZ Matthew Fawcett share insight into the how and why of implementing policies to actively instill a healthy work/life balance within your company culture can not only result in better products, but also reduces the overall turnover rate within the company as well. superior final product for their partners.


About the speakers

A gaming industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Brad Hendricks is the CEO and Founder of Blind Squirrel Entertainment, a AAA game studio that creates original content and provides full game development services to various publishers and developers. Under his leadership, BSE has become the top collaborator for industry leading titles such as Disney Infinity 3.0, Bioshock: Infinite, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Borderlands 2, Sunset Overdrive, and evolve.