Studio Wizards: Unlocking the Game Dev World

Date: Saturday 02 September

Time: 3.30pm – 4.20pm

“Studio Wizards: Unlocking the Game Dev World” brings together a diverse panel of game developers, each with their unique journey in establishing game development studios. This inspiring panel aims to enlighten and motivate students about the thrilling world of setting up their own game development ventures.

The panelists share their tales of passion, perseverance, and creativity, taking the audience on a roller-coaster ride through their experiences. They delve into the origins of their aspirations, recounting the sparks that ignited their love for gaming and the desire to create immersive digital worlds.

As the discussion unfolds, the panelists candidly reveal the hurdles they faced when starting their studios in New Zealand, shedding light on both the highs and lows of their careers. They discuss how they navigated challenges, overcame obstacles, and tackled the daunting task of building a dedicated team of like-minded individuals.

Audience members will be treated to insights from both veterans, who have witnessed the evolution of the New Zealand gaming industry over the past two and a half decades, and newcomers who are presently in the throes of carving their niche in the market. The wisdom and lessons learned from their diverse experiences serve as guiding beacons for aspiring game developers.