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Wednesday, October 24 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Tips From the Trenches: How Make Contracting More Profitable and Less Painful

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It’s an indie dilemma as old as time. You have the right team. You want to stay together and make a decent living doing the thing you love, which is, of course, making games. But that isn’t always easy to do, especially when you’re solely reliant on income derived from your own IP. For most of us, the solution is obvious. Take on some contact work and everything will be fine, right? And yet, being successful as a contract team isn’t as easy as it sounds. In fact, it can be downright treacherous. And without the right protections in place, you can find yourself stuck on project that sucks both time and money out of your company. But there is a way to get past all that.

In this talk, we’ll start with some of the basics of contract negotiation and then we’ll deep dive into some of the more interesting nuances of striking the right deal that’s good for both your team and your client.

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Amy Dallas

Amy is the one of the four founding partners of ClutchPlay Games, a small but scrappy game studio in Portland, Oregon.Founded in 2012, the ClutchPlay team has worked on several indie and work-for-hire titles for larger companies such as KIXEYE, Inc., Telltale Games, Glu Mobile, and... Read More →

Wednesday October 24, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm AEDT
ROOM 210