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Live Long & Prosper:Tips from Independent Studios

Representatives from some of the hottest independent game companies share the secrets of their success. Get an inside glimpse of starting small to making it big. Learn how they manage the pressure to "sell out," and what you can do to carve your own path in the competitive world of electronic games. Moderated by The Guildhall at SMU.

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  1. What's the best management style for an independent studio?
  2. How soon should a development staff expand?
  3. How do you handle buy-out offers from larger companies?
  4. How do you traverse the funding maze?
  5. What's the worst advice they ever followed, and what was the result?



Tricia Skinner, Manager of Career Development, The Guildhall at SMU

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