As part of the regular schedule, we’ll be re-posting descriptions for the Albany IGDA talks that occur at TVGS on the first Wednesday of every month.
This month’s speaker is Jon Jones, and their talk is entitled Make Your Own Way: The Rise Of Indie Content Developers.
The talk will begin at 7 PM, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.
With development tools and game engines becoming cheaper and freer and the rise of engine-specific content marketplaces, an entirely new type of career is emerging: a self-sustaining, independent content developer that creates standalone products for sale to developers across the world for use in their projects. Whether it’s art, audio, code, scripting, or some combination thereof, Jon shares his tips, tricks, and insights as the Content Curator of the Unreal Engine Marketplace to help you know how to decide what to create, what product design means in this context, various techniques for marketing your products, how to be a developer’s developer, and tips on how you can turn this into a self-sustaining career.
About the Speaker
Jon Jones is a veteran Art Outsourcing Manager and Art Producer in the video game industry with 40+ titles under his belt. He is currently based in New York City running smArtist, providing contract art outsourcing and production services to the game industry. Jon also runs a blog (www.jonjones.com) where he publishes career advice for aspiring artists and game developers, and is a regular guest on the CrunchCast, a game art-focused podcast focusing on career development. Jon’s clients and employers include Epic Games, 2K Games, Sony Online Entertainment, Riot Games, Avalanche Studios, NCsoft, Playdom, The Workshop, and many others.
We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday!
You can RSVP at our Facebook event, or on Meetup below: