The Reality of Game Development


Welcome to the Reality of Game Development: A virtual discussion on what it means to make video games professionally.

This presentation will focus on:

  • What it means to get hired at a studio vs. starting your own company.
  • Important skills needed to get started.
  • Downsides and difficulties of being in the game industry.
  • This presentation will NOT focus on: What colleges to attend, relocation advice, etc. Instead, this will be about the decisions and challenges you should start thinking about if you want to design games for a living. We will also have time for an interatcitve Q&A discussion.

    About Josh Bycer - For more than seven years, Josh Bycer has been researching and contributing to the field of game design.

    Additional Information

    Contact Person

    Josh Bycer

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    Program Type

    This is a PowerPoint presentation along with Q&A.

    Single Performance Fee


    Residency Fee

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    Recommended Ages

    junior-high and up

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    Recommended Maximum Age


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    Willing to work with libraries?


    Willing to work with schools?


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    Offers a Virtual Performance Option?


    Virtual Performance Description

    Availability to present via zoom, discord, facebook, or google hangout or other.

    Viewing Limits/Parameters

    The library would host the zoom room. Recording is fine and there are no limits.

    Virtual Performance Fee


    Special Notes

    I would prefer to do my shows virtually, as I am from out of state.

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