A very interesting twitter thread that come very handy to more than one game developer with the Top 5 game development learnings from attending game conference (#GCAP22 in Melbourne) by twitter user @loftiadev
We have been recolecting some interesting threads on twitter that we consider to have a lot of knowledge that should be saved and shared with the maximum number of game developers. Previous one was about game menus.
Original Twitter Thread: Top 5 game development learnings from attending game conference
Edited Twitter Thread:Top 5 game development learnings from attending game conference
Here are our top 5 game development learnings from attending #GCAP22 in Melbourne a few weeks ago!
If you’re also a game dev or working within a game dev team, these tips might be useful 🎮
1. Ambition ✨ from @Wrenegadey and @ironicaccount:
If we’re not seeking the right environment/people to suit our ambition, we’re denying ourselves the opportunity to achieve in a productive way. This will inevitably lead to burnout, stress and unmet goals.
Therefore, rather than treating ambition as fleeting moments of motivation, nurture and grow your ambition in proactive and achievable ways.
Your ambition is only valuable if acted upon. 💪
2. Community✨ from @kindofsquishy:
With the growth of social media, consumers have become the product, and we are increasingly aware of the marketing tactics used to boost engagement and sales, resulting in a dilution of trust and value within communities.
Therefore, the best way to build strong communities is to focus on growing trust and connection with your community members, over engagement.
Prioritise on strengthening the intrinsic value of the community to achieve long-term gains!
3. Vision✨ from @ChrisClayPlays
Vision helps shape major decisions and forms the “why” behind your game.
Having a strong vision also makes it easier to figure out what to build and what to throw away – which is pivotal when scope creep inevitably begins.
However, it is also just as important to create an environment where it is safe to make mistakes, as learning and adopting new perspectives will better shape your vision in the long-term.
Use the “5 whys” to diagnose problems and avoid the blame game.
4. Team building ✨ from @ChrisClayPlays and Harry Rex (@GodsUnchained):
Know when to listen, when to support and when to champion! Communication is all about what is understood, not what is said.
Often, things will need to be repeated multiple times until everyone on the team fully comprehends it.
In these instances, encourage public team channels rather than private DMs, so that knowledge and information is public whenever possible. 🙌
5. Marketing ✨ from Victoria Kershaw (@StudioDrydock):
To make content, we have to consume content.
As TikTok is now one of the biggest social media platforms for gaming, familiarise yourself with the current trends and analyse why certain videos have performed well.
When working with creators, find small-to-medium sized creators that have high quality content rather than a high quantity of followers.
Make unique content, test what worked, understand what didn’t and repeat! 🔁