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Tuesday, October 20 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Entertainment & Technology: Indie Gaming Studios Are Not Underground Anymore

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Today there are a huge number of digital games being created by small independent studios. The trend is changing and the tables turning from large publishers in favor of small agile companies. Join us with a panel of local gaming studios to learn more about this shift in the industry and what the future holds.

Moderators
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Edward Cruz

Tech Track Organizer, 10West

Speakers
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Vince Desi

Running With Scissors
Vince has been in marketing his whole life, his first sale was at 3 years old, when he sold clamshells from Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, painted them, and sold them on the street (1956). After surviving hiding under his desk in grammar school, in fear of an atomic bomb attack from the Soviet Union, Vince moved to Manhattan in 1977, where he started working with microcomputers. In 1981 Vince started in the video game industry as a Producer for... Read More →
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Arthur Griffith

Lead Engineer, Desert Owl Games
Arthur Griffith has been programming professionally for two decades, and has a true passion for graphics, game logic and artificial intelligence. Art is a creator, designer, and the lead developer for Desert Owl Games, who partners with SCEA, NBCUniversal, and Steam, among others.  Desert Owl's premier title, Pox Nora, pioneered the free-to-play industry in the US through digitally distributed content and micro-transactions, serving more... Read More →
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Mark Grossnickle

Kihon Games, CEO/Co-Founder
Mark has a decade of professional experience in interactive media as an entrepreneur and a programmer. For the past five years he has been the CEO/Co-Founder of a remote mobile gaming startup called Kihon. At Kihon he has raised over $2 million in funding and has shipped three titles on iOS, one on Steam, and even completed a Windows Phone App for Microsoft on the side. These titles have received a top feature by Apple, reached the Top 10 Free... Read More →
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Mike Jaret-Schachter

Running with Scissors
I started at Running With Scissors in 2001 handling everything from the website, trade shows, marketing and public relations.  I helped design and release POSTAL 2, POSTAL 2 Share the Pain, POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend, POSTAL III (although I will deny it), POSTAL 2: Paradise Lost and the upcoming POSTAL: Redux.  Now the VP of Business Development and partner in the company, I have also done international licensing, game design, sound... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Connect Coworking 33 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ

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