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  • Drawing by Elizabeth Simins from visual essay on reAction
    How to avoid diversity pitfalls in your studio

    Right now, there is growing awareness of diversity issues in the game industry. There is no shortage of developer mishaps in the news, and more critics are pointing out the problematic aspects of games. Many of these...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Crunch-free, commute-free, child-friendly: making games the Lady Shotgun way

    Almost a year ago I set up Lady Shotgun, a game dev company with a core objective to have our entire workforce working flexible hours from home. A huge factor behind this rather unconventional approach to development...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Best of British: game jamming for cross-promotion and community

    In July this year a team of independent developers descended upon Mind Candy's offices in Shoreditch for a 48-hour gamedev lockdown. The jam was a fantastic opportunity for cross-promotion, as well as building a developer community, sharing...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Computer Science is not the answer to everything

    I do not agree with the seemingly-widespread consensus that getting more young people into computer science degrees is a magic bullet. It wouldn’t provide 90% of students with the breadth of skills they need for where the industry...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Multitask

    This guest post was originally published at digiogi and is reproduced here with kind permission of Steve Taylor When my powerhouse (mother, wife, MD) friend Jaya Chakrabarti asked me at the beginning of this year, via this...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Has your boss made a stupid decision? Think again

    I make it a rule that I never believe someone has made a stupid decision. I have always just not understood their reasons yet.

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • “Have a ten year vision and a six month plan”

    At the Virtual Goods and Social Games Summit on Wednesday, Jens Begemann, founder and CEO of wooga made a statement I liked. “I work in a fast-changing industry. I have a ten-year vision and a six month...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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