Table-Topic: Do We Need an Independent Body for External Development? Presented by Virtuos
While there are industry bodies (like the IGDA) focused on sharing knowledge, promoting community, and celebrating the success stories coming from game developers and publishers, there is less focus on the challenges and issues specific to those of us that work in External Development. In this Table-Topic we’ll take the approach that, while XDS provides us with a valuable venue for discussions and networking, there is a need for a persistent industry body that continues and promotes conversation and sharing throughout the year. This discussion will be quite broad, exploring the functions this body could perform, how it could support service providers as well as developers, and explore some examples of where this has worked in games and other industries.