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Thursday, July 27 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming: Crossing the Finish Line LIMITED

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a video game? How much money video games make? What you have to do to get into the game industry? The Longmont “How To Make Games and Learn from Our Mistakes” panel features four different industry panelists discussing everything from making games as a hobby to working at huge studios on some of the world’s biggest titles. This panel will cover everything in gaming including getting started, how to get your game some coverage, educational advice, common industry mistakes and more. There will be heavy audience participation so feel free to ask any question you have ever wanted to ask.


The panel will be hosted by Zhenghua Yang who is the Founder at Serenity Forge, a local publisher who have sold hundreds of thousands of games.

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Zhenghua Yang (Z)

Founder/CEO, Serenity Forge
Zhenghua Yang (Z) is an entrepreneur, speaker, researcher, and the founder of the value-driven video game development company, Serenity Forge (http://serenityforge.com). Having built his first computer at the age of 6 and programmed his first video game at the age of 10, Z wanted more and began exploring gamification, developing his first meaningful game in 2000. Since then, Z had created video games that saved peoples’ lives by preventing suicide... Read More →

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Yaprak DeCarmine

Co-Founder, GameJolt
Start-up expert, keynote speaker and advisor in the gaming industry. Yaprak DeCarmine is the co-founder of GameJolt along with her husband David DeCarmine. GameJolt is one of the world's largest video game distribution platforms with a primary focus on indie game developers. GameJolt... Read More →
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Steven Harmon

Steven J. Harmon is a self-taught independent game developer from Denver, CO. Recently, Steven was a student showcase finalist at the 2017 SXSW in Austin TX and also received an honorable mention for Best Student Game at the 2017 Independent Game Festival for his game Awkward Dimensions... Read More →
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Ashley Stoddard

Ashley Stoddard is the former art director of Backflip studios. She is a concept artist, art director, and all around creative mind. She has worked in games and animation for over 6 years including TV shows like Metalocalypse and mobile games like DragonVale. Her favorite things... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Former Pie 5 Space - Next to Regal Theater Village at the Peaks - 1250 S. Hover Street, Longmont, CO