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Member Since 10 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Jan 06 2014 05:38 PM

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In Topic: Advice for pro composer moving into games

06 January 2014 - 05:19 PM

Quite right, "conversation starter" was the wrong phrase! I've read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" so I should know better ;-)

FAQ 54 is excellent thanks. No chest hair or neck ties!

In Topic: Advice for pro composer moving into games

06 January 2014 - 04:30 PM

Hi all, resurrecting this old thread with some more questions and some news! I'm almost certainly going to attend GDC in March. If anyone can answer any of the following questions I'd be grateful:

1. How many days should I allow to be there to take best advantage? I can't imagine wandering around an exhibition for more than 2 days at the most to be honest.

2. Will standard EXPO pass tickets be sufficient for my needs, i.e networking? I'm sure the audio lectures are great, but it's a lot extra and finances are currently tight.

3. Are there any events that I should be aware of while choosing my dates? 
4. Any recommended hotels? Again - budget is reasonably tight.

News is I've just completed a soundtrack for a tablet game for a big name developer. I'm hoping it will be out by GDC time. So that'll be a good conversation starter at least!


In Topic: Advice for pro composer moving into games

22 September 2013 - 12:45 PM

Hi Alex, I explained earlier in the thread - I love playing games, I've just avoided them for 10 years because if anything I enjoyed them too much and played for too long. Needed to concentrate on composing at the time, didnt occur to me I could combine the two :-)

In Topic: Advice for pro composer moving into games

16 September 2013 - 03:27 PM

Ok,I'll wait until March then. Perhaps I'll see some of you there.

Thanks for the help all!

In Topic: Advice for pro composer moving into games

15 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

Thanks Brian.

One more GDC question if you don't mind - do you have any idea roughly how many exhibitors there will be at GDC Next as opposed to GDC?

The GDC Next website mentions GDC Online 2012 having 100+ exhibitors and 2,800 attendees, but I'm not sure exactly what the relationship is between GDC Online and GDC Next.

The GDC website states 23,000 attendees and I can't find the amount of exhibitors.


If GDC is that much bigger, I'll probably wait until March.