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Friday, April 29 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Stream First: The Coming Era of Games for Live Video Platforms and How to Think About Twitch-focused Game Design

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At GDC, Twitch, along with three indie game studios, announced Stream First: an approach to game development that puts the design focus squarely on the live streamed experience. Join Brooke Van Dusen, Director of Game Developer Success at Twitch, along with Proletariat (Streamline) and other developers as they discuss best practices for building a game experience for live video communities and what integrating Twitch functionality into gameplay can do for your studio and players.

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Brooke Van Dusen

Brooke is Twitch‘s Director of Game Developer Success, where he works with game studios interested in leveraging the Twitch platform as a central part of their growth and engagement strategies. Previously, he was responsible for Business Development at Twitch and oversaw the company’s ecommerce initiatives, platform relationships, and strategic partnerships. Brooke graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in... Read More →
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Dave Evans

Twitch Plays Claw Machine
Just a fun loving claw machine that is controlled by Twitch chat. | | Dave has been prototyping various Twitch Plays projects for over two | years now. Twitch Plays Claw Machine is his latest experiment that | explores combining the role of Twitch streamer with crowd-interactive | hardware. | | url: twitch.tv/twitchplaysclawmachine | twitter: @twitchplaysclaw
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Kristen Mukai

Producer, Proletariat
Kristen grew up on the internet and loves anything that goes bleep and/or bloop. Before joining Proletariat, she lived in New York doing a number of things, including teaching classes at New York University's Science and Technology Program and producing live webcasts for multiple major music festivals. She was also part of a small team that installed a 30 ft. Jumbotron in a public space and used... Read More →
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Seth Sivak

CEO, Proletariat
Seth Sivak is the CEO of Proletariat Inc., a 26 person game studio in Boston, MA. Seth began in the industry as a gameplay programmer and has been a product manager, lead designer, and executive producer. He was creative director and executive producer for World Zombination, an Apple Editor's Choice tablet strategy game released in 2015. Prior to Proletariat, Seth was the Lead Designer on Indiana Jones Adventure World at Zynga Boston. In 2011, he... Read More →

Friday April 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Paik Room

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