For this masterclass, Game Bakery gives the stage to Maarten Stevens of 8D Games. The event is hosted on the Zernike Campus. The difficulty in surviving as a game company is
For this masterclass, Game Bakery gives the stage to Maarten Stevens of 8D Games. The event is hosted on the Zernike Campus.
The difficulty in surviving as a game company is often not about a lack of game development knowledge, but about inadequate business practice. This masterclass gives you an insight into budgeting; networking; handling clients; and project cycles, making the business side an asset instead of an obstacle.
Maarten has a background in mental health and started his first company in 2005. In 2012 he started 8D Games, a serious game company. He’s the CEO and responsible for the business side of the company. With no background in marketing or finance, he learned it the hard way.
About the masterclasses
Topics like community building, pitching and design thinking are often overlooked, but as important to success as development skills. This is why Game Bakery hosts a series of masterclasses starting later this year, revolving around these subjects.
In these masterclasses, industry experts will share their experiences in a hands-on, practical session after which visitors have a clear product to return to work with. This can be anything from a new strategy draft to a better pitch.
The masterclasses are in English and are sponsored by SGINN, Stichting Game Incubator Noord-Nederland. SGINN aims to strengthen connections between game development initatives in the North of the Netherlands.
(Tuesday) 15:00 - 18:00
Van Dooren Veste, Zernikeplein 11