Lecture in cooperation with Subotron arcademy
Following the popular panel at Devcom entitled “A marriage story: the indie/publisher relationship”, Marie-Anne “Manny” Hachey (COO at THREAKS GmbH, Hamburg) will present an indepth look at problems and pitfalls that can (and often do) happen between the creators and distributors of our industry. Using real examples she has gathered from her own experience and stories shared from her network, she will highlight how to spot potential problems, plan for risk, and how to navigate certain issues when they arise. Stories such as contracts not being signed due to star alignment, work starting without contracts, and the infamous “15 Minutes Call”.
At the end of the session, you should have a better grasp of why certain clauses exists in publishing contracts, what you should never accept, and how to set up your studio for success even when everything else goes to hell.
About the speaker
Marie-Anne “Manny” Hachey is a Canadian living in Germany with over 13 years of video games industry experience. She has worked on both sides of the fence: publishing and indies. She is currently the COO at THREAKS GmbH (“Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians”, “Battle Planet: Judgement Day”) where she helps manage a team of 25 developers work on multiple projects, including client works and own IPs. She is a passionate gamer, mother of three, and can often be found in the garden when the weather permits. Manny has also recently begun mentoring young indie teams via different incubator/accelerator projects.)
Participation is possible without registration and free of charge.
The event is a cooperation project of SUBOTRON with the Vienna Business Agency.
Image © Marie-Anne Hachey
19:00 – 21:00
Museumsquartier / Q21 / Raum D
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien