Games Business Livestream: Developing a Business Mindset

AIE Livestream | Games Business Livestream: Developing a Business Mindset

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Aiden Gyory

Founder and Creative Director of Catalyst Games

Aiden Gyory is Founder and Creative Director of Catalyst Games, an Adelaide-based independent studio doing work-for-hire, delivering game development workshops, and developing their first major IP, Dungeons and Dining Tables.

Aiden's unique and deep experience with communications and user experience gives him the ability to see things from both a creative and analytical mindset and the translation of skills from marketing and sales to game development give me an edge in todays indie landscape.

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Simon Slee

Regional Vice President ANZ (Xsolla)

SImon is a gaming industry veteran (30 years), having held senior positions across publishing, marketing, business and product development global organizations at Activision Blizzard, Atari, Sega, and THQ, as well has his own startups). A true go-to-market and user acquisition specialist with an entrepreneurial spirit and experience across the whole gaming ecosystem of AAA, indie, console, mobile, and digital media.

Livestream Description

Join the AIE team as and a special guest speaker, as we explore what it takes to shift from a student mindset to a business mindset when creating an indie studio. We will be speaking with Aiden Gyory, Founder and Creative Director of Catalyst Games, and Simon Slee, Regional Vice President for Xsolla, a global video game commerce company known for supporting indie studios.

Students are usually in a highly structured environment with a lot of support; the goals are made clear; the challenges are simple or complicated and we can rely on authority and expertise to keep us safe and comfortable.

However the business mindset requires much more independence, resilience, fortitude, and very different skills around finance, vision, marketing, and evidence-based decision making. Changing between these mindsets can be challenging because it requires relinquishing a lot of what has worked for us in the past. Speakers in this livestream have extensive experience in business and the games industry and will speak from this experience as well as answer questions from the audience.

Livestream Details

Date Tuesday, January 30th, 2024
Start Time 10:30 am AEDT
End Time AEDT

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