Meaningful Play 2016 at Michigan State University

Session Information

TitleGrowing the Game Industry in Michigan: 2016 Update
Presenter(s)Moderator: Brian Winn
TimeFriday, October 21, 2:30p-3:30p
LocationSuperior Room
FormatPanel
DescriptionIn the last several years there have been efforts to reinvigorate the Michigan economy by diversifying and growing new high-tech, health, and entertainment industries. The game industry is one such industry that Michigan hopes to foster within the state.

At Meaningful Play 2008 - 2014, this panel discussed the challenges and barriers that Michigan faced in terms of attracting and growing a local game industry.

But what has happened since then? This dynamic panel of Michigan game industry veterans, state leaders, and academics will explore the successes and failures of the last two years, discuss the challenges that remain, and potential solutions to growing a strong game industry in the state.

Panelists include:
Derek Paxton, Stardock
Ben Mazza, Pixo Group
Chris Allers, YETi CGI, Inc.
Scott Reschke, Strength in Numbers Studios, Inc.
Scott Brodie, Heart Shaped Games
Cory Heald, Underbite Games
Elan Gleiber, oddByte Games
Tony Garcia, Michigan Film & Digital Media Office
Julia Winter, Alchemie

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