Walker, Andrew (Carbon Based LLC)
Topic: Publishers and Developers: Then and Now
Andrew Walker is an experienced and influential business development professional. At THQ, Andrew was hired to head European Business Development before he was transferred to THQ's Corporate Office where he served as Head of Business Development for THQ's Core Games division.
Andrew has driven development and intellectual property deals of all shapes and sizes including DeBlob, Devil's Third and Metro 2033 plus the studio acquisitions of Midway San Diego and Juice Games. Before THQ, Andrew worked in Developer Relations in the XBox and DirectX groups at Microsoft and as Strategic Business Manager at Inner Workings Ltd.
Summary of presentation
This talk examines the changing business relationship between publishers and developers. We will look at what has changed over the last 10 years, and how companies can leverage the changed nature of distribution.