Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier professional development and networking event for the game development industry, focused on up-skilling and connecting the Australian sector via education, knowledge sharing and the provision of extended personal and business networks. GCAP caters to a range of disciplines and has grown and attracted an engaged audience and esteemed speakers from around the world.

The Focus For GCAP 2022 Is Ambition.

Australian game developers have found their voice in the world and that voice is ambitious. GCAP 2022 will challenge attendees to chase their ambitions and create world class products, experiences, studios, and businesses for an ever-expanding global games audience. GCAP 2022 will provide avenues for personal and professional ambitions to be realised and success to be achieved.

GCAP 2022 will run from Monday the 3rd of October, to Wednesday the 5th of October 2022.
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Wednesday, October 5 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Growing Your Team Without Sacrificing It: Intentional Team Design

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Growth is a difficult tightrope. Working out what your team should look like WHILE you’re growing? Virtually impossible.

How do you decide when to hire? What to hire for? How to hire? What should you prioritise?

Most importantly, how do you support all of your people, current and new, as you expand?

In this talk, we will discuss the question: Are we designing our teams as carefully as we’re designing our games?

You will leave this talk with a renewed understanding of how business strategy, game development and hiring intersect and how to balance risk, effort, and results.

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Liam Esler

Summerfall Studios
Liam is an experienced games entrepreneur, writer, and producer from Melbourne, Australia. He has worked as a producer and writer with some of the biggest brands in gaming, including Beamdog, Obsidian Entertainment, PikPok, Surprise Attack Games, and many others. In addition to game... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am AEDT
Room 110 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006