While going through the Game Developer Conference back catalog, I came across this wonderful video titled “Everything I Said Was Wrong: Why Indie Is Different Now”. Basically it is a bunch of game developers reflecting on the advice they have given over the years.

The last talk by Rami İsmail especially resonated with me. Way back when I was in University there was seminars by successful people in the industry about their path to success. Although I respected their achievements and valued their experiences, I was skeptical about the usefulness of their advice due to the fact that we don’t get to hear from the people who went to similar paths with less success.

This is not to say nobody should give any advice whatsoever. Just that their experiences are more useful and we should try to add context to any advice we give or receive.

All around good talk. It is an hour long but I appreciated all of the speakers perspectives.