March Meeting: Following The Money: Breaking Down Video Game Costs

by Alex Engel on March 26, 2018

in Event announcements,Post Mortem

Join us on Wednesday, March 28th at 7pm in Intrepid Labs, in The American Twine Building (222 Third St. Cambridge, MA 02141 4th floor) for our next Boston Post Mortem meeting:

Following The Money: Breaking Down Video Game Costs


Have you ever wondered just how much it takes to create and build a video game, or a studio? Have you ever thought, “I know I have an idea, but what would it take to bring that to reality?” Join Alex Engel as he breaks down the real costs for starting a video game project, from realistic milestones to funding goals, from the costs of advertising to expected revenue. Just like how “social media” isn’t a good marketing strategy, “selling on Steam” isn’t a good business plan, but what does a realistic business plan even look like?

About the Speaker:

Alex Engel is a Product Manager at DraftKings who has worked on over a dozen games and expansions across his 13 years in the game industry. He has given over a dozen talks at events like GDC, PAX, and FIG, helping to break down the operations of running video games. This talk is a deeper dive into his PAX East 2018 talk, and draws upon his experience at studios like Warner Bros. and Disruptor Beam developing new projects and games.


Wednesday, Mar. 28
7:00pm @ Intrepid Pursuits
American Twine Building
222 Third Street, #4000
Cambridge, MA

There are two entrances to the American Twine Building- one is closer to second street around the side of the building, this is the entrance you want! Take elevators up to the 4th floor and that entire floor is Intrepid. After 6pm security will ask you to sign in but no ID is required.

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