The people factor: A look at Pocket Gamer Connects London's Culture Club Track

Track featuring everything you need to build a productive and progressive studio environment

The people factor: A look at Pocket Gamer Connects London's Culture Club Track

We’re getting sophisticated in this latest track explainer for Pocket Gamer Connects London taking place in two weeks time.

It’s all about keeping a healthy studio environment in The Culture Club track. We’ve got experts talking about keeping and maintaining a highly-productive working environment, making your studio somewhere your developers wants to be.

But we’ve also got sessions on the power of games for good, avoiding crunch and mentally unhealthy environments, and tips on creating diverse and inclusive workspaces.

The Culture Club track takes place on Tuesday, January 22nd, and the below schedule is subject to change.


09:35: Get prepared for the day’s cultural insight with The Culture Club - Track Overview

09:40: King’s Sabrina Carmona starts the day off with a Superstar Session titled Culture driving productivity.

10:00: Our second Superstar Session comes courtesy of Naturalmotion studio head and SVP Jeff Hickman: Company Culture at NaturalMotion.

10:20: Innogames studio director Philip Bang will host a session titled How we became warlords after getting Warlords - Learnings from taking over an external game.

10:40: Next up is a session on How to rapidly grow a high-performance culture with SYBO Senior Game Producer Astrid S Lamhauge.

11:00: Warchild’s Adam Holmes will lead a speed panel on doing good deeds with games, titled Gaming for good - Why gaming companies are collaborating with charities.

11:20: Want to know what Running a games business without killing yourself is like? Burke and Best MB Chris Kempt has you covered.

11:40: Resonance House producer and writer Rosemary Lokhorst wants to ask: Can a game be therapy for emotional health? Can it change a teen’s life?

12:00: At noon, freelance developer Elie Abraham wants you to Ditch toxic systems so we can finally love video game romance

12:20: Before breaking for lunch, make sure to check in with the panel on How to make great games without crunch/mental health problems in the games industry; featuring Kate Edwards, Anette Staloy, Todd Green, Derek De Geus, Josh Nilson and James Nicholls.

More details a full range of tracks on offer this month are available over on the full schedule. Haven’t secured a ticket to PG Connects London 2019? Then head on over to our registration page here.

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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 100 Rising Star list.