Thomas Bedenk is creative director, managing director and co-founder of Brightside Games. He studied Media Design in Nuremberg and Human Factors in Berlin. He is teaching various game related subjects at game schools and universities. Before focusing on the games industry he was freelance interactive designer and web developer for about 10 years and worked on special effects in the movie industry for a while. He started his love for games playing Pac-Man against his twin brother on the Atari 800XL and developed his first own games 1996.
"5 years as an indie in 5 min"
Thomas Bedenk, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Brightside Games, will look back at the first 5 years as an indie developer. He will share interesting stories and funny anecdotes about developing games, closing deals and trying to stay true to your ideals.