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Saturday, November 7 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Frozen Codebase Post-mortem

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Frozen Codebase (FCB) was a midwest-based game studio formed in 2006 and closed in 2011.  FCB produced games for major publishers and organizations- the likes of Konami, Activision, Cartoon Network and THQ. Although there were no home-runs, the studio shipped over six projects in only five years.  FCB achieved notoriety with it's title "Metalocolypse: Dethgame", which would peak the company at 28 employees and a one year commitment: yet never shipped. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  This talk explores the highlights of forming an independent game studio in the midwest: the lessons learned, the pitfalls, the glory, the code, the beer, and all the cheese you could want.

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Ben Geisler

CEO, Thawed Codebase
Geisler was the founder and President of Frozen Codebase | and is now CEO of Thawed Codebase LLC. Thawed Codebase is a | Wisconsin-based independent game developer which specializes in staff | supplementation of large game projects.  Recent projects included Mortal | Kombat X, Batman Arkham Origins, Minimum and an unannounced title at Human | Head Studios in Madison WI.  Over his 15 years in the game industry Ben | has worked at five... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Mezzanine East

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