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David Salz

Sandbox Interactive
Co-Founder & CTO
Talk
Making an independent MMO - The Albion Online Story
Six years ago, David Salz founded an independent MMO game company. In Germany. With just five guys. In this talk, he and Robin Henkys will tell you the story and present many lessons learned (often the hard way). They will cover:
  • how they built their team and their community
  • how they selected key technologies
  • which technological traps they walked into (and which they avoided)
  • how the switch from production to operation changes a company
  • and many other stories about DDos attacks, blackmail and game design

Bio
David Salz has been working as a software engineer in the games industry for 18 years. He is co-founder and CTO of Sandbox Interactive, the Berlin-based independent game studio behind Albion Online. Before he entered the world of MMORPG gaming, David co-founded another company; his previous studio Bitfield produced several games for PC and Nintendo DS, including the award-winning "Giana Sisters DS", the official successor of the 1980s cult game.
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