In this 2017 GDC talk veteran prodcer Caryl Shaw reviews the many different producer-adjacent roles that exist today that require similar skills as a traditional production job, but also demand and compliment other areas of expertise someone might be bringing to the table.
It was a great talk that offered a lot of perspective on how broad the category of “producer” is in game development, and how many different ways there are to be an effective producer, so if you missed seeing it in 2017 take advantage of the fact that you can watch Shaw’s talk for free on the official GDC YouTube channel!
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