Thomas Detko

Getting into Video Games

Submit your half-page (but not half-baked) video game ideas and get practical advice from a seasoned industry expert. Learn practical information to help put your games in front of players rather than getting mired in design documents. Understand the importance of the core loop and how to find the fun within your game idea. Learn how to design efficiently for small budgets and use iterative design methodologies to create a road-map to ship your game! Lastly, we look at some of the tools and resources available to help you build your games.


Thomas Detko

As an Associate Producer with Phantom Compass, Thomas wears many hats. On the business side, he contributes to the marketing strategies and internal development processes for the company. As a game designer, artist and former programmer, he helps focus team energies on efficient, iterative design methods to find the fun in each project. Thomas began his game career programming Flash games for web and has since moved to cross-platform game design and production using Unity3D. Thomas enjoys helping those trying to get into the games industry and is currently a member of the Centennial College Game Art and Design program advisory committee. Phantom Compass’s most recent game is Rollers of the Realm available for PC, PS4 and Vita.

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