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Turning Headwinds into Tailwinds: The Secret to Unparalleled Success in Gaming in 2024 and Beyond (Presented by Solsten)

Bastian Bergmann  (COO and Co-Founder, Solsten)

Location: Room 2024, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: All


The gaming industry is experiencing a major shift. Startup studios and established publishers alike are navigating substantial challenges. Despite the turbulent environment, certain studios have adeptly launched and scaled games to remarkable success. The question then arises: what is their secret?

In this market, game teams are moving beyond demographics and behaviors to understand the psychology of their players. By aligning their development process with the nuanced needs and drivers of their ideal players, these studios craft experiences that resonate on a deeper level throughout every phase of the game's journey.

Now, for the first time in the history of the gaming industry, we are able to surface the previously hidden player insights that studios need to understand to be successful in 2024 and beyond.

Presented by Bastian Bergmann (COO and co-founder of Solsten), this talk will highlight the current challenges in the gaming industry, why deep audience insights are the secret sauce, and reveal critical findings from Solsten's State of The Player report to shed light on what players are looking for.


In today's shifting gaming industry, leading studios are unlocking success by tapping into previously unseen insights, tailoring game experiences to the nuanced needs and drivers of their audience. The key to outpacing competition lies in understanding the most critical desires of your players and connecting with them directly.

Intended Audience

This session has been created for studio executives, leaders in marketing, product, and consumer insights.

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