Greetings from GGJ Class of GDC 2022 Scholars: Glen Henry

This is an article series of stories about the GDC scholar experiences in March 2022.

Jamaican Glen Henry, founder of Spritewrench Studios, took part in Game Developers Conference 2022 online. We are happy to share his thoughts to the Global Game Jam community!

"My name is Glen Henry. "Loudest" member of the Jamaica Game Developer Society, a coalition of projects and people in support of Jamaica's video game communities. I was a scholarship awardee in 2020, unfortunately I couldn't attend due to the pandemic, as such I was contacted to reapply this year (2022) and I was able to attend virtually. 

My pre-GDC planning consisted of checking out the agenda and highlighting talks that aligned with my interests. I also consulted a few friends who would have been attending virtually.

About the event itself, the online component of it was pretty intuitive. I was able to pop in and attend talks with ease. Unfortunately, I noticed that a number of the talks weren't streamed this year, as opposed to in 2021.

GGJ Roundtable was eye opening

As a part of the GGJ roundtable I learnt that the various emergent communities really share a lot of the same struggles. It's heartening to know that the problems our communities face aren't unique and can be overcome."

Thanks again for the scholarship! It was an awesome opportunity and I look forward to directing more JGDS members to sign up in the future.

You can find Glen and Spritewrench Studios on Twitter and Facebook.